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Metropolis - art and performance in public space

Changing Metropolis : a Framework for Action and Reflexion

The Metropolis 2007-2017 initiative, launched by IN SITU member Københavns Internationale Teater (KIT), aims to link the world of the arts and theatre with city life and urban development. The ambition is to forge continual collaborations crossing the disciplines of art and architecture, culture and urban planning – across local, regional and national borders.

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Hajrulla Ceku

"The sense of belonging in a participative artistic creation" Emerging spaces in Prishtina, Kosovo, hosted by Teatri ODA 5-7 April 2016

The event which took place in Prishtina and Junik brought together artists and IN SITU members as part of the inquiry on "The sense of belonging in a participative artistic creation". The entire event was organized around the concept of ODA.  In Albanian culture, ODA is a special room in communities, where the community gathers for a discussion on common issues. The specific of traditional ODA's is a dialogue through stories. The member of the community  presents the positioning by telling a story, either adapted or original. For opposing or approving a point you also tell a story. In the first day each artist had his/her time to present him/herself and the artistic project, while in the next days, ideas and presented projects were discussed in ODA way. The intention in the second part of the event was to adapt or reinvent stories that relate to the project idea, aiming to create a collective story with contributions from everyone.

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Giorgia Marino

Footprint, sight, space: from site-specific creation to site-sensitive art

A garden begins wherever a human foot  touches the ground to step into a space that is both vegetable and mineral. That’s the moment when the memory of his presence is first settled in that place.” According to Giuseppe Penone, one of the most outstanding contemporary artists in Italy, the boundaries between the natural and artificial worlds need nothing more  than a footprint to be established. It is the powerful, even cumbersome reflection accompanying us while walking among the bronze trees and installations made of stone and marble he created for the Baroque-style gardens surrounding the Royal Palace in Venaria Reale, near Turin.In spite of the sun shining on the Piedmont Alps in the background, we feel we are experiencing more than just the dawn of a wonderful, spring day.

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