writing and art beyond walls, beyond borders

About PAROL!

PAROL! - writing and art beyond walls, beyond borders is the European arts project connecting the arts, detention and society. Inmates from fourteen prisons in Belgium, Greece, Italy, Poland and Serbia collaborate with writers, visual and performing artists till April 2015. This collaboration results in exhibitions, lectures and publications.

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Prisons

PAROL! is implemented in fourteen prisons in five European countries with the support of the respective Ministries of Justice and aligned authorities:

Belgium / Dendermonde, Hoogstraten, Oudenaarde, Wortel, Tilburg branch
Greece / Athens
Italy / Torino, Saluzzo
Poland / Warsaw, Siedlcach, Grudziądz
Serbia / Belgrade

Partners

Belgium / Creatief Schrijven
Greece/ Amaka
Italy/ Cascina Macondo
Poland / Fundacja Slawek
Serbia / Apsart


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Associated partners
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Activities 2013 - 2014

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Lieven Nollet
Poland / Fundacja Slawek

Recent Activities

2 OCTOBER 2014
ARTEFACTS

The ARTéfacts Ensemble from Athens performs contemporary music by different composers, based on sounds recorded by the inmates of Thiva Prison.

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16-19 JUNE 2014
ACT 32
European partner meeting in Turin, Italy

15 PAROL! representatives from Belgium, Greece, Italy, Poland and Serbia listen to the texts written by the inmates of Rodolfo Morando prison in Saluzzo, Italy. Haiku poet, Pietro Tartamella, took the inmates on a long journey of creative writing and reading expression.

18 JUNE 2014
ACT 04
READING ALOUD

Pietro Tartamella (IT) from Cascina Macondo collaborates with inmates from the prison of Saluzzo (Torino), reading aloud short stories and poetry.

11-18 APRIL 2014
ACT 28
DRAWING IN ITS PUREST FORM

with Piet De Moor
Dendermonde prison (BE)


MARCH - MAY 2014
STAGE B

with Daphnie Kalafatie
Prison of Athens (EL)

THIVAkm102

24 February - 2 March 2015

Art works created by the prisoners of the Women’s Detention Center in Thiva

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Romantso Cultural Centre, Anaxagora 3-5, Athens

WIDZENIA

Generała Władysława Andersa 13, Warszawa

16-27 February 2015

The PAROL! Exhibition in Warsaw WIDZENIA shows different forms of visual art expressions which can be situated on the edge of (audio)visual art, theatre, therapy and public debate.

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ART CANNOT BE IMPRISONED

Circolo dei Lettori, Turin
Ingenio, Shop of the Ancient Arts and Crafts of the Municipality of Turin

30 January - 18 February 2015

Exhibition of the hand-manufactured raku ceramics and antiqued terracottas, haiku and texts of the prisoners of the prisons in Saluzzo and in Turin.

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PAPER WINS OVER STONE


22 January – 21 February 2015

Exhibition

Inmates from Dendermonde Prison collaborate with writers, visual and performance artists. Artists from Italy and France joined inmates from Dendermonde for an inspiring exchange.

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Poems
Photographic poems
Stories behind the walls
Drawings
Audio-recordings
Graphic works
Sculptures

Dendermonde Library
Kerkstraat 111, Dendermonde

Do I Have a Right to Art?

6 November 2014, Belgrade

Apsart organises an European exhibition and conference about working with disadvantaged groups and institutions through art and the creative process.

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Dom Omladine, Americana Hall, Belgrade

Writing Without Borders

14 October 2014

Workshop with writing coach Danielle Eeraerts at the exhibition site Landloperskapel, Merksplas. Inmates going into dialogue with people from outside the walls.

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ART OF THE BOX


10 – 26 October 2014

Exhibition

Inmates from PSC Hoogstraten (B), the prison of Tilburg (NL), Athens (EL) and Warsaw (PL) collaborate with writers, visual and performance artists.

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Slam poetry
Photographic poems
Sculptures
Raku ceramics
Graphical portrets
Cartoons
Limericks
Video installation

Landloperskapel
Kapelstraat Z/N
Merksplas-Kolonie


Moving Dialogue


27 April - 4 May 2014

Four inmates in dialogue with Lien Nollet & Fabien DeLathauwer
Oudenaarde prison, BE

Single screen video, schouwburg De Woeker, Woeker 3
Video-installation, BrandWoeker,
Woeker 7, Oudenaarde

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Art Box


Mobility of Art in Prison between five European countries
Dec. 2013 - Feb. 2015

A cross-bordering exchange of literary & artistic creations
A way of sharing and inspiring co-inmates

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An overview of artwork created by inmates from thirteen prisons and artists in Belgium, Greece, Italy, Poland and Serbia

The European project PAROL! (2013-2015) establishes a link between art, detention and society at large.

X presents literary and visual work by artists working with inmates from thirteen prisons in Belgium, Greece, Italy, Poland and Serbia.

The exhibition provides insight into European prison cultures and artistic practices and into the interaction that has taken place between different countries. Ensconced in the Muntpunt collection for a month are literary and visual disciplines ranging from short poetry, slam poetry, photography and video art to the art of storytelling and the graphic arts.

EXHIBITION

Mondays to Fridays from 10 to 20.00 hrs.
Saturdays from 10 to 18.00 hrs.
Closed on Sundays.
Visits for closed groups can be arranged.

Read the whole program or download as pdf.

The expo reviewed by the press:
Flanders Today
La Capitale
L'avenir
Metro


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Contact

An Leenders: director Creatief Schrijven vzw
Carine De Wilde: project manager
Diederik De Beir: initiator, coordinator word
Karel Verhoeven: curator, coordinator visual art

parol@creatiefschrijven.be
+ 32 3 229 09 90
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