While the city or the urban area is regarded as the area of development, fast progress, and in addition the absent-minded, superficial and