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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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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

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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