EvaSajovic

 

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The People's Bureau now Associate of Tate (Modern) Xchange.
 
UPCOMING:
Talking at Jumping The Barrier, seminar organised by engage Wales, 15 March 2016, the National Museum of Wales Cardiff.
 
Memory and Place, durational public performance, Elephant&Castle shopping centre, 19 March, 2-5PM. In collaboration with Siobhan Davies Dance and Entelechy Arts.
 
Beating The Bounds, participatory walk, 15 April 2016, 2PM, Elephant&Castle. Supported by LCC Public Engagement Programme. As part of TCCE, 2016 season.
 
PAST EVENTS:
A set of 6 films commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Autumn 2016.
 
Five Hundred Flowers and The Mother Plant, Lower Ground Gallery and PARC, London College of Communication, 4 February - 4 March 2016
Beating The Bounds, participatory walk, 9 February 2016, 2PM, Elephant&Castle.
Eating The Bones, performance (commissioned by WILD as part of the Green Week), 10 February 2016
 
One Thousand Flowers From A Test Tube, 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning exhibition, 13 November - 19 December 2015
Eating the Bones - performance, 19 December 2015
 
Photography Wall, exhibition, Tate Britain (Tribe Festival), 30 October and 1 November 2015.
 

Hidden Presence - 2 year long project commissioned by Ffotogallery and Chepstow Museum exhibited at Custom House, on 20 bus stops around town, Cardiff (1-31 OCtober) as part of Diffusion Festival. A2 poster is another platform and can be taken away from the exhbition space. Project also exists in the form of an interactive dedicated website (incorporating the education pack developed in collaboration with Ffotogallery's education team).

Artist talk, 13 October 2015, 2-4PM, BayArt, Cardiff.

Walk around the bus stops and talk, 14 October 2015, from Milgi, Cardiff.

Exhibition travels to Chepstow Museum 4 February - 4 May 2016.

 
In partnership with Siobhan Davies Dance and Entelechy Arts we are working on a dance/movement piece to be perfomed by the members of the People's Bureau at the E&C shopping centre, March 2016.
 
Working with Critical Practice we organised #Transacting: A Market of Values, 11 July 2015. Publication being worked on currently.
 
Age of Plently - contamination between artists and citizens, 3-7 June, Gorizia (IT) as part of InvisibleCities. Commission by 198 COntemporary Arts and Learning. Work to travel to the UK, to be exhibited at 198 CAL November 2015.
 
Together with Corinne Silva we set up Silva+Sajovic Studio, based at Photography Archive Research Centre (LCC). The purpose of the Studio is to create discussions, interventions and artworks using the vitality and agency of flora in the urban space as a catalyst for rethinking current power structures between humans and the environment. We are also working with international partners, initially in Amman, Havana and Koper (Slovenia).
 
With thanks to the Arts Council Funding (received Sprint 2015) we are creating new work in Elephant and Castle (Unearthing The Elephant) in response to the iminent demolition and reconstruction of E&C's shopping centre. Through a process of mapping people's movements and use of the space and a series of conversations we are creating a multimedia model, narrative film, a timemap of the E&C shopping centre.
 

The People’s Bureau is continuing. BLOG VIEW HERE>

Next event 9 October 2015, 11am-4pm. Working with the Latin American Women's group, the Rockingham Women's group, ATD Fourth World. Fermentaton for bread making with Siriol Davies, engraiving with Morvin, planting from Red Jan Geraniums with Corinne Silva and S+S Studio and more.

People's Bureau in residency at LCC as part of Moose on the Loose, Research Biennale by PARC (Photography Archive Research Cetre, based at LCC) - May 2015.
 

Talk and workshop at 'If you got them by the archives (sic), their hearths and minds will follow' as part of Dicovering Communities, Discovering Collections, commission by The National Archives, The Birmingham Library, 30 October 2014.

 

The Roles We Play - book and website published. Exhibition opening, 17 October 2014, 6.30 - 9pm. For more information about the exhibition and associated events (Collaborative Practice and Social Justice talk/seminar, 4 November 2014). VIEW HERE>

Work also published in 'A UK Without Poverty', Joseph Rowntree Foundation, September 2014.

