Ciudades Paralelas Videopresentation

| A multi-screen video on a portable festival in Berlin, Buenos Aires, Warsaw and Zurich

By Kaegi / Arias

 How to export ideas without losing their impact? Can a festival ask global questons and get local answers?
Hotel rooms, shopping centres, factories... these are functional places, not usually thought of as interesting.
For “Ciudades Paralelas”, Lola Arias and Stefan Kaegi have invited artists like Ant Hampton, Tim Etchells, Christian Garcia, Mariano Pensotti, Gerardo Nauman, Ligna and Dominic Huber to devise interventions for spaces that exist in any city around the world. Some of them chose to work with radio recievers or headphones, others with a choir or with people in their workspaces. Some pieces are for 1, others for 100 spectators. Some of the performers are singers, others writers, passers-by or even the audience themselves.
Since 2011 the eight projects have been performed with different performers in Berlin, Buenos Aires, Warsaw and Zurich.
Now Stefan Kaegi shows the festival on four screens simultaniously in an installation which allows the viewers to see audience use and interact with the local stagings of these portable ideas.
The screening will be introduced and followed by a discussion with the artist / curator and guests.