Ne Funkychicken Literature pričakuje izboljšanje Google Translate za slovensko različico
international writers' project born in the lively artsy city of Ptuj, Slovenia.
Slovenia's Arts Poli-tics: Boneheaded, spineless, stuffed with a rich filling. May contain religious nuts.
The appearance of the Perutnina logo suggests that all is well: there can be no great problem requiring attention if money is available for the arts.
Unhappy about breathing pulverised poultry remains, we convince ourselves
we're getting something back.
NFL opens the door for a new kind of elite in Slovenia, where "...artists (mostly authors) have shown that the limits of their sensitivity overlap completely with their concern for themselves. Total political apathy – I don't care what you do so long as you take care of us!"
What does NFL offer that is new?
Obviously the chance to publish something directly relating to the
European Culture Capital's smell which might not make the Chicken Times or the Chicken
Channel. But not just this.
Does your story, poetry, or script on any subject from anywhere in the world address an issue which makes funding awkward? Are you too real for them? At Not Funkychicken Literature writers and sponsors collaborate to find solutions worldwide.
Although everything here applies equally to music, painting, photography and theatre, literature is the subject of this project for two reasons.
We hope you will enjoy the work in these pages. Your support for NFL's writers will be much appreciated. You can offer venues for readings or performances, publicity, publication or just money.
enjoyment will be enhanced by knowing that the work is cleanly funded, by writers
who believe the risk of arts funding being used to buy acquiescence to
pollution just isn't worth the money. We don't want that money.
MEANWHILE BACK IN PTUJ...
Are you wedded to chicken-arts? Is the concept of an alternative not only hard to grasp, but quite scary? Good!
Non-chicken-related arts are not officially approved by the authorities, because the authorities are just people from the chicken factory and their relatives. Board members include the former Maribor Director of Police; Roman Glaser, the boss of the big pong, is chairman of a bank...
The ECOC site leads us to the "Maribor 2012 Public Institute" employing around 20 people with a budget of EUR 27.75m.
But who is that sitting side by side with representatives of the Ministry of Culture, an eminent local historian, an award-winning lecturer in film theory, and the host of Slovenia's Blind Date?
Why, it's the boss of the stinky chicken factory Mr Glaser again. Ah, the culture...!
He's probably a completely charming man. You never see him down at Super Li so we just don't know really.
But he says there should be a smell of ground gizzards in the town's air and NFL says no. One of us must be wrong.
Good chicken sons and daughters must now report what you've read here to The Man.
If you are a genuinely responsible food company and would like to sponsor NFL in the run-up to and during the European Capital of Culture 2012 call
031 555 619