Category: Multimedia Event

Glocal Multimedia Art is our syntagm for a new holistic approach to experience. Although initially developed by the means of politics, transnationalism and business practices in 1990’s, the concept of „glocalisation“ later has also appeared in academic dialogue, education and media.  

Thinking either globally or locally (glocally) at the same time, means not only to „think globally and act locally“, but vice versa as well. Global consciousness arose from sincere local (self) awareness for humanity and freedom.  We have to be free for awareness as well. So, we need information, education and proactivity to create our own events and chances. To be at least semantically free, we need semantic network or social network for an online platform to act glocally.

Furthermore, in order to make an Art of something Glocally imagined, several skills are needed. First of all you need knowledge of IT and creative imagination on how to practice performing Arts, especially in multimedia synergy. You also need communication skills of a person basically humanistic or cosmopolite oriented, yet locally and globally are not mutually exclusive, rather they imply that you have self-awareness and self-confidence to be centered on „the big picture“.

To paraphrase a famous humanist PhD Ivan Supek, globalisation as a „global machine“ is preparing its own failure with greed and destruction of nature, thus encourages solitaries and dreamers on messiah campaign, but maybe it is only the United Europe which can confront the uncontrollable global capitalism.  (Introduction from PhD Vesna Srnic’s “Glocal Multimedia Art” presented at The Philosophy of Media Symposium at Cres, 2011.)

Whole work: Glocal Multimedia Art/PhD Srnic.pdf

PhD. Vesna Srnic

The exhibition will be opened in Slovenian Gallery “Skuc” (Ljubljana, 21st December, 2011 – 12the January, 2012) as the reflection and expansion on the previous part the curator Branko Franceschi has  successfully introduced last month in New York.

High Times: Reflections of Pscyhedelia in Socialist Yugoslavia 1966 – 1976 makes manifest the ever intriguing and fruitful rapport between vanguard artists and popular culture, occurring within the unique context of a society that managed to create its own political, economic, and social system based on its vacillation between East and West during the height of the Cold War.

In the broader cultural sense, the entire collection of High Times: Reflections of Pscyhedelia in Socialist Yugoslavia 1966 – 1976 aims to change the accustomed understanding of Yugoslavia’s neo-avant-garde and new media practices as being inexpressive or too serious in their social engagement and agenda, as well as colorless and materially reduced in their formal aesthetics. (Excerpt from an essay by curator Branko Franceschi.)

Presented works (some from Marinko Sudac collection), performances and music of the authors: Marina Abramović, Marjan Ciglič, Grupa 220, Indeksi, Korni grupa, Mišo Kovač, Zdenka Kovačićek & Nirvana, Naško Križnar, Josipa Lisac, Ivan Martinac, Slavko Matković, Miroslav Mikuljan, Vladimir Petek, Marko Pogačnik, Ante Verzotti, Slobodan Šijan, Ljubomir Šimunić, Time, Petar Trinajstić, Uragani




American video artist Dara Birnbaum has her first UK solo show in South London Gallery till the February 12.

Ben Luke informs that “Gallery’s main space is Arabesque (2011), a video installation which feels modish, with vast screens in an elegant architectural space, and material from YouTube. On the first floor, meanwhile, are several mid-Seventies videos, themselves archetypically of their time: edgy, handheld, full of social politics and a spare, consciously amateurish technique.”

Birnbaum’s provocative video works are among the most influential and innovative contributions to the contemporary discourse on art and television. In her videotapes and multi-media installations, Birnbaum applies both low-end and high-end video technology to subvert, critique or deconstruct the power of mass media images and gestures to define mythologies of culture, history and memory. Through a dynamic televisual language of images, music and text, she exposes the media’s embedded ideological meanings and posits video as a means of giving voice to the individual. (From Electronic Arts Intermix catalogue.)

Dara Birnbaum was born in 1946 in New York where she lives and works. She is especially famous for her uses of video to reconstruct television imagery using as material such archetypal formats as quizzes, soap operas, and sports programmes. Her techniques involve the repetition of images and interruption of flow with text and music. She is also well known for forming part of the feminist art movement.



The Perforations Festival program spans over three cities (Rijeka, Zagreb, Dubrovnik) from October 20 – 29, 2011. The festival includes more than 15 other productions from Slovenia, Serbia, Macedonia and Romania. Some of the artists are Rosana Hribar / Gregor Luštek, Mala Kline, Angelo Madureira / Ana Catarina Vieira, Manuel Pelmus, Ljiljana Tasić / Dušan Bročić, Damir Bartol Indoš, Via Negativa, etc.

