25/04 2022 at 7 pm CET
This conversation is hosted via Zoom platform and will be livestreamed on WHW Akademija’s Facebook page.
The series of public events Evenings with WHW Akademija is continuing with the public online conversation Thinking Back to What You Said in which Tim Etchells and Vlatka Horvat exchange a series of fragmentary reflections on their own practice and that of other artists.
Conceived as a dialogue improvised inside a rule-based structure, the presentation involves the two artists speaking about their own and about each other’s projects, as well as about select works by other artists that continue to inspire or inform their own work. Thinking Back to What You Said is a conversation and an improvised essay, an attempt to speak about art practice in a form born out of it. It’s also a glimpse of the ongoing conversation between Etchells and Horvat, whose occasional collaborations on exhibitions, publications, and other kinds of projects are buttressed by a longstanding and continually evolving shared discourse about processes, art works and their relation to viewers.
Tim Etchells has worked in a wide variety of contexts, notably as the leader of the world-renowned performance group Forced Entertainment and in collaboration with a range of visual artists, choreographers, and photographers. Under Etchells’ direction Forced Entertainment won the International Ibsen Prize 2016. He won the Manchester Fiction Prize in 2019.
Vlatka Horvat works across a wide range of forms, including sculpture, installation, drawing, performance, photography, video and writing. Her work is presented internationally in a variety of contexts – in museums and galleries, theatre and dance festivals and in public space.
The participation of Tim Etchells is a part of WHW project Necessary Connections. New threads of experimental pedagogy supported by i-Portunus Houses scheme. The i-Portunus Houses pilot scheme is implemented, on behalf of the European Commission, by a consortium of organisations that have been pioneers of European cultural mobility programmes themselves. Coordinated by the European Cultural Foundation (Amsterdam), the i-Portunus Houses consortium involves MitOst (Berlin) as main mobility implementer and the Kultura Nova Foundation (Zagreb) as lead in evaluation and analysis.
Program is supported by:
European Commission’s Creative Europe program
European Cultural Foundation
Kontakt Collection / ERSTE Foundation
Foundation for Arts Initiatives
City Office for Culture, International Relations and Civil Society
Kultura Nova Foundation
Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia