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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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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.

http://www.theguardian.com

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http://en.wikipedia.org

http://www.stockhausen.org/

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.

Brochure in Croatian language

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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.

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http://www.perforacije.org

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.

THE PERFORMANCE
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
http://www.babylonberlin.de/performance.htm

NEW YORK – Monday, September 12, 2011, 8PM
THE THING @ WHITE SLAB PALACE
77 Delancey St
(between Allen St & Orchard St)
New York, NY 10002
Neighborhood: Lower East Side
http://post.thing.net/node/3477

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.
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(from the catalogue)


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.

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New York Times

http://disconaivete.com

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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.”

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http://new.aec.at

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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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOZRzjZ5Q-g&feature=related  and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omDK2Cm2mwo

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http://www.ny1.com/

http://www.fiaf.org/crossingtheline/2010/2010-09-ctl-ikeda-transcendental.shtml