RED MIN(E)D - Perpetum Mobile

A Call to Bring In Art Works to the Archive of (trans)Yugoslav Feminist Art

Zagreb, Ljubljana, Sarajevo, Croatia, Slovenia, BiH

Event dates: 2011/2012

The Bring In Take Out Living Archive is a collaborative art project that works on the principals of sharing, information exchange, and ‘collective vs. individual knowledge’. With this continuous open call we are looking for information, documentation of art works and art works of women and feminist artists from the (trans/post)Yugoslav space.

The main feature of the project’s public display are (working) stations like: curated exhibition, live interviews, artist’s talks, reading room, digitalizing and uploading on the spot, video archive and similar. The first public display will happen in Gliptoteka Gallery in Zagreb, in the framework of the REDacting TransYugoslav Feminisms: Women’s Heritage Revisited, October 13 - 16, 2011; the second in Ljubljana, at Red Dawns Festival, in March 2012; the third in Sarajevo, in September 2012, the fourth in Vienna, at Open Systems, in October 2012.

For the Perpetuum Mobile station we are calling for video art works - to be screened at the curated exhibition. For legal reasons we can only accept video art works in public domain, as a gift or simply as a copy. For Reading Room and Digital Owen we are looking for any kind of documentation: photo, exhibition photos or information on video and audio material etc., preferably in digital format. The main objective is to collect the information of a specific project (or art work, artist, group, event …) and to make it available and visible, either on the occasions of public displays and/or online.

The intention of Bring In Take Out Living Archive is not to build a material archive with the original works and materials. It is primary a mobile and digital platform where collaboration is not an intention but rather an unavoidable act, not a commodity to be praised but a challenge to explore. It is a continuous process where openness and inclusiveness are considered as a strategy and not as a final and firm possibility.

In case you are able to share, collaborate and add anything of (your personal) interest to Bring In Take Out Living Archive please send it by email, file sharing services or snail mail (see addresses below or the following address: CRVENA – Association for Culture and Art Hamdije Čemerlića 11/1, 71 000 Sarajevo). Please feel free to ask or inform us for/on details, credits etc. The deadline for the first public display in Zagreb is October 11, 2011.

Deadline: 11/10/11


MINA, Institute of Socially Engaged Art and Theory

Za Gradom 4

1000 Ljubljana