Most of the invited participants have already taken part in a presentation, promotion and critique of the work in question. The work consists of two simultaneous screenings, both captured by portable camera. A portable camera was installed on the necklace of a stray dog hidden in the clothes of a beggar child. This video provoked a long and complex debate on the cultural and art scene, which did not lead to convergences of positions - one group of disputants believes that the work is essentially discriminative, and the other thinks that the work only denudes already existing discrimination. The goal of the debate is to reconsider the role of cultural institutions in the production, presentation and promotion of such art works.
The role of institutions has not been the subject of discussions so far because the discussants treated only the role of artist-author. On this occasion, the representatives of institutions that co-produced and presented this work to the public will be all invited to the debate, as well as selected guests from the country, region and abroad, practically or theoretically dealing with a given or related issues. Transcript of the debate will be published on the website, as well as essays of 4 participants of the debate as reflections on discussed issues. The debate will be held within the frame of debate series Crossroads East - West,
as part of Engine Room Europe
project supported by the European Commission and Ministry of Culture of Republic Serbia.