HALL12 - Encounter Activism is a collaborative research project by a group of European art professionals: Efrosyni Tsiritaki (GR) , Jenny Case (UK), Liga Zepa (LV), Menzo Kircz (NL), Israel López and Ieva Dzindza. They are related through the TAAT-collective, founded by Breg Horemans (BE) and Gert-Jan Stam (NL) in 2012. Together they are building an open source practice through ‘staging encounters between unknown Others’ (Levinas), working towards HALL33.
HALL12 - Encounter Activism is an activist answer to current social distancing measures. In a series of ‘silent walks’ in Riga, Athens, Dundee, Amsterdam and Brussels we invite people to occupy ‘a space for solidarity’ through a custom made walking experience transforming social distancing into an experience of shareability.
JULY 15-17 2020, Zsenne Art Space, Brussels (as part of a presentation week at the A.PASS research centre)
AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2020, Homo Novus festival, Riga
SEPTEMBER 12 2020, Dundee city centre, in collaboration with Creative Dundee
AUGUST-FEBRUARY 2020-21, Beyond the Black Box festival Amsterdam
LIVE ARCHIVE: www.taat-projects.com
PARTNERS AND SUPPORT
This project is a collaboration of an expanding European partner network consisting of: SoAP Foundation Maastricht (NL), Brakke Grond Amsterdam (NL), Creative Dundee (UK), A.PASS Brussels (BE) and Homo Novus Festival Riga (LV). These collaborations are supported by the European Cultural Foundation and the Dutch Performing Arts Fund.