Mentorship with the artistic collective Karkatag
Participants of the third generation of Nelt educational program are supported by the artistic collective Karkatag, during their six months of collaborative work.
About the mentoring
This year, participants are supported by the members of the Karkatag collective, Ana Dimitrijević, Marko Dimitrijević and Aleksandar Popović. The idea is for them to explore the performance potentials of machines and machine induced situations that involve active participation of the audience, through the creation of interactive machines and installations – from mechanical constructions to digital devices.
Through this specific form of mentoring collaborative work, Karkatag collective and participants of the Nelt educational program are working on the development, production and realization of their final exhibition, expected in September 2018.
NELT Company organizes the third cycle of the NELT Educational Program aimed to students, in a collaboration with Nova Iskra and Gallery 12 Hub. Within the third cycle of NEP, 25 selected students will have an opportunity to develop their practical skills from the field of creativity and entrepreneurship, but also to spread their views about critical thinking, teamwork, project development. The trainees will participate in the unique experience of collaboration and knowledge, this year under the slogan THINK FUTURE!
Karkatag is Belgrade based Serbian art collective. It exists since 2009.
Karkatag includes machines, interactive and autonomous installations and manipulable objects. Karkatag uses industrial materials and technologies in research of different natural and scientific phenomena, interactivity and performativity of machines, sound, motion. Through public actions and performances, by placing installations and machines in space as urban scenography and props, this collective also introduces social aspects of its work. In those settings spectator/passerby is being involved in co-play with machine/installation and thereby becoming an active partaker in changing the perception of space and daily routine of the city. Karkatag works are participatory and the situation generated through their use is integral part of their realization. Aiming to encourage experimentation and to make its metalworking and mechanical knowledge available, collective organizes series of workshops as well as offering workplace, tools and advising. Karkatag has three permanent members that are together defining, managing and realizing the work of collective. Nevertheless, team structure is generally fluid and from project to project it involves new people.