Post Global Trio will be performing for this year’s edition of KRIK Festival on the 21st November 2018 starting at 21:00 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Skopje, Macedonia.
ALERT! At the gates of power – expect exclusion
“Alas,” said the mouse, “the whole world is growing smaller every day. At the beginning it was so big that I was afraid, I kept running and running, and I was glad when I saw walls far away to the right and left, but these long walls have narrowed so quickly that I am in the last chamber already, and there in the corner stands the trap that I must run into.”
“You only need to change your direction,” said the cat, and ate it up. (Franz Kafka, A Little Fable)
CRIC – festival of critical culture is platform that promotes artistic and cultural practices as societal relevant tools that will contribute to emancipation and democratization of the socio-cultural context. It aims to catalyze their affirmation, critical capacities and applicability in order to critically mobilize societal processes.
CRIC 03 will explore the possible strategies for reformulating the pseudo imperative political and societal givens through a lab concept that involves a diversity of artistic and discursive practices towards establishing of a platform for new, unstable and critical political and socio-cultural narratives.
In the labyrinth of the layered readings of the exception that defines the chronotope in the frames of the state and ideological disciplinary apparatus, in the frames of this CRIC 03 we would like to explore the possibilities resistance as a gesture of inventing new, solidary political and socio-cultural narratives, that will stand against the pseudo-discursive adopted practices that refer to the question of power, community/commons, public commons and public interest and political sensibility, all contextualized through the readings of epistemological formations that are sewn through critical artistic and cultural practices, but also through the questions that the actual dilemmas embedded in the political philosophy. In all this scenography, a politics that rests on the concept of exclusion is inaugurated which, simultaneously is one of incorporation into the locus of bare life. What is than the relationship between the political, the artistic and life itself if “life emerges as that which ought to be included through exclusion”. This politics which is one of the breaching of basic human rights and freedoms, all in the name of the state of exception….
The inevitability of the strategy of exception enters the political setting as a gesture of the political mentality of the discourse of transition, which in order to conceal the act of the destruction of the common and its dissolution into the interests of the few who command the sovereign, constantly proclaims the transition as a narrative under which a series of exclusions are being executed. Under the guise of the constant reform, the stabilized system structures the transition’s subject’s experiencing of the reality of exclusion, a depoliticizing experience that roots him in the passivity of everyday life. One of the many manifestations of the state of exception is the political exclusion of the many, thus inaugurating another mode of existence besides the “bare life” – that of a coerced life.
The political challenge towards the unlocking of the creative process of becoming of the subject demands a new space and a new language for articulating of the state of exclusion from the multitude of possible plateaus. Our milieu is scenery of multiple states of exclusion, in which we attempt to perform our political and socio-cultural subjectivity in relation to societal structures that are frozen, closed and pre-determined. It seems as the time in which we live is one of representation and repetition of the “history of the sameness”. How we’re ought to reconfigure the in-depth archived scripts of modes and political performances in the frames of our societal dynamics and relations that do not follow the logic of creativity and the dialectical community, but that of “associationship”. How are we to articulate the resistance against the imposed dominant imperative on the need for becoming samples of already archived and adopted politics of our community, ones that sketch out precise vectors of our movements, thoughts and behavior? What is the destiny of the societies in which the sovereign generates an authoritarian yet democratically acceptable grammar? On the traces of Esposito who speaks of the semantics of the proprium, we will attempt at reexamining and researching the phenomena of the community that is organized around the “normality” of the paradigmatic notions that relate to belonging, property and convention. How does the state of exception, of urgency, enable the confusion on the common and the particular? Is the utopia of the common at times of capital penetration and the absorption of the language of ontological traits? The State of Exclusion – the capacity of the sovereign to overcome the rule of law in the name of the public good, and towards a new law – the law of exception.
