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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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