projects using the material of some democratic fictions:
- thoughts meet space vienna
- thoughts meet space beirut
- thoughts meet space athens
- thoughts meet space cairo
- thoughts meet space cairo in vienna
- biographical landscapes of new zagreb
- galerie royale centrale- rewriting history in brussels
- burning beasts in frankfurt
- dominant powers in zagreb
- dominant powers in tunis
- dominant powers in vienna
- dominant powers - landscapes of unease in vienna
- what about catastrophes?
- catastrophic paradise
- a first step to IDEAL PARADISE
- the last IDEAL PARADISE
some democratic fictions is a long-term project by claudia bosse developed partially in collaboration with sound artist günther auer and in coproduction with theatercombinat. a series of interviews starting in january 2011 investigates concepts of democracy, legal forms, ways of life, ideas of freedom as thinking aloud about political alternatives. this material is to be elaborated and translated into the form of an installation as transnational archive. narrations and portraits from new york, cairo, alexandria, tunis, frankfurt, zagreb, tel aviv, jerusalem, brussels and beirut posing the question how history is constructed - influenced by different understandings of society and geopolitical contexts.
the open collection, that is always in progress, contains narrations and portraits and it forms a frame for the production of ideas, sentences, expressions, gestures, language and space for contemporary (recent) history – the narratives construct a live archive of today, of the actuality of presence without the safety of historical distance that archives usually offer. it creates a direct production of meaning and thoughts of people of different backgrounds, countries and political convictions. the “view on our time” is understood as the space in-between the position of each individual.
the collected material from the project some democratic fictions is then used in artistic formats unfolding specific and contextualized variations in confrontation with the local environment and enriched by the interviews produced on site - as knowledge unfolded in the space the collection becomes an archive of contemporary history in a permanent continuation via different perspectives.