The Perforations Festival takes place annually in three Croatian cities; Zagreb, Rijeka and Dubrovnik and presents a range of artists working in performance art, theater, and dance, whose diverse approaches to art-making blurs the borders between these genres. While their work touches upon issues of identity (public, political, religious, ecological),  of borders redefinition and space, of a collective past, and of personal histories, most of all their work talks about the present. Highlights from this festival were presented at the LaMama E.T.C., New York, offering audiences insight into contemporary lines of artistic thinking from some of the most provocative and influential artists in the region.

This week they have published interviews with Marko Mandić, Tea Tupajić and Alen Sinkauz.



International Interdisciplinary Symposium PHILOSOPHY OF MEDIA – Issues of founding, establishing and/or revelation,  will be held on the Croatian island Cres between 16-18 September, 2011. Media-via portal editor M.A. Vesna Srnic is invited to present her papers “Glocal Multimedia Art” at the symposium, organised in the year in which we celebrate the centenary of the  birth of Marshall McLuhan.

In front of Program comitee PhD. Divna Vuksanovic (Serbia) and PhD. Sead Alic (Croatia) stressed: “We live in a time of media intercession, networking, virtual worlds, a growing impact of mass media on politics, culture, human life, experience, or even opinions as such. We exist in a time when the immersion into the world of the mass media reminds us of the fact that we as human beings throughout history have been determined by some sort of media and that only the modern preoccupation with the (mass) media has given rise to an awareness of (partial or total) oblivion of media intercession,especially during times of oral communication, written and print form.” (…)   “In this sense, the philosophy of media co-opts the scientific research of linguistics, psycholinguistics, media theory, the theory of special art, knowledge of techniques and technologies, research psychology, medicine, phonetics, cultural and visual studies, and other science disciplines, theoretical knowledge and practice experience.” tENrNp4O_ZE

Symposium sponsors are  Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia, Croatian National Tourist Board, Town of Cres and Hotel Kimen Cres.

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Programme of Symposium

On September 11, 2001 director Dan Oki was living in New York and witnessed the terrorist attack and its consequences firsthand. In this film, he takes his documentary footage from that fateful day and puts it in the context of a feature film. Projections of a film will be held at Zagreb (on September 11), Berlin and New York (on September 12). 
A theatre troupe from Croatia travels to New York on September 10, 2001. The troupe is a diverse group
made up of a young married couple and their son, two girls, and a young man. They are welcomed by their
producer, a New Yorker of Croatian descent, whose husband works at the World Trade Centre. Suddenly,
without warning, the troupe finds itself in the middle of the destruction of September 11.
The relationships between the characters come under pressure and begin to change as a reaction to the
sheer force of the events unfolding all around them.

78 minute, HD-Cam, 2010
Writer and Director: Dan Oki
Director of Photography: Raul Brzic
Composer: Vjeran Šalamon
Editor: Davor Švaic
With: Vanda Boban, Marin Tudor, Lana Hulenic, Marko Petric, Elena Orlic,
Luka Jokic Sterle, Sandra Sterle, Brian Willems.
Production House: Studio Fugo 

Schedule of the projection

ZAGREB  - Sunday, September 11, 2011, 6 PM
Museum of Contemporary Art
Avenija Dubrovnik 17,
10000 Zagreb, Croatia

BERLIN - Monday 12. September at 8.30 p.m.
BABYLON – Cinema 1
Rosa-Luxemburg-Str. 30,
10178  BERLIN, Deutschland

NEW YORK – Monday, September 12, 2011, 8PM
77 Delancey St
(between Allen St & Orchard St)
New York, NY 10002
Neighborhood: Lower East Side

Dan Oki (Slobodan Jokic, Zadar, 1965) is an internationaly renown media artist for twenty years. 
As a producer, writer and director he made three feature films: Oxygene 4, Performance and the Dark.
He teaches as a Film and Media Arts professor at UMAS in Split and ADU in Zagreb.

(from the catalogue)

Manchester International Festival and Teatro Real Madrid present on 30th June-17th July the world premiere of a startling new piece for the stage: The Life and Death of Marina Abramović, a biography of the godmother of performance art, re-imagined by visionary director Robert Wilson.

