CORNERS Triangle

Rijeka, Zagreb and Ljubljana are part of a CORNERS map from the very beginning of the project: Balkan Xpedition in April 2012 started in Zagreb with a guided tour through the Museum of Contemporary art by Dragan Živadinov and finished in Rijeka with a boat trip around the Kvarner bay; Ljubljana hosted the first Kids on the Corners event in June 2014. Rijeka as a newly appointed European Capital of Culture 2020, and Zagreb and Ljubljana as capitals of Croatia and Slovenia, divided by not more than 200 kilometres are joining in a CORNERS Triangle to bring you many stories we’ve been collecting around the Europe. From 30 May to 19 Jun 2016 More than 20 CORNERS artists from all over the Europe will be working with audiences and presenting their artworks.

Collecting and building the micro-archives is a core method for three works that will be presented: Atlas of Tremors gathered folk songs sung by textile workers and through the re-interpretation of those songs is dealing with the changes in the textile industry production; Voiceover is collecting personal stories on social, environmental, and industrial change; while Playground collects games typical for specific areas, and reshaping some of them into new, sometimes improbable and bizarre set of rules for players.

CORNERS Triangle will host two exhibitions, both dealing with a notion of change. Put yourself in my place is following two artists from Croatia and Sweden who swapped their lives for three weeks, in order to research different ways in which society approaches art. By entering the life of each other, they did not play an imitation game, but brought their own personalities into a different context. The topic of Hide and Reveal is travelling, the constant change of location and is trying to detect what is hidden and what is revealed to us when we appear as strangers in yet unknown environment.

Many areas we’ve been researching through CORNERS have been affected by conflict. Bridging the Silence is bringing together stories from Basque Country, Northern Ireland and Croatia, stories of the ones who suffered from political, sexual and domestic violence, and is exposing their emotional journey from the storm inside to peace. The audio tour on the pedestrian bridge in Zagreb and Ljubljana will be an incentive to collect new stories and share it on future CORNERS events. In Between is playing with an observation as a method for bringing together people living in the same neighbourhood. Together with a community they are transforming a public space into a site for creation. Sister of Another Mama is questioning the media and focusing on the daily life of editorial office…

Apart from that, CORNERS Triangle will bring you Flashes, a series of short films screened in previous years at DocuFest Prizren, and other smaller and bigger events through the duration of the event. The entrance and participation on the whole program is free, and you can expect detailed schedule very soon. Hope you’ll get caught in at least in one corner of our Triangle.

Co-Creations:

Atlas of Tremors

Taking as its central motif the contemporary computers’ predecessor, the Jacquard weaving loom, the performance Atlas of Tremors confronts live sung folk song with digital sound processing. The Jacquard weaving loom was a 19th century technological advancement – a mechanical machine whose weaving patterns were programmed by means of punched cards, an instrument that would shape both the industrial age and the development of computers in modern times.

Bridging the Silence

Bridging the Silence is a visual and sound installation designed to be shown on a pedestrian bridge, created by Hrvoslava Brkušić, Croatian multimedia & sound artist; Deirdre Cartmill, N. Irish poet, and Beatriz Churruca, Basque visual artist & Performer.

Hide or Reveal

The publication “Hide or Reveal” sums the experience of two-weeks-long travellings, meetings of new places and constant change of location. It is a result of an artistic research that took place in the framework of two CORNERS Xpeditions: Balkan and …

In Between

Observation in philosophical terms is the process of filtering sensory information through the thought process. Input is received via hearing, sight, smell, taste, or touch and then analyzed through either rational or irrational thought. What happens if the observed object knows that he/she is being observed and the observation also changes positions so that the observer is being observed by the object? As artists we can play with these roles and also with the purpose of our observations which in contrast to the science can have a more open and indistinct objective and perhaps use different methods.

Playground

Four CORNERS artists have been travelling around Europe together, meeting game players and learning about their games. They have recreated these games for you here, trying to bring the gaming culture along with them as well as the game itself.

Put yourself in my place

Depending on our social background, we attribute different values to artworks, but also to different behavior patterns and to biological traits such as race, or sex. The consequence of this is always, inequality. Milijana Babić and Ida Hansson are two artists who developed their own methodologies for understanding differences in how society approaches art, through a specific long term continuous performance of swapping lives. By entering the life of the other, they did not play some kind of imitation game, but brought their own personalities into a different context.

Sister of Another Mama

Sister of Another Mama is a collaborative group of artists including: Tonya McMullan – a visual artist from Northern Ireland, Joseba Irazoki a musician from the Basque Country, Mila Pavićević – a dramaturge from Croatia, SIMKA (Simon Häggblom + Karin Lind) who are visual artists from Sweden.

[VOICEOVER]

[VOICEOVER] has been developed by Corners in collaboration with local community groups and individuals. In a series of mapping workshops and live radio broadcasts Myers, Kolendo and Mucko have gathered and recorded personal stories of social, environmental and industrial
change.

