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(Presentation at Harvard University: MA. Srnic – New Media Genres )
The first-year students of  The Faculty of Culturology in Osijek  (Croatia, Europe)   had to make experiments with glasses, light and  liquid as a topic named “Creative Glasses” while attending “New Media Genres” board, lectured by M.A. Vesna Srnic,  Art Historian and professor of Comparative Literature. Students have inventively made photographs of glasses as the abstractions, using only their cell phones! The aim of this project, realized at the seminary, was to encourage students to explore and reinvent the Reality with a new approach to seeing.

More:

http://kulturologijaosijek.ning.com/photo?page=15

Vedran Ruzic jazz quartet played multimedially joined with a huge screened film „Spiritual Market“ on 28th June, 2018 in The Ivana Brlic Mazuranic Concert Hall in Slavonski Brod, Croatia. „Spiritual Market“ combines the original jazz album of Vedran Ružić – inspired by the journeys of Marco Polo with the music accompanying art film, made by John Kardum and Ira Tomić.

Highly coordinated quartet sounded not only as a perfect western jazz, but also as a singular and highly spirited shaman in his endevaor! The sound was extremely and crystally penetrating thanks to the new, expensive equipment of the concert hall. Especially the Vedran’s dubble bass was impressive. The film pretended to be abstract but was illustrating facts occasionally. “Spiritual Market” was awarded with Porin for The Best Jazz Album in 2016.

 

Spiritual Market teaser

 

The jazz album was created in combination with overtones from Istria and the Far East, it follows Polo’s journey from Venice to China. The album unites 5 original pieces of Ružić, a late medieval motet and a traditional Mongolian piece with new arrangements. With Ružić on the double bass, the quartet is completed with his colleagues from the conservatorium in Klagenfurt – Adriano Bernobić on the drums, Pavle Miljenović on the guitar and Mario Biočić joining them with the saxophone on three pieces on the album. In addition to the music and paintings, Ira Tomić and John Kardum joined with photography and an art movie – as a result, the project “Spiritual Market” evolved, inspired by the journeys of Marco Polo to the Far East.

Vedran Ružić is an academic painter (on his last year at the academy of fine arts in Rijeka/Croatia) and a professional double bass jazz-musician. In 2017 he won Croatia’s highest price in music for the best jazz album of the year (Spiritual Market). He has his own atelier in Volosko/Opatija, where he works on his paintings and music. http://vedranruzic.com/en/

Vedran Ruzic Trio – Night speaking (Official video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFs6kPoh7Xs 

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Teaser and a Media-Via short video with courtesy of the artist.

In the latest program of the “Philosophical Theater” in the Croatian National Theater HNK on 17 June, 2018, Srecko Horvat presented the famous German artist and scientist PhD. Hito Steyerl. The New York Times  claimed “Hito Steyerl Is an Artist With Power. She Uses It for Change.”(Postmodernism as fragmentation is full of banality and conversation about it, taken out of context, can be perceived as such, so it was not allowed to record video during the talk!)

Hito Steyerl (born 1966 in Munich) is a German filmmaker, visual artist, writer, and innovator of the essay documentary. Her principal topics of interest are media, technology, and the global circulation of images. Steyerl holds a PhD in Philosophy from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. She is currently a professor of New Media Art at the Berlin University of the Arts, where she co-founded the Research Center for Proxy Politics, together with Vera Tollmann and Boaz Levin (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hito_Steyerl  )

Steyerl’s famous for her essays and one of it is: “In Defense of the Poor Image” (https://www.e-flux.com/journal/10/61362/in-defense-of-the-poor-image  )

She prefers low resolution images, almost abstract… These days: Images are looking people! (We can see the connection to W.J.T. Mitchell’s notion from the book „What do pictures want?“ and the theory of J. Baudrillard.)

„The poor image is no longer about the real thing—the originary original. Instead, it is about its own real conditions of existence: about swarm circulation, digital dispersion, fractured and flexible temporalities. It is about defiance and appropriation just as it is about conformism and exploitation.

In short: it is about reality.“ 

In her new essay she discusses „Art of arts“ – a dystopian idea. It seems as an extension of her book „Duty Free Art“ (Art in the Age of Planetary Civil War) where she points to new storages of art as new substitutes for museums. (https://www.e-flux.com/journal/63/60894/duty-free-art  )

She writes: „Huge art storage spaces are being created worldwide in what could essentially be called a luxury no man’s land, tax havens where artworks are shuffled around from one storage room to another once they get traded. This is also one of the prime spaces for contemporary art: an offshore or extraterritorial museum. (…) Freeport art storage facilities are secret museums. (…)The idea of duty-free art has one major advantage over the nation-state cultural model: duty-free art ought to have no duty—no duty to perform, to represent, to teach, to embody value.”

While discussing the technology and some predicting programs in sports, Steyerl as a media and technology artist claimed Artificial Intelligence has a shadow! She named it – Artificial Stupidity! But she uses technology – in terms of innovative and eduactional tools.

The question from the audience: as well as Karl Marx, Steyerl gives an overview and why not solutions?! She answered: we are not „omnipotent“ individuals but collectively creative through education and collective play (University has to be close to the Universe!).

The pleasant atmosphere of this philosophical talk has been completed as humorously as Srećko’s “Pink Freud” on his t-shirt!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Within the 29th Music Summer in Slavonski Brod, Ensemble for early music -“Minstrel” performed several Renaissance and Baroque compositions by Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger, Salamone Rossi and Bartolomeo Tromboncino at the Franciscan Monastery of St. Trinity.

 

Some of older city music lovers remember an amateur group of enthusiasts for the early music, founded by Dr. Kruno Martinac in 1970’s, while the editor of this portal and author of the text PhD. Vesna Srnic has played for several years block flutes (soprano, alt, tenor) in a junior ensemble of renowned Igor Pomikalo called Universitas Studiorum Zagrabiensis, performing at the famous Zagreb Lapidarium in the upper town.

The Zagreb Ensemble “Minstrel” performs sacral and secular compositions of the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque, and acts as an educator in the field of Early Music. The ensemble musicians are: Goran Grčić – tenor, Nenad Kosak – tenor, Ante Beno – block flute, viola da gamba, zink, Lada Magdalenić Morpurgo – vielle, baroque violin, Sandra Munić – harp, viola da gamba, Lea Sušanj Lujo – viola da gamba, baroque cello and Darko Karajić – theorbo, lute.
Artistic conductor of the ensemble is Ante Beno.

