Abstract for a feature-lenght docu-fiction by mediainmotion.de
In 1969 Jozip Broz a.k.a.Tito and Bob Guccione, owner of the Penthouse Magazine, met on Titos private archipelago “Brioni”. They drove around these sub-tropical islands with the pink cadillac convertible, which Tito got as a a present by J.F. Kennedy. Between the exotic aninals like giraffees, lions, elephants, gazellas and others they spent a great time. Later in the evening, after some bottles of excellent rakija, they spoke about common future plans. Guccione admired the splendid atmosphere and the beauty of the yugoslav mediterrenean coast. There was only missing a casino, So they came to the idea to build the first one in the communistic world. They both agreed on a never written contract. It stated, that Tito will build a bridge to the island of Krk and an international airport, while Guccione´s part was the erection of a casino-hotel plus the delivery of enough female pets. What first looked like a weird fantasy became later reality in the complex of “Haludovo” with it´s central 5-stars luxury “Hotel Palace” in a Ken Adam like set-up design for a “James Bond” film. They both finished the day with a last bottle of rakija and woke up the next morning with a hang-over.
Some guerrilla gardeners carry out their actions at night, in relative secrecy, to sow and tend a new vegetable patch or flower garden. Some garden at more visible hours to be seen by their community. It has grown into a form of proactive activism or pro-activism.” (from Wikipedia)
by Sibylle Hoessler, Berlin 2011
In September/October 2010 I was invited by mediainmotion for a stipend at MediaScape in Zagreb.
Day by day I was strawling around the foreign city.
After three days I realized that my way was daily crossed by a guy with a red suitcase.
So I decided to follow him. After a while I realized that all his places to go were somehow related to Art.
I followed him to the Ministry of culture, the Museum of Contemporary Art, to the HDLU, a round artbuilding in Zagrebs old city and different little galeries in the heart of the city. I became his shadow for two weeks. Without knowing he showed me around the city. We never talked to each other.
I left Zagreb without knowing anything about this person.
It remained a secret what he carried in his red suitcase.
First Announcement for the MediaScape Biennale Zagreb
Topical Tactics – Tacticle Topics
30. September – 23. October 2012
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” *
Hrvatsko drustvo likovnih umjetnika (HDLU) Zagreb, in cooperation with Museum of Contemporary Art (MSU) Zagreb, Museum of Technic (Tehnicki muzej) Zagreb, Festival 25 FPS, Zagreb and others
Multi-Media exhibition, performances, concerts, screenings…
After the successful 20th year of Media-Scape in Zagreb, (www.mediascape.info/2010) we will continue this manifestation as a Biennal. In 2012 exhibition of media and multimedia installations, holography, photography, objects, video and animation will take a place in the “Ring” Gallery of HDLU, performance in the Museum of Technic, Video screenings in the frame of 25 FPS International Festival
of Experimental Film and Video and in Museum of Contemporary Art concerts in the theatre of “Gorgona” and media-facade screenings at the building facade.
Date: 5/09/2011 until 14/10/2011
Location: Gallery KiBela, Maribor – Slovenia
Organisers / Producers: ACE KIBLA
Festival of microtonal music 2011
5 September: Nora-Louise Müller, Germany
12 September: Bernhard Mikuskovics, Austria
15 September: Jens Mügge, Germany
14 October: Rdeča Raketa, Austria
Nora-Louise Müller (Germany) has collaborated with numerous well-known composers in her intense occupation with contemporary music, including performing in the Composer in Residence program at the contemporary music festival chiffren – Kieler Tage für Neue Musik.
In 2007, she began working with an extraordinary instrument: the Bohlen-Pierce clarinet which uses a (very!) different harmonic tone system. As one of only five clarinetists worldwide who perform on this particular instrument she was invited to enrich the first Bohlen-Pierce conference in Boston, Massachussetts in 2010 with her performances, and will be playing this radical instrument in festival DaNes.
Bernhard Mikuskovics (Austria)
“Just as the manifold beauty of light reveals itself in the spectral colours of a rainbow, we experience the manifold beauty of a single tone in the sound colours of its overtones.”
Overtone singer and multiinstrumentalist Bernhard Mikuskovics started to research on ethnic instruments after graduating from a school for graphic design & printing processes and has been working since then extensively on various eclectic art projects surrounding music, painting and literature.
Jens Mügge, Germany
Jens Mügge sang as a child in various choirs. He started to play traditional folk songs and melodies on the jaw harp. At that early period he did not know that jew’s harp playing is a kind of overtone music. Additionally he began to learn didgeridoo and was introduced to overtone singing 2001, developed his style of overtone singing on his own, and increased his knowledge of polyphonic harmonic singing by Wolfgang Saus in 2004. Now he accompanies his overtone singing with guitar, Jew’s harp, tambura, sansula, kalimba, springdrum, shrutibox, singing bowls and indian harmonium.
Rdeča Raketa, Austria
MAJA OSOJNIK and MATIJA SCHELLANDER, Austria are a critically acclaimed multiinstrumentalist duo performing electronic music far from the rigidity of inherited forms.
Vienna based musician Maja Osojnik is an acknowledged (SKE-Publicity Award 2007; 3rd Prize and Composition Award of ‘Gradus ad Parnassum’ 2003, 1st Prize with Ensemble MIKADO 2004 for “Voices” – Jazz Fest Vienna Award 2005; Bank Austria Artist of the Year 2008/09 …) composer, vocalist, and recorder player, performing all over Europe in various contexts. Matija Schellander studied computer music and double bass and works in the field of improvised & contemporary composed music and has collaborated with Marco Eneidi, Franz Hautzinger, Michael Bruckner, Jorge Sanchez-Chiong/JSX, Wolfgang Schiftner, Akemi Takya… and many more.
Come immerse yourself in some fascinating sounds – bass paetzold recorder, cassette recorders, toys, electronic devices, modular synthesizer, computer
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The exhibition *Diverçity**.** **Learning from Istanbul** *takes the city as a resource of fictive narratives, private (hi)stories, dreams and desires, still in the process of recreations, and speculations. Here, poliphony and fragmentation make one unable to grasp the city in a fixed formula, becauseas the exhibiton claims, urban and architectural potential is continuously re-constructed by negotiations, by individually-organized temporary systems, by the local adaptations and phenomena of the everyday practices in which innumerous strategies of survival (mostly considered as informal in thesystem) are created.