The Forgotten Pioneer Movement

Marina Naprushkina, ‚We are Belarus‘, 2007

The Forgotten Pioneer Movement (TFPM) is an interdisciplinary performance and exhibition project about the experiences of the last, transitional generation between socialism and post-socialism. As a fictional movement, TFPM addresses the impact and the societal perspectives of the "last pioneers": a generation whose childhood and youth is linked to the times of the Perestroika and the “pOst-Western” Europe of the 1990s.

During the exhibition, objects, styles and words that were unnoticed, negated or simply unknown in the context of “pOst-Western” transformation will be collected and reconfigured as indexical traces. In order to understand the processes of historicizing the 'post-socialist / socialist experience' beyond any mythologizing absorption, TFPM suggests new connections between that remote future and specific experiences of the present.

Set # B is complemented by the Appendix Collection, a research station with reference materials from the participants, the archive transitland: Video Art from Central and Eastern Europe 1989-2009 (curated by Edit András and Margarita Dorovska) and the TFPM videos by Lina Albrikienė, bankleer, Vlad Basalici, Eglė Budvytytė & Bert Groenendaal, Irina Botea, Cooltūristės, eteam, Anna Jermolaewa, Szabolcs Kisspál, Jumana Manna & Sille Storihle, Wilhelm Klotzek, Jumana Manna & Sille Storihle, Anna Molska, VIP, Clemens von Wedemeyer, Katarina Zdjelar, a.o.

Participants: Lina Albrikienė, Ēriks Apaļais, bankleer, Mitya Churikov, CORO Collective, Nicu Ilfoveanu, Wilhelm Klotzek & David Polzin, Marina Naprushkina, Claudia Rößger, ŽemAt

Set # B is realized in collaboration with Balassi Institut – Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (.CHB).
The Forgotten Pioneer Movement is supported by Hauptstadtkulturfonds.

Thu, 2 Oct, 18.00h
3 Oct 201429 Nov 2014

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