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Stephan Lupino is a Croatian photographer, master of erotic photography and a versatile artist of a peculiar style with a successful foreign career and one of the most famous photographers in the world. The magazine”Paper” included Lupino on a list of ten people who marked the New York night scene in the eighties and nineties.

Lupino’s photos have been released by leading fashion and art world magazines such as Vogue, Zoom, King, Max, Photo, Playboy, Europeo and many others, and in front of his camera, he has attracted thousands of thriving beauties and many famous musicians. His sculptures are exhibited all over the world and are among the top works of world modern art. In addition to photography and sculpture, he is also engaged in painting, directing commercial and music videos, and art films. He has released several books of his photographs.
The magazine”Paper” included Lupino on a list of ten people who marked the New York night scene in the eighties and nineties.

 

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https://www.biografija.com/stephan-lupino/

https://stephanlupino.com/

This year’s performance project is an elaborated continuation of last years multicultural themes called Glocal Multimedia Culture: “The World Image and Performativeness of Glocal Consciousness”, with an emphasis on educational and scientific / artistic urban affect, mitigation of xenophobia as foreign / different from traditional, via interdisciplinary and integrated education of students and citizens through innovative art practice.
More at: http://glocal-art.ning.com and SBTV News (in Croatian). 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/glocalart

http://www.culturenet.hr/default.aspx?id=82321

The project, titled “Situationally Performative Smartphone Orchestra”, examines the relationship “Humans vs. Tehne “, and continues on lectures and seminars on the course of the Media Culture of the author Dr. sc. Vesne Srnić (an example of a small sample of 50 students in the lecture hall is available on https://media-via.net/…/post-modern-dystopic-deconstruction …).

On Saturday, 5 May 2018, exactly at 12 o’clock on the main city square “Ivana Brlić Mažuranić” in Slavonski Brod we orchestrated a set of 200+ smartphones in phenomenologically designed, situationally astonished (humming) sounds and  (white) noises. Eighty students of the “Faculty of Teacher Education in Osijek”, a department in Slavonski Brod, 2 teachers and the video group of the elementary school “Ivan Goran Kovačić”, as well as the present 200 people on the square – turned on the sounds and alarms of their  smartphones! The students/performers presented the meditative, asymmetrical and atonal shift of the usual harmonic sounds in the postmodern spirit, and the students/moderators gave the viewers the performative tasks of activating the alarm or their favourite ringtone of the smartphone at the exact time (12.15 minute). Multimedial photographs and video footages were recorded by 60 students as an intense event for their final work in the above-mentioned Media Culture course, and elementary school students added lower and upper shots recorded with mBot robots and drones. We invited  national televisions, the local SBTV, as well as numerous Internet portals and radio stations. The length of the performance was 20 minutes, after which the affectivelly refined usual perception returned to the main square.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project sponsors are the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, the City of Slavonski Brod, the Tourist Board of the City of Slavonski Brod, and this year’s collaborator in celebrating the European Week was the Europe House Slavonski Brod.

 

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The portal Media-Via editor and NGO Culture, Media and Education president Ph.D Vesna Srnic has just published the scientific paper Glocal Multimedia Art as an Unbreakable Narrative at the American Journal of Arts&Humanities. https://www.theartsjournal.org/index.php/site/index 

Vol 7, No 4 (2018)
Text in PDF: SRNIC_JAH 

 

CONDUCTED PERFORMANCE (Vođeni performance) at “Contemporary Media in Literature Lectures”

Faculty of Teacher Education in Osijek, Department in Slavonski Brod

2nd year students

Associate Professor PhD. Emina Berbić-Kolar

Mentor and concept leader: PhD. Vesna Srnic, Research Fellow

 

Artistic individuation as a performative ‘gender indeterminacy’

Creating this year’s state of mind on the Croatian City Square, promoting human rights to diversity, our civic organization “Culture, Media and Education” – ARTHEA presented a new dance performance: two students of contemporary dance from the Academy of Drama Arts in Zagreb – Simun Stankov and Mate Jonjic, as well as a student from the Faculty of Educational Sciences in Osijek,  department in Slavonski Brod Igor Ilic, in long skirts and choreography of Zagreb dancer and musician Nastasja Stefanic performed an improvisation on jazz music by the American artist John Zorn, gaining an inspiration from the world famous Israeli Dance group Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company, with whom the author of the project PhD. Vesna Srnic has arranged co-operation. (culturenet.hr ; http://glocal-art.ning.com/https://www.facebook.com/groups/glocalart ; )  Brochure in Croatian language –PUBLIKACIJA_2017 

Part of the art performance is also a multimedia platform realized by the students of the Academy of Arts in Osijek, under the mentorship of prof.art. Vladimir Frelih, as well as a student of the Faculty of Educational Sciences in Osijek, department in Slavonski Brod Valentina Jackiv and Rian Skrinjaric, the student of Primary School “Ivan Goran Kovacic”, educated by the teacher Tomislav Lacic.

As the author of the project stated in her thesis of doctoral dissertation that the artistic individuation is the way of solving the gender problematic and that only with the aesthetic changes of reality we re-create and acquire a new personality without gender discrimination or categorization, neither androgynous nor transgender. Of course, we do not eliminate the potentials of individuals and communities that explore all the transitional boundaries of their gender.

Short video of the performance:

The particular importance of the project is seen in the global decentralization of culture and the penetration of a progressive performative approach to urban space in which the overwhelming conservatism of culture and rigid xenophobia prevail, ie the frustration by the contemporary art practices as a different worldview of abstract imagination and, above all, the presence of strangers. We incorporate this civic educational project in primary, secondary and tertiary curricula.

Scientific reviews on artistic performances will be written by: Professor PhD. Lino Veljak (Head of the Department of Ontology, Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb), Mediologist Professor dr Divna Vuksanovic (Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Belgrade, President of the Association of Citizens for Art, Culture, Media and Social Issues “Young Peas”), dr Jugoslav Gojkovic (Department of Psychiatry, Slavonski Brod), and the media aesthetician PhD. Vesna Srnic, associate professor at the Faculty of Educational Sciences in Osijek, a department in Slavonski Brod.

Video of the whole performance:

This year civic organization “Culture, Media and Education” – ARTHEA was financially supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, the City of Slavonski Brod, the Tourist Board of Slavonski Brod and Brodsko-Posavska County.

