September 30, 2012

Portrait of the artist with black framed glasses

Zoran Poposki, Portrait of the Artist with Black Framed Glasses 
(2012, dimensions variable). Photo: Wong, Kai Yu.
The project is commissioned by Not Festival, a 1 week event created by 3RD CLASS CITIZEN, and Venezuelan choreographer and multi-disciplinary artist Luis Lara Malvacías in association with Dansehallerne, The Dance Department of the Statens Scenekunstskole, De Frie Koreografer, TRANSART Collective and Independent artists. 
Not Festival will take place at the Dansehallerne in Copenhagen, Northern Europe's biggest dance space, from Oct. 22nd to 27th, 2012. It will serve as a platform for creation, experimentation, presentation and open dialogues. It consists of a series of performances and installations, jams, screenings, lectures and discussions of topics that are relevant to contemporary dance, performance and art today, as well as contemporary dance classes and workshops. 

It is a kaleidoscopic, ephemeral, erratic and nomadic new media artistic object. Through the use of old and new technologies and media, it embraces the ideas of global artistic collaboration and the cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, DIY attitudes. It exists outside the realm of the establishment, which implies generally non-existing financial support. However, its inclusive nature allows it to move inside and outside of institutions and at the same time to avoid the institutional restrictions. This political “object” aims to fight the standardized and systematized commodification of the arts. Thus, it is NOT a FESTIVAL.