“What an incredible evening, truly the finest theatre I have ever seen. Abramović was incredible, moving through the play, of which she is the central character in the most profound way, with a light touch, never overpowering her cast. Willem Defoe cut an imposing but insightful figure throughout, playing a role as narrator, but so much more, becoming a representation of a massively significant part of Abramović herself. I cannot speak highly enough of his performance; I was more than impressed, frankly stunned at his abilities as an actor, playing the dark side of a human soul, but again more, becoming the gatekeeper of Abramović’s mind, whilst maintaining a merciless and cutting humour that displayed an absence of pretension in both Abramović and himself. His representation of the internal torture present within a profound, intelligent mind was one which rose above an occasion already described quite rightly, as a significant moment in the history of Mancunian theatrical culture.” (Comment by Daniel James Gillard)



The concert premiere of Bjork’s (45) “Biophilia” on 30th June, was commissioned for opening night and five additional performances by the Manchester International Festival in England which continues through July 17.

“Biophilia” (audio for iPad) welcomes the interactivity of the Internet and harnesses the power and flexibility of devices that incorporate video, audio and user control far beyond the play button. As media artist and Biophilia developer Scott Snibbe said: “Bjork had a complete, unified concept where everything was interconnected. The music wasn’t dominant, the image wasn’t dominant, the interactivity wasn’t dominant. Everything worked together the way a movie or an opera does.”

“Biophilia” has songs about crystals, dark matter and the origins of the universe.  In performance, each new song was introduced by the orotund recorded voice of David Attenborough, giving the song’s title, scientific phenomenon and musical lesson: “ ‘Hollow,’ DNA, rhythm.”

Bjork is famous for her (official) artistic videos: Army of Me(1995), Hyperballad (1996),  All is full of Love (1998),  Nattura (2008),  etc.



New York Times


Monty Python members, mostly philosophers,  have reunited to voice a 3D animated film based on the memoirs of the late Graham Chapman. The crew is famous for the cult TV series Monty Python’s Flying Circus (UK, 1969) and the team also brought films including Holy Grail and Life of Brian to the big screen.

A Liar’s Autobiography will feature recordings that Chapman, who died in 1989 aged 48, made of his 1980 book. John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Terry Jones have all signed up while Eric Idle is not involved. The film is due out in spring next year.



BBC News

Ars Electronica festival will be held in Linz from 31 August – 6 September.

“The insatiable hunger for knowledge; the burning passion to blaze new trails and overturn old points of view; the wish to find out where we come from; the longing to endow our existence with meaning and to establish our place in a comprehensive model of the universe. The satisfaction we derive upon getting to the bottom of these things, explaining them, describing them, expressing them. These absolutely quintessential elements of what it means to be human constitute the shared source of art and science. They are the driving forces from which innovation emerges”, say Christine Schöpf and Gerfried Stocker (Artistic Directors of the Ars Electronica Festival).

The directors add: “In cooperation with CERN, an institution in which more than 8,000 scientists from many countries are at work expanding the boundaries of our knowledge of the laws of nature in an effort to understand the genesis of the universe and the origins of all matter, we are dedicating the 2011 Ars Electronica Festival to the fascinating world of leading-edge research on the basic principles of the cosmos.”




Dr W.J.T. Mitchell from the University of Chicago, was a key-note speaker at the event Visual Studies Today – The Power of Images, which was organized by the Center for Visual Studies, Zagreb from 7th to 8th November 2013, as well as at the conference Visual Studies as Academic Discipline . Dr Mitchell is the most famous authority of visual studies in the world.  (Schedule) Dr Mitchell’s talk was titled “Seeing Madness: Insanity, Media, and Visual Culture” and it raised two questions:”1) Is it possible to “see madness” or to represent it visually with any kind of certainty? 2) What motivates the desire to see madness, to put it on stage, or to capture its variable manifestations in visual images?” Examples were drawn mainly from photography, operatic spectacle, and cinema.

NGO “Culture, Media and Education” president and Media-Via editor Dr Vesna Srnic attended the lecture and because of the lack of time asked Dr Mitchell a question in writing, that he will possibly answer.

