Maike Lond [EE]
10 journeys to a place where nothing happens *
Standard sponsor deals
The Estonian artist Maike Lond reports on her attempts to cooperate financially with the private sector. She tried in every way possible: with standard sponsor deals, as an employee, in public presentations, live debates on Estonian television etc. Her (rather romantic) goal was to become financially independent from curators and subsidising bodies. Lond combines her electro-acoustic music with interactive visual installations.
• 10 journeys to a place where nothing happens was previously performed at the Kaaistudios during the Pharmakonweekend in 2014.
On art and society
It is already clear that this government is making deep cuts to culture. This has only served to sharpen the debate on ‘art and society’. Elsewhere in Europe, governments have also reacted to the economic crisis by scrapping cultural subsidies.
Apart from the arts organisations, it is primarily individual artists who have fallen victim to this. The precarious, often international constructions of the subsidising bodies and co-producers that make their work possible are threatened with collapse as a result of the cuts. How will these (mainly young) artists manage to finance their work in future? In which sections of society will they still find support for what they are making?
At the start of this ‘season of cuts’, we give two young theatre-makers the opportunity to talk about their search for funding and about their view of ‘art and society’: Maike Lond and Julian Hetzel.
idea & performance Maike Lond | assistance Kaja Kann | translation support Kadri Saar | co-production Maike Lond & Kanuti Gildi SAAL | supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia and the Estonian Ministry of Culture