Copula – part of the Soft Control project
Michal Novotny, Katze und Krieg - Katharina Lima and Julia Dick, Stephane Querrec
Planned as a multi-annual project, Soft Control intends to place in focus the cultural phenomena that occur at the intersections of art and reflection of the public sphere. As a long-term cultural project, it forms a kind of platform, a meeting point and exchange of artists, cultural workers and researchers. The project calls for linking and active participation of different target audiences, especially young people, students and elderly people. Art and science come together, by comparing and exchanging models of critical thinking, research, experimentation and activism. The project will be run as an exchange, production and mobility of artists and professionals, circulation of works of art of a wide spectrum, a series of small exhibitions, interviews with artists and other activities at the location of each partner, networked with each other and with other organizations in Europe. Each partner has created its own package of events which will result in a number of activities and presentations, both real and virtual. MMCA will bring together artists and researchers who explore the concept of public space, in conjunction with modern production, discussing its various manifestations and meanings as a cultural symbol. The consortium brings candidates for residences, art projects and cooperation. At the end of the 2013 Museum of modern and contemporary art has announced Call for temporary art projects in public space under the name Copula. The time and duration of projects will be from March 7th till May 23rd of 2014 in Rijeka . As part of the contest, five-member jury chose the artists whose projects will be implemented as part of Copula project and who will also be staying in the Kamov residency programme:
Michal Novotny will give a lecture on urban interventions and performances, and a overview of the contemporary art scene in the Czech Republic. Michal Novotny currently lives and works in Prague , Czech Republic . He works as a curator and art critic, and is also the director Centre for Contemporary Art Futura in Prague. He graduated philosophy and art history at Charles University in Prague .
Katze und Krieg - performance in public space. Katze und Krieg consists of two performance artists - Katharina Lima and Julia Dick , who work together since 2007. They are currently operating in Cologne as freelance artists . Their works have been shown in Hildesheim , Hamburg , Zurich , Vienna , Tubingen, etc.
Stephane Querrec - performance in public space and a public interview with the author will be held. Stephane Querrec is an artist and filmmaker who lives and works in Berli . After studying at the Jan van Eyck in Maastricht , he wrote and directed The Black Flowe , work nominated for the award Altadis and shown in Cinema MK2 in Paris. His works were exhibited in Edinburgh, Basel, Genk , etc.