ACTIVITIES

Call for participation
16th October – 16th November 2009
The call for participation in the “The Library” project will be announced on a European level
The call target artists, theoreticians and other relevant participants who are interested to develop and submit (project-) ideas and to take part in “The Library” project for the period of two years.
CALL FOR SUBMISSION
OF CONCEPTS FOR ARTISTIC PROJECTS


“Opening Frames of ‘The Library – Production of Memory’”
1st – 31st November 2009
the artistic leading group in collaboration with co-organizers and partners will be invited to sort out public locations of rural areas and regional distinctions of selected urban localities with significant potential for interventions/realization of artistic activities of “The Library” project.

Opening The Web Space “The Library – Production of Memory”
1st – 20th December 2009
The participants will have had eight weeks time for individual intensive work on formatting their own artistic concepts, questions, etc. The intention of “the Library” project is to offer the opportunity for all participants in this phase for an open dialogue and exchange. During this first individual period the participants are supposed to optimise all concepts for selected localities: Istanbul-Cappadocia, Sofia- Rodopi Mountains and Belgrade-Vinca/Lepenski Vir.

“Internal international Meeting of ‘The Library – Production of Memory’ with Presentation”
(place: Belgrade/Serbia)
9th – 10th March 2010
During the third activity the interim details and results of the previous activities will be presented to the 10 elected artistic participants by the artistic leading group. The participants will have the opportunity to discuss the presented materials and exchange matters and volumes with the artistic leading team during and after the presentation.

“Research for ‘The Library’ at the Localities”
(places: Cappadocia/Turkey, Rhodope Mountains/Bulgaria, Vinca-Lepenski Vir/Serbia)
9th – 31st March 2010
Two days meeting in Belgrade 9th – 10th March 2010, afterwards the visiting tour should start:
Urban locality Belgrade: 9th - 10th March (2 days)
Rural locality Vinca/Lepenski Vir: 12th - 15th March (4 days)
Sofi a: 16th - 18th March (3 days)
Rodopi Mountain: 19th - 23rd March (5 days)
Istanbul: 24th - 26th March (3 days)
Cappadocia: 27th - 31st March (5 days)

The participants concentrate their individual research on establishing their artistic concepts on the spot, on locations. Through this activity „The Library” aims to reflect and question the existing situations, values, etc.
With this approach, the interest of the project is to try to implement the term of research as a unique “art of knowledge production” and a longing for new formats of work, along with production.

First Individual Pre-Concepts
(Web Space presentation for Istanbul/Cappadocia)
3rd – 12th June 2010
Within two months the individual concepts will be further discussed and pre-presented on a web space platform.
The artists will have the opportunity to discuss their concepts with both, the artists leading group, or peer-to peer, as well as between themselves.

”First Creating of ‘The Library’ & Collective Work in Turkey”
(place: Istanbul – Cappadocia/Turkey)
1st – 16th September 2010
The artists will be divided into two groups: One group will work in rural localities while the other will create their works in the urban locality of Istanbul (Beyazit Library). Both localities will host the groups and provide the optimal conditions to make a final adaptation of their artistic concepts, respectively the creations of artwork.
After harmonization of the two above mentioned processes the artists will start to work on realization of their concept/creations and productions of their artworks.
As Istanbul will be the Cultural Capital of Europe 2010, the first group of artists will remain in Istanbul and concisely present the project. Using the “capital” as an example, the correlation between urbanity and rurality will be discussed specifically.

“First Opening of ‘The Library – Production of Memory‘ on Stage” in Turkey”- public presentation
(Istanbul, Cappadocia/Turkey)
18th – 21st September 2010
During 3 days the artists will use the selected localities of Cappadocia and Beyazit Library in Istanbul to create the specific public presentation in an on site-specific and innovative way.

Broadcasting of “The Library – Production of Memory”
(Istanbul, Cappadocia/Turkey)
18th – 21st September 2010
The “exchange” between two presentations will be linked by technology – broadcasting. The event held in Istanbul will be broadcasted in Cappadocia. At the same time the public presentations of the artists in Cappadocia will be broadcasted to an interested audience in the Beyazit Library, in Istanbul. This cross-over activity aims to provide living exchange-channels connecting the rural area (Cappadocia) and the urban Library Beyazit. At the same time, the intention is to gather public attention and to transfer the complexity or the associative form of “The
Library”, namely, the intention of (new) mobility and decentralization of cultural actions.

“The Library – Production of Memory” Second Individual Pre-Concepts for Rhodope Mountains/Bulgaria and National Library in Sofia“
27th January – 5th February 2011
The participants will have had approximately three months time for intensive work on their artistic pre-concepts for the next rural locality – Rhodope Mountains – and for urban locality National Library in Sofia. This process should provide the platform for an open dialogue for participants (with artistic leading group and other relevant experts, persons, characters) and for an exchange (between various stakeholders: peer-to-peer, co-organizers, partners, etc.). During this period the participants will be invited to optimise the concepts for the next selected localities – Rhodope Mountain and the National Library in Sofia.

