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Robertina Šebjanič, Aleš Hieng – Zergon, Ida Hiršenfelder (SI): Time Displacement / Chemobrionic Garden

interactive generative (chemical) sound installation
Opening and artist talk: Monday, March 20, 2017 at 8.00 p.m. @ large hall of Pogon Jedinstvo, Trnjanski nasip bb, Zagreb
The installation is open March 21-22, 2017 from 5.00 to 8.00 p.m.
Free entrance.

The sound of chemical gardens in Mochvara Gallery

The seventh annual sound art programme in Zagreb's Mochvara Gallery starts with a team of artists: Robertina Šebjanič, Aleš Hieng – Zergon and Ida Hiršenfelder. Their installation "Time Displacement / Chemobrionic Garden" opens on Monday, March 20th, 2017 and is accompanied with an artist talk session. It stays open for visitors on March 21st and 22nd, 2017, from 5.00 to 8.00 p.m. in the large hall of Pogon Jedinstvo, Trnjanski nasip bb. 
Ida Hiršenfelder describes that the core proposition of this piece is to create a situation in which the growth of chemical structures takes the centre stage. The human expectations are put in the background in order to stimulate a state of altered listening in which one is exposed to the geological passage of time. Passage of time from human point of view and in relation to geological time is the basis for authors' questioning of the anthropocentric perspective. Arranging a series of chemical gardens full of growing crystals, shapes and colours, Slovene authors explore also the evolution of sound as well as principles of hydrothermal chemistry, offering insight into chemical processes from the very beginning of life on Earth. The gardens are in the state of perpetual change of colour and shape; these changes are detected by the camera, transmitted into a computer programme and translated into changes of the sound. The changes in sound created by the gardens are a portrait of the geological time – slow and inconspicuous, evading the range of human perception.
artists: Robertina Šebjanič, Aleš Hieng - Zergon & Ida Hiršenfelder 
programming: Slavko Glamočanin
production: Projekt Atol Institute & Ljudmila, Art and Science Laboratory, 2015
co-production: Mochvara Gallery
Project was supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and MOL – Department for Culture.
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organizers: Culture Development Association “URK” + Mochvara Club & KONTEJNER | bureau of contemporary art praxis
co-production: Projekt Atol Institute & Ljudmila, Art and Science Laboratory
media partners: Transmeet.tv, Vizkultura, Kulturpunkt, Radio Student, Ziher
supported by: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, City of Zagreb, Kultura Nova Foundation, Ministry of Culture of Republic of Slovenia, Municipality of Ljubljana

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EXTRAVAGANT BODIES: Crime and punishment

exhibition, performances, workshops, shows, lectures, films
November 18 to 25, 2016,  Pogon Jedinstvo, Trnjanski nasip bb, Zagreb (HR) and Academy of fine arts, Jabukovac 10, Zagreb (HR)
November 20 to 21, 2016, Belgrade Youth Center, Makedonska 22/IV, Belgrade (RS)

Beginning with the question what is outside the norm,  the project “Extravagant Bodies” interrogates the social determination of borders between societal norms and the pathological – from corporeality and appearances to behaviour, sexuality, and life style. Physical handicap, mental health and social implications of the elderly have each marked a former edition of this international, trans-disciplinary triennial art festival since 2007. Extravagant Bodies is organisaed by Zagreb-based Kontejner | bureau of contemporary art praxis.
The upcoming, fourth edition of the festival broadly approaches the socially prescribed morality and examines crime as indicative of all the cracks of social repression. “Extravagant bodies: Crime and punishment” takes as its topic the social, legislative, scientific and ideological constructions of criminality and social norms that delineate criminal from non-criminal behavior. Ideological presuppositions behind the social and legal regulations of criminality, everyday abuse of common assets, how society deals with free information, the body and sexuality are just few of the subjects problematized.
The exhibition will take place in the large hall of Pogon Jedinstvo (Zagreb/HR) from November 18th to 25th 2016 while the performances, curated in collaboration with festival partner KIOSK, will take place in Belgrade Youth Center (Belgrade/RS) on 20th and 21st of November 2016.

