SPACES: artist talk – Paula DURINOVA

Presentation by Paula Durinova, K.A.I.R/KIOSK artist in residency program participant in the frame of SPACES project

Academy of Music, Theatre and Fine Arts, Chisinau
Multimedia Department, room 114
str. Al Mateevici 111, Chisinau
Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 4 pm

You are invited to attend the presentation by Paula Durinova, during  which the role of documentary film and different approaches to it as  well as the way to point at important, although disturbing issues for  the society by visual means will be discussed. Short documentaries  that are showing the people’s intimate life and that are based on  Paula’s personal research will be screened along with films about the  gypsy minority in Slovakia, produced by her in cooperation with  NGO’s. There will also be space for discussing how to work in a team,  cooperate with different kind of people and make the projects more  visible.

The presentation aims to promote the new media among the students and  young artists studying in the academic milieu. It also serves as a  frame for discussions about contemporary art practices.

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Paula Durinova (1987) is an independent documentary filmmaker based in  Bratislava, Slovakia. She has been studying at the Academy of Arts in  Banská Bystrica, Slovakia and at the Academy for Theatre, Radio, Film  and Television in Ljubljana, Slovenia. She is founder of the Living  documentary association.

“Making documentary films helps me to express my thoughts and reflect  on the topics that I’m curious about. The people and places that  surround me, post-soviet spaces, social issues and religion influence  my artistic creation. In each film I try to express my appeal and  personal feelings.”

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SPACES (Sustainable Public Areas for Culture in Eastern Countries)  project assembles artists and cultural workers in four Eastern partner  countries, Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, who aim at reflecting  societal issues in the public realm of their city. It also aims at  strengthening the independent art and culture scene.
The key word is capacity building – from developing a better standing  in negotiations with governmental agencies, to processes of self- learning, increasing contact with civil society audiences, and finding  new spaces where art and culture can take place. The core question of  the project: How can art and culture regain public space(s) for  citizens, especially for young people? SPACES will curate and carry  out participatory art events in public spaces in the four countries.  Processes of networking, social research and policy debates will  accompany the in situ events. A better understanding of the role  culture and art can play with regard to public space in post communist  spaces, a stronger lobby for the independent scenes, new concepts for  cultural governance in the region: these are some of the SPACES results.

K.A.I.R. Kosice Artist in Residence
K.A.I.R. is a residency programme in the frame of Kosice 2013 –  European Capital of Culture to invite international artists to work  and live for three month in Kosice as well as to send Eastern Slovak  artists to international residencies.

KIOSK AIR program
KIOSK artist in residency program encourages creation of new work in  relation to the local context and reality. It offers the opportunity  to explore various issues that relate to Moldova’s situation in  general and to analyze the processes that shape Chisinau’s public  space today.

This event is part of K.A.I.R./KIOSK artist in residency program  organized in the frame of the EU project SPACES. The SPACES project is  financed by the European Union through the Eastern Partnership Culture  Programme. This residency is in cooperation with Kosice 2013 –  European Capital of Culture and further supported by the Slovak  Ministry of Culture.

ps. the screening of #6-7 POSTBOX DVD programmed to take place at Art  Academy on 24th of april 2012 is postponed till next week. we are  sorry for the possible inconveniences.

Vladimir US

CHIOSC  |  curator

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