Croatian culture web centre – Culturenet.hr, informed on the performance (in Croatian language):

http://www.culturenet.hr

Local television SBTV information at 18:48 – 22:40 (in Croatian):

Brochure in Croatian language PUBLIKACIJA_2017 

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Post-modernism in PhD Vesna Srnic teaching Media Culture at the J.J. Strossmayer University of Osijek, Faculty of Education in Osijek, Department in Slavonski Brod.

Environmental random sounds (news, harmonious and disharmonious, laughter, whispering, noise, croon) from the exterior and interior of the Faculty of Education in Osijek, Department in Slavonski Brod.

PhD. Vesna Srnic, Research Fellow
President of civil association “Culture, Media and Education” – ARTHEA
portfolio: https://media-via.net/about
http://www.eenc.info/expert/vesna-srnic (2013-2015)
35 000 Slavonski Brod, Hrvatska, Europe
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http://glocal-art.ning.com
https://www.facebook.com/groups/glocalart
cell-phone: 098 501 835
email: vesna.srnic@sb.htnet.hr

hnk_listopadThis season’s Philosophical Theater started with the famous British Pakistani activist, writer, theorist,  journalist and filmmaker Tariq Ali. The leader Srecko Horvat, known in Europe for his  leftist activism, moderated the interview on 30th October, 2016 in The Croatian National Theater (HNK) in Zagreb. Horvat’s schedule for upcoming months is as follows:
27th November – sociologists Zygmunt Bauman and Alexandra Kania
4th December – Yanis Varoufakis
27th January 2017 – Bobby Gillespie and Franco B. Bifo (blending philosophy and rock and roll)

After the short performance of the drama with his text “The New Adventures of Don Quixote”, during this very pleasant evening Tariq Ali introduced himself as a rigorous and sensitive theorist and playwright at the same time. While criticizing pessimistiali_horvatcally the American and European capitalist society, he stressed the importance of the real democracy (not the fake ones where it’s necessary “to pinch the nose”) and objective reasoning of those who appreciate the positive approach to society and culture.

Tariq Ali is a Britdetalj_don_quijoteish Pakistani writer, journalist, and filmmaker. He is a member of the editorial committee of the New Left Review and Sin Permiso (es), and contributes to The Guardian, CounterPunch, and the London Review of Books. He read PPE in University of Oxford.

 

 

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performative contemporary danceOn Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 12 am at the town square “Ivana Brlić Mažuranić” in Slavonski Brod, civil organization “Culture, Media and Education” – ARTHEA orchestrated multimedia performative trine “World image and performativity of glocal consciousness”, culturally aimed against xenophobia as destructor of conservative ego. Our project is a  multiplatform awareness raising programme with a heavy emphasis on performance art in urban surroundings.

The glocal (global and local) artists in simultaneous performances were: Slovenian Aljaz Razdevsek on saxophone (a graduate of the Music Academy in Zagreb and Conservatoire a rayonnment regional de Lyon), Aljaz Razdevsek on saxophoneFrenchman Regis Kattie on keyboards (a graduate of the Music Academy in Zagreb), and three graduates, contemporary dancers from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb – Nastja Stefanic, Eleonora Magdalena Vrdoljak and Cynthia Kucic. Online reviews of multimedia visions on performances can be seen at the social network http://glocal-art.ning.com by the following scientists: Prof. Ph.D. Lino Veljak from the Department of ontology of the Faculty of Regis Kattie on keyboardsPhilosophy in Zagreb, then Dr. Kruno Martinac from the Murdoch University, Australia, as well as Prof. PhD. Divna Vuksanovic from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Belgrade and MA Jugoslav Gojkovic, dr. Med. at the Department of Psychiatry, Slavonski Brod.

The author of performative artistic-scientific project is Ph.D. Vesna Srnic, research associate at the Faculty of Educational Sciences in Osijek, study in Slavonski Brod.

More about the project at the online platform http://glocal-art.ning.com/

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Video by Valentina Jackiv, student of the Faculty of Educational Sciences in Osijek, study in Slavonski Brod

Our project is a  multiplatform awareness raising programme with a heavy emphasis on performance art in urban surroundings.

Through this project we hope to:

  1. Combat xenophobia (fear of strangers)
  2. Contribute to the decentralisation of culture and spread cultural events outside of major institutions via civil organisation.
  3. Increase the presence of performance arts in urban environments.

With the imminent entrance of Croatia in to the EU the need for a project that raises awareness of European values is greater than ever.The project puts a heavy emphasis on bringing european values to its’ future citizens on a more intimate and local level. More often than not it’s the localities that are neglected since most programmes deem it only necessary to target major cities.

The project will immidiately pull in by-standers and will peak their curiosity which will lead them to ask questions about the performances and in turn will be informed about the project and it’s theme. By catching just a glimpse of another culture they can draw their own conclusions as to the differences and similiarities they may share with other nations. It will promote open mindedness and a will to accept foreigners in to their society. Web logs, social networking and traditional forms of media will ensure that the program will not go unnoticed. With the all the performers, intelectuals, experts and the general public involved the project has huge potential to reach a massive audience.

A performance as dance is universal. Every culture has one. This project takes advantage of this and uses the fact to „hook“ by standers. From then they ask themselves the questions needed to come to the realisation that multiculturality and understanding is indeed the road that needs to be taken. This unique combination of performances in urban surroundings combined with online conferences, discussions and multimedia campaign (brochures, social networking) will ensure that the project will reach it’s full potential.

The members of ARTHEA are scientists, professors, artists, students and agile creative citizens. The association is registered as a competente civil organisation for the Cultural areas of Art, Media and Internet, thus it promotes Media culture and raises awareness on the Multicultural integration.

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“World Image and performativeness of glocal consciousness”, Slavonski Brod, Croatia, 11 June, 2016 Innovative cultural shock against xenophobia as a destructor of conservative ego.

Situationally performative multiplier or Affective performativeness of authentic process

In this year’s expresfountain_square_slavonski-brodsive, energizing and multiplying affect of the moment, situationally performative events represent the urban trine: Slovenian musician Aljaz Razdevsek on saxophone (student of the Conservatoire a rayonnement regional de Lyon and of the Music Academy in Zagreb), playing classical (J.S.Bach, Partita), then contemporary Japanese (J.D. Michat, Kokoro) as well as dance music of Slovenian/Albanian composer Zeqirja Ballata (Kaba) on the southern part of the square in Slavonski Brod, then French pianist Regis Kattie (a student of the Music Academy in Zagreb ) with free jazz performance on the northern part of the square, and finaly three contemporary dancers from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb / department of contemporary dance – Nastja Stefanic, Eleonora Magdalena Vrdoljak and Cynthia Kucic, will perform freestyle choreography on the music of Steve Reich’s “City life”, at the central part of the Aljažsquare.

