PREHISTORY - JOURNEY TO THE BEGGININGS

The ’Journey to the Beginnings’ is an interdisciplinary project on the borders of contemporary arts – design, music, performing arts and creative writing - new technology and archaeology. The programme’s aims are to trigger visitors’ interest in the prehistoric cultures and sites of the Middle and Lower Danube region and to offer new artistic approaches to the prehistoric phenomena and its relevance to modern times.  The project will address the lack of collaborations between contemporary art, heritage and archaeological practitioners in Central-Eastern European region.


PROJECT MANAGER: Kata Balogh, Tímea Szőke

PARTNERS: ’Matrica’ Museum (HU), Iron Gates Regional Museum (RO), Muzej vucedolske kulture (HR), Pro Progressione (HU), University of Southampton (GB)

SUPPOTERS: Creative Europe

 

GOAL OF THE PROJECT

Increasing access and understanding of prehistoric cultural heritage of the Danube region

Providing intellectual space for the critical analysis of the interrelationship between archaeology, heritage and art

Encouraging trans-disciplinary research in the area

Developing new strategies for heritage management

Encouraging other cultural institutions to consider new methodologies, interdisciplinary art projects and new technology content as part of their activities

Building a network beyond the museums of scholars, heritage practitioners, curators, writers, artists and archaeologists already engaged in this field

 

PROJECT ELEMENTS

1. Call for artists  - Selection process

2. Initial Workshop

3. Residencies

4. Creation process

5. ‘Journey to the beginnings’ Tour

a.) Preparation on spot, involvement of local artist and professionals

b.) Interdisciplinary Performance

c.) Open Workshop

d.) Presentation of the project outputs

6. Interactive Guided Tours

7. Publication of researcherof Southampton University       

8. Closing Conference

 

OUTCOMES AND IMPACT OF THE PROJECT

Create a multi-disciplinary performance with 4 artistic leaders, 8 guest artists from the participating countries and up to 24 local artist and scientist involved

Link the involved sites with art products

Tour the final performance and additional activities at each of the sites

Research and create a new, AR based guide to each sites

Research and publication by Southampton University

Generates a more comprehensive list of existing cultural heritage assets

Ensures more widespread community involvement and support

Increases residents’ self-confidence and community pride

Has greater appeal to potential outside funders

Creates sustainable outcomes

 

PROJECT PERIOD

START OF THE PROJECT: 05/06/2017

END OF THE PROJECT: 10/02/2019 

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