BorderBody | Mixing Cities and Identities, festival of photography, video-art, computer graphics, architecture, installation and performing-art, will be held in Gdynia (Poland) at Gdynia InfoBox - Observatory of Changes, from the 4th to the 18th October 2013. Thirty-four artists, from different countries, have been selected to be part of this project.
“BorderBody” festival is composed by two sections: “Mixing Cities”, which deals with modern urban changes and their influence on citizens, and “Mixing Identities” focused on the hybridization of social identities in contemporary time. The selection was based on the main concept of fluidity, motion, changing networks and cities transformations. In contemporary society boundaries are getting more and more fleeting, and also the identity; what makes every person or place a recognizable entity, turns out fluid, multiple, making the cultural, religious, ethnic borders changeable too. This change, this mutation has allowed to cross the inside of the identities creating new possible crossings, new blends. And it’s just this “contemporaneity” that makes our civilization conceived as subjected to a process of continuous evolution and cultural hybridization. There is no more limit between an identity and the other one but it is possible to walk, to cross a passage and to find oneself halfway through it, in a non-place, in a non-identity. People, backgrounds, societies, progress and all their inputs creates hybrid identities, modifying each other and being mixed in prospect to shape a better world. Mixing sustainable transport; modern (ICT) communication infrastructure; sustainable economic development; and wise management of natural resources, human, intellectual and social capital, is the key to reach a future better life quality. Changes are always positive and they represent our future.
organizer: International ArtExpo
curator: Luca Curci
exhibition & screening place: Gdynia InfoBox – Observatory of Changes, Gdynia (Poland)
dates: from the , from to , from ; Saturday from 12.00 PM to 6.00 PM ( closed)
opening:at Gdynia InfoBox – Observatory of Changes, at , ul. Świętojańska 30 (30 Świętojańska St.), Gdynia, Poland
Gdynia InfoBox is a place of interest due to its remarkable architecture and also as a source of information on new projects in town provided in an interesting multi-medial and fascinating form. Gdynia InfoBox is a place where both the local community and tourists can have a good time in a coffee place with a terrace, or resting on a bench in the shade of the trees.
.video artistsFred L’Epee . Switzerland | Katrina Stamatopoulos . Australia | Kalle Hamm and Dzamil Kamannger . Finland | Toni Simò . Spain | Kyle Trowbridge . USA | Debbie Davis . USA | Seaton Lin . USA | Tatiana Travisan and DeCo Nascimento . Brazil | Teresa Sala . Italy | Faizan Naveed . Pakistan | Gregory Steel . USA | Antonio Buttitta . Italy | Vera Arjoma . Finland | Liz Blum . USA | Carolyn Doucette . Canada | Claire Villacorta and Gian Cruz . Philippines
.photo artistsNina Moilanen . Finland | Ilia Yefimovich . Israel | Ašiku Svetlana . Serbia | Yulia Shnayder . Russian Federation | Dami Onifade . USA | Wojtek Łukowski . Poland | Elodie Albergel . Israel | Enzo Sartori . Italy | José Gutierréz . USA | Allison Welch . USA | Alessandro Stellari . Italy | Sultana Raza . Luxembourg | Alain Galet . France
.computer graphics artists
Laura Ferrarello . USA | Stéphanie Koett . Canada | Sarah Delaney . Australia
Kaja Mihajlović . Slovenia
During the Festival will be projected the video presentation of the amazing project “Human Harp” by London based artist and researcher Di Mainstone which creates sculptures that connect to the body, designed to initiate movement and storytelling. Human Harp is a collaborative creative project led by Di Mainstone and supported by Queen Mary University of London.
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