Through this kind of affective performativity of authentic process, we encourage “prelinguistic domain” of so-called “infralanguage ‘(Hansen, Bodies in code, 2006, p.4), which transforms transpersonal and collective individuation and socialization in maturation. This primal and original event supersedes the enRegis_Kattievironment as a mere information system and creates global and local synergy or “glocal-skin”, as the authentic event that occurs spontaneously, intertwined with quiet interspace and resonance of architecture, like “letting-be of appearing” of generic affect (Badiou, Being and Event, 1988, p. 125). This original multicultural existence by direct stream and primal meme, was created as the poetic and expressive spirit of continental philosophy, outside the usual linguistic constructivism and opposplesaciceed to the “(…) Anglo-American philosophy, which is supposedly rationalist, based on formal analysis of language and mathematized logic” (Badiou, the author’s preface).

With the immersion in the poetic event on an expected sunny midday at the Square on June 11, we will strive to round off the height of the sphere.

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Online reviews on multimedial visions of performances will be written at the social network glocal-art by the scientists: PhD Lino Veljak (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Philosophy, University of Zagreb), PhD Biserka Cvjeticanin (Institute for Development and International Relations IRMO, Zagreb), PhD Divna Vuksanovic (Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Belgrade), PhD Kruno Martinac (Murdoch University, Australia) and MA Jugoslav Gojkovic (Psychiatric Hospital, Slavonski Brod).

Author of the glocal performative project: PhD Vesna Srnic, research associate

(“Culture, media and education”-ARTHEA’s project is supported by the Croatian Ministry of Culture, the Town Slavonski Brod and Slavonski Brod Tourist Board).

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Photo of the Slavonski Brod Square by Zeljko Klindzic, courtesy of the author

MargaretheA famous German film director and screenwriter Margarethe von Trotta was Srecko Horvat’s Philosophy Theatre guest at the Croatian National Theatre, on 29th May, 2016.  Strong and self-confident, von Trotta talked with a lot of humour about her life and career, as well as about her aproach to activism, feminism and psychological characterisation of people. She claimed that she is not a politician, nor feminist filmmaker, although she finds her characters in such an environment. As an art historian, she makes dreamlike art films and belives such medium has a direct affect, one that has a huge impact on you.

Margarethe von Trotta (1942) is a German film director who has been referred to as a “leading force” of the New German Cinema movement. Von Trotta boasts an impressive body of work that has won her awards all over the world in the last forty years. She was married to and collaborated with director Volker Schlöndorff. Although they made a successful team, von Trotta felt she was seen as secondary to Schlöndorff. Subsequently, she established

 

a solo career for herself and became “Germany’s foremost female film director, who has offered the most sustained and successful female variant of Autorenkino in postwar German film history.” Certain aspects of von Trotta’s work have been compared to Ingmar Bergman’s features from the 1960s and 1970s. She says that it was thanks to Bergman’s films that she “‘fell in love’ with the medium and its possibilities for representing inner psychic worlds.”

She co-wrote many of the scripts for his films, and in 1975 the two of them co-directed The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (1975). In 1977, von Trotta directed her first solo feature The Second Awakening of Christa Klages (1978) (The Second Awakening of Christa Klages). With her third film, Marianne & Juliane (1981), von Trotta’s position as New German Cinema’s most prominent and successful female filmmaker was fully secured. Other films: Sheer Madness (Heller Wahn, 1983), , Love and Fear (Fürchten und Lieben / Paura e amore, 1988), Rosa_Luxemburg, Vision (Aus dem Leben der Hildegard von Bingen, 2009), Hannah_Arendt (2012).

Von Trotta has been called “the world’s leading feminist filmmaker.” The predominant aim of her films is to create new representations of women. Her films are concerned with relationships between and among women (sisters, best friends, etc.), as well as with relationships between women and men, and involve political setting. Nevertheless, she rejects the suggestion that she makes “women’s films”.

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wikipedia 

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  • HNK_FilozofskiThe Croatian “Philosophy Theater” introduced Eva Illouz, the famous French/Israeli “Sociologist of Love” at The Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb, on 13 February, 2016. Illouz critisizes the consumerism in emotional life, as well as other fake values. Although the topic of the interview was mostly philosophical, not only sociological and interviewer Srecko Horvat has asked a lot of important questions, unfortunatelly Illouz didn’t point to a crucial, deeper interaction between the two mature persons or to the extremely rare Divine approach to Life, mostly if single, with no romantic utopia.

While first visiting Croatia, the Croatian Planetopija published two of her books: Cold Intimacy: How do we create an emotional capitalismandHard-core romance: Fifty Shades of Grey, bestsellers and society.

Eva Illouz was born in Morocco, and moved to France at the age of ten. She received a BA in sociology, communication and literature in Paris, an MA in literature at Paris X, an MA in communication from the Hebrew University, and received her PhD in communications and cultural studies at the Annenberg School for Communication of the University of Pennsylvania in 1991. She delivered the 2004 Adorno lectures at the Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt, and in 2009, she was chosen by the German leading newspaper Die Zeit as one of the 12 thinkers most likely to “change the thought of tomorrow.”

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Source:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eva_Illouz

 

After several European leftist philosophers, scientists and writers (Julia Kristeva, Niccolo Ammanti, Slavoj Zizek, Saskia Sassen and Richard Sennett, Thomas Piketty) Philosophy Theatre moderator Srecko Horvat organised an interview with the famous English Oscar winning actress Vanessa Redgrave, at the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb. The old, sometimes lucid, good looking aristocratic and arrogant actress is still involved in human rights activism.

Vanessa Redgrave (1937) is an English actress of stage, screen and television, as well as a political activist.

She is also known by the activist work as she has started protests against the Vietnam War, and continued with the struggle for Palestine and visiting Sarajevo during the occupation. The Stage magazine listed her in 2010 to ninth place on the list of the greatest actresses of all time. She played more than thirty roles in the West End and Broadway, most notably those in the plays The Year of magical thinking, Long journey into the night and Driving Miss Daisy.

Beside the theater career, she appeared in more than eighty films, six times was nominated for the Oscar, which was awarded to her for Best Supporting Actor in the film Julia (Fred Zinnemann, 1977). The films in which she acted like Isadore (Karel Reisz, 1968) and Blow-Up (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1966) have become classics of film history.

