“Postproduction artists are agents of the evolution, the specialized workers of cultural reappropriation. [...] Now what is at stake is to positivize the REMAKE, to articulate uses, to place forms in relation to each other, rather than to embark on the heroic quest for the forbidden and the sublime that characterized modernism.“
(Nicolas Bourriaud: Postproduction)
REMAKE is an Atrakt Art project funded by Culture Programme of the EU. It is aimed at collaborative production and international presentation of new artworks, inspired by the rich history of European media art. The project is building on a research conducted in the recent years by a group of art theorists, called MONOSKOP, a collaborative research on new media art and electronic culture in Europe. The research examines also the social context of historical developments in new media art in Europe (with special focus on Central and Eastern Europe): analysis of sociopoetic conditions of art and technology crossings from 1960s to 2000s draws upon the undertakings in experimental and avantgarde film, performance art, computer art, video art, experimental music, sound art, and media theory.
The aim of the REMAKE project (2010-2012) is to enhance this on-going research in an appealing, playful and artistically-challenging way: by producing and presenting a set of up-to-date artworks which will be inspired by particular well-known (but also forgotten) pieces of media art history in different European countries. The public outputs will be supervised and the artistic selection conducted by outstanding as well as young media art curators from several countries invited by the project coorganizers. An important part of the project is circulation of ideas and connection to universities, research and education. Therefore, project will involve not only well-known artists, but also gifted young generation including art students and their teachers.
REMAKE focuses on creating artworks, collaborative shows and academic events in selected centers for contemporary art of Europe. The project consists of workshops, artistic residencies, public shows (exhibitions in Brno, Cluj, Nantes, Reykjavik, multimedia performances in Bratislava, Brno and other venues), university lectures and public discussions supporting mobility of lecturers/artists, as well as „collaborative lectures“ and other presentation formats combining theory and practice.