concept: Kontejner | bureau of contemporary art praxis, Zagreb (HR)
organisation: Kontejner | bureau of contemporary art praxis, Zagreb (HR) and KIOSK, Belgrade (RS)
programme: Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana (SI), Colin Siyuan Chinnery (CN), Kontrapunkt, Skopje (MK), LADA – Live Art Development Agency, London (UK)

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Damir Bartol Indoš (HR): One or More Schachtophones

interactive audio-visual installation & performance
Opening: Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 8.00 p.m. with the performance E.P.Z.
The exhibition is open October 16-17, 2016 from 5.00 to 8.00 p.m. @ large hall of Pogon Jedinstvo, Trnjanski nasip bb, Zagreb
Free entrance

The installation is the basis for two works by D.B. Indoš: the performance E.P.Z. and the reflectophon installation/performance 9,81 m of Accelerationism.
The performance E.P.Z. relies on the poetry of William S. Burroughs and an african horror story. By investigating the word “virus” in its auditive qualities and meaning, the narrative of the performance is based on the Ebola Zero Patient of the West African Ebola epidemy – a boy who is believed to have caught the virus by playing an instrument made out of wood in which infected bats were living in, and thus triggering the epidemy. The second work 9,81 m of Accelerationism is based on an artistic fusion of texts #Accelerate: Manifesto for an Accelerationist Politics by N. Srnicek and A. Williams, #Celerity: A Critique of the Manifesto for an Accelerationist Politics and On Acceleration by Vlado Kristl. It practices the thesis saying that “The spiral snakes are much more complex than the trenches of moles”: Schachtophonist mole in the interior of the construction and Schachtophonist snake in the exterior perform the textual fragments recorded and spoken in reflectophones, in 3 x 4 vocal and instrumental units in 9,81 minutes of duration. Mechanical bodies of arms enter the space of mechanical bodies of springs, they cross and stretch the springs, forearms, upper arms, hands, fists and fingers in the maximum vicinity to the spirals in search for a pinch of phony. The springs make the arms vibrate, sonify their molecules, producing phony with arms-springs.

E.P.Z. is performed by Damir Bartol Indoš, Tanja Vrvilo and Helge Hinteregger. 9,81 m of Accelerationism is performed by Damir Bartol Indoš and Tanja Vrvilo.

Damir Bartol Indoš, performer and theatre artist, he creates experimental music instruments, sound sculptures called Schachtophones and graphic partitures. As initiator of the Kugla Group during the 1980s he did a number of performances (Gigan Affair, Unmuffled Vibrations, Sixth Allelomorph, etc.). As DB Indoš House of Extreme Music Theater, from the 1990s, he created a series of projects and world tours with a variety of foreign and domestic artists and musicians. Since 2005, in coproduction with the SC Culture of Change, the &TD Theatre and in creative collaboration with Tanja Vrvilo he has produced performances Chinese Roulette, The Enchantment, Green Green, Book of the Dead (joint direction with Zlatko Burić), Anti-Oedipus and others. He has taken part in various international festivals at home and abroad such as Fringe Festival (Edinburgh), Klangarten Festival (Linz), Franklin Furnace (New York), Roskilde festival, Translacije (Piotrkow), Eurokaz (Zagreb), Extravagant Bodies: Extravagant Minds (Zagreb), CAMP – International Festival of Visual Music (Zagreb). He is a permanent collaborator of the &TD Theatre, a member of the Croatian Freelance Artists' Association and the Association of Fine Art Artists ULUPUH. He won the City of Zagreb Medal for promotion of alternative culture in 2009, and was winner of the first prize in the T-HT@MSU competition in 2012 for the sound sculpture Schachtophone. Together with Tanja Vrvilo he won the group award of the Croatian selection at the Prague Quadrennial in 2015.

organizers: Culture Development Association “URK” + Mochvara Club & KONTEJNER | bureau of contemporary art praxis, Operation City: Upgrade
media partners: H-alter, Kulturpunkt, Radio Student
supported by: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, City of Zagreb, Kultura Nova Foundation

The programme is organised in collaboration with the platform “Operation City: Upgrade” within the programme of the conference “Open City: towards the Intercultural community center”.

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