There are a couple of important milestones along our path, where we will stop and pause for a day.
These stops, spread across the overall distance, are intended to lend structure and rhythm to our project.
They provide small islands of repose as well as times and spaces for reflection.
We will use them to intensify our discourse on the Human Rights in talks organized with our local partners.
At some of the stops, we are planning Human Rights Tattoo events, giving those interested a chance to embody the Human Rights in a very literal sense.
MILESTONES ON OUR WAY TO ISTANBUL
Vienna, Türkenschanzpark (Yunus Emre Fountain)
This is the big day of our departure, and we would like to celebrate by gathering with you at the Yunus Emre Fountain. It will be our first time to read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights together and our first time to make smartphone portraits of people we encounter and invite to participate.
We would love for you to be there and simply say goodbye or read along, or even keep us company for our first of many, many steps on the way to Istanbul!
9 am: Reading the Preamble as well as Articles 1, 2, 3 of the UDHR
10 am: Leaving for Istanbul
First day’s march: Vienna → Traiskirchen (Möllersdorf)
We invite you to join us!
18/09 and 19/09/2022
Zagreb and Bihać
09/10 and 10/10/2022
INTO THE CRACKS meets REX Re/generation
10 October 2022, 6–9pm
INTO THE CRACKS is exploring the discourse on Human Rights, its current capacities and powers, its efficiency and proficiency, and its… cracks.
Walking a distance of 2500km, we encounter the topic in a variety of situations, contexts, constellations, and contingencies.
One of these investigations will be an experimental hybrid of talk and podcast formats in cooperation with REX Belgrade: The event will be strongly processual and open to impulses by its participants. And it will be available as a podcast on our website later on.
REX has tackled the local, regional, and global Human Rights discourse as well as the policies and politics linked to it in a variety of ways and approaches for years. The aim of the event series REX Re/generation is to transfer this accumulated knowledge and experience onto younger generations in the form of podcasts.
On Monday, October 10th, INTO THE CRACKS and REX will create a common space of thinking, talking, and analysing in order to address the layers, histories, cracks and futures of Human Rights discourses and practices.
We will talk in three languages – English, German, and Serbian (BCMS) – and read the Declaration of Human Rights together. This setting will provide the opportunity to comment, translate, understand, and misunderstand the Declaration’s meanings, sounds, and echoes anew.
The ‘Babylonian’ scenery will be organised and recorded in three corners: a German, a Serbian, and an English one. We will switch constantly between talking, discussing, and translating in small groups – each equipped with a microphone for documentation – and an open debate with everybody.
The cracks that are simultaneously explored and discussed in three different linguistic, political, and cultural spheres thus can be studied and understood in a sort of real-life ‘3-D research technique.’
Step by step, the language-corner categories will turn fluid and people will be able to decide which corner they want to join, allowing perspectives to be tested and to become more and more flexible.
– Vahida Ramujkic (No Name Kitchen)
– Dušan Maljković (Queer Studies, Belgrade)
– Marija Perković (Women in Black, Belgrade)
– Ana Ostojić (grupa 484)
– Vincent Angerer (philosopher, Vienna)
– Bronwyn Mauldin (writer & zine maker, e.g. The Democracy Series)
– Dr. Melissa Wall (professor of journalism at California State University – Northridge)
Kulturni centar REX
Obilićev venac 2
11000 Beograd Srbija
25/10 and 26/10/2022
INTO THE CRACKS meets EUOK (EU Office in Kosovo)
26 October 2022, 6–8pm
We will continue to investigate cracks
related to the Human Rights, this time focusing
on the current situation in Kosovo.
First, Blendë Pira will give an overview of the most pressing
issues in Kosovo, then we will read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
again in four languages: Albanian, English, German and Serbian.
This will serve as a basis for a debate on how to handle, heal, mend, accept, avoid, and confront cracks that appear.
Europe House Prishtina
Str. UÇK nr.90, Prishtina 10000, Kosovo
Blendë Pira is the Program Coordinator of the Human Rights and Rule of Law Program at the Youth Initiative for Human Rights (YIHR) Kosovo. YIHR is a regional network of NGOs in Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo. It is “fighting for peace in the region, not only for the absence of war, but for the peace as a lasting process, which means dealing with the past and which results in continuous co-operation between the states and people in the region.”
Europe House Kosovo is located in the centre of Prishtina. It’s a place where citizens can meet and discuss as well as seek information on the EU. It provides information on the European Union and its projects for Kosovo, and Kosovo’s path towards EU Integration. Europe House is also a centre for citizens to enjoy and be part of a variety of cultural and artistic activities.
For more information on EU Office in Kosovo please click here.
31/10 and 01/11/2022
13/11 and 14/11/2022
INTO THE CRACKS meets HUMAN RIGHTS TATTOO at TOPLOCENTRALA
14 November 2022, 5–9 pm
In Sofia, we meet another art project that found an extraordinary way to create visible and sustainable traces of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: HUMAN RIGHTS TATTOO is tattooing the complete document, letter by letter, onto the skins of 6,773 human beings.
Together we organize an event in Sofia with the support of the local ACT Association.
Another 40 letters will be tattooed onto the skins of people in Bulgaria’s capital, along with a very concentrated, intimate version of a talk in one-on-one situations. After having the letters written on their skin, each participant gets to meet another participant and discuss one of the Human Rights Articles as drawn by lot. A short collection of questions will provide an impulse for the conversations.
Toplocentrala Regional Centre for Contemporary Art.
ul. “Emil Berzinski” 5,
INTO THE CRACKS is going to arrive in Istanbul on Saturday, December 10th – International Human Rights Day.
This couldn’t have happened without you!
We want to thank you! And we want to celebrate by gathering all of you who have been with us along the way. Therefore, we ask you to take a picture of a crack you encounter over the next days and share it with everybody.
From the morning of December 10th you will find a video with all our Encounters on our website. It shows 99 persons reading the Declaration of Human Rights in 13 languages. You can also find a button there, marked LEAVE A CRACK
Click it to post your picture of a crack and see the collection grow.
We are very much looking forward!
& the Team of INTO THE CRACKS
Für den Inhalt verantwortlich:
camp Nu – Verein zur Förderung von Theater-, Kunst- und Performanceprojekten