”Second Creating of ‘The Library – Production of Memory’ & Collective Works in Rhodope Mountains and National Library in Sofia”
(Sofia and Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria)
1st – 16th April 2011
In Bulgaria the urban locality – Sofia-National Library – and the rural area – Rhodope Mountains – will host the groups and will provide the optimal conditions to give the final touch to their artistic concepts, respectively the creation of artworks.
After the harmonization of the above mentioned processes, the artists will start to work on the realization of their concepts/creations and productions of their artwork.

“Second Opening of ‘The Library – Production of Memory’ on Stage in Bulgaria” - public presentation
(Rhodope Mountains/Bulgaria)
18th – 20th April 2011
During three days the artists will use the selected localities of Rhodope Mountains and Sofia-National Library to create the specific public presentation on a site-specific and an innovative way.
Similarly, like in the 8th activity the “exchange” between two presentations will be linked by the technology of broadcasting.

“Second Broadcasting of ‘The Library – Production of Memory’”
(Rhodope Mountains/ Bulgaria)
18th – 20th April 2011
The event held in Sofia will be broadcast to the Rhodope Mountains. At the same time the public presentations of the artists in Rhodope region will be broadcast to an interested audience in the National Library in Sofia. This cross-over activity aims to provide vivid exchange channels, connecting the rural area (Rhodope Mountains) with the urban space (National Library of Bulgaria). At the same time the intention is to gather public attention and to transfer the complexity or the associative form of “The Library”, intending (new) mobility and decentralization
of cultural actions.

“Third Individual Pre-Concept of ‘The Library – Production of Memory’ for Vinca/Lepenski Vir and Belgrade – National Library of Serbia”
3rd – 12th June 2011
The participants will have had time for intensive work on their artistic pre-concepts for the last rural locality, Vinca/Lepenski Vir, and the urban locality, Belgrade – National Library of Serbia. This process should provide the participants with the platform for an open dialogue (with artistic leading group and other relevant experts) and exchange (between various stakeholders: peer-to-peer, co-organizers, partners, etc.) During this period the participants will be invited to optimise the concepts for the rural locality, Vinca/Lepenski Vir, and the urban locality, Belgrade – National Library of Serbia.

“Third Creating of ‘The Library – Production of Memory’ Collective Work in Vinca/ Lepenski Vir and Belgrade/ National Library of Serbia”
(Vinca/Lepenski Vir, Belgrade/ Serbia)
25th August – 10th September 2011
The urban locality of Belgrade – National Library of Serbia – and the rural locality Vinca/Lepenski Vir will host the groups and provide the optimal conditions to give the final touch to their artistic concepts, respectively their creations of artwork.
After harmonization of the above-mentioned processes the artists will start to work on the realization of their concepts/creations and productions of their artwork.

“Third Opening of ‘The Library – Production of Memory’ in Serbia”
(Vinca/Lepenski Vir, Belgrade – National library of Serbia/Serbia)
12th – 14th September 2011
During three days the artists will use the selected localities of Vinca/Lepenski Vir and Belgrade-National Library of Serbia to create the specific public presentation as site-specific and in an innovative way.
Just as in the 8th and 11th activities the “exchange” between two presentations will be linked by broadcasting technology.

“Collective Works of ‘The Library – Production of Memory’ on Stage in Istanbul”
(Istanbul/Turkey)
18th – 27th September 2011
This is meant as the collaborative work of participants on the creation of the innovative dramaturgy for the “Production of Memory’” for the urban location Istanbul. As well as in all previous activities of the project, the team-work will be accented in this activity, too. The developed dramaturgy will be the collaborative work of all involved participants (artists, artistic leading group members, external experts, etc.).
The dramaturgy should offer a creative approach to the space of Beyazit Library, where the art works and processes will be exposed and be enhanced to an audience/user innovative atmosphere.
This activity aims to create a site specific installation – the Staging in Istanbul Beyazit Library, and follows the dramaturgy of events and will present the produced artworks of the rural localities and the accumulated results that will have come out of the two years of this project.
The artworks and other relevant presentation-material will be transferred from Belgrade and Sofia to Istanbul, to create the unique and the joint final event of the “The Library” project.
Beside the artworks to be produced within the project, “The Library – Production of Memory” is willing to invite other relevant artworks from local environments that could correspond to, enrich and open new dimensions to “The Library” project and its productions.

‘The Library’ on stage in Istanbul - final presentation
(Turkey/ Istanbul)
28th – 30th September 2011
During this activity “The Stage in the Library” will be open for the widest audience. The presentation will aim to highlight the most important moments of the project, to offer the interactive platform for the audience and offer the unique experience for three days both for stakeholders and the interested public to get involved.