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Tangent_Brotherhood V2_Institute for the Unstable Media, Rotterdam

Presentation (external activity): March 09, 2007

Tangent_Brotherhood, Rotterdam
V2_Institute for the Unstable Media

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Featuringthe Lost Highway Expedition 2006

Ana Dzokic and Marc Neelen: Stealth.unlimited, Rotterdam / Belgrade
Alenka Gregoric: Skuc Gallery, Ljubljana
Yane Calovski: press to exit project space, Skopje
Kristian Lukic: Museum of Contemporary Arts

During August 2006 The Lost Highway Expedition, brought an international and cross-disciplinary group of ca. 200 artists, theoreticians, journalists, photographers, architects and other cultural practitioners together into an exploratory, and at times accidental journey, along what was once, in the time of Socialist Yugoslavia, called the ‘Highway of Brotherhood and Unity.’ Travelling for 26 days along this geopolitical trajectory linking the capitals of what is now called the Western Balkans, the expedition was a search for a form of future cultural and spatial practice, taking as its starting point a positive interpretation of the concept of Balkanisation.

Tangent_Brotherhood presents the expedition as a model of open source and do-it-yourself collaboration in the form of a mobile, cultural and artistically charged, and collectively authored project. The Lost Highway Expedition was initiated by eight individuals, loosely connected through the School of Missing Studies and the Centrala Foundation for Future Cities. Its backbone was formed by some of the most engaged experimental art, media and cultural organizations spanning Ljubljana, Zagreb, Novi Sad, Belgrade, Skopje, Prishtina, Tirana, Podgorica, and Sarajevo plus a large group of active participants, both stationary or travelling. These organizations, from the 1990’s onwards, have been challenged and triggered by institutional breakdown and have become – often unintended – the forerunners of alternative models of cultural production in the region. With participating explorers …

Ana Dzokic and Marc Neelen (Stealth.unlimited, Rotterdam/Belgrade) are urban researchers and practitioners. They are co-initiators of the Lost Highway Expedition.

Alenka Gregoric is the artistic director of Skuc Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia. With Skuc Gallery, she set the starting stage for the Lost Highway Expedition.

Yane Calovski is an artist, founding member and artistic director of press to exit project space, Skopje, Macedonia. With press to exit project space, he has formed part of the backbone to the Lost Highway Expedition.

Kristian Lukic is a curator for digital art and culture at the Museum of Contemporary Arts of Vojvodina, a former member of new media centre, and a cofounder of The Institute for Flexible Culture and Technology - Napon, Novi Sad, Serbia.