Migrating Art Academies
Mindaugas Gapsevicius & Sylvie Marchand. Project presentation
In summer 2012 the Migrating Art Academies (MigAA) project seeks for a creative atmosphere in Kassel in parallel to Documenta, which is one of the biggest and one of the most influential art exhibitions of the world. Art universities are invited to think of POT as a “Plan for Optimal Tactic,” which could be understood as an individual plan for whatever activities (or tactics) might be offered.
The Migrating Art Academies (MigAA) project is an ongoing aggregate network of participating art academies, people and events. A radical departure from the traditional learning process within bricks-and-mortar, MigAA released a cadre of graduate art students for a series of mobile and located explorations that, literally, spanned Europe, from the Baltic beaches of Lithuania to the Gironde Estuary in France, the Tatras mountains of Slovakia and elsewhere.The Red Continent / Le Continent Rouge
Sylvie Marchand. Project Presentation
“Continent Rouge” is an interactive installation linked to an augmented sound walk.
The “Continent Rouge” creative process activates relations between occidentdal sound poetry and the oral literature of Tarahumaras, and between the art of the performance and Danza Raràmuri of today.
This work is the fruit of a network collaboration of artists: Gigacircus (F), Escoitar (SP), Fabrica Cosmica (MX), whose founders are artists (respectively: film, music, performance) and anthropologists.
Sylvie Marchand was born in France where she trained both as a circus performer and as an anthropologist. She graduated from the Sorbonne in Paris with a PhD in anthropology and from the Institut National de Langues et Civilisations Orientales with a DS (Diplome Supérieur) in the African language Bambara. She is currently teaching at EESI. As an author and art director, she coordinates the activities of the Gigacircus media-art group. She has initiated numerous international mobile art works and projects. Her most recent project, an international collaboration, is AmeXica sKin, an interactive installation that questions the worldwide migratory flux. http://www.gigacircus.net
Mindaugas Gapševičius is an artist, facilitator, and curator living and working between Berlin, London and Vilnius. Gapševičius earned his MA at Vilnius Academy of Arts in 1999 and started doing his PhD at Goldsmiths University in 2010. Gapševičius collaboratively initiated several major international cultural/educational projects including o-o Institutio Media (http://www.o-o.lt), Migrating Reality (http://www.migrating-reality.com), and the Migrating Art Academies (http://www.migaa.eu).