In Situ

réseau européen pour la création artistique en espace public

META 2011-2016

META, the Manifest of Europe for Transformation through Art. The name of the project is a programme in itself. Nine years after its creation, the IN SITU network – with its new project, META – intends to develop the idea of a societal function of art and artistic creation in public space while asserting its support in accompanying a humanistic project of contemporary European society.

For this project, IN SITU has brought together 19 partners, 9 of which belong to an inner circle of decision-makers. The network now covers 14 countries in the European Union and has reached out appreciably towards Central Europe.

2011-2016
. Nothing less than five years will do to implement the ambitious actions focussing on three main themes: transformation, walking and the art of living together. 

Each theme has been placed under the benevolent eye of a personality from the world of the arts or ideas: the philosopher Bernard Stiegler, the producer Bob Wilson and the dramatist and General Manager of Kosice 2013, Zora Jaurova.Each theme offers a different means of exploring the convergence of art and the city: sparking and spectacular for the first; Aristotelian and pedestrian for the second; and harking back to forgotten yet fundamental solidarities for the third, each on a European scale.

2013.
META could not fail to reserve a particular place for the European Capitals of Culture – Kosice (Slovakia) and Marseille (France). In 2013, IN SITU will be heavily involved in numerous artistic actions.Creating, sharing, reflecting, confronting, giving meaning – in short, the five actions implemented by META intend to breathe new magic into public space.


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Cities in metamorphosis, walking and shared cities.

The city in metamorphosis, on foot, in common provides support for co-productions selected by the network as a whole and corresponding to the themes of the META project.

. Metamorphoses

META will give rise to three large-scale European productions which transform the site on which they are performed. Emblematic of European art in public space and of the network itself, ambitious in artistic terms and with regard to public and media repercussions, they will mark the life of the territories in which they are performed, beginning with the European Capitals of Culture 2013 – Marseille (France) and Kosice (Slovakia).

.Walk in progress

Urban or rural circuit events will explore the relationship between pedestrians and transport, new technologies and urban change. Each partner in the inner circle will select an artist who, after the première in his/her own country, will adapt his/her circuit to the contexts of the European partners. The producer Robert Wilson will act as a mentor in this process.

. Shared cities

The involvement of the inhabitants, conviviality, “know-how-to-party” and marginality: these are the three threads that the artists must endeavour to weave together between the real city, the dream city and the disjointed or scarred city.

Embracing Europe

Embracing Europe primarily facilitates the circulation throughout Europe of the artists and works supported by the other META actions. This might involve residence aid or translation aid for shows requiring additional work before being performed in a country other than that where they were created

Legacy?

The network has always placed its reflexion between the present and the future. Throughout the META project, the partners will turn their minds to the legacy of the project which has already been sketched out: the creation of a European Foundation for Urban and Environmental Projects, a European Observatory of the Pedestrian City and a Charter for Artistic Intervention in Urban Change signed by local elected representatives throughout the entire network. There are the options to prolong the META activities and initiate new processes within the IN SITU network.

Co-organisers

Nine co-organizers, including 3 partners from the new members, are gathered together to implement the META 2011-2016 project. They have a main role in it implementation.


> www.ctyridny.cz
> www.en.placcc.hu
> www.k13.sk/en
> www.kit.dk
> www.lastrada.at
> www.lieuxpublics.com
> www.theateropdemarkt.be
> oerol.nl/engels/what-is-oerol/
> www.uzarts.com

Partners

These structures members of the IN SITU network have joined the META 2011-2016 project as Partners : their involvement within the project targets the touring of the creations iniiated by he co-organizers.


> www.lestombeesdelanuit.com
> www.teatrioda.com
> www.lapaperie.fr
> www.fmcva.org
> www.chalondanslarue.com
> www.atelier231.fr
> www.kulturutvikling.no/
> www.lavenaria.it