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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.

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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

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

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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).

Ph.D. Vesna Srnic

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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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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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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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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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“How to Love and Criticize Technology at the Same Time” is a Media Lab conversation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Jaron Lanier will talk with Ken Perlin, Hiroshi Ishii, and Pattie Maes on Wednesday, March 05, 2014. 

Media_LabLanier elaborates: “There’s a new upwelling of anti-technology feeling that needs to be countered by sympathetic technologists. We’ve brought it on ourselves. If we go around bragging that we’ll live forever, and that people shouldn’t worry about little issues like jobs because the singularity is about to happen, we should expect ridicule.”

As MIT informs “Jaron Lanier worked for Marvin Minsky at Atari research on Kendall Square at the start of the 1980s. He either coined or popularized the term “Virtual Reality” and in the early 1980s founded VPL Research, the first company to sell VR products. He led the team that developed the first implementations of multi-person virtual worlds using head mounted displays, for both local and wide area networks, as well as the first “avatars,” or representations of users within such systems.”

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A famous American Art Historian Dr. W.J.T. Mitchell, well known for his exceptional opus in visual arts theory, will be a keynote speaker at the Center for Visual Studies conference in Zagreb, from 7th to 9th November, 2013. As the author of the book “What do Pictures want?”, he continuously asks about the “lives and loves of images”, discusses their synergy with technology and mass media, pointing out the contemporary human reality as woven in cyborging and biocybernetics, and concludes that “we will never be done with asking what images mean, what effects they have on us, and what they want from us.”  The author of this observation, Media-Via editor and president PhD Vesna Srnic offers the possible solution, based on her doctoral disertation “Electronic Media and Aesthetics in Postfeminist Theory”: Just deeply synaesthetic phenomenon of “Here and Now” as the affective experience without Images, Sounds and Words – does count as the Mastery!


Agreeing with Dr. Mitchell’s colleague Dr. M.B. Hansen on a thesis statement about the penetrating, sharp intensity of digitalizing regime, as well as about the formatting and framing the content in such artistic media, Dr. Mitchell chooses just posthumanistic pesimistic attitude to discuss, what is a prevailed case in wide global range. The glass with water can be seen as half-full or half-empty! Our opinion is that deep affective perception in Life and Art makes that the Artist who treats technology as a tool and extension, is phenomenologically present in existence holistically, not as a Hermaphrodite, nor Cyborg or Grey, but charismatically as the Live Master in the Media Art. Thus we all of us should be the Artists of applying the hardware and software in wetware, performing deeply affective body and soul language. Just deeply synaesthetic phenomenon of “Here and Now” as the affective experience without Images, Sounds and Words – does count as the Mastery!

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A Vacation From History is a magical journey unfolding on the border between dream and reality in which the audience – deprived of the usual theatrical ritual and spectator’s distance – takes part with their entire being.The performance Vacation from History by Shadow Casters will be presented to national and international attendants and collaborators of the IETM (International network for contemporary performing arts, Zagreb, October25-28) plenary session on October 26th at 7pm and on October 27th at 11am.

A Vacation from History is also a multimedia theatre performance in which the Shadow Casters re-establish a new synergy with the audience each time it is performed, making each performance unique in content. It  is a meta(physical) comment on Kafka’s work: a travel to the edge of collective and individual consciousness, through the realms of dream and death as the only safe refuges from history. Vacation from History, has been presented by international theater festivals in Croatia and abroad: Zagreb, Pula, Sarajevo, Belgrade, Subotica, Maribor and Cluj and was awarded: Special Jury Prize BITEF 2009, the 2008 “Avaz dragon” Award at the 48th MESS Festival, 2010 “Cloud” Main Award of the 16th Pula International Festival PUF.

Shadow Casters is a non-profit international artistic and production platform for interdisciplinary collaboration, creativity and reflection on inter-media art. Working with public urban space through various art interventions and projects is one of the main areas on which their work is focussed.

