Pro Helvetia Moscow is happy to announce the selected projects from «TO-GATHER» International Collaboration Open Call.
«TO-GATHER» is a 2–3-year collaboration program between arts practitioners, cultural organisations and institutions in Switzerland and their counterparts in the regions of the Pro Helvetia liaison offices.
Received through an open call, applications were considered by experts from both our Russian and Swiss offices. The program aims to support time for critical reflection on the current situation, for sharing ideas towards more equal forms of exchange between cultures and across contexts, and for experimenting with new formats for collaborating.
Selected Projects from Russia
PRIMEVAL FORESTS AS TIME MACHINES
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste ZHdK, Art & Science Center of ITMO University
Visual Arts, Innovation&Society
The project suggests a joint research journey with artists, scientists and practitioners between Zurich, Białowieża and St. Petersburg working along one of the last primeval forests of Europe. Curated and organised by the Art & Science Center of ITMO University (St. Petersburg) and the artists-in-labs program of ZhdK, this critical, transdisciplinary research, dialogue and outreach project will take place in Russia, Poland and Switzerland.
Christian Müller and Periferiya collective
Periferiya collective is a Swiss-Russian collaboration between three Russian and three Swiss musicians. From 2022-2024 Periferiya plans four residencies in St Petersburg, Moscow, Bern and Zurich. Each of these residencies will be built around a live event at a major festival in the respective city and satellite gigs organized around it. Additionally, the sextet will record an album and develop new models of collaboration.
ULYAP CHANSON: A TRANSMEDIA ARTISTIC JOURNEY AROUND THE “DJEGUAKOS”
Flee Project in collaboration with Ored Recordings & V-A-C Foundation
Flee Project, Ored Recording and V-A-C Foundation are teaming up to create a transmedia and transdisciplinary project around Ulyap Chanson, a Adyghe music phenomenon celebrating the lives of thieves, vagabonds and “drunk love”. During next three years, the consortium will release a transmedia object under the form of an art book and record; an itinerant exhibition as well as a set of activation; and an art residency bringing together vanguard sound artists and traditional musicians from Ulyap (Republic of Adygea) and surrounding areas.
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Illustration: © Irene Schoch