This is a question of Dr Srnic:

“In Critical Inquiry, in 1991st, you interviewed famous American conceptual artist Barbara Kruger. When you elaborated the relation between Image and Word, as well as about Gender and Embodiment, you provoked Barbara Kruger with this /quotation:

„You  can go back  to  the Old Testament to find sentiments like  “a silent woman  is  the gift of God.”

and KRUGER said: Oh,  let me write that down.“ /unquote (Critical Inquiry, 1991, p. 445)

 I think this is a very interesting moment in that interview, because of several possible interpretations: on charismatic, feminist, Leftist level Kruger was understandably surprised, although she should have known the point of that religious view, and did not mock; another Rightist level is well known for its meaning as the mystical power of silence.

 What I would like to ask you is if you can see the theses of the third meaning in the phenomenology of Time and Space as Here and Now, in the performative middle way, thus artistically rejecting Gender differentiation, rejecting Images and Words completely, as well as Leftist and Rightist positions and oppositions?

 Is this „spinning wildly or standing still“ significant Spiritual Embodiment for you and can be seen as, although marginal, the rejection of the Madness?”



Activist art exhibition from the Marinko Sudac Collection aboard Marshall Tito’s ship “Seagull”
04th June -18th June, 2011 in Rijeka, Croatia

(…) The material for the exhibition was taken from the Marinko Sudac Collection, the fast growing and the largest collection of historical avant-garde, neo avant-garde and post avant-garde movements and artistic expressions in the region and beyond. The collection today includes around twenty thousand units, works of art, documents and publications. It covers the period from 1909 to 1989 and the area from the Baltic to the Black Sea, with special emphasis on the region of former Yugoslavia, while the furthest end of the collection reaches as far as Japan. The exhibition will also include the documentation on Galeb’s intriguing history, in Tvrtko Jakovina’s writing on Galeb’s voyages through the seas of world politics, in Feđa Vukić’s account on the evolution of its symbolic meanings, and Ješa Denegri’s analysis of reasons and reaches of political standpoints on the area of artists’ activities on one particular example.

(…) “Standstill” is an exhibition that deals with the deconstruction of the untouchable, of the mythical ship Galeb whose decks and salons along with Marshal Tito and the elite of socialist state and military government are inhabited by ghosts of world statesmen from Winston Churchill, Paul of Greece, Elizabeth II, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Jawaharlal Nehru, Ahmed ukarno, General Abboud, Kwame Nkrumah, Albert Tabnen, Habib Bourguiba, Sirimavo Bandaranaike, U Nu, Ne Win, Modibo Keita, Seku Ture, Archbishop Makariosa, Muammar Muhammad al-Gaddafi, Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev, Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev, Kurt Josef Waldheim, Nicolae Ceausescu, Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi and many, many others to scientists and artists as well as international movie stars such as Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Sofia Loren and Kirk Douglas.” (…) Branko Franceschi, President, Institute for the Research of Avant-garde


Installation by Ivana Franke and ongoing neuroscientific research by Ida Momennejad will be presented during the symposium ‘Seeing with eyes closed: Neuroscience and Art in dialogue’ in Venice. The installation will be on view from the 1st to the 6th of June in the Peggy Guggenheim Museum.

In resonance with the curatorial focus of the 54th Biennale: IllumiNations, the upcoming symposium on June 2nd, 2011 – organized in collaboration with Berlin School of Mind and Brain (Humboldt Universität) and Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin – will explore the theme: Seeing with Eyes Closed. The symposium takes its title from an interdisciplinary project by artist Ivana Franke and neuroscientist Ida Momennejad, conceived through the support of Alexander Abbushi and the Association of Neuroesthetics – AoN. The project concerns the visual experience of flowing images induced by stroboscopic light behind closed eyes.

Some of questions are: “Can we construct spatiotemporal forms purely based on ‘imagination’? To what extent may different brains show similar activities in spite of differences in subjective experience? To what extent is our perception of reality constructed and altered by the intrinsic build-up of our brains rather than neural responses to stimuli that is strictly ‘out there’?”



Wordless Music, the concert series run by Ronen Givony when he is not overseeing the classical and new-music programming at Le Poisson Rouge, is devoted to showing fans of indie rock and contemporary classical music that the two genres have a common appeal.

Mr. Givony’s latest offering, heard on Saturday evening (21 st May) at the New York Society for Ethical Culture (the program was also played on Friday), was built around two works with rock connections: Philip Glass’s “Heroes” Symphony (1996), which is based on themes from David Bowie’s 1977 album “Heroes,” and “Doghouse” (2010), the latest orchestral score by Jonny Greenwood, who is best known as a member of Radiohead. Gyorgy Ligeti’s Chamber Concerto (1970), a study in energy and texture that prefigures some of Mr. Greenwood’s work, was interposed between them.