Concept: Boris Bakal

Script, Director: Boris Bakal, Katarina Pejovic

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Ivan Kozaric by Luka Mjeda, '98 (MSU, photo MV)Ivan Kožarić’s exhibition “Freedom Is a Rare Bird” will be opened on June 21 at Haus der Kunst in Munich as a collaborative project with the Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Croatia. (Pictures from the Museum of Contemporary Art (by MV))

“Why to live if not freely” says the author and writes the motto on the wall of the Croatian MSU museum as well. “I’m not an artist but I am, nevertheless, a bad sculptor. Through my search, I came to the point where I can say that I am on the trail to discover art, and I am content with that.” (Ivan Kožarić)

Ivan Kožarić (born in 1921 in Petrinja, lives and works in Zagreb) completed his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in the late 1940s. He has since become one of the most influential postwar avant-garde artists in what was once Yugoslavia. “Freedom is a Rare Bird” represents six decades of his complex artistic oeuvre and is the most comprehensive survey exhibition to date to be devoted to the sculptor outside of his native Croatia.

Kožarić has always kept the character of his works open. He reworks earlier pieces, reprocesses earlier ideas, and intentionally dates works inaccurately or incorrectly. To do justice to this openness, the exhibition is organized according to thematic connections within his work, rather than to chronology, style, or development.

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Breda Beban, Arte Vivo (Courtesy of the curator)“Although there is something classical in the composition that in Breda’s figures of kisses develops from tongues and heads positions suggesting a spiral movement that will eventually propel the lovers in the sky, not unlike the baroque representations of ascension, the kiss in her Arte Vivo assumes the form of political viewpoint and not only about the social reality at that, but about the universal order as well.“(Branko Franceschi: The Adventure of Emotions). The exhibition is moved from the Italian “Trieste Contemporanea” Studio Tommaseo to  NO gallery of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, Croatia/MSU (20th June, 2013 – 3rd July 2013)

Culture wise, the implications are numerous: from philosophical, as in Plato’s Symposium, to those strictly artistic in masterpieces of modernism as in works by Rodin, Munch, Brancusi, Picasso, Warhol and others. Obviously, the realisation of civilisation of democracy and liberal sexuality highlighted the intimacy of kiss as a theme of mainstream art, but it is not accidental that it was Vivo Dito of a female artist to point at the universal and quintessentially emancipating nature of its public display.

Breda Beban was an artist, filmmaker and curator/creative producer whose work deals with contemporary notions of subjectivity and emotion that occur on the margins of big stories about geography, politics and love. Breda Beban’s films and photographs are recognized as unique expressions of intimacy, vulnerability and authenticity.

Breda Beban died in London in 2012 fighting to the bitter end for the intensity of  life that she was promoting by her art. The fate coupled these two activists (Beban/Alberto Greco) in the great narration about meaning and role of art that marked the culture of the 20th century. Their voices added passion to this central theme that could be generated only from the so called ‘cultural margins’ they themselves stemmed from and without which the ‘centre’, as Croatian art historian Želimir Košcevic once said, wouldn’t be anything else but a ‘black hole’.

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Kronos at 40

Kronos Quartet celebrates its 40th anniversary and launches a fifth decade of innovation and exploration with an impressive array of projects and special events during its 2013-14 season. Since Kronos’ debut concert at North Seattle Community College in November, 1973, it has become one of the most influential groups in any musical genre. They changed the way chamber music is presented by incorporating sound and lighting design, and theatrical elements. On July 14 they will perform free mega-concert at Stern Grove Festival in San Francisco.

Highlights of Kronos’ program include the world premiere of Notoation, a festival-commissioned work by electronic musician Amon Tobin; Death Is the Road to Awe by Clint Mansell, from his soundtrack to Darren Aronofsky’s film The Fountain; plus works by Café Tacvba, Ramallah Underground, and others.

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As the Culturenet informs “Sanja Iveković’s solo exhibition Waiting for the Revolution is on view from June 2 to September 16 at Mudam in Luxemburg. Curators are Christophe Gallois and Enrico Lunghi.

Sanja Iveković, a central figure on the Croatian art scene, has developed an engaged artistic practice since the early 1970s, animated by questions of genre, media, identity, and the public and private spheres. Her exhibition at Mudam – a decade after her unprecedentedly controversial public space project Lady Rosa of Luxembourg, which addressed the often -overlooked role of women in wartime – will present a large panorama of her works realised from 1975 to the present.”

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Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-2007), a controversial German composer,  “one of the great visionaries of 20th-century music”, was born on 22 August befHelicopter String Quartetore 85 years. He is known for his ground-breaking work in electronic music, aleatory (controlled chance) in serial composition, and musical spatialization. Stockhausen, along with John Cage, is one of the few avant-garde composers to have succeeded in penetrating the popular consciousness.