Artists:

Event Schedule:

Atlas of Tremors

Performance mapping Europe by using a digital modulation of songs, sounds, and images collected in exchanges with local singers.
20h @ Zagreb, Pogon Jedinstvo, Large Hall

Hide or Reveal

Photo-exhibition on travelling as a process of constant change, on what is revealed to us as travellers and what remains hidden.
23.5. - 18.6. @ LPP bus, line 20, Ljubljana

Hide or Reveal

Photo-exhibition on travelling as a process of constant change, on what is revealed to us as travellers and what remains hidden.
ZAGREB: opening and talk: 24/5 at 7:00 pm | exhibition is open until 29/5, Mon-Fri 12:00 am – 8:00 pm, Sat & Sun 11:00 am – 2:00 pm @ Galerija Nova, Teslina 7, Zagreb

Playground

A growing collection of games from around Europe and an opportunity to invent your own game.
27.5., 19-21h; 28.5., 10-12h; 4.6., 19-22h @ Rijeka – Zamet, Trg riječkih olimpijaca

Voiceover

Workshop of personal stories about social, environmental, and industrial change.
17-19h @ Društvo za športsku rekreaciju "Staro Trnje", Ulica Josipa Andreisa 17, Zagreb

Voiceover

Lecture performance on personal stories about social, environmental, and industrial change.
19h @ Mjesni odbor Staro Trnje / Trnjanska cesta 128, Zagreb

Flashes

Open-air film screenings and concert by Gadjo Manouche
@ Zagreb | Sava embankment near Jedinstvo

Bridging the Silence

Audio walk and installation focusing on individuals and their way of dealing with the trauma of war, abuse, or domestic violence.
18-22h, every day until 05.06. @ Zagreb, Pedestrian Sava bridge, near the bus terminal

Flashes

Open-air film screenings and concert by Ivana Picek
20h @ Zagreb | Sava embankment near Jedinstvo

Put Yourself in My Place

Exhibition presenting a durational performance in which two artists exchanged their lives and working environments, aiming to go through the experienc
2/6, 18:30 - 20, exhibition is open on 3 & 4/6, 17-20 @ Zagreb, Pogon Jedinstvo, Small Hall

Atlas of Tremors

Performance mapping Europe by using a digital modulation of songs, sounds, and images collected in exchanges with local singers.
20h @ Zagreb, Pogon Jedinstvo, Large Hall

Voiceover

Happening addresing personal stories about social, environmental, and industrial change.
18-20h @ northern Sava embankment, near Most slobode, Zagreb

In Between

Happening and installation where the locals interact by using the observation method.
19-22h @ Rijeka – Zamet, Trg riječkih olimpijaca

Sister of Another Mama

Temporary editorial space, newspaper, and performance questioning the media, their content, and their operation on a daily basis.
19-22h @ Rijeka – Zamet, Trg riječkih olimpijaca

Flashes

Open-air film screenings and concerts.
20h @ Ljubljana, Ivan Cankar Boarding School

Performance by Maya and presentation of Corners artists and film screening

Playground

A growing collection of games from around Europe and an opportunity to invent your own game.
8.6., 18-21h 9.-10.6., 17-21h 17.6., 18-21h 18.6., 14-18h, Center peš cona 11.-12.6., 10-13h @ Ljubljana – Zone Fužine

Atlas of Tremors

Performance mapping Europe by using a digital modulation of songs, sounds, and images collected in exchanges with local singers.
21h @ Ljubljana, Tobačna – Cirkulacija 2

Atlas of Tremors

Performance mapping Europe by using a digital modulation of songs, sounds, and images collected in exchanges with local singers.
21h @ Ljubljana, Tobačna – Cirkulacija 2

Bridging the Silence

Audio walk and installation focusing on individuals and their way of dealing with the trauma of war, abuse, or domestic violence.
10.6., 16-20h 11.-12.6., 10-13h 13.-16.6., 16-20h @ Ljubljana, Hradeckega Bridge

Put Yourself in My Place

Exhibition presenting a durational performance in which two artists exchanged their lives and working environments, aiming to go through the experienc
@ Ljubljana, Mestni trg 15

Flashes

Open-air film screenings and concerts.
21:30h @ Ljubljana, “Drive in” cinema, Market center parking

In Between

Happening and installation where the locals interact by using the observation method.
12.6., 18-21h 13.-17.6., 17-21h 18.6., 18-21h @ Ljubljana – Bar Perla, Fužine

Flashes

Open-air film screenings and concerts.
21:30 @ Ljubljana, Fužine, Bar Perla

Zagreb: Marijana Rimanić, marijana.rimanic@gmail.com, pogonzagreb.hr
Rijeka: Dubravko Matanić, dubi@drugo-more.hr, drugo-more.hr
Ljubljana: Saša Kejžar, kejzar.sasa@gmail.com, exodosljubljana.si