How can a sound artist support an area while consolidating his or her career in a more virtuous way? How can an artist be a player in the making of the city? Slash Transition explores the place and role of the sound artist in an area in transition.
Slash Transition project was born from common questions shared by the project partners. Each organization works on a territory in transition (urban, social, economic, ecological, etc.) and questions the place and role of artists in these transformations.
The objective of Slash Transition is to answer these questions: how can a sound artist accompany changes in a territory while consolidating his/her career in a more virtuous way? How can an artist play a role in the fabric of the city?
For four years, a cooperation of seven partners will experiment with these questions. This experimentation will happen within 5 territories in transition: Innsbruck (Austria), Lisbon (Portugal), Nantes (France), Tbilisi (Georgia) and Tunis (Tunisia).
Slash Transition is being run from 2023 to 2027 by Trempo. It is co-funded by the European Union as part of its Europe Creative program.
Launched in 2016, Slash experiments with various projects, new ways of supporting European musicians. Slash is led by Trempo (Nantes, France) with its Musics and Transitions department framework. The platform brings together amazing partners across Europe and more, including cultural centers, universities, municipalities, festivals, radio stations, etc.