For the occasion the conductor Brad Lubman convened the Wordless Music Orchestra, a freelance new-music band that included, this time, all four members of the JACK Quartet and players from Alarm Will Sound, Signal (which played the Ligeti on its own) and other ensembles.




A young Croatian multimedia artist Ana Schaub (1983) is introducing herself in a Zagreb “Gallery of Events” in Culture center Pescenica by positioning the problem of media induced reality. Mass-media and contemporary technology define and designe our lives, our perception, thoughts and feelings, if we are not aware enough of it.  The artist criticizes that false grotesque world of trivialities, creating the same methodes that are valued in them: false heroes and their false powers……(from the catalogue, written by Ivana Gabrić).

After finishing Croatian Academy of fine Arts Zagreb (2007), she developed her skills at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, US. Ana Schaub is in a process of doing her postgraduate work on video at Academy of fine Arts in Slovenia.


While celebrating a school day the Croatian Primary school “Ivan Goran Kovacic” from Slavonski Brod prepared integrated project “Cultural Heritage” and presented  it inventively as an exhibition of workshops and a special Multimedia Ambience.

The project “Cultural Heritage” included several workshops: Slavonian cuisine, customs, housing, traditional kids games, folk habits, dance etc. This year a special event was a Multimedia Ambience created by team leader MA Vesna Srnic which integrated atonal music  “Improvisation II for piano and tape” composed by Kresimir Seletkovic and played by Damir Greguric, installations, projections and  jumbo poster with cultural authorities from the County history and contemporary artists as well, thus connecting tradition and (post)modernity.


The Perforations Festival takes place annually in Croatia and presents a range of artists working in performance art, theater, and dance, whose diverse approaches to art-making blurs the borders between these genres. Highlights from this festival will be presented in New York at La MaMa from March 11 – March 20, 2011.

Their work touches upon issues of identity (public, political, religious), redefining borders and space, a collective past, and personal histories, but most of all their work talks about the present. Highlights from this festival will be presented at New York La MaMa, offering audiences insight into contemporary lines of artistic thinking from some of the most provocative and influential artists in the region. Perforations Festival New York will feature U.S. premieres from Ivo Dimchev (Bulgaria); BADco. (Croatia); Sanja Mitrović (Serbia); Igor Josifov (Macedonia); Petra Kovačić (Croatia); Željko Zorica (Croatia); Slovenian Youth Theater (Slovenia); Via Negativa (Slovenia); and Ivica Buljan/Mini Teater (Croatia/ Slovenia).



La MaMa


The Metropolitan Opera’s opening-night gala traditionally begins with  “Das Rheingold,” the first of Wagner’s “Ring” operas, but instead of an old conductor James Levine, this time with the director Robert Lepage’s new production, the first installment of a complete “Ring” cycle.


“Mr. Lepage’s “Rheingold” is the most intensely anticipated new production the Met has mounted in years. For the most part it was an impressive success: an inventive, fluid staging and a feat of technological wizardry that employs sophisticated video elements without turning into a video show.Wagner buffs tend to be a fanatical sort, and no doubt there will be debate about Mr. Lepage’s work. Here he received a mostly enthusiastic ovation with scattered boos. I had mixed feelings,”  Anthony Thommasini stressed at the New York Times.



One of the longstanding promises of the Internet–of the last century’s worth of technology, really–is that the cultural heritage of the world will be accessible to everyone in their homes. Today, the global museum has taken another step forward with Google Art Project.

An ingenious application of Google’s Street View and Picasa tools, it allows web browsers to wander the halls of 17 museums around the world (New York City’s MoMA, Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, and others).

Some particularly significant artworks in each of the museums (about a thousand total, although more will apparently follow) can be viewed straight-on, in ultra-high resolution. In some cases, that just means a very tight close-up view; others are so detailed that you can make out the grain of individual brushstrokes–a closer view than you’d ever be able to get in person. There’s also explanatory text for the individually viewable works.
Read more:


MIT Media Lab introduces new inFORM’s Dynamic Shape Display “that can render 3D content physically, so users can interact with digital information in a tangible way. inFORM can also interact with the physical world around it, for example moving objects on the table’s surface. Remote participants in a video conference can be displayed physically, allowing for a strong sense of presence and the ability to interact physically at a distance. Learn more and watch video of inFORM in action on the Tangible Media research group website:”

But shape-shifting technology is far away from human transformations…




As we read at Los Angeles Times, this week Laurie Anderson presented her latest work “Delusion” at UCLA (University of Los Angeles). “Puzzling over our state of affairs, she had come to see images, and our dependence on screens, as a distraction. Delusion combines violin, electronic puppetry, music and visuals. Anderson turned to narrative and music alone, sharing the stage with three backup musicians.

