2011-Transition

2011: TRANSITORY/ TRANSITION
If in 2010 Sonica researched the individual, space and time through a perspective of real/virtual/symbolic and metaphoric online and offline world, it will in 2011 transfer these experiences to field of glocal participation. As MoTA program is planning to connect with near and far East and Asia in 2010 already, we will engage in a research, comparison and critical reading of a transition. With Sonica 2011 we will research how artists of different backgrounds engage in topics of transition and transitoriness as something constantly changing. The era of transition leads to a fast, often onesided technological development, mostly at the expense of big corporation break- throughs. Capitalist- democratic categories which were to represent a final stadium of a certain developed environment, have in post transition societies proved to be neo-colonialist with elements of repression and exploitation of people, natural sources etc. An individual is transformed into a contemporary consumer, but also a xenophobe, nationalist or even fascist. In 2011 we would like to research how artists confront violence of neoliberal and cultural politics and their consequences. Can the artists from post-transition era be compared to artists and experiences from countries in transition from East and Asia? We will be interested in how authoritive positions, forced and particular democracies can be challenged creatively, in negative and positive histories of technological development, in diverse relations between copies and originals, etc ...