August 19 - August 23, 1999
CESTA, Cultural Exchange Station in Tábor, Czech Republic
The At Home Abroad festival has been generously supported by Pro Helvetia Réseaux Est-Ouest, APEX changes, Foundation for Contemporary Art-Prague, Rakouský kulturní institut v Praze, Město Tabor, TAPA Tábor, TOP C. Budějovice.
At Home Abroad Festival Program
Thursday 19th &
Monday 23rd, August 1999
Friday 20th, August 1999, 19:00
"Try To Think Spiraly"
Saturday 21st, August 1999, 19:00
"Food For Thought"
"Radio Babylon Blues"
Tudosok vs. Hollinetz/Lazin/Toth
Sunday 22nd, August 1999, 19:00
"Glass Effects 3"
Sarajevo Drum Orchestra
Monday 23rd, August 1999, in the afternoon:
a performance by Katarina Soukup (Canada).
At Home Abroad Festival Statement
An Arts Festival of Cross-national Interdisciplinary Collaborations
Reflections on Adopted Cultures from Im/E/Migrants, Refugees, Extra-legal and Resident Aliens, and Others making their Homes on Foreign Soil.
Station in Tábor, Czech Republic
As world borders grow, change or disappear, the results are evident in movement: here to there, near to far, inside to outside. This is not a new occurrence, nor is it strange, yet foreigners remain strangers. Through 'At Home' Abroad we will take a look at our societies from the Other side by discussing and witnessing the experiences, rejections, losses, gains and illusions of these social voyeurs, these uninvited viewers. We will debate the placement of foreigners into non-participatory social categories and offer their descriptions as integral contributions to understanding our societies as a whole. Through the process of collaboration the artists themselves will also investigate the similarities and differences of their adopted cultures.
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