In Delusion, the screens were back. But as Anderson’s mood has turned darker and she has gone deeper and more inward, the beautiful, enveloping video helped keep us in touch with the outside world. Behind her was a cinema-sized backdrop, and three other surfaces of different shapes and materials –- including a sheet-draped settee -– were also used as screens. Anderson appeared alone, dressed in tight white shirt and loose skinny tie, looking both hip and vulnerable. She too, when she covered herself with a sheet, could become a video screen. (…)  In this powerful, moving, incredibly rich work, Anderson has already stripped bare her –- and our –- deepest, most troubling communal delusions.”

(Anderson on Delusion:



New Media Genres

(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.


The New York Times introduces Japanese artist of white noise music Ryoji Ikeda. “While most artists draw on emotions, experiences and their environment for inspiration, Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda also uses math, numbers and data for his work. His computer-generated audiovisual concert of sorts is called “Datamatics 2.0,” and is part of the French Institute in New York’s “Crossing The Line Festival,” which features artwork that doesn’t fit neatly into any one genre.”

Co-curator Simon Dove explains: “This really is a combination of a long period of research for Ryoji, in looking at this relationship between data, what is data, what is information, and how do you make that information tangible, visual?” He adds: “Whatever we do generates data, so he’s really composed the sound and data streams in synchronization, creating this immersive concert environment.”

Ikeda also designed an installation in a room with several screens called “The Transcendental,” which was intended to help viewers understand the vast concept of infinity.

“Without knowing that, what you see is what you get and what you actually feel, not just from the ear, not just from the eyes, but soak yourself into the universe or space that you have never imagined,” says Yoko Shioya, the artistic director of the Japan Society.

To show just how complex it all gets, in “Datamatics 2.0,” the data that’s visualized is pulled from places like NASA, the Human Genome Project, and in a fitting twist, even the data that was created through the making of this project is also visualized in that project.

“Ryoji Ikeda: The Transcendental” is on display at the French Institute Alliance Française Gallery at 22 East 60th Street through October 16. You can listen to samples at  and



It`s July 24th today, a filming day:  we are witnesses of a historic global experiment “Life in a day” shot in a single day, by the Youtube users worldwide! An experimental documentary film will be made by a producer Ridley Scott and director Kevin Macdonald. The premiere of a film will be performed at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2011 and 20 luckiest contributors will be the guests!

Here is a point of single day on Earth made by our crew: an absurd film “Love at clash”!

“Declared as the most beautiful town of East Croatia, Slavonski Brod is well known for Cravatten Statt after the Cravat or Tie!  While riding bikes by the river love is in the air…”


On the September 4th, 1974 an internationally known Croatian video-artist Dalibor Martinis recorded a video work “Still life” (Mrtva priroda), with the still life placed on the TV set  while the TV news were announced. Now, at Korčula island Gallery Siva zona, 35 years later, he reads the same news in a new space-time context.

Multimedia artist Dalibor Martinis performs his video work “TV News” (TV Dnevnik) in Gallery Grey zone, at Korčula till August 7th.
Well known Croatian video-artist, was invited by curator and artist  Darko Fritz to show one of his video works from a series Data recovery, as a proces of a returning some important lost data back to memory, by giving them a positive,  informational and social entity.

While Martinis is reading the same News from 1974, 35 years later (2009), as a speaker, he uses new digital technology equipment and design, but the ideology constitution is from old times, belonging to the previous regime. The artist reassesses past life time in the context  of  new experiences, thus “recycling” the memory and returning the old work as positive aspect of previous (still) life, back.

We ask ourselves whether such a vertical back up can be  erected in time-space continuum efficiently enough to integrate the Memory or isn`t  it necessary to be more deeply affectionate about getting the inspiration while catching the Power of Now in “spinning wildly or standing still”? Is it sufficient to be just a witness or to stress a Human charisma and Body appreciation as well?



Scientists and composers have produced a new choral work in which performers sing sequences or parts of their own genetic code as an ultimate genome!

