Do you see any possibilities and need to reconsider a spirit of revolutionary romanticism in relations to the current situation of the global struggle for democracy?
Chto delat?, film still from “The Tower: A Songspiel,” 2010
Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 at 13-17.30 at KHiB/Bergen Academy of Art and Design, C.Sundtsgt 53, 8.etg
13-15: Dmitry Vilensky/Olga Egorova presents the work of CHTO DELAT?
The platform Chto delat? (What is to be done?) was founded in early 2003 in St Petersburg by a group of artists, critics, philosophers and writers from St Petersburg, Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod with the goal of merging political theory, art and activism. Since then Chto delat? has been producing works in video, installations, public actions, radio programmes and artistic examinations of urban space, and publishes an English-Russian newspaper on issues central to activist culture, with a special focus on the relationship between the repoliticisation of Russian intellectual culture and the broader international context. Chto delat? (What is to be done?) takes part in Bergen Assembly, opening on August 31.
15.30 – 17.30: Do you see any possibilities and need to reconsider a spirit of revolutionary romanticism in relations to the current situation of the global struggle for democracy? with Dmitry Vilensky, Olga Egorova, Brandon LaBelle and Frans Jacobi
Elaborating on a question posed in a current work by Chto Delat? this micro-seminar will discuss certain aspects of the political practice of art and activism.