Zukunst & Friends #1

From 23-25 October, 2020 Zukunst organized the first-ever edition of its performing arts festival Zukunst & friends #1, which brought together an original creation and shows created by artists who are friends of the association.

 

Performed on the stage of the Berliner Schule für Schauspiel in Friedrichshain, the program included Dicotyledone, The Chickens, The Screenwriters and Ulysses, me & the Shadow.

 

With the participation of Sabina Drąg and Via Claramont in The Chickens, Improfusion in The Screenwriters and Alessio Trevisani in Ulysses, me & the Shadow

Click on the pictures for more informations about the performances at the zukunst & friends festival. 

©Jagoda Cierniak

N.E.A.R

 

N.E.A.R.: Network, Emancipation, Art, Reconnection is an intercultural online and offline project that brings together young people from Germany, France, Algeria and Guatemala who would not normally have the opportunity to get to know each other. Between 11 and 27 August 2020, Near was an opportunity for young people between 12 and 20 years old  to exchange ideas on the theme of emancipation through art and to make a film or documentary together. 

With the collaboration of Strollad LaObra (France), Etoile d'Akbou (Algéria), Ninas Furias (Guatemala) 

With support of the FGYO 

You'll find the link of the documentary below: 

Online artistic intercultural project.

Arts on screen

 

 In consideration of the global health situation, we have found it  necessary to maintain our link with the different European actors and citizens. This interruption in international exchanges and various artistic projects  has given us the opportunity to question and adapt our artistic and pedagogical practices. Arts on screen is part of a bigger project, OLA. Thanks to the help of our partners, OLA has enabled us to create and adapt artistic methods for use in the intercultural field. 

 

With the support of the FGYO

With the collaboration of our partners Arpeggio (Greece), Associação Faísca Voadora (Portugal), Clash! Exchange & Learning (Germany), Gwennili (France), interkulturelles netzwerk e.V. (Germany), Union Peuple et Culture (France), Volonterski Centar Vojvodine (Serbia), Zukunst e.V. (Germany), as well as freelance professionals from Germany and Tunisia.

 

  

The link of our methods, and the linguistic animation methods can be found below:

Online linguistic animation

Dicotylédone

 

Dicotyledon! What a long word! And what does it mean? Is it a real word or a juxtaposition of syllables? Biologists will tell you that-yes -this word has a meaning. A show about the plant kingdom? Certainly not! Or maybe a little... In Dicotylédone concepts and ideas are transformed, diverted, rewritten. Dicotylédone is about lived or fantasized moments (and everything in between). It means swinging from one foot to the other. It is hesitating, hurting or affirming. It is wanting to grow, disappear or exist. Dicotylédone is a bit all of this. It is also a slightly pretentious presentation text full of oppositions already heard and read, which in no way whatsoever reveals the emotion and joy that this show endeavors to provoke. 

 

This play was created within the framework of our playwriting workshop and premiered at the zukunst & Friends #1 Festival held in October. Dicotylédone is performed in French with German subtitles. 

©Jagoda Cierniak

 

Mit offenen Armen, part 1

Mit offenen Armen is a Franco-German project that took place from 14-21 Septembre 2020, in Berlin. The exchange cooperatively addressed the idea of the hospitable city, and focus especially on solutions for the reception and accommodation of newcomers. Together with our partner, Quatorze (France) and our participants, we set out to invent new, welcoming solutions and architectural design tools to think about these spaces. This was an opportunity to reflect on what constitutes the feeling of "home", which enables the appropriation of space. What possibility for freedom remains in our cities and countrysides? The project is also the opportunity to reflect on the idea of migration and movement, which we choose to address through the means of live comics technique. 

This part was conceived as a preparation for the second part of the exchange, which will take place in 2021. This last part will aim to continue the work on the themes already discussed, but will also include the construction of a tiny house for refugees in the garden or on the land of private individuals. 

With the support of the FGYO.

With special intervention of Haus der Statistik. 

©Quatorze

SolidARTS

 

SolidARTS is the second part of a youth exchange between Germany, France and Poland. 

Working in collaboration with our partners CLC (France) and Fundacja Manowce Kultury (Poland), we introduced an important historical period in each country and connected it to graphic art. This exchange allows us to indirectly address social themes such as freedom and democracy, solidarity or civil disobedience.In the surroundings of Stettin, young people could discover the Polish movement Solidarność and put into perspective the importance of solidarity in a democratic society by means of street art. The exchange culminated in an exhibition where the young people were able to show their work throughout the week.

 

With the support of the FGYO.

With special interventions of MOTS and Fruit of the Lump