The Goethe-Institut is embarking on a 2-year initiative to create the Goethe Satellite, a programming framework where artists and curators are invited to develop projects in Vancouver.
Satellites are mobile platforms that connect people and enable global networks through the reception and transmission of sound, image, data and text. The Goethe Satellite is a moving hub that journeys throughout Vancouver collecting and distributing the voices of collaborating artists, spaces, and curators.
Rather than establishing itself within a singular space, the goal of the Goethe Satellite is to facilitate unique site-specific projects and pop-up spaces around the city, where artists, organizations and collectives will have the opportunity to collaborate, perform, and show work that expands current artistic practices.
The concept is flexible and fluid, and at the same time defined by the objectives of the Goethe-Institut. The Satellite becomes a way of showcasing the intersections of space, community, culture, art, and time. By using different spaces for limited times, the initiative will be able to evolve in both form and feeling within different geographical spaces around the city.
For almost 50 years, the Goethe-Institut has been promoting dialogue and exchange between Canadian and German artists. The Satellite emerges from the Goethe-Institut’s interest in exploring experimental concepts within contemporary art, in multiple locations with flexible structures. The Institut believes that Vancouver’s unique location and artistic milieu provides the ideal setting for the Satellite concept.
|Revised Projects is the Goethe-Institut's local partner to coordinate the Goethe Satellite Vancouver.
|The Waldorf Hotel, 1489 East Hastings, Vancouver, is the location and partner for the first Goethe Satellite program starting in May 2011.|
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