To support Charades, a US iteration of Basarab’s Truth/s series, in which dancers from Dayton Contemporary Dance Company will convey difficult concepts non-verbally while others must define what is being represented. Video of this process will be edited collaboratively through workshops led by Basarab at the University of Dayton, the International College of Broadcasting and the Dayton Visual Arts Center.
To support a month-long teaching residency and series of talks in connection with the Fine Arts Program at Parsons The New School for Design. Djurdjević will advise graduate and undergraduate students, guided by the integration of contemporary political discourse and technically rigorous painting techniques she employs in her own work.
To support Dukić’s participation in Kaleidoscope of Pacific Standard Time (KPST), part of The Getty Research Institute’s efforts to highlight the work of Southern California artists from 1945 to the present. Dukić will recreate a performance piece from his mentor Nan Hoover’s oeuvre. The performance will be presented in several venues throughout California as well as adapted for local and internet broadcast.
To support Franceschi’s efforts to establish the first Overseas Headquarters of the Virtual Museum of Avant-Garde Art. In an effort to expand the usefulness of this virtual archive and the knowledge of avant-garde art from former Yugoslavia, Branceschi will develop a series of meetings, lectures, and workshops with Residency Unlimited in New York City. A second Overseas Headquarters will be established in Istanbul in 2012.
To support Hudec’s work 1000 Small Hurts, which will be included in the exhibition Voices from the Center at Chicago’s threewalls gallery. This multimedia piece will include drawings, texts, photographs, and a reconstruction of the Soviet-era car Skoda 100L, in an attempt to reclaim a memory constructed from a family photograph outside of his own experience.
To support Kolokol’s collaboration with the students and faculty of the Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts to create a multi-vocal electronic sound piece that will incorporate music, poetry, theater, and electronic processing. Kolokol’s residency will also include mentorship sessions and the premiere of his new work in Los Angeles.
To support the research and staging of Timbuktu, an adaptation of Paul Auster’s novel transformed into a first-person account from a dog that also addresses wider social issues such as homelessness and civic awareness. The play will premiere at HERE in New York in 2012.
To support a series of master classes on ancient Balkan vocal techniques collaboration with Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble in Oakland, CA as well as a number of public performances in the Bay Area.
To support the creation of a site-specific drawing series that deals with the cultural specificity and difficult translatability of humor which will be exhibited in Voices from the Center at Chicago’s threewalls gallery. Visitors will be invited to contribute their own observations on humor from a Western perspective which will be integrated into future work shown in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
To support a the research and documentation of performance poetry in the US including at the Bowery Poetry Club in New York City, the National Poetry Slam in Cambridge, MA, and the birthplaces of slam in Chicago. The research will support the growing performance poetry network in Budapest and provide material for a documentary video series.