Photo Documentation of the show
personal documention of the show and making of by Dmitry Vilensky
Video version of audio-guide of the show
learning play – What Struggle do we have in common? from chto delat on Vimeo.
Participants: Jelena Vesic (Prelom collective – Belgrade), Vladan Jeremic (Biro Belgrade), Carrot Workers Research Group (London), Alexander Skidan and Dmitry Vilensky, Chto Delat collective (Russia), Factory of Found Clothes (St. Petersburg), Nina Gasteva (Iguana Dance (St. Petersburg), Steve Edwards (Historical Materialism – London), Turbulence (London), Unltra-Red (London); Ehsan Fardjadniya (Parachute-Artists (Nomad)), Amsterdam; Marina Vishmidt; Vladimir Jeric (Vlidi – Belgrade)
Based on 48 hours Communal Life Seminar
Presented by Factory of Found Clothes & Chto Delat, choreography of Nina Gasteva, and the participants of the 48 Hour Communal Life Seminar:
The title-question the play What struggles do we have in common? addresses the urgency of reconsidering the cultural field as a battle ground – where different forces of politics, aesthetics and ideology are confronting each other. That’s why the play scrutinizes the rather typical conflictual situation when artist/intellectuals who have chosen the necessity of carrying on their work in a framework of institutional landscape are confronted with the protest of activists who consider this position as a betrayal of political agenda in a favor of branding a personal/collective carriers detached from any political relevance.
Through the www this conflict and its different aspects we suggest the public to engage with this issues and try to find a way how to resolve the conflict otherwise.