New Performance Turku Festival starts the year with a top class project in collaboration with Aboagora Symposium

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Two Turku-based festivals, New Performance Turku and Aboagora-symposium start their collaboration with Floating Platform -project, funded by the Finnish Cultural Foundation.

The theme of the 2014 New Performance Turku Festival was expertise, which manifested in the artworks, audience and researchers collaborating in the course of the festival. This year the theme of expertise in performance art will continue with the Floating Platforms -project.

The aim of the project is to find different ways to approach a co-ordinated dialogue between arts and sciences. Six artists and six scientists from variety of disciplines from Finland and Europe will work in pairs and discuss a certain theme from their own perspectives and methods.

Floating Platforms will be conducted as a part of both events’ programmes. The audience will have an opportunity to follow these processes between arts and sciences throughout the course of the project. Floating Platforms expands the ways in which both parties have previously worked with – questions concerning the new methods of producing information, and availability and openness of these processes. These results will be available for the field of arts and sciences. The project consists of event sections, discussion panels called thinking platforms, and a publication that will be published in 2016.

Aboagora-symposium is a symposium operating between arts and sciences. It is organized by the Department of Cultural History in University of Turku, Donner institute of Åbo Akademi University Foundation, and Turku Music Festival. Aboagora 2015 will be conducted on August 11-13.

In 2015 New Performance Turku Festival will be held from 28th of September to 4th of October.

Both events will publish their international programme during the spring.


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