As we move towards the first quarter of the third millennium, the impermanent and shifting influence of globalisation, economic division, migratory encounters, social media, historic narrative and tourism is having a major impact in our understanding of the making, belonging and occupying of place. It is widely documented that these conditions are contributing to a growing sense of displacement and alienation in what constitutes as place making, occupying, and belonging.
CCFT is asking how interdisciplinary artistic research practices contribute and share new critical understandings to aid this evolving understanding of place making, belonging and occupying?
Creative Centre for Fluid Territories (CCFT), is a peripatetic international research group that contributes to discussions about interdisciplinary practices and how they articulate critical insights about placemaking, belonging, and occupation.
Building on last year’s contribution to buffer fringe 2019 - ‘The Urban Glenti’ - CCFT proposes to create a unique dialogical and negotiated creative exchange to take place on-line within a dedicated exposition: Images, sounds, texts, interviews, moving image are going to be used to contest the idea of fixed documentation in order to acknowledge how our relationship to places are not static and where conflict/tension/uncertainty also defines the creative process itself.
CCFT’s work methodology builds on established mutual respect; track record and insight, rooted in a continued collaborative relationship that has emerged through trust and dialogue. Our focus is on practice-based research methods exploiting the creative intersection between image and text, presented as performance, publication, installation, architectural work, design intervention, music works, and spatial practice. In the intersection of these formulations, we seek to explore the expanded concept of “the atlas” as a dissemination strategy. ATLAS – the order of memory - simultaneously linear and cyclic, ordered and labyrinthine, open to infinite interpretation and analysis — a form of mnemonic iteration – physical and virtual.
Building on our contribution to Buffer Fringe 2020 – ‘fluid territories: nomadic on-line dialogue’ – and our physical participation in the festival in 2019 – ‘The Urban Glenti’ – CCFT proposes a further development of our online dialogues between internationally dispersed contributors.