What’s Inside Ideal X? project is taking place in Rijeka, a port-city on the northern coast of Croatia.
Rijeka’s visual landscape is marked with containers in the city’s center. These containers also surround Molekula – a network of independent arts and culture organizations, situated in an ex-industrial building near the port.
The Moving Crew is spending a month and a half at Molekula during May and June 2010, working together with various communities in Rijeka and groups of artists based in Molekula: Prostor Plus (contemporary dance NGO), Fiskultura (physical theatre NGO), Filmaktiv (video activism NGO).
Events are being held for 6 weeks in preparation for a big collaborative exhibition and performance utilizing 1800 miniature cardboard shipping containers. Stacked in a monolithic block these small containers form the volume of an actual shipping container. This object will be on display in Molekula. The small containers are designed collaboratively by numerous artists everywhere, who answered the Open Call on the project website. The cardboard boxes are painted, silkscreened, and assembled with collaborative efforts in a series of workshops held at Molekula.
Itinerary of events:
March 15th – April 15th, 2010 – Project workshop for the Applied Printmaking course at the Applied Arts Academy, The University of Rijeka (students made container designs, container books, narratives with photographs and text)
March 25th, 2010 – Project presentation and workshop at the Film and Video Department, Split Art Academy, The University of Split (students made short videos for project website)
March 30th, 2010 – Project presentation at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art - “Inclusive art practice: The Moving Crew art collective” (the public was introduced to the project and invited for participation)
April 16th, 2010 - Project presentation at Molekula: “The Moving Crew art collective: What’s Inside Ideal X?” (performing artists from Prostor Plus are collaborating to create performances for the final exhibition)
April 16th- 18th , 2010 - Filmaktiv Marathon at Molekula (Filmaktiv members are making short videos and films about containers)
May 10th, 2010 – 2000 cardboard boxes arrive to Molekula