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Friday, 13 February 2015

Skoraj adijo by Clementine

The month of a second exhibition in the Gallery K18. In fact, at the end of September, Pekarna Magdalenske mreže told us that the gallery will be free for 2 weeks, so we can do something there. But we had only one week to create an event.
We decided to organize another exhibition.
The idea was already in our minds, or rather that one of Jade. So, we decided to work about the traveling and attempt to recreate an ethnographic exhibition or a docu­fiction. To show how a foreigner try to enter and integrate themselves in a new land, news customs and be part of the group or the community. This exhibition brings the spectator wondering themselves about the notion of travel and exotic via all rites and customs of the hosting country.
So, we created our own land, to bringing back objects from nature and by photographing the traveler trying to integrate the community. With archives documents, objects who take all the space, photos and videos we invite the public to an immobile trip. Furthemore, there is a question on the false and the truth, the surreal to the real, does this trip has been carried out or is it just and idea, a concept? Over time, in trying to create this earth, perhaps we realized that it was after all, our new hosting country: Slovenia. Since, more than 6 months, we are here to try to accustom us to the standars of the country, to learn the customs, etc. 
That was interesting to organize this exhibition, because we could work on the scenography, how to set up works, create directly works on the wall, etc. How to fill the space of the gallery? Although the exhibition is correct, the realization in just one week did not bring about the necessary elements has a complete exhibition, that's why I wish to repeat the experience in France, and why not improve it. 

Then, from the 3st and the 5st of October, we have volunteered at STOPTRIK festival (stop motion animation festival) organized by 2 ex Polish EVS. Our task was to be present for the voting comitee. We should create the voting cards, be present to all the screenings and give voting cards to the audience (it was cool because we could watch all the films, it was very interesting). Then the last day, we should count votes to know who was the winner of the competition. Simulacra of Ivana Bošnjak and Thomas Johnson, here the link: .

The first week end of november, we went with Camille another French EVS from Krško, in
Budapest. We were happy to discover another capital, and going out from Maribor. Budapest is a really beautiful city, with a lot of things to do, see and visit. In fact, we went up to see the castle and the amazing city's point of view from there. Then we visited the synagogue, the basilica, the inside market, ruins bars, and we ate a lot :) . It was a good week end. After that, we came back at work, to organize 2 last projects. 
The 3rd of december, at Pekarna Magdalenske mreže, there will be an EVS evening, we will watch a film from an ex EVS in Cerkno, then we are in charge to organize the evening. So we would like to discuss about our own experiences in Slovenia and present pictures.

For our last project not as EVS but as curator, we plan to organize in december one art
evening. With Jade we want to make a project in wild spaces in Maribor, like abandone houses, places, etc, where we are not used to expose art. After to walk through Maribor looking for those kind of places, we found an exploitable space. It's the stair tower which is at the level of the main bridge that connects ŠTUK to Pohorje. This place which is already tagged and offers a beautiful point of view on the Drava, is an interesting place to exhibit pictures with point of view of landscapes and city, as well. So, the idea is to offer a point of view seen from another point of view :). The project consists to exhibit one French EVS who took pictures from Slovenia. Here it will be about Prekmurje region. To be continued....

Clementine Clenet

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