International Festival at International Festival "The Theatre" Stockholm 3-5 February 2006
International Festival “The Theatre” takes as a series of departure points for the realization of the project – to develop and build a full-scale theatre on the basis of a budget conventionally issued for a theatre/dance performance - during Steirischer Herbst 2007 a number of seminars. These seminars are to be held on a quarterly basis in different cities in Europe, inviting old and new guest for discussions and processes. At each seminar a public session will be held where the invited guests give presentations of their own work, practically and theoretically. Some of the presentations will be given specific weight to the project itself, others will be concerned with local projects or with more general issues concerning performance and architecture in its widest possible meaning.
The first seminar was given at the art space Tensta Konsthall in Stockholm 3-5 February 2006.
In this presentation International Festival speed talks through some visions on architecture and performance in relation to mobility and spectacle. The conclusion is simple: On the path to innovation we discovered something beautiful.
It’s not enough to change, real change implies to change the way things change.
International Festival is a platform that operates between architecture and performance, emphasizing the performative potentiality of space and relations. International Festival brings in context-specific projects, challenging social conventions and ways of communication through methods of filling in, shifting via oblique perspectives and ontologies of exchange. International Festival dislocates performance from its dialectical dispositif in order to produce possibilities for multiplicity of production and performance where the spectator become activated.
International Festival is formulated as a project that always finds and occupy holes in a context, and at the same time is a matter of being radically generous. International Festival in so not a matter of institutional critique but instead a generous gesture which acknowledges the heterogeneity of institutional frames.
International Festival is luxury for everyone. It's everything you could ever want it to be.