He was educated at the Hochschule für Musik Köln and the University of Cologne, and later studied with Olivier Messiaen in Paris, and with Werner Meyer-Eppler at the University of Bonn.

Some of his notable compositions include the series of nineteen Klavierstücke (Piano Pieces), Kontra-Punkte for ten instruments, the electronic/musique-concrète Gesang der Jünglinge, Gruppen for three orchestras, the percussion solo Zyklus, Kontakte, the cantata Momente, the live-electronic Mikrophonie I, Hymnen, Stimmung for six vocalists, Aus den sieben Tagen, Mantra for two pianos and electronics, Tierkreis, Inori for soloists and orchestra, and the gigantic opera cycle Licht.

Stockhausen was influential within pop and rock music as well (Frank_Zappa, Roger Waters of Pink Floyd, Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Kraftwerk, Björk etc.).

In May 2013 staging of Stockhausen’s Helicopter String Quartet skored key prize.

Watch a recording of the rarely seen Helicopter String Quartet, performed by the Elysian String Quartet, part of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Mittwoch aus Licht, from the Birmingham Opera Company.

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MBZ_CulturenetThe Music Biennale Zagreb is an international festival of contemporary music which is set to take place from  6 to 13 April in Zagreb. Completely dedicated to the new music – including the “living Classics” of contemporary music and the new generation of composers from all over the world, Music Biennale programmes include projects from symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles, experimental musical theatre, contemporary dance, jazz, electronics to alternative music scene.

Remembering the MBZ famous guests like John Cage who was picking the mushrooms in front of the concert hall “Vatroslav Lisinski”, we also honour the great MBZ directors with vision: Nikša Gligo and Berislav Šipuš.

Croatian Ministry of Culture invites and informs: “During the festival’s days, in April every other year Zagreb is transformed into the cultural centre to which composers, music critics, the best musicians, and contemporary music and arts lovers from the region and Europe gravitate. The festival has a strong response as well as an incentive in its own environment. It would not be wrong to say that the time in combination with the geographical and political framework of the period when the Music Biennale was founded in 1961, have contributed considerably to Biennale’s success since the very beginning, which continued to shape the festival until today. “Still MBZ was always focused on the institution of composer’s persona. Messiaen, Stockhausen, Stravinsky, Cage, Berio, Penderecki, Lutoslawski, Maderna, Kagel, Globokar, Nono, Xenakis,Lucier, Schnebel, Reich, Murail, Maxwell Davis, Birtwistle, Schaffer, Nyman, Cerha, are only some that were MBZ’s guests.”

Closely interrelated with other arts, the Music Biennale Zagreb fills a considerable and a very distinctive position on the Croatian and regional cultural scene. Such a favourable situation is partly due to the choice of performers, most of whom are superb music professionals. Two ideas are kept in the forefront of the Music Biennale: tolerance and a high standard of musical production, creativity and reproduction.” (Programme)

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As Culturenet informs “BADco., Multimedia Institute/MAMA and the Academy of Drama Arts, University of Zagreb are organizing international symposium “Broken Performances: Time and (In)Completion” which is set to take place from 21 to 24 March in Zagreb, Croatia. Broken Performances: Time and (In)Completion” is a proposal to examine relations between the present-day modalities of time and the production of forms of life. The symposium will bring together a number of prominent international scholars and artists to share their thoughts on how to critically address the ways time conditions labor, affect and values, and how this then gets reflected in performance and media.

The rise of new precarious forms of work and flexible organization of working time, as well as changes in the content and the nature of work, lead to a corresponding search for balance among the various forms of social time. “Time-scarcity” therefore becomes a relevant topic not only from a social or biological perspective, but also as a dramaturgical and performative problem.” BadCo concludes that “in this sense, different choreographic practices should not be understood only as aesthetic practices, but also as wider social processes of distributing bodies in time and space.”

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The new project of Media-via’s  Association „Culture, Media and Education“ – ARTHEA is a 3 year multiplatform awareness raising programme with a heavy emphasis on performance art in urban surroundings.

Slavonski Brod, square (Photo by Media-Via)Over a 3 year period performers from other countries will perform their  3 traditional dances at a very busy hour on a very public place, the main square of Slavonski Brod, Croatia. These performances  from China, India and Turkey will be a magnet to pull in by standers and will generate interest for the project. Besides these performances concert nights and round tables will be organised with intelectuals from various fields taking part to discuss the theme of multiculturality and tolerance between nations.

