Matias Katajavaara Seidler presents Khora – a Copenhagen-based virtual reality (#VR) and augmented reality (#AR) production house that will provide artists with the best assistance to develop and unleash their imaginative visions exploring this new media and its limitless possibilities within the MANIFEST Artistic Journey.
Khora is based in Copenhagen and was founded in 2015. It is one of the pioneers of instructing and producing high-end immersive virtual reality content in the Nordic Region, having released more than 300 immersive experiences.
Khora strives to democratise access to VR because it offers powerful, educational and meaningful experiences that can tie people closer to each other and to their heritage.
The production company Khora Contemporary will closely work with Khora to empower the artists, facilitate their expertise and provide them with the best assistance in promoting their artworks.
Meet Barbara Chiron who presents Les Anneaux de la Mémoire, a french non-profit association that carries out cultural and artistic projects in close collaboration with a large number of cultural actors, activists and researchers. Active since 1991, it has gained a great understanding of the trade of enslaved people and slavery’s history and its contemporary legacies throughout its projects in France and internationally.
Les Anneaux de la Mémoire take action with different audiences and in various forms (publications, conferences, exhibitions, etc.) to promote cultural mediation around the dissemination of historical knowledge. Since 2019, the association has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for the Remembrance of Slavery.
Supported by the Advisory Board, Les Anneaux de la Mémoire’s contribution in the MANIFEST project will include the preparation of the Resources Publication. For Barbara, “Art is one of the most powerful mediums to exchange with people, to be touched by a subject and to change its perception, its feeling or its understanding
Meet Gergő Paukovics, who presents Pro Progressione a Budapest-based artistic and cultural hub working towards interdisciplinary creations in a mutual exchange between disciplines, art forms and actors of social and artistic fields.
Pro Progressione has been implementing numerous international projects supported by the European Commission. The organisation is built up on four main pillars, PP Social, PP Cult, PP Arts and PP Sound. It is active in the field of socially engaged arts, cultural & natural heritage interpretation, music as tradition and the productions of unique performances.
Pro Progressione’s overall objective is to create an international network of artists, institutions and audiences by helping the communities to find their path towards arts.
Having specific expertise in the area of visual and performing arts, and in the direct work with artists, Pro Progressione will lead the MANIFEST residency in Budapest and will be in charge of all artistic-related aspects of the project.
Meet Clara Amante, head of Academia Gerador, an independent Portuguese platform for journalism, culture and education that is active since 2014.
Gerador focuses on slow journalism as a counterpoint to the urgency of the times that surround us, publishing a quarterly magazine, as well as digital content on their website and social networks.
The organisation also works within the cultural field, creating, organising and producing initiatives that seem fundamental to a free and progressive society. As for the educational project, it is divided into three fundamental areas: training, research and environmental sustainability.
With its profound expertise in Audiovisual and multimedia production, Gerador will lead the Lisbon residency as part of MANIFEST and put these capabilities at the service of the Artist’s Journey.
Meet Stefanie Thomas Gilbert-Roberts who represents the Brussels based international non-profit agency CUMEDIAE – acronym for Culture & Media Agency Europe.
CUMEDIAE provides consultancy services in the field of Creative and Cultural Industries. It was founded in 2012 by a group of professionals with long experience in the field of cultural management and cultural policy, strongly motivated and influenced by the UNESCO 2005 Convention on Cultural diversity and its objectives and guiding principles.
CUMEDIAE’s activities can be diverse, with a common denominator: promoting support to international projects, activities and communication in the creative sector, and connecting professionals and organizations engaged in the arts and creative sectors.
Since its creation, CUMEDIAE has been successfully involved in the conceptualization, structuring, implementation and dissemination of a number of European projects – always linked to the CCIs- funded by different EU programs and Institutions.
CUMEDIAE’s long term expertise in communication and dissemination will be brought into play all along the MANIFEST journey.