 

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wikipedia.org

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facebook.com/Filozofski-Teatar

Vandana Shiva, Indian philosopher/phisicist, feminist and ecologist, had a conference “Earth Democracy” at the Subversive Festival in the Croatian capital Zagreb on 14th May, 2015. She is famous for her feminist activism in movement Chipko during 1970’s while hugging the trees. She defended her doctoral disertation in Canada in 1978: „Hidden Variables and Non-locality in Quantum Theory“.

 

As Wikipedia states: “Vandana Shiva (Hindi: वंदना शिवा: born 5 November 1952) is an Indian environmental activist and anti-globalization author.[2] Shiva, currently based in Delhi, has authored more than 20 books.[3] She received her PhD from the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Graduate Studies, in Canada, in 1978 with the doctoral dissertation “Hidden variables and locality in quantum theory.”[4]

She is one of the leaders and board members of the International Forum on Globalization, (along with Jerry Mander, Edward Goldsmith, Ralph Nader, Jeremy Rifkin, et al.), and a figure of the global solidarity movement known as the alter-globalization movement.[5] She has argued for the wisdom of many traditional practices, as is evident from her interview in the book Vedic Ecology (by Ranchor Prime) that draws upon India’s Vedic heritage. She is a member of the scientific committee of the Fundacion IDEAS, Spain’s Socialist Party’s think tank.[6] She is also a member of the International Organization for a Participatory Society.[7] She received the Right Livelihood Award in 1993, and numerous other prizes.”

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Subversive festival

Interacting global” and local” in the glocal” is our way of softening the boundaries by encountering “foreignand domestic” as a form of struggle against xenophobia or fear of strangers. On 9th May we presented two simultaneous dancing and meditative performances: passionate Irish dancer Paul O’Grady performed traditional Irish dances, while Chinese meditative dance TaiChi was performed by Chinese professor Wang Qian, a lecturer at the Confucius Institute and the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb. PUBLICATION_on Glocal Art

More:

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Fountain_Square_Slavonski Brod (Photo by Media-Via)Thanks to the support of the Croatian Ministry of Culture, the European House, Tourist Board and the Department for EU integration, we continue for the third year with our performative project “World Image and Performativeness of Glocal Consciousness”. The link between “global” and “local” in the “Glocal” is our way of softening the borders of meeting “foreign” and “domestic” as a form of fighting xenophobia or fear of foreigners. We will present two simultaneous dancing and meditative performances: Irish dancer Paul O’Grady will perform traditional Irish dances, and Chinese Professor Wang Qian, lecturer at the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb will introduce Chinese meditative dance Tai-Chi. Their performances are expected to turn into workshops of animating the students of “Faculty of Educational Sciences in Osijek”, study in Slavonski Brod, as well as other interested observers at the town square “Ivana Brlić Mažuranić”, on Saturday, May 9, at 12 am.

Scientists – participants: Dr. Kruno Martinac (Murdoch university, Melbourne), Ph.D Lino Veljak (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Zagreb), Assistant Professor MA. Vladimir Frelih and Art Assistant Domagoj Susac (Art Academy in Osijek, Osijek), Dr. Divna Vuksanovic (Faculty of Drama Arts, Belgrade), Dr. Dragan Calovic (Faculty for culture and media, Beograd), Ph.D Zdravko Palavra (ICT teacher, Daruvar), Dr. Jugoslav Gojkovic (J. Bencevic hospital, psychiatrist, Slavonski Brod) , and Ph.D Vesna Srnic (NO “Culture, media and education” – ARTHEA president, the author of the project). http://glocal-art.ning.com

Elaborating in an abstract and impersonal way, we start from the position that the performativity of the “World Image and Performativiness of Glocal Consciousness” is reflexive and critical, meditative art event, which is not preferring “Image” in itself, nor is rejecting it, at least not the way W.J.T. Mitchell talks in his book “What Do Pictures Want?” (93-96 pages).

In fact, Mitchell believes that the Images “live” because, apparently, we bring life to them or we iconoclasticly destroy that life in pictures … But we stand on the point of view that due to the reflection of a performative artwork there are no primitive fantasies (the types of “idol, fetish, totem”) that would include or exclude the Image, but contrary there is the anthropological establishing of ontological phenomenon of “to be here and now” (Dasain, Heidegger), which results in an artistic transpersonal existential actualization.

Mitchell states that the especially “totem” is collective representation, and totemic rituals are “the crazy guilt of social differentations” (page 99), which is an anthropological position between “natural” and “cultural” (page 101). Supported by the inscription of Durkheim’s allegations Mitchell believes that the “Image of the totem is happier than totem itself” (page 101), and so that totemism is an example of birth of Images (procreation), where the Image is “God” …

We believe that by the performativity of artistic event we can avoid birth or death of the “Image” as a fantasy monster, as a political coloration, and as far as Mitchell is fascinated by the monumentality of Images, by the gigantism of technology or as he says by the “dinosaur” – the totem, the animal of modernity, we see the “Image” or its Absence as contemplation in the space and time.

According to his obviously “necessary” fantasy thinking, Mitchell asks: “Do we create images or do they create us?” (page 105) In that sense this inevitability is supported by the explanation of totemism: “Totemism allows the image to assume a social, conversational, and dialectical relationship with the beholder, the way a doll or a stuffed animal does with children.” (page 106) Consequently, it is an example where Mitchell himself immaturely shows this dangerous infantilism in his theses!

The project “World Image and Performativeness of Glocal Consciousness” set the “World Image” in the spatial – temporal depletion zone with “No Images”, without infantile fantasies and desires, while keeping only the normal “middle existential path” (Media-Via).

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Watch_BZCulturenet.hr informs: “A lot of people spend a lot of money on EXCLUSIVE watches in order to differentiate themselves from the «regular» people, and to show off their social status. Bruketa & Žinić OM agency suggests you do the complete opposite. Design your first Inclusive Watch. Make your own time.

Inclusive Watch consists of a pen and your imagination. Open, think of something cool, then get busy. Inclusive Watch includes your personality and displays your creativity. It’s also fun to draw on your own hand and it’s always a great conversation starter.

The watches were made in collaboration with Lega-lega.

Bruketa&Žinić OM / Davor Bruketa, Nikola Žinić (Creative Directors, Copywriters), Nebojša Cvetković (Art Director, Copywriter), Zrinka Jugec, Zorana Šafar (Account Directors), Martina Ivkić, Svjetlana Vukić (Account Managers), Vesna Đurašin (Production Manager), Radovan Radičević (DTP), IBL (Print), Domagoj Kunić (Photographer), Bold studio (Video Production)”

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kultura-u-doba-mreza“PhD. Biserka Cvjeticanin’s book “Culture in the age of networks” deals with the analysis of cultural policy (and cultural policies) as one of the most interesting and extremely important public policy of modern society and modern democracy. It turned out that all the companies that neglect this aspect of public policy sooner or later lose one of the key dimensions of development and through a crisis of identity as a recognizable element in today’s pluralistic world. Therefore, the topic of this work is scientifically and professionally relevant just as much as development of society itself.