 
Artists as Learners - commission from engage and Ffotogallery, working in partnership with the Prince's trust Fairbridge centre. I was mentoring two emerging artists to develop their socially engaged practice. We worked with a group of young people from the Prince's Trust. The work culminated in an exhibition and opening at Turner House. More information on the project's blog VIEW HERE>
 

The People’s Bureau - a space (and a network) of exchange of skills and needs, based in the unit 306 of the Elephant&Castle shopping centre set up by Eva and Rebecca in partnership with Latin American Women’s Rights Service and supported by Tate Modern.

The aim is to create a pool of collective local knowledge through exchange, a supporting network of different skills and to draw attention to diversity and existence of different economies in the Elephant and Castle.

Pilot project dates: 30, 31 May & 2 June, 11am - 5pm.

Open to all to come and join in sharing and exchange of skills and needs. For a more detailed programme please visit HERE>

This is a pilot project hoped to lead to a longer project later in the year.

 
The Amazing Movie of Life, participatory short animated film created with the young people at The Jack Hobbs Centre, managed by Petra Cox and produced by the Cuming museum. The film uses sequences from 'Some Activities of Bermondsey Borough Council' [1931] from the Southwark Council's film archive. V|EW >

The Roles We Play, an initiative done in collaboration with ATD Fourth World, showcasing the contribution individuals living in poverty make to their surrounding community, friends and families. Originating from a photo exhibition that toured the country in 2010, the participant-led Roles We Play project is set to reappear in 2014 in the form of a poignant multimedia book and DVD. The upcoming Roles We Play publication features portrait photographs and self-written biographies that focus on what people do to combat poverty and social exclusion in their everyday lives and in their communities and to confer visibility to the voices of people living in poverty. Book available from June 2014 onwards.

View WEBSITE HERE>

 
As part of Critical Practice Eva was involved in facilitating a group conversation during Not Knowing: A Collaboration Between CCW, APG, The Chelsea Salon Series, Friday 8 Nov 2013 VIEW PROGRAMME HERE>
 
New commission Hidden Presence project from fFotogallery and Chepstow museum; start October 2013.
VISIT BLOG HERE >
 

DreamMakers project is being collated in a book, currently being designed.

DreamMakers talking at ACERT conference, 28.September 2013.

 
The Roles We Play has received support from the Arts Awards and is, together with ATD Fourth World and, families and friends, currently being developed (towards a book to be published in Spring 2014).
 
Eva will be giving a talk about her work with the Gypsy, Roma, Traveller communities, focusing on the notion of collaboration, in its different forms, with the people she has been working with. Hackney museum, Thursday 2o June, 6.30 - 7.30 pm.
 

DreamMakers final exhibition and events @ 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, 14 June - 20 July 2013. PRESS RELEASE. Citizenship and Belonging symposia, 25 June 2013, 10am - 5pm: MORE INFORMATION HERE. Representation and the Media seminar, 2 July, 1-4.30 pm. Film night, 12 July, 7-9pm: Young voices, a selection of shorts.

Blog: www.dreammakersuk.com

 

Caribbean Through A Lens, a collaboration with the Cuming Museum and The National Archives. Eva worked with local people and members of the museum’s Youth Panel. Together they have produced A FILM and a set of dominoes which have been installed in the museum’s Southwark gallery.

VIEW FILM HERE>

 

Growing Map of Southwark, a collaboration with the Youth Panel of the Cuming museum and resonance FM, broadcasted on Resonance FM in February 2013. The project consists of a booklet and soundpiece, tracing a narrative of memory and memories through Southwark; from Peckham through Camberwell, Elephant&Castle and Borough to Bermondsey.

LISTEN HERE>

 
Speaking at The Brixton Exchange, Friday 1, 2-4pm. Event organised by Anchor&Magnet. Info event and programme available on: : http://anchorandmagnet.wordpress.com/the-brixton-exchange/
 
Speaking at Symposium: Participation, Photography & the Politics of Space, 12 March 2013, 11am-4.30pm, The Sir Duncan Rice Library, University of Aberdeen. Symposium hosted by the Special Collections Centre, University of Aberdeen in partnership with NEPAN, (an artist-led North East Participatory Arts Network) and engage Scotland. More information and programme here.
 

Eva will be speaking on the panel at "Openness: Exploring Artist Practice in the City", an event at Tate Modern, as part of the South London Black Music Archive exhibition. November 19, 7-8.30 pm, Starr Auditorium. Booking: call 02078878888 or visit www.tate.org.uk // CANCELLED //

 
Caribbean Through a Lens project
Participatory project in collaboration with the National Archives and the Cuming museum
Part of a national initiative of the National Archives.
 
