Language – Rhythm – Identity – Image – Punk – Performance: This describes the creative spectrum of the 8th edition of “Forecast”. The festival programme ranges from performances and installations to readings, talks and workshops. Six projects by artists, performers, musicians, and poets will be premiered at the festival after ten months of collaborating with renowned mentors.
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Mentor Greg Fox (USA)
Mentee Carlos Gutiérrez (Bolivien)
Carlos Gutiérrez is a composer, performer, and researcher based in La Paz, Bolivia. His work is influenced by the indigenous music of the Bolivian Highlands and extends to creating instruments, public interventions, and installations that explore tuning systems, the spatialization of sound over long distances, and aural illusions. Mentor Greg Fox is a multi-instrumentalist, interdisciplinary artist, and teacher born and based in New York City. A versatile and prolific creative, he moves through musical stages as both listener and player, a transformative rather than performative force.
„Post Punk Performance“
Mentor Yuya Tsukahara (Japan)
Mentee Victor Artiga Rodriguez (El Salvador)
Hailing from El Salvador, Victor Artiga Rodriguez is an interdisciplinary artist exploring how bodies, human and nonhuman, are subject to experience climate changes on a micropolitical scale. His Mentor is Japanese performer, director, and choreographer Yuya Tsukahara, a co-founder, together with dancer Masaru Kakio, of the improvisational performance collective contact Gonzo.
„Troubled Humor and Tainted Beauty“
Mentor Roee Rosen (Israel)
Mentees Gustavo Gomes (Brasilien/Deutschland), Mari Kalabegashvili (Georgien)
Cologne-based choreographer, director, and filmmaker Gustavo Gomes proposes a docufiction on sexual violence against men showing the complex thresholds between fantasy, perception, and dissociation. Artist Mari Kalabegashvili is entrenched in Tbilisi’s countercultures. She is a keen observer of these environments, and the visible as well as hidden scars and ruptures that shape them. Her project If You Catch My Drift examines urban environments as extreme playgrounds. Mentor Roee Rosen is an Israeli-American artist, filmmaker, and writer. He is known for his multilayered and provocative work, which often challenges the divides between history and the present, documentary and fiction, politics and erotics.
Mentor Irakli Rusadze (Georgien)
Mentee Aidan Jayson Peters (Südafrika)
Designer Aidan Jayson Peters presents with "Life of a Garment" a collection underscoring the environmental impact of the fashion industry as well as the informal economies that pop up around it, and the ingenuity of those who have found new ways to process and reinvent discarded products. Mentor Irakli Rusadze is the creative director of the Tbilisi-based fashion brand SITUATIONIST, which he co-founded in 2015.
„Voluptuous Silence and Sociality in Poetry“
Mentor Gabeba Baderoon (Südafrika)
Mentee Marcela Huerta (Kanada)
Author Marcela Huerta proposes with „White Horses Always Run Home“ An empathetic and collaborative poetic experience between a mother and daughter. Mentor Gabeba Baderoon is a South-African poet, editor, academic, memoirist, and performer. She took her first class in writing poetry at the age of thirty and still describes herself as a student of the writing arts today, a quarter of a century later.