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[Nettime-ro] Fthe list of selected participants_"Reimagining the New Man / Practicing civic duties through social and visual media" project



Announcing the list of participants for the project:
Reimagining the New Man / Practicing civic duties through social and visual

Organizer/Location: Dushanbe Art Ground, Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Theoretical section (seminars, lectures, screenings): 14-16 of March, 2014
Practical section (Film Workshop): 17 - 30 March, 2014

The list of participants:

Surayyo Tuychieva, - visual artist/, Dushanbe, Tajikistan,
Murodzhon Sharipov, - visual artist/ designer, Dushanbe, Tajikistan,
Khurshed  Rasulzoda â visual artist, Dushanbe, Tajikistan,
Rumeantzev Alla&Rumeantzev Ðlexei - visual artists, Dushanbe, Tajikistan,
Sulaymon Sharifi â visual artist, Dushanbe, Tajikistan,
Alexandr Nicolaev - visual artist, Tashkent, Uzbekistan,
Syrlybek Bekbotayev - visual artist, Almaty, Kazakhstan,
Aytegin Muratbek uulu - visual artist/sound artist, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Selected participants are expected to take part in both sections:
theoretical and practical.

The project was designed to investigate post-socialist context and the
condition of Tajik society, which was formed during the soviet period and
shifted after the collapse of Soviet Union to open market realities and
capitalist principles. In these circumstances the project aims at
understanding, analysing and questioning civic engagement, participatory
practices in community development and transfer of knowledge by means of
social and visual media in contemporary Tajikistan.

Theoretical section (seminars, lectures, screenings):
- will explore theoretical discourses of relations between individual and
collective, private and public. Its main purpose is to identify the key
issues that arise between these domains. Theoretical section of the project
will be organized as interactive lectures/seminars within which the
participants will read/watch and discuss texts and videos. The participants
will also write their own essays, elaborate film scenarios and blog posts
to feedback on theoretical material discussed within the project.

Practical section (Film Workshop):
- will explore/re-use/re-contextualising existing visual material and
commenting upon the gaps/ruptures/continuities between the dismantling of
socialism and currently established neo-liberal system,
questioning/defining the role of citizen/civic duties in the society and in
urban context.
Guest tutors of the film workshop:
- John Davis (San Francisco, USA) is a media artist exploring the
intersections of film, video, photography, experimental sound and social
- Mark Boswell (New York, USA), the founder and leading theorist of the
NOVA-KINO experimental film movement. Born 1960 in Asheville, N.C., Boswell
studied film, film theory and art history in Switzerland, France, Germany
and the Florida Space Coast from 1984-1992.

Project partners:
Dom KINO/Dushanbe, Center for Arts and Education Programs âSoghdâ/Khujand,
The University of Art and Design/Dushanbe, The Union of Artists of
Tajikistan, Tojikkinoprokat/Dushanbe, Angor studio/Dushanbe, ArtAREA

This project is supported by U.S. Embassy in Tajikistan and U.S.  Democracy
Commission Small Grants Program;
Technical support: Bactria- Cultural Center/Dushanbe, Angor
studio/Dushanbe, ArtArea studio/Dushanbe.

Project curator - Stefan Rusu

Dushanbe Art Ground,
Rahsh trade center, (Second Floor)
Ismoili Somoni street 20, Dushanbe, Tajikistan, index 734 00

Dushanbe Art Ground â is a non-profit organization registered in 2012 in
Dushanbe. DAG mission is to advocate for the development of contemporary
art practices in Tajikistan, to redefine the role of the artist in
contemporary society and shift the function of the artist from mere
producer to engaged researcher and critic. DAG strategy is to achieve
long-term sustainable development for new media arts and new platforms
where creative and civic communities could collaboratively invent
alternative avenues for social development and change.


Stefan Rusu - curator

Dushanbe Art Ground
tel: + 992 935036903
skype: suhebator1
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