With the solidarity event "Woman_Life_Freedom" in the framework of "Practicing Care", the Mozarteum University wants to contribute to maintaining public attention on the criminal machinations and the "state-sanctioned killings" (according to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights) of the Iranian rulers. At the same time, we want to convey an impression of the concerns and diverse forms of protest, which is supported not least by countless artists.
"Practicing Care" is a long-term project launched in the summer semester of 2022 that focuses on the transnational social responsibility of an art university. The numerous new forms of protest and decentralised care networks that found expression in the activities of the Belarusian opposition in 2020, led primarily by women, were the inspiration for the design of the project format.
"To remember hundreds of political prisoners in Belarus, but also in Russia and worldwide, to remind ourselves as teachers and students at an arts university that art and politics, personal and social freedom and resistance to their oppression can never be treated as separate issues, the Senate of the Mozarteum University awarded Maria Kalesnikava an honorary professorship on 11 March 2022"
— Senate Chair Christoph Lepschy
- Iran-Proteste: Ein Wiegenlied kann aufrütteln (Clemens Panagl, 17. Jänner 2023, Salzburger Nachrichten):
- Sorge tut not, in Weißrussland und in der Ukraine (Reinhard Kriechbaum, 23. Juni 2022, Drehpunkt Kultur):
- Universität Mozarteum startet "Care"-Projekt: Der Protest bekommt einen neuen Sound (Clemens Panagl, 22. Juni 2022, Salzburger Nachrichten):
24.10.07:30 pmDas KinoPracticing CareThe film takes a very personal look at the events and gives a gripping insight into the lives of people in Belarus today who are fighting for their freedom and the right to democracy.Film presentation
14.10.07:00 pmPracticing Care"THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN'": Lyavon Wolski, author of the most famous Belarusian protest song "Three Turtles", talks in the Rockhouse about his experiences as a protest singer, about the genre of the protest song and its possibilities and limits in the mid-20th century and today.Talk· Free