The Heart of the Elephant, film (work in progress) screening
As part of Studio at the Elephant work, Eva and Rebecca produced an edit of the 'film in progress', screened at the Elefest and Fotosynthesis's photography symposium (Participation in photography: Memory, Archives and Authorship).
 
Whitechapel collaboration: FACTORY OF CONFESSIONS
Family Trail and Family day (4 June 2012) as a response to Gillian Wearing work exhibited at the Whitechapel gallery
BLOG
 
DreamMakers: UK-wide project with young Roma, Gypsy and Travellers (locations: Glasgow, Bolton, Peterborough, Walthamstow, London)
In collaboration with 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning
Supported by the PAUL HAMLYN FOUNDATION
BLOG
 
Artist residency at the CUMING museum, October 2011 - February 2012
Supported by the ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND
BLOG
 
EXPLORING THE ELEPHANT / a collaboration with the (3-5 year old children of) SRC nursery and the Cuming museum
Supported by the MINET Trust
BLOG
 
WEALTH AND POVERTY MAP, 17 October 2011 (International Day for the Eradication of Poverty)
A collaboration with Ana Laura Lopez de la Torre and ATD Fourth World
 
MAKESHIFT: Seeding Communities // PROVIZORIJ: Sejanje Skupnosti / ONGOING /
A seed and plant exchange project across national boundaries. Plants and seeds are transplanted from one environment to another, in collaboration with individuals from diverse cultural and geographic backgrounds.
EXHIBITED at the REZIDENCNA CETRT, Trubarjeva hisa Literature Ljubljana, 9 September 2011
BLOG
 
Participating in:
Call the Witness, Roma Pavilion, 54th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, 2011
as part of the ROMA MEDIA ARCHIVE
Launch: UNESCO, Palazzo Zorzi, Castello 4930 – Venezia. 3rd June 2011 at 13:00
OFFICIAL LEAFLET
PRESS RELEASE

STUDIO AT THE ELEPHANT, Unit 207/208, Elephant&Castle shopping centre

A space for locals to engage in conversations through the Arts and a place for artists in residency to work with and from within the community
Founded by Eva Sajovic and Rebecca Davies. Launched 4 March 2011
http://studio.homefromhome-online.com/studio.htm
 
The Roles We Play: Recognising the contribution of people in poverty
A project in partnership with ATD Fourth World Charity throug photography, written word and sound
Touring Exhibition, UK and Europe: Community Links, 10-25 Aug // Bishop Stortford School, 3-13 Sept // Bevan Foundation Wales, 23 Sept // Pearce Institute Glasgow, 27-30 Sept // Poverty Alliance Scotland, 2 Oct // Spark In The Park London, 2 OCt // European Parliament Brussels, 17 Oct // TUC, 18 Oct // EY2010 event with Southwark Council and EAPN England, 16 Nov // European Economic and Social Committee Brussels, 20-27 Nov // Birmingham Regional EY2010, 25 Nov // RBI, 29 Nov - 4 Dec //
 
Home From Home
Book and website published, July 2010 (available from the Cuming Museum or the artist)
www.homefromhome-online.com
 
Be-Longing: Traveller's Stories, Traveller's Lives
Exhibition and events, 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning Gallery, 4th Feb - 20th March 2010
Exhibition touring to Hackney Library, West Norwood Library and Brighton, June 2010
Catalogue published, edition 50, July 2010 (available from Amazon, 198 Gallery or the artist)
Selected by curators of the 'Call The Witness' / 2nd Roma Pavilion Enisa Emirovska and Suzana Milevska to participate at the Venice Biennale 2011
Blog - VIEW HERE
 
Holocaust Against Roma and Sinti and Present Day Racism in Europe
Commission by the GRTHM to curate the exhibition and events
31 May - 20 June 2010, the Arts Pavilion
 
Surviving History: the Bock Family
A collaboration with Damian LeBas exhibited at the Holocaust Against Roma and Sinti and Present Day Racism in Europe exhibition
31 May - 20 June 2010, the Arts Pavilion
 
Pavee Widden (Travellers Talking)
Book and exhibition launch by the Irish Ambassador Bobby McDonagh, 160 Tooley Street, 17 June 2010
Film screened, Hackney Museum, 27 May 2010
- VIEW HERE -