The author always starts from the actual problems of cultural reality and cultural policy. Her views and opinions are not derived from the general principles and norms of culture and cultural politics but from real-life contemporary cultural processes. Even when starting from some general principles (for example of the general and universal principles of the United Nations, UNESCO or other international, both scientific and political bodies and organizations) she examines these principles in the light of their actual feasibility, their reception in concrete social environments. The author in her approach primarily has in mind how these principles are perceived, translated, implemented or not implemented.

This work analyzes the Croatian culture and cultural policy in the light of the fact that Croatia has become a full member of the European Union and that in its future cultural policy and strategy should incorporate three basic strategic direction of the EU: the promotion of cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue, the development of creative industries in the broadest sense and strengthening the role of culture in Croatian external relations.”

Biserka Cvjeticanin Ph.D., is a Senior Scientific Researcher at the Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO), Zagreb, Croatia (former IMO – Institute for International Relations that changed its name in March 2013) and director of the Culturelink Network. Ms. Cvjeticanin was a former Deputy Minister of Culture (2000-2004). Ms. Cvjetičanin studied at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Sorbonne, Paris, and at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Her research interests include cultural development, cultural policies and intercultural communication. She is the author of numerous books, studies and articles on cultural development and intercultural communication and the editor of several proceedings.

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http://www.eenc.info/expert/biserka-cvjeticanin/ (European Expert Network on Culture – EENC)

Glocal_ebookIt is a great pleasure to inform you that the Zagreb’s prestigious publishing house Jesenski and Turk” has just released the copyright collection of scientific papers Glocal Multimedia Art“, written by Ph.D Vesna Srnic, Media-Via president. It is in the format of ebook, in English, since the majority of works were published in the American/Australian magazines.

The book was presented in Rovinj on 27th November, 2014 at the conference “Glocal” (Archives, libraries, museums akm), in collaboration with Ph. D. Mirna Willer (picture on the right, dr. Willer presenting e-book).predstavljanje_eknjiga_dr_Willer_Rovinj

A link to a free download ebook is:

http://www.jesenski-turk.hr/?active=knjiga&book=107634&lang=en

The reviewers of the book are Ph. D. Lino Veljak, a Professor at the Department of ontology at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb, and Ph. D. Biserka Cvjeticanin, a senior scientist at the Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO), Zagreb, as well as a head of global networks for research and cooperation in cultural development Culturelink and member of the Scientific Council of UNESCO for Europe (2012th-2016th).

From the review:

Establishing a nGlocal_Multimedia_Art_contentsew virtual reality mediated by the multimedia technology undoubtedly deserves the highest level of attention to critical scholarship, and as part of the disclosure of this new reality of eternal question about the meaning and significance of artistic creation, takes on a new dimension, which imperatively requires a systematic critical approach. The author’s intention is aimed at contributing such an approach. (Ph. D. Lino Veljak)

 

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Frelih_Petrovic_Tote_Mitte_Mrtva_sredina“With series of works exhibited in this exhibition, the artists directly say that their security at central line art deadens them. “Losing the center” (Verlust der Mitte) in this dead security is being replaced by minimizing the artistic (sometimes technical) terms, but not the visual impression. In this context, the authors have indicated many times proven architectural postulate of the modern era: “Less is more”, thinks Igor Loinjak.

Vladimir Frelih was born in Osijek. From 1994 to 2000 he studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in classes with Professor Nan Hoover, Nam June Paik and Magdalene Jetelova. Since 2008 he is assistant professor at the Department of Fine Arts, Art Academy in Osijek.

Gastzimmer, Stuttgart, Njemačka
20th November, 2014 – 30th November, 2014

Atelier Wilhelmstrasse 16 e.V.
Wilhelmstrasse 16
70372 Stuttgart Bad Cannstatt

Vladimir Frelih Biography/ in Croatian

Ana Petrovic Biography

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Image (courtesy of author Vladimir Frelih)

HNKA new project of “The Croatian National Theater” (HNK)- “The Philosophy Theater”, which was organized and moderated by Srecko Horvat, one of the leading Croatian philosophers of younger generation, has been presented at “The Theater Night”, on 15th November. The first guest ofPhilosophy Theater” was Julia Kristeva, a Bulgarian-French leftist philosopher, poststructuralist, literary critic, psychoanalyst, sociologist, feminist, and, most recently, novelist, who has lived in France since the mid-1960s. She is now a Professor at the University Paris Diderot. Horvat plans the collaboration with famous philosopher Slavoj Zizek as well.

Nov. 15, the premiere of a Kristeva’s play “Therese my love” was performed Julia Kristeva à Paris en 2008.jpgby an actress Alma Prica and  later followed by the discussion about her leftist work, psychoanalysis, melancholy and love.

A quartermaster Dubravka Vrgoc was very happy to announce the beggining of this project. Horvat plans the collaboration with famous philosopher Slavoj Zizek as well: “It is a great honor to be with the world’s leading philosopher in the National Theatre, Slavoj Zizek, precisely for the first time Zizek will try his hand as a playwright, with its own version of “Antigone”. Horvat adds that they don’t know who will be the director of the play but the whole idea of “Philosophy Theater” can be seen as a potential for changing the consciousness of people.