KRIK 2018: 21.11. – 19.12.2018 | Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje
:: Festival Part 1: 21.11. – 24.11.2018
19:00 Festival Opening
19:30 – 21:00 Between the debt policies and the neo – fascist wave in the world, Maurizio Lazzarato (IT), Keynote lecture followed by a discussion moderated by Artan Sadiku
21:00 Post Global Trio (MK), Music performance
22:00 Toni Dimitrov (MK), DJ set and drinks with participants
19:00 – 20:00 On Becoming Former, Petar Milat (HR), Keynote lecture followed by a moderated discussion
20.15 – 21:30 Das nackte Überleben / Brute survival, Kathrin Becker (DE), Video art presentation and discussion
12:00 – 16:00 Loud and Clear (Amplified), Maja Ćirić (SRB), Critical writing workshop in visual arts, (1st part)
19:00 – 20:00 Cine-Soma. Cartographic Film Narratives, Angela Melitopoulos (DE), Artist’s lecture presentation
20:00 – 21:00 Maurizio Lazzarato in discussion with Angela Melitopoulos
21:00 – 23:00 CËRPA (GR), Music set, Millions of dead tourists (GR), Live concert
12:00 – 16:00 Loud and Clear (Amplified), Maja Ćirić (SRB), Critical writing workshop in visual arts, 2nd part
20:00 – 21:30 Crisis of Neoliberalism, Crisis of Democracy, Alfredo Saad Filho (BR/UK), Keynote lecture followed by a discussion moderated by Branimir Jovanovic
:: Festival Part 2: 07 – 08.12.2018
19:00 – 19:45 Changing Ideals, Renegotiating Space, Copenhagen Architecture Festival (DK), Video screening
20:00 – 20:45 Nomadic Identities – wandering in the freedom within itself, Kontrapunkt-Skopje (MK), Video screening and discussion
20:45 – 21:45 FREIRAUM, Johannes Ebert (DE)
The lecture will be followed by a discussion with Signe Sophie Bøggild and Johannes Ebert, moderated by Elena Veljanovska
20:00 – 21:00 Newsreel Front- Aesthetics in politically engaged and committed artistic practice, Nika Autor (SI), Artist’s presentation with a moderated discussion
21:00 – 21:40 Newsreel 63 – the train of shadows (2017), Nika Autor (SI), 38 min, Film screening
:: Festival Part 3: 11 – 19.12.2018
19:30 – 21:00 Little folio for theater, Ivan Dodovski (MK)
12:00 – 16:00 Critical writing – Performing arts/literature, Ivan Dodovski (MK), Workshop (part 1)
20:15 – 21:30 Can Cryptocurrency help claim a mode of production?, Creston Davis (USA), Keynote lecture followed by a moderated discussion
12:00 – 16:00 Critical writing – Performing arts/literature, Ivan Dodovski (MK), Workshop (part 2)
20:00 – 20:45 Jelgava `94, Vladimir Jankovski (MK)
Book promotion and dialogue with the author Janis Jovens in collaboration with the publishing house “Goten”
20:45 – 21:30 Critic in the region
Book promotion and discussion with Lujo Parezanin (HR), Luka Ostojic (HR), Miljenka Buljevic (HR), Miha Kelemina (SI), Anotnija Letinic (HR), Dušan Dovč (SI), Vesna Milosavljevic (SRB)
19:00 – 20:30 Escaping the exception in global finance and economy – alternative solutions, FAIRCOOP and Bank of Commons, Presentation and discussion
20:00 – 21:30 Some thoughts on under-identity, Ana Vujanović (DE/SRB), Keynote lecture followed by a moderated discussion
21:30 – 00:00 Closing of the festival
CRITICAL READING THROUGH MOVIES
17.12.2018 (Monday) | Pocket cinema MKC
20:00 – 21:30 The Waldheim Waltz (2018)
Director: Ruth Beckermann (AU)
18.12.2018 (Tuesday) | Pocket cinema MKC
20:00 – 21:30 Araby (2017)
Directors: João Dumans, Affonso Uchoa (BR)
19.12.2018 (Wednesday) | Pocket cinema MKC
20:00 – 21:30 Transit (2018)
Director: Christian Petzold (DE)
CRIC – festival of critical culture is realized in collaboration with: the Multimedia Institute (MI2) from
Zagreb, kuda.org from Novi Sad, Kulturtreger from Zagreb, Berliner Gazette from Berlin, n.b.k. Video-Forum from Berlin, Publishing House Goten from Skopje, and the platform World around us – critique in the region organized by the partner organizations kulturpunkt.hr and Kurziv (Croatia), SEECult (Serbia) and SCCA – Ljubljana (Slovenia), Press to Exit Project Space (Macedonia).
Kontrapukt gives special acknowledgments to Kire Vasilev, Sara Klimovska and Gjorgje Jovanovik
Kontrapunkt and CRIC – festival of critical culture is supported by Goethe-Institut Skopje, Foundation Open Society Macedonia, Ministry of Culture of R. of Macedonia, Foundation Kultura nova from Croatia and Creative Europe 2014 – 2020.
Logistic partners: Museum of Contemporary Art – Skopje and okno.mk
Permanent strategic partners of Kontrapunkt and CRIC are: MaMa from Zagreb and kuda.org from Novi Sad.
You can find the program for the KRIKfestival on the following link: