Banja Luka 2024 Bidbook has been officially published. You can find more information, and a downloadable PDF version on our page Bidbook.
The strategy of our artistic programme, guided by the leitmotif of facing, and working under slogan opposites attract, is based on four key points:
Alternating current creates an electric field by periodically reversing its direction. But to reverse one’s direction is not an easy task. Therefore, “Alternating Current” wishes to make the first and necessary step in turning Banja Luka, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, the country that disrupted the longest period of peace in Europe, into open, multicultural European society.
Spark happens when two unlikely bodies are put together. By influence, the neutral body will be charged by the charge of the opposite sign and together, in synergy, they will discharge common electricity thus creating a spark. By bringing together our cultural heritage and our contemporary art practices, which is the main goal of “Spark”, we will ignite new ways of culture production, unlocking their full potentials.
Charging the battery
Charging the battery is needed every once in a while, no matter what the circumstances might be. People, spaces and the connections are the essence of any community, of any society. That said, “Charging the Battery” is a stream of project that tackle the challenges of the city, our lack of capacities whether it is about people, spaces or connections.
The key to creating new energy is to make something move. In our case, to take the first step. “New Energy” brings culture and art into nature, to unexpected, unlikely places. It focuses on our natural heritage in the attempt to raise awareness of the emerging need to protect and truly see the world we live in.