“Sarter used to come to Croatia as well, it is necessary to continue this tradition! Between philosophy and theater connection has always existed, but it is recently lost and it should be returned. Our theater should deepen the relationship between philosophy and theater, concluded Horvat. ”

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A very agile director of the Art Gallery in Split, Branko Franceschi continues in progressive style: Gallery presents two contemplative artists – Damir Babic and Mirjana Vodopija. To paraphrase  curators Stipsic-Vukovic and Krpasic, Nature and Cosmos serve the artists only as an inspiration to record the other, thought and spiritual states, thinking about the core values and the meaning of human existence, which are often triggered by intense experiences of nature, as an “ecology of the spirit” and “cosmic symbolism”. (29.09. – 25.10.2015.)

damir_babic_It_is_all_one_breath_2013Croatian artist Damir Babic was born in 1962 in Zagreb. He graduated in his hometown on the Academy of Fine Arts in 1991, in the class of professor Đuro Seder. He lives and works in Rijeka.
Damir Babic exhibits his opus/cycle “Where silence begins?” (2010-2015). After the forest landscapes from the cycle “Who expelled the silence? Hearts vein” he painted three separated forest landscapes (“Are decisions really taken within the mind”, “Everything is the way it has to be”and “What happens in the space of possible reversal?”), while the third cycle relates to the whole landscape of the sea. Nature serves to Babic only as an inspiration to record the other, thought and spiritual states, thinking about the core values and the meaning of human existence, which are often triggered by intense experiences of nature.
Damir Babic falls into the small but special class of artists who deal with “ecology of the spirit”, in that group of artists who are not offered consolation placebo to decrease the feeling of having no perspective of existence, but their creation embodies the hope of a happier existence. In his “search for the miraculous” (Uspenski), he offers us a meditative polygons, leaving a strong impression of pulsating energy and the knowledge that at the present time, when a person is preoccupied with material values, there is a spiritual sphere.

(Marija Stipisic Vukovic, from the text in the exhibition catalog)
Curator: Marija Vukovic Stipisic
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Mirjana Vodopija was born in Zagreb in 1963. She graduated in 1987 at the graphic department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, in the class of Professor Miroslav Sutej. Since 2007 she has worked at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, currently as associate professor, where since 2012 she has served as vice dean for education and students. He lives and works in Zagreb.

In determining the aesthetic starting points of creativity Mirjana Vodopija often emphasizes the focus of the works on research design and the possibility of autonomous artistic medium. This concept of art includes the exploration and questioning of art, movement within its immanent possibilities, without reference to the socio-political context or even the sphere of everyday life. But the author is deeply involved in existential themes, as she refers precisely to what makes us human – it is the sphere of questioning the possibility of seeing, feeling, imagination, thinking. Is that not the true area of human existence, the art of comfort and hope, the expanded vision? In her works Mirjana Vodopija finds cosmic symbolism, universal themes that connect us and unite, encourages contemplation.
Awakening the elementary level of reality and our consciousness, looking at the perception and experience to their sources, the feeling of being, presence of lighting – these are the quiet basics of Mirjana Vodopija, she always returns to in her art. Great photo prints, video projections and environments provide a rich and complex visual experience, encouraging the active involvement of the viewer rather than passive viewing, invoking powerful emotional and spiritual experience. Thus the permanent artistic task is realised – make things visible, touch the aura of the contemporary.

(Kornelia Krpacic, the text in the exhibition catalog)
Curator: Kornelia Krpacic
(Translation by Media-Via)

 

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http://www.galum.hr/izlozbe/izlozba/1382/

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As “London Evening Standard” informs Monty Python’s Flying Circus will perform “a historic reunion” at O2 Arena, in Jul 1-5 & 15-20, but doubts as well if they will still be hysterically funny after all these years?
“Due to overwhelming popular demand, the Pythons have added a further five shows to the Monty Python Live (mostly) run at the The O2 arena, on 15, 16, 18, 19, 20 July 2014.” Tickets were on-sale at 10am on Friday 29 November.

“Tickets for the first reunion performance on 1 July sold out in a record 43.5 seconds. A further four extra dates (2 – 5 July) went on sale immediately and sold out soon afterwards.”

Monty Python (sometimes known as The Pythons) are a British surreal comedy group that created Monty Python’s Flying Circus, a British television comedy sketch show that first aired on the BBC on 5 October 1969. Forty-five episodes were made over four series. The Python phenomenon developed from the television series into something larger in scope and impact, spawning touring stage shows, films, numerous albums, several books and a stage musical as well as launching the members to individual stardom. The group’s influence on comedy has been compared to The Beatles’ influence on music

katamijatovic_canalgrandeThe Croatian multimedia artist Kata Mijatovic is going to exhibit her work at the 55th Venice Biennale, which will be held from 1st June to 24th November on the topic ‘Il Palazzo Enciclopedico’ given by the Biennale art director Massimiliano Gioni. Mijatovic’s crew has filmed the video in Canal Grande where she has been sleeping in a gondola…

“The Dream Archive is a domain where visitors can place/archive their dreams.  The Archive will in due course include and connect interactive forms that will open communication towards the research of the phenomenon of dreams in art, psychology, sociology, and philosophy. The inclusion of a large number of participants will create a global ‘pool’ of dreams; open a space to explore what it is that people dream about today, and ask questions to which we still don’t have the answers – why do people dream, and what is the function of the unconscious in the construction of reality. In our times, the world is functioning increasingly as a multiplied, pre-agreed construction of the conscious ‘self’. This dominant model of constructing the reality is a ready-made blueprint that we are born into. ‘Images’ of the world, which the conscious self emits today with increasing speed, most often serve purely to maintain or add to the existing constructions. These constructions however do not include the knowledge of the unknown, nor its help in the personal discovery of the mystery of existence on a universal level, and at the same time this ‘internal’ space defines us more than we are ready to acknowledge.”

The curator, famous expert for Avant garde Art, prof. Branko Franceschi, chose her work „Archiving the dreams“ as a sort of „mapping the hidden, unattended unconscious dimensions of Reality“. The Author’s long term project is based on collecting, writing and using the other people’s Dreams. You can ask yourself about the meaning of subconsciousness in constructing the Reality, as well as add your dreams in writing at Arhiv snova” (Dream Archive).
(Photography of Kata Mijatovic’s performance at the filming of “Unconscious: Canal Grande” video at the dawn of May, 22nd under the Rialto bridge. (Courtesy of Curator)

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Bruno Budrovic (illustration)Comics appeared officially in the United States in the second half  of the 19th century – not by chance  in  the age of onset and strong affirmation of the mass media: photography and film. The comics are an important cultural phenomenon and that was explained to us in the 1970s thanks to several theorists of visual communication. Special thanks goes to the very respected Dr Vera Horvat- Pintaric, as she made ​​of it an object of wider interest, singled it out of  “despised consumer goods” and introduced it to the Faculty as a subject of study (with posters, photography, film, television, commercials, video, thus normally “academic” science was not dealt with) .
( Part of the introduction of the exhibition about Comics created by the Croatian internationally famous artist/illustrator Bruno Budrovic and Josip Majic in the Miroslav Kraljevic Gallery, Zagreb, 1995.)

