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To flow like air in the streets is not natural by dailylabel
21/06/2016, 10:56
Filed under: art, joyful heterogenous culture, my dear city, resources

Air time is “is an audio work and collective action that was performed synchronously in public space in 10 cities across Europe as the opening of TRANSEUROPA festival 2013.”

See details below – but for now  i’m thinking first to the performance I set up in 2013 in Lausanne, allowing to audio travel to Bobigny or Berlin from Lausanne: PortailEuropTransLocal, based on the sci-fi genre of teletransportation.

So we enjoy the (public) space we have in cities. And we definitely should celebrate it, every time we’re out on the street, walking with confidence among all these other people, frictioning with thousands of habits and ways of being, deciding at each street corner what is the best, shortest, most exciting, preferable path to wherever. The question though I want to quickly raise is how to qualify the kind of freedom cities offer (or not) to their inhabitants. Freedom of movement, at least in Europe, is taken for granted. Yet it is not so long ago, there were doors (barricades, customs, racketing, etc… long story I know) around and in the city. It sounds naive, but in the context of these kind of audio works, it would be relevant to think about the fact that they are possible at all, and how they test, extend, confirm, confront rulings that are not, or hardly, explicit. Moreover in the context of hardening fronts when it comes to demonstrations.

For the finish, this very good historical up working of “Bewegungschöre” and their possible function in the city by Ligna:

Still from Tanz Alle, LignaScreen Shot 2016-06-21 at 10.34.49

“This performance happened on 6th of June 2013 in Düsseldorf. Questioning the relation of dance and politics, LIGNA invites radio listeners to remember bodily the nearly forgotten heritage of the movement choirs that were part of the workers movement in the Weimar Republic.”

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details for Air Time

http://www.transeuropafestival.eu

5th October 2013 at

1:30 PM
PARLIAMENT SQUARE, London

2:30 PM
DAM SQUARE, Amsterdam
FORAT DE LA VERGONYA, Barcelona
ALEXANDERPLATZ, Berlin
PLACE DU TROCADERO, Paris
VACLAVSKE NAMESTI, Prague
STAZIONE TIBURTINA, Rome
NICOLAUS COPERNICUS MONUMENT SQUARE, Warsaw

3:30 PM
PIATA UNIRII, Cluj-Napoca
IVAN VAZOV NATIONAL THEATRE SQUARE, Sofia

AIR TIME is the result of the collaboration between 12 artists under
the direction of the artist collective LIGNA (Ole Frahm and Torsten
Michaelsen): Anna Hoetjes, Jordi Ferreiro, Joanna Von Mayer Trindade, Flaviu Rogojan, Kerri Meehan and Alex Ressel, Alexandre Poisson and Alice Lahana, Roman Štetina, Elisa Abela, Nataliya Todorova, Wojciech Tymicki

The project received funding from the Culture program of the European Commission and Allianz Kulturstiftung

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