Trigger Festival: Reshape Presentation and a Tarot Reading Session

The dissemination of prototypes has continued to the partners’ countries. In the last few days, the representatives and Reshapers visited Ljubljana, where they talked about the project and organized a group tarot reading session. Around 30 people participated in the program on May 31st, and on the following day facilitators organized another, individual tarot reading.

Milica Ilić: RESHAPE the Arts // presentation of the project and discussion with Teja Reba

Milica Ilić is a cultural worker specialised in transnational cooperation and contemporary performing arts. At ONDA, the French office for performing arts circulation, she coordinates the project RESHAPE. In a dialogue with Teja Reba, performer and curator, Milica Ilić presented the aims and surprising outcomes of RESHAPE - a collaborative, bottom-up research process that proposes instruments for the transition towards an alternative, fairer, and unified arts ecosystem across Europe and the South Mediterranean.
The discussion was followed by a practical presentation of one of the RESHAPE prototypes – the tarot cards deck.

Martin Schick (blueFACTORY), Petr Dlouhý (Cross Attic): RESHAPE the Arts: A Collective Tarot Reading

Following the call of the RESHAPE Network to artists and cultural workers to reimagine alternatives for the European arts ecosystem, a diverse group of artists and art workers (Helga Baert, Martin Schick, Sam Trotman, Marine Thévenet, Petr Dlouhý, Heba El Cheikh, Martinka Bobrikova and Oscar de Carmen, Pau Cata, Gjorgje Jovanovik, Dominika Swiecicka and Ingrid Vranken) spent two years exploring key questions concerning trans-post-national artistic practices and developing strategies for fair governance models.
Together they have created a tarot deck which has been developed and designed collaboratively with artists from across the Euro-Med region. The cards have been interpreted and translated from the Rider-Waite tarot cards in accordance with the specific aspects of either trans-post-national art practice or collective governance and together they create a full major arcana of 22 cards.
A process of collective reading enables participants to talk about and shape both their own and collective ideas whilst also allowing for multiple readings and opinions - ultimately forging conversation and action that fosters playfulness, opens up to extended realities, encourages responses from other perspectives and moves beyond a single (perceived) position of knowledge.
Two Reshapers - Martin Schick and Petr Dlouhý - facilitated a collective reading of the cards and offered individual tarot card readings for interested groups or individuals.

Martin Schick is a cross-disciplinary artist currently working in cultural management. For blueFACTORY, a public-private innovation district, he developed a cultural concept inspired by Social Permaculture and is now working on a decentralised platform that builds on fair governance. Institutional practice, the building and co-creation of fantastic institutions, has become his passion and main focus.

Petr Dlouhý is a freelance curator in performing arts, researcher and founder of the artist-run & residency space Cross Attic and interdisciplinary series Y events produced by Prague based Theatre X10. His work could be perceived as an interlinked sphere in which the particular activities establish new networks of support, unexpected relationships, mutual care and safe environments for both artistic and institutional work.
RESHAPE is co-funded with support from the European Commission.

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