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A deep dive into a unique music festival in the middle of the Atlantic
How important is art in times of conflict?
Is the political society able to change the politics?
What makes us humans?
What are the rituals behind a music festival?
Why predict the future when you can influence the present?
Is the political society able to change the politics?

A conversation between Máret Ánne Sara and Agnieszka Wisniewska

in collaboration with We are Europe
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For the second episode of the “New Activists of European Culture” series, a partnership with We are Europe, we went to Lyon, France. Strolling along the river we ended up at university Lumiére Lyon 2, the venue of European Lab, the conference part of Nuits Sonores festival. In the first scents of spring we found the perfect place near the Ródamo river - an ideal spot for talking about how we all should be more socially and politically active.

A conversation between Máret Ánne Sara and Agnieszka Wisniewska

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With students shouting in the streets, fighting for their rights in the background, we met with Máret Ánne Sara and Agnieszka Wiśniewska. Both talked how we all need to step up and be a active individuals, show that we are not afraid. If we want to not only resist but be part of the change, we need to speak politics, behave on a one-to-one scale with those we consider to be responsible. Because today resistance is not enough.

For me, the keyword is not necessarily “responsibility” but “need”. It’s a real need to protect, to shout out about what is happening.

- Máret Ánne Sara

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Máret Ánne Sara

is an artist, author and journalist from Norway. She has studied art/illustration in England, and product production in Kautokeino, where she currently lives and works. She is educated both within journalism and arts. As chief editor and indigenous journalist, she has covered indigenous issues around the world, while her creative mind has observed and picked up artistic influences internationally. Máret Ánne has exhibited visual art since 2003 and often deals with political and social issues, from a Sami and reindeer-social perspective.

Agnieszka Wisniewska

is an activist, feminist, journalist and political comentator from Poland. Editor-in-chief of KrytykaPolityczna.pl, for six years she was coordinator of Political Critique’s Clubs’ activities. Author of Henryka Krzywonos’ biography "Big Solidarity, small solidarity" (2010) and book about film director Małgorzata Szumowska "Cinema is a Survival School" (2012), co-author of children's book "Cooperation" (2013).

During this kind of discussions, artists couldn’t be separated from the social problems. And activists couldn’t be separated from the language that artists use. A language that is full of emotions.

- Agnieszka Wiśniewska

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foto by Alvaro Campos

“New Activists of European Culture” is a series by Canal180 that focuses on conversations between activists from Europe. Born from partnership with We are Europe, which promotes, creates and produces 8 major European events. Their goal is to develop a prospective vision of electronic culture, technology and entrepreneurship, while contributing to new social and political developments through an interdisciplinary approach.

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HOW IMPORTANT IS ART IN TIMES OF CONFLICT?
The third episode of New Activists of European Culture, Invisible Borders, focuses on a conversation between Mohamed Jabaly and Alistair Alexander. Recorded in Barcelona, Spain during Sónar.

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WHAT MAKES US HUMANS?


The first episode has Elevate Festival (Graz, Austria) as background. Vasilis Tsartsanis and Ben Frost shared their life experiences in a snowy environment.

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