(Bruno Budrovic, Illustration, courtesy of the artist)

The Italian theorist Umberto Eco, one of the renowned scholars of mass media, including comics, analyses  the complexities of the mediain in his book “The Interpretation of Steve Canyon”, which can be recognized on the semantic (symbolic), ideological and anthropological level.Josip Majic, Camp (Courtesy of the artist)

The basic element of semantics of the comics is a conventional sign of “the bubble” that accompanies the standardization of a mood: if it ends with the sharp edge, leading to the person who talks, “the bubble” means “direct talk”, then if it ends in a series of bubbles, it indicates “the reflective discourse”, and finally if the “bubble” has serrated edge then it indicates excitement, fear, etc.

A graphic sign is also an important element, especially used in the sonorous service as an onomatopoeic extension resource of a language (eg. “zip” of a bullet, “gulp” of an astonishment), but it is often taken from English and put into other languages, losing direct contact with the meaning (“smack” or blow of a fist ).

These semantic elements constitute a particular grammar of cadre, referring to the impact of the film, especially the form of montage. However, the comic has the original montage: not achieving a steady flow with fixed frames as a movie, but it is achieved through ideal continuity of breaking the continuum of basic elements that the reader in imagination connects and sees as a continuum. Such elliptical process, from the standpoint of communication means programmatic removal of redundancy, hence allowing a high information capacity.

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Performance: Sleeping between Heaven and Earth (Mijatovic, 2010). Image courtesy of CuratorThe Croatian multimedia artist Kata Mijatovic is going to exhibit her work at the 55th Venice Biennale, which will be held from 1st June to 24th November on the topic ‘Il Palazzo Enciclopedico’ given by the Biennale art director Massimiliano Gioni. The work can be seen/created at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka at 20th February.

The curator, famous expert for Avant garde Art, prof. Branko Franceschi, chose her work „Archiving the dreams“ as a sort of „mapping the hidden, unattended unconscious dimensions of Reality“. The Author’s long term project is based on collecting, writing and using the other people’s Dreams.

You can ask yourself about the meaning of subconsciousness in constructing the Reality, as well as add your dreams in writing at Facebook profile Arhiv snova” (Dream Archive).

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A roundatable The NGO “Culture, Media and Education” – ARTHEA successfully implemented multicultural project, created by president dr. Vesna Srnic, named “WORLD IMAGE AND PERFORMATIVENESS OF GLOCAL CONSCIOUSNESS”. The project was finalised on 10th May, at 12 am at the town square in the form of performance (dance of the Indian girl Gayatri) and as an international roundtable / symposium in the conference hall of Hotel Art in Slavonski Brod, Croatia. Croatian “Ministry of culture”  informs on our project on their web page Culturenet.hr.
Our project exRoundtableamines orchestration of the World Image through global and local considerations, therefore, the glocal-art strives to eliminate the negative effects of globalization on the vitality on the one hand and localizations of nationalisms on the other . The purpose of the global and local ( glocal ) reflection on the multicultural project is easing the fear from/of foreigners or xenophobia, and was prepared in the framework of the EU week in Brod-Posavina County. More about the project can be found on the NGOs online platform, social network http://glocal-art.ning.com.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mm8VuahDEUYIndian dancer Gayatri at the Town square

The project implementation participants :
Prof. doc. Vladimir Frelich from the Academy of Arts, Osijek and graduate Lucija Jakovina, Ph.D. Vesna Srnic, external collaborator of The Faculty of Teachers’ education in Osijek, dislocated study in Slavonski Brod with students Tanja Djuric and Iva Bagaric, Doctors of science of Association NGO “New peas”, Belgrade, Serbia: Dr. Vlatko Ilić and Dr. Aleksandra Brakus, MA. Jugoslav Gojkovic, Dr. med. psychiatrist,
Ph.D. Zdravko Palavra, Information and communication sciences, Embassy of the Republic of India, Zagreb and professional dancer Gayatri Maric, as well as Europe House Slavonski Brod and head of the EU direct Prof. Bozica Sedlic.

Colleagues who did not attend, have been included in the discussion and exchange of information across our virtual online platform, social network http://glocal–art.ning.com: distinguished anthropologists Ph.D. Vanja Bors from Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb and Dr. Semir Osmanagic with dual addresses in Houston and Sarajevo, visual communications theorist Dr. Kruno Martinac from Melbourne, MA. doc. Vladimir Frelih from the Art Academy in Osijek , as well as Professors Dr. DivnaVuksanovic and Dr. Dragan Calovic media aestheticians, mediologists and co-organisators of an international symposium Philosophy of media.
The project is being implemented in collaboration with the European House in Slavonski Brod , under the auspices of the Town Slavonski Brod, Brod- Posavina County and the Administrative Department of Development and European Integration.

(Croatian “Ministry of culture”  informs on our project on their web page Culturenet.hr.)

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ikonica_Event_MV“Quantified Self to Essential Self: mind and body as partners in health” is a talk with Linda Stone at MIT on April 10th, but seems as a weak idea of computer and human multitasking in multimedia art.

Stone claims that “Quantified Self to Essential Self  is a key movement to bring us into a more harmonious relationship with our bodymind and with technology. The Quantified Self movement celebrates “self-knowledge through numbers.” In our current love affair with QS, we tend to focus on data and the mind. Technology helps manage and mediate that relationship. The body is in there somewhere, too, as a sort of “slave” to the mind and the technology.”

She elaborates “However, in our relationship with technology, we easily fall out of touch with our bodies. We know how many screen hours we’ve logged, but we are less likely to be able to answer the question: “How do you feel?””

Stone had asked questions, and tried to answer: “So, what is Essential Self and what technologies might we develop? The Essential Self is that pure sense of presence — the “I am.” The Essential Self is about our connection with our essential nature. The physical body, our senses and feelings are often responsive to our behaviors, to others, and to activities in ways to which we fail to attend. What if we cultivated our capacity to tune in in the same way animals tune in? What if we had a set of supportive technologies that could help us tune in to our Essential Self? Passive, ambient, non-invasive technologies are emerging as tools to help support our Essential Self. Some of these technologies work with light, music, or vibration to support “flow-like” states.”

Stone tried to conclude: “While quantified self technologies offer value by contributing to awareness (of steps, pulse ox, HRV, etc.), Essential Self Technologies support us in tapping into the wisdom of the body. Quantified Self is to Essential Self as syntax is to semantics”

But this weak idea of computer and human multitasking in multimedia art is just Stone’s question without answers…Media Via’s editor Dr Srnic gives the answer in her scientific paper: PHD SRNIC: MULTITASKING ACTUALISATION IN MULTIMEDIA ART

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