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Zane Kreicberga / 12 Feb 2012 / 17:52

Get started with BaNd in Trondheim

Hei there!

Welcome to the second BaNd:expanded atelier in Trondheim! And special welcome to those who join the BaNd network for the first time! Your hosts will be Per Ananiassen and Ingrid Solbu from Teaterhuset Avant Garden. I will join you later, but in the meantime I would like to remind you that you are more than welcome to share your impressions, thoughts, comments here on our web DIARY. It went quite well during the workshop in Tallinn, so I hope that those who are more experienced will help newcomers, and it will be fun again to follow you here.

Here you can find the preliminary schedule, which will be elaborated during first days of the BaNd:expanded atelier in Trondheim by your hosts and tutors: BaNd_Trondheim_plan

Remember that you are asked to read some texts from tkh-17-web-eng.

This time the theme of IMMATERIAL LABOUR has gathered a great bunch of people around you.

 

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Zane Kreicberga / 14 Nov 2011 / 18:57

The next BaNd atelier in Trondheim

BaNd:expanded will continue on February 13-21 in Trondheim hosted by Teaterhuset Avant Garden. Themed on immaterial labor, the atelier will discuss material labor, post-fordism philosophy and its trace in performing arts. Soon you, participants, will get some texts to read beforehand. Preparation is going on. See you soon!

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Zane Kreicberga / 08 Jun 2011 / 10:43

Rituals 2

Video: Emer Vark / Von Krahl

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Zane Kreicberga / 08 Jun 2011 / 10:39

Rituals 1

Video: Emer Vark / Von Krahl

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Justas Tertelis / 07 Jun 2011 / 18:37

process

I haven’t been writing for few days, but we had a really nice and interesting process. What I really want to mention Viesturs already did – that we could work more intensely. So I agree with Viesturs. I have one more idea, maybe it is better for Norway?

Yesterday we were speaking about how to know each others creativity, goals and interest better? How to present yourself for others? How to find what kind of creative community we can create of us? At that moment we all were in black box around the table. I thought what would happen if we stay there for rest of time (of Tallinn time). The only reason to leave could be a toilet and a shower. What kind of process and  result it could be? For me personally this would be very interesting. This kind of a reality show witout cameras (or with), kind of closed living and creating laboratory. I know that at home I have no oportunity to make or to take part in that kind of thing, but in BAND:expanded I would go for it. Because it would be interesting to watch also myself in the way I can “survive” in this kind of situation. And the best thing would be for Zane because she will not need to pay for hotels. :)

But of course we need everybody’s agreement on that kind of thing. Anyway I like the process going is now but still thinking how to make it even more interesting and extreme, becuse I see that we have what to share and what to learn from each other.

Some photos from the last days

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Janis Balodis / 05 Jun 2011 / 15:50

Individual work – impressions about the day before yesterday

I want to be a good participant of the BaNd Expanded and share my impressions about last two days and this day.

Firstly, there are lot of impressions about the day before yesterday, which started with video lecture by Zecharia Sitchin. This man has written 7 books where he explains his theories. The main idea is that Sumerian culture is created by ancient aliens called Anunnaki. Anunnaki are inhabitants of planet called Nibiru and Nibiru is the planet beyond Neptune. Nibiru has a very elliptical orbit. Nibiru reaches inner solar system every 3,600 years. Annunaki arrived on Earth probably 450,000 years ago. They mined gold and other minerals. At one point they got bored of it and created new workers – Homo sapiens. How did they do that? Simple – combined their DNS with DNS of Homo erectus. Tada! Where are the Annunaki now? They went away, because of nuclear war between them and humankind (as I understood). Will they come back? Sitchin says yes, in this 21st century.

Madness? Then explain how ancient people were able to move these stones.

It is still impossible nowadays.

Has Sitchin received critics? A lot, for example this – “If these are gods, why are they stuck with our cheap B movie technology of rockets, microphones, space-suits, and radiation therapy? If they are gods, then why can’t they have some really divine technology such as intradimensional worm-hole travel, antigravity, starlight propulsion, or black hole bounce rematerializations? Sitchin has constructed what appears to be a convincing argument, but when he gets close to single images on ancient tablets, he falls back into the literalism of “Here is an image of the gods in rockets.” Suddenly, ancient Shumer is made to look like the movie set for Destination Moon.”

The day before yesterday we also visited Kadriorg park and then some nice semi-private bar called NOKU which means little boy’s penis. Austrian guy laughed about this joke a lot.

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Robin Jonsson / 04 Jun 2011 / 5:01

Let’s talk

Ok, so.

I just woke up to the beautiful sun. I think that I will go for a run at the beach now.

There are some important things to bring up.

A lot of things happened today. First we saw this documentary about the sumerian culture coming out of an alien culture. This documentary was not really related to us and what we are doing here so I wonder why we watched it.

Then we (in my working group) found something useful right now to do with this task that was given to us yesterday, to do something with rituals. Then a lot of us went out together to sing and to drink, which was supernice. Also we talked really a lot lot about feminism, and this term is problematic to use as it means a number of different things. I now realize that gender equality, studies and rights are really different in different Baltic and Nordic countries.

The wishes, dreams, desires and interests of the BaNd-expanded participants are not very present so far in the work during these days, and this needs to change. Also we need to talk about this.

 

Oh, I almost forgot. OMG, We know have a trailer, look in Zane’s last post. I will end with a funny quote from the lecture today (yesterday for you) “Predicting is a risky business, especially if it concerns the future”

Good night, love you all

Robin

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