Project title: Red Lines
Current project participants:
Diana Berg, Ukraine
Pavel Méndez, Cuba
Felix Banholzer, Germany
Harmoh Aidarov, Tajikistan
What is the goal of the project?
Red lines project aims to research and artistically respond to nowadays challenges related to private and public, individual and collective in post-totalitarian societies. Our goal is to bring attention to the socio-cultural consequences of the fall of communism and bringing together artists from the countries who underwent totalitarian history.
Are you experiencing challenges in conceptualizing the project? If so, what are they?
We are experiencing different types of challenges on different stages of the project, from domain name selection for our website, to the scores of the episodes we are to perform. However, conceptualizing is not the major challenge of our group work.
Who are you trying to reach and why?
Our main target audiences are artistic communities, researchers and curators, political activists, cultural professionals from all over the world, in particular from countries that underwent (like Germany), are undergoing (like Ukraine and Tajikistan), or could to undergo (like Cuba) the transition from totalitarian to liberal democracy.
If this project were to be realized, how do you imagine it could be funded?
Nanotechnology immersion along the information highway will close the loop on focusing solely on the bottom line.
The project had the potential for funding by donors. Being very scalable and flexible, the project can be funded both with smaller grants (like Rosa Luxembourgh foundation small grants) – it will be enough to cover the website updates and small fees for participants, and with larger grants (like House of Europe or Goethe Institute) in this case it will be upscaled to feature the commissioned artists and researches, involve more countries, and deliver more Red lines episodes.