As part of “Kollaboratorium”, the current “Magic Carpets” project cycle, openspace.innsbruck, creates a safe space for artistic experimentation that serves the cultivation of multiple perspectives to encourage critical reflection and action. This includes exchange and engagement as much as inspiring learning formats for and with the local cultural landscape.
Following the successful artist residency on the theme of “Common Landscape” by the Ukrainian duo Open Place (Yulia Kostereva and Yuriy Kruchak) in early summer 2023, which included interviews with local cultural actors, public workshops, a course as part of the “Kunstraum Summer School”, an artist talk and an exhibition, another artist duo is now active at openspace.innsbruck.
Two Tyrolean artists Johannes Reisigl and Juri Velt are presenting their new hybrid radio program “Roaming Rumours of Resistance” this October at openspace.innsbruck. As part of this, on the long weekend of the Austrian national holiday, from October 26th to Sunday, October 29th, diverse artistic activities will be emerging both on site and online on Radio Robida.
“Roaming Rumours of Resistance is a nomadic and parasitic radio program and the collaborative research framework of Johannes Reisigl and Juri Velt. Founded in 2022, we connect the voices of different beings, places and practices to queer our understanding of resistance. Together, we search for orientation in uncertain times to cultivate response-ability and new planetary imaginaries – embracing muddy becomings, clumsy solutions and feral beings in the thick present. It is through the slowness of our making and the intimacy through which we relate, that we hold space for vulnerable failings, doubt, not-knowing, (un-)learning and collective meaning-making.
During the first three days artists invites you to join them for hybrid reading, listening, making and sharing between 3 PM and 6:30 PM. We will read aloud texts (in German or English) from authors such as Donna Haraway, Isabelle Fremeaux, Jay Jordan, Laura Freudenthaler, Pedro Neves Marques, Robin Wall Kimmerer or Ursula K. Le Guin. These texts deal in different ways with questions of narrative making in light of multiple crises. What stories are told through our words and actions? What (other) stories are needed? And how can we tell these other stories?
They will, at the same time, embroider on a large fabric to digest the reads with our hands and review them in mutual exchange. Thus, a visual landscape, situational knowledge and an archive of texts will be co-created as a foundation for further work on our radio and the stories might encounter along the way.
On Sunday, they will present “Feral Budget,” a scheme for holistic budgeting that makes invisible work, hidden resources, and secret collaborators visible. Afterwards, from 6 PM onwards, we will guide you through songs (of resistance), with music from all genres and
epochs, before ending the evening around food and drinks.”
Juri and Johannes
For the timetable and more updates please follow magiccarpets.at