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 Fountain_Square_Slavonski Brod (Photo by Media-Via)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. With concert nights with perfomers from China, India and Turkey as well as conferences and round tables with intelectuals and experts from mentioned countries, citizens will have more than enough opportunity to satisfy their curiosity. Web logs, social networking and traditional forms media will ensure that the program will not go unnoticed. With the all the performers, intelectuals, experts and the general public involved in the project has huge potential to reach a massive audience.

The association „Culture, Media and Education“ – ARTHEA is a civil organisation which was founded in 2011 and in that short time realised several International artistic performances: „Multimedia Art: Urban Performance“ http://media-via.ning.com done under protection of UNESCO and regional project „Glocal Multimedia Art“ http://glocal-art.ning.com  (where Glocal means Global+Local) under financial protection of Croatian Ministry of Culture.

Concept leader: PhD. Vesna Srnic, president

Translation/summarizing: Professor Frankopan Mariano Klaric, Public Relations

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At the recently ended K3 International Short Film Festival in Villach, Austria experimental cinematographer Ivan Ladislav GGaleta presenting at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb (Photo by Media-Via)aleta from Croatia won the K3 Award for his latest film Deep End Art N°1.  The festival is organized in conjunction with Italy and Slovenia.

According to Culturenet.hr Ben Russell stated: “DEEP END ART No.1” by Ivan Ladislav Galeta is confident and entire, a living system unto itself. The title alone is a declaration of an idiosyncratic worldview, one whose conceptual borders extend far beyond the video frame. While it is clear that Galeta takes real pleasure in bird and bee, in sunlight and flare, and in time and decay, this is not enough. Lucky for us, “Deep End” turns this pleasure into the very material of video; aided by close-up and audio-amplification, “Deep End” is a fresh-picked apple for our eyes and ears (mostly held in our left hands).

Ivan Ladislav Galeta (Vinkovci, 1947) graduated in Visual Art at the Teachers’ Galeta: "Motion", 1974 (Photo by Media-via)Academy in Zagreb 1967, as well as in Pedagogy at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb 1981. He headed the Multimedia Centre (MM) of the Students’ Centre in Zagreb (1987-1990) and founded and headed the Art Cinema Theatre of Filmoteka 16 (1991-1994).  Since 1993 he has been working as a media specialist at Zagreb’s Fine Arts Academy, where he has been appointed Full Professor in 2007. He initiated the introduction of Animation Studies (2000) and New Media Studies (2004), which grew into respective Academy Departments. He has been making films since 1969 and video-works since 1975. Since 1973 he has exhibited objects-installations, photographs-installations, video and TV works, texts, sound installations, ambience interventions, ecological projects, actions etc. His works have been included in important local and international collections of contemporary art and film archives like the Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Croatian Film Clubs’ Association, International Short Film Days Oberhausen and Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris.

Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN was the new international competition for digital artists to win a residency at CERN the world’s largest particle physics laboratory in Geneva. According to ARTS@CERN “The second Prix Ars Electronica Collide @CERN3 was awarded to the 65-year-old American artist, Bill Fontana. With an international reputation for pioneering experiments in “sound art” that has featured in some of the world’s leading arts institutions, Fontana continues to push the boundaries of his artistic work”.

“It is fantastic that the Collide@CERN programme’s latest artist comes from a completely new field – sound art,” said Ariane Koek, CERN’s cultural specialist and the creator of the programme.” But the rest of the text doesn’t say a word about the reason of that specialist’s fascination, about the qualities of Fontana’s concept of the applied project, except the notion that the artist is  ready to learn?!

Bill Fontana (born USA 1947) is an American composer and artist who developed an international reputation for his pioneering experiments in sound. Since the early 70’s Fontana has used sound as a sculptural medium to interact with and transform our perceptions of visual and architectural spaces. (Interesting  audio/video at http://www.resoundings.org  )

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Media-via editor and “Culture, Media and Learning” association’s president Ph.D Vesna Srnic was also participating in competition Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN with a project: “UNIFYING THE HUMAN AND TECHNOLOGICAL MULTITASKING IN MULTIMEDIA ART”.

