The first crowd-surced history project is launching.
Help Armine to regain her glance, face, name.
Memory is not only an idea, an object. It is the relation between us. All of us and them who gone and as well these who are still witnessing. – adds Jarosław Fret – Breaking the ignorance of contemporary world, our world and our time, we can become again witnesses after witnesses. Armine lives in our eyes.
You have 1500 hours left. Each hour is a demolished church, a forgotten memory, a lost song. Don’t let this story to vanish. Become a witness. Join the action. Give Armine your voice and face.
Teatr ZAR together with the Grotowski Institute create a first crowd-surced history project. Using performances, installations, happenings, workshops, lectures, social media and crowdfunding campaign actors and musicians remind the world about the tragic history of the Armenians, which is of uppermost importance in 2015, time of a special reflection on tragic events of a century ago.
On 24th of April 1915 mass arrests of Armenians living in Turkey were launched. This date is considered to be the symbolic beginning of the first genocide of the twentieth century. One hundred years ago, 1.5 million Armenians living in Turkey were exiled from their homes and murdered. To this day stories of those who miraculously survived are still not told.
Our goal is to recover the memory of the genocide, to sing forgotten songs, to discover ruins and tombs buried in sand, to find and read memories of victims. Join us and take part in the first crowd-surced history project.
In 2015, which is a special time of reflection on the events of a century ago, we want to reach with the widest possible audience with our work. International touring project Armine, Sister has started in 2015 with the presentations in Wrocław (February) and Oslo (March). In April, the spectacle and its associated events (eg exhibitions, installations, meetings, concerts) will be included in the program of events commemorating the genocide with the cooperation of the Armenian diaspora in Poland.
We strongly believe that the next few months will create the opportunity to share our work with the public in Florence and San Francisco (May), Rome (June), Szczecin (July), as well as in Paris and Berlin (October), Madrid and Warsaw (November) and in Los Angeles (December). In 2016, New York visit (January), Diyarbakir and Istanbul (February).
The goal we want to reach – broadening the global reception of project and “Armine Sister” performance – will be possible only thanks to your help and funds donated in crowdfunding campaign.