“Offret” is a process-based, community-focused project that will be part of the Exchange Radical Moments! Live Art Festival, which will take place simultaneously in several European cities in 11/11/11.

The urban intervention will deal with the areas affected by the widespread rioting that took place in England in August 2011.

In the weeks preceding the festival, a series of workshops engaging members of the local community will be promoted with the intent to generate multiple visions for the future of the community. The outcome of the workshops will take shape of a newspaper that will be distributed on the day of the festival.

The culmination of the project will be an artistic intervention on the building that has been affected by arson, a video-collage of the different visions, as a collective memory to be projected in the night of 11/11/11.

Considering the complexity of the events, the aim is to gather multiple perspectives: from the affected community, business owners, rioters, their families, police officers.

The project hopes to provide a communal experience for participants, local community, festival visitors and general public. It will discuss the self-determination of society and its capacity to regenerate itself. By bringing people together for discussing an unwanted act of violence we hope to empower and inspire people into believing that they can also shape the future of their cities and society.


© 6th Hour Productions 2011