As the  BBC News Science correspondent Pallab Ghosh reports a musician Andrew Morley got the idea of assigning a note to each of Human DNA compound! The “proper composer” approached by Dr Morley was Michael Zev Gordon, who was inspired by the idea, and thus has turned a simple idea into a beautiful work of art.

The new piece, Allele, will be performed by the New London Chamber Choir at the Royal Society of Medicine on 13 July. “Each of the 40-strong choir has also had his or her own DNA decoded. At its climax, each member of the choir is singing their own unique genetic code – resulting in everyone singing a subtly different song.”

In such a way the music is a sound of the ultimate human genome. You can hear the sample at:


The eminent director Ridley Scott together with Kevin MacDonald is going to make a great movie, a documentary which will be shot by Youtube users from the whole world on a 24 July, 2010 thus leaving a document of life expression of global community to next generations!

McDonald, who made “The Last King of Scotland,” will direct the feature-length documentary and Scott, who helmed Oscar-winning “Gladiator” and a host of hits such as “Blade runner,” “Alien,” and “Thelma & Louise,” will produce it. Creative users will make a sort of archetype recordings of their ordinary life on that day, upload them and MacDonald will compile the best shots. Users of the chosen works  will be signed as collaborators, and twenty of them will be invited to come to Sundance film festival, on a „Life in a Day“ premiere.

To participate, YouTube users must upload their footage to This is indeed a unique idea and experiment in the history of film industry.





The international Multimedia exhibition  SHE_STORY in MKC (Multimedia culture centre in  Split, Croatia ) will be held  on Friday, 18 June, at 9 pm.

New media exhibition “She_story” is the world seen through woman`s eyes. 84 new media art works were applied to this exhibition and the curators selected 18. “On a content level the authors are approaching the subject on several levels: from works that refere on the life of work of other artists like Frida Kahlo (Cry me), to art works that use film as polygon for artistic exploration of intimate world (Being a woman…/the Aria), works that deal with the relation with body and digital body, or world and virtual world (Study on human form…/Urging Absence/Blind hands), works that explore position of a woman in a religious and/or political context (Roghieh/BasBas), to authors who use body in a radical ways in approaching the subject (Parto/Lovemaking) .” (B. and N. Kadin)



„A vision how we would all move in dance paradise“ (The New York Times)

The mission of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas is to create an internationally renowned festival in New Haven of the highest quality with world-class artists, thinkers and leaders, attracting and engaging a broad and diverse audience celebrating and building community and advancing economic development.

This year’s International Festival of Arts and Ideas in New Haven, now in its 15th year, certainly cannot be accused of a lack of variety.

A creative collaboration of two inventive minds, Ms. Childs and Mr. Glass, on a minimalist masterwork „Dance“ to invent new ways of reframing experience!

The opening-weekend events centered around the multi-genre Dance: „A powerful and entrancing multi-genre collaboration, Dance brings together three minimalist pioneers in a tightly structured dialogue that conveys the elemental desire to move to music. Choreographer Lucinda Childs’ meticulous, unaffected dancing; composer Philip Glass’ mesmerizingly ethereal soundtrack; and an engrossing visual décor and film of the dancers, created by the late conceptual artist and Connecticut native Sol LeWitt, combine to create a gorgeous and historically important experience.“ (New York Times)


The Vivid Live festival, an annual event  bringing music, photography, and performance to the Sydney Opera House, which runs May 27 – June 21, includes distinct acts of  number of artists, but always especial is Lou Reed’s all-noise, no-lyrics Metal Machine Trio.

As ArtInfo advises Reed has also curated a digital exhibition of works from the Magnum photo archive, while his artist-wife, famous

Photo: Vivid Sidney

American performer Laurie Anderson will perform a concert only audible to dogs (the dogs will be treated to whale noises and high-pitched sounds ),  and she will also offer a retrospective performance of some of her songs and stories as well. “And if you happen to be floating through the harbor at night during the festival’s run, it might appear that the “sails” of Jørn Utzon’s famous building have been vandalized, but no worry — Anderson (like last year’s curator, Brian Eno) has just arranged a psychedelic light show to be projected on the exterior of the opera house”.

They will also play alongside modern New York artists including Holly Miranda, Doveman and My Brightest Diamond, as well as acts from countries including Russia, Japan and Canada.

The program is dominated by experimental and improvised music.