Thursday, 23rd September 2021 / at 17:00h
Starting point: Prishtina City Park (at the top area of the park)
Artist/performer: Holger Maik Mertin /Germany
accompanied by performers and citizens of Prishtina and Kosovo
"The (Recycling) Ball" takes up on a current social reality in Prishtina and the world. It is an assembly of the garbage co-habiting Prishtina to be shaped as a performing giant ball made of our every day redundancy. Forming a performative trajectory within the paths of the city park, the ball continues the journey into the streets of Prishtina until it reaches its final place in University campus. It is installed there as an interim sculpture in a public place reminding us that we must establish a "norm" in this collective setting. And this norm is as important as any other norm in our lives. We are all surrounded by things that seem to be reasonable and make sense. But is it really like that? Do our living conditions make sense? Do cars make sense? Do roads make sense? Did this evolution took us further as a civilization?
We invite you in this collective participatory building and rolling the ball. The ball is our unifying precious symbol. In our making and rolling of the (recycling) ball we can transform trash into something important. We use materials found in trash for creating an existing utopia space. Collecting, Building, Performing, Happening and finally Installing an interim sculpture. It all ends up where it begins - it is a recycling cycle of its own.
We invite you to join us in the making of the (recycling) ball in the City Park during Tuesday, 21st and Wednesday 22nd of September.
Wednesday, 29th September 2021 / at 18:00h
Zahir Pajaziti square (Amphitheatre)
An artistic intervention, in public space, with the voice empowered to be heard. Young woman and girls with questions and dilemmas that don't get answers from the society and the system. Woman with great life experience, so much to give and contribute, yet in loneliness from the society and system.
In those 1770 seconds performance the solidarity between the age of around 17 and the age of around 70 erupts. The start of the adult and professional life meet the great and valuable experience after the end of the professional life. Our protagonists invite you to reflect on those two edges of life. So little is needed to empower that much the life in those ages and enjoy an inclusive society, based on mutual love and respect and powerful social cohesion.
After the performance we will have a TALK with protagonists on
Wednesday, 29th September 2021 / at 19:00h
at ODA Theatre
Writings and opinions of the authors do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of SIDA or the Swedish government.
The activity is organised under the Human Rightivism project and is supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and implemented by the Community Development Fund (CDF).
A storytelling journey in the trails of the '90's underground culture of Prishtina.
by Florent Mehmeti
Starting point: Bill Clinton Statue, Dardania, Prishtina
This audio journey has been created from memoires of the real life of the artist, Florent Mehmeti, during the nineties of the previous century, weaving an artistic experience that traverses the life of young people of Prishtina during this period, especially the life of young artists. It is based on real events, but empowered with artistic means of the artist himself. The journey that starts from Bill Clinton Statue and ends at Dodona theatre, the cultural resistance nest of the time, goes through streets and alleys that reveal moments and situations that rarely happen in history.
This journey can be experienced autonomously at any time using your own smart phone and earplugs, downloading 'the walk' in the application and following technical details at www.hapu.me/90
With the support of Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports - Department for Cultural Heritage
The Festival of Arts in Public Space HAPU is organized by ODA Theatre and this year it has been conceptualized as HAPUDEMIA. The festival will take place in the remaining part of 2020 through many artistic interventions which invite the audience and the artists to meet with each other in ways that current circumstances allow in physical public space and digital public space - the internet and information technology tools.
We invite you to follow us in our social networks to find out more for opening that will happen one after another, spread in different times and spaces, physical and digital.
Dear admirers of the art in public space,
This year too, like never before, HAPU - The Festival of Art in Public Space unavoidably remains closed in this prolonged difficult period, in contrary with our hopes that 2020 will not be repeated ever. In an impossibility to open up with you, with the city, with the public space and with artists, the history of the last years is repeated. But what distance and restrains mean? Still, doesn't necessarily mean a closure of our minds and souls and alienation from each other.
In such circumstances, we are dedicated to explore carefully possibilities of our encounters. We gave up on many initial plans, due to the impossibility to travel of our fellow friends and partners from Europe. Using creativity and inspiration, we imagined a process, spread in time and space, conceptualising artistic interventions in our common space, another hapudemia ("opening up"-demic) in the public space.
Hapudemia this year too invites you to meet with artists time by time, to encounter fellow citizens, the open space, the city and the neighbourhood. Follow us in our social networks to find out more for artistic interventions that will happen, spread in different times and spaces, physical and digital.
Our Hapudemia is another measure against the World Pandemic. It will have an influence inside us, so we safely open-up with each other, with the space, with the city and with artists
Artistic Director, HAPU - Festival of Art in Public Space
IN SITU is the European platform for artistic creation in public space. Since 2003, it has supported more than 200 artists working outside conventional venues and contributing to the transformation of our territories. IN SITU is an ecosystem connecting a new generation of artists with audiences, programmers, and key-players involved in the economic, political and social realities around Europe. IN SITU develops an ecology of creation based on transnational artistic workshops and laboratories, European and international residencies and collective mentoring for pilot artistic projects. IN SITU also designs tailored consulting and expertise for European cities, online training modules (MOOC) and a Think Tank dedicated to artistic creation in public space.
IN SITU is led by Lieux publics - European and national center for artistic creation in public space (France), and brings together 20 partners from 12 countries: Artopolis Association / PLACCC Festival (Hungary), Atelier 231 / Festival Viva Cité (France), CIFAS (Belgium), Čtyři dny / 4+4 Days in Motion (Czech Republic), FAI-AR (France), Freedom Festival (United Kingdom), Kimmel Center (The United States of America), Metropolis (Denmark), La Paperie (France), La Strada Graz (Austria), Les Tombées de la Nuit (France), Lieux publics (France), Norfolk & Norwich Festival (United Kingdom), Teatri ODA (Kosovo), Theater op de Markt (Belgium), On the Move (Belgium), Østfold kulturutvikling (Norway), Oerol Festival (The Netherlands), Terni Festival (Italy), UZ Arts (United Kingdom).
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