One of the goals of the cooperation between Terraforming and EZS on the Balkans is to produce and implement pedagogic programs for local public sector/civil service employees about human rights and tolerance. One of the steps towards realization of this idea is this expert-exchange visit to Sweden.
As a member of the Swedish Anna Lindh network, Terraforming is taking part in the celebration of the UN International Day of Peace in Gothenburg.
Using collected recycled materials, Nadja, Malou and Mattias “glimpsed” the old Roma participants, creating specially designed costumes and props, transforming the old Roma in to their dream-professions.
Stina and Niclas visited the Roma theater Suno e Rromengo in the village of Novi Karlovci to meet the actors, and to get the feeling of the Roma theater working environment. First they filmed the space, treating it as a part of the spirit of this teater. Then, Niclas and Stina made short movies with the Roma actors, having in mind their particular roles in the Fortune Tellers Future performances.
This container might have been a “neonatal intensive care unit” (baby incubator), or it might have been a plastic holder used for researching some dangerous bacteria – it depends how we want to see it: do we want to treat Jeans Roma stories with special care, as something fragile, gentle, or as something contagious and dangerous?
Especially for the Fortune Tellers Future project, Captain Sorrow & Primitive Dance recorded a music piece “Roma Dreams” inspired by the destiny of the Roma in Europe, made on digital and analog music instruments and sounds of railway stations and subway trains announcements from around Europe. Misko also made a set of pictures “Roma Dreams”.
“Integration-Detectives and Storytellers” is a new 2-year project developed by Terraforming for the Serbian Youth Organization in Sweden, subsidized by The Swedish Inheritance Fund (Arvsfonden).
Young descendants of immigrants will research the circumstances and stories about immigration to Sweden from 1960′s to today, and produce exhibitions about contemporary history of Sweden seen trough the eyes of immigrants.
At the occasion of the opening his first solo exhibition in Sweden at the Candyland Gallery, in Stockholm, the artist Carlos No (Lisbon, 1967) will give a short artist talk. To broaden the debate, Candyland invites Nevena Bajalica and Misko Stanisic to tell about their experiences and their work with “Terraforming”.