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A three day International symposium “Philosophy of Media” at the Croatian city Opatija successfuly finished. From 19th to 21st the participants discussed and elaborated this year topic “Art and Media”. At the opening a German professor at Rotterdam School of Management Frank Hartmann spoke on his experiences and a great number of regional participants contributed to the important subject of the symposium. The President of Association “Culture, Media and Education – ARTHEA” Ph.D Vesna Srnic introduced the new concept on Multitasking and the ARTHEA’s portal  Media-Via brings the summary of this scientific paper.

Multitasking in multimedia and multimedia art, especially in the form of integrative activities or performances, presents an artistic actualisation via simultaneous processing by intensifying the experience as a process of affective individualization. As opposed to computer multitasking where a larger number of activities weaken concentration, i.e. attention is dispersed and memory is weakened, the orchestrated affective experience in Multimedia Art is anchored in an existential support by artistic attention which results in an organic memory and authenticity. With this thesis we hope to disallow the findings of other scholars (such as Christine Rosen, Ph.D., in her work „The Myth of Multitasking“, Sead Alić, Ph.D., in ‘’McLuhan, Announcement of Media Philosophy’’ and others) who claim multitasking results in the loss of wisdom.

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As the culturenet.hr stresses “Croatia is represented by a group of architects from the city of Pula at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition which is held in Venice from 29 August to 25 November.” Unfortunately, Media-via portal must add a critic on authenticity of the installation: almost the same installation was made by a famous American video artist Bill Viola in 1995 and the work “The Veiling” can be seen at http://www.sfmoma.org/media/features/viola/BV14.html

The Croats present their exhibition “Immediate democracy requires immediate area” at the Architecture Biennale. The Croatian Pavilion at this year’s Biennale includes video footage, photographs and performance projections, indicating the current zoning problems in Croatia, reports Croatian radiotelvision.”

Unfortunately, Media-via portal must add a critic on authenticity of the installation: almost the same installation was made by a famous American video artist Bill Viola in 1995 and the work “The Veiling” can be seen at http://www.sfmoma.org/media/features/viola/BV14.html

The last Croatian project at the Biennale with the floating pavillion was a sort of fiasco when it collapsed in front of Venice and this one is unfortunately once again the shame for the Croatian culture.

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International project “The Glocal Multimedia Art”, with the this year’s topic “The Revolt in Art against Corruption”, which was created by the this portal’s Croatian association “Culture, Media and Education” – ARTHEA, was  successfully finished on Friday, 15th June, in Slavonski Brod. The project had included creating the social network http://glocal-art.ning.com where the artistic conceptual task was realised, then the symposium  with the artists, doctors of philosophy and students in discussion on corruptive conscience and finally the performance of aesthetical/ethical testimony at the town square of Slavonski Brod.

The members of the project were: Professor and Artist Vladimir Frelih from the Art Academy Osijek, his students Lucija Jakovina, Robert Fiser and Ana Petrovic, who all uploaded their videa-art works, PhD Kruno Martinac from Melbourne, Australia, Dr Dragan Calovic and Dr Vlatko Ilic from the association “Young Peas” from Belgrade, Republic of Serbia, a film Director Zoran Sudar from Zagreb, Tomislav Lacic a representative of the music group SB Reprezenta well known for anticorruptive music, students from the  Faculty  of  Teacher Education in Osijek, department in Slavonski Brod and the president PhD Vesna Srnic as well as other members of the association ARTHEA.

The project was funded by The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia and will be incorporated in educational activities of primary, secondary and tertiary educational levels of the teachers/members.

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Rain Room (MOMA, installation)The Museum of Modern Art announces “a Rain Room is a  field of falling water that pauses wherever a human body is detected—offering visitors the experience of controlling the rain.” MOMA explains and proves “the work invites visitors to explore the roles that science, technology, and human ingenuity can play in stabilizing our environment”.

Using digital technology, Rain Room is a carefully choreographed downpour—a monumental work that encourages people to become performers on an unexpected stage, while creating an intimate atmosphere of contemplation. Known for their distinctive approach to digital-based contemporary practice, Random International’s experimental projects come alive through audience interaction and Rain Room is their largest and most ambitious to-date. The presentation of Rain Room at The Museum of Modern Art is part of EXPO 1: New York, a large-scale festival exploring ecological challengesRain Room is on view at The Museum of Modern Art, courtesy of RH, Restoration Hardware.

EXPO 1: New York is made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.

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