‘the nomad is a […] intensive, multiple entity,
functioning in a net of interconnections […]
the site of multiple connections.’
-Rosi Braidotti (Nomadic Subject)
Nomadic Arts Festival is an international mobile project, created by Tracing the Pathway, with a focus on the local, through arts and cultural practices. It has taken place in Poland, Italy and Slovakia, within diverse contexts spanning from the urban cityscapes to the rural countryside, within neighbourhoods and private homes. The aim is to focus on local communities and create events, which both seek to celebrate and strengthen local relations, while simultaneously seeking a critical understanding on how people engage in the places they live within. Thus each festival is unique to its local context and responds directly to the community by involving local initiatives and citizens.
Tracing the Pathway is an artist-led collective that explore the relationships between body, site and encounter. As artists, curators, and researchers, they produce site or situation-specific interdisciplinary artworks and events. Their work develops microcosmic worlds as catalysts for exploration and exchange. Their processes are soft, processual and organic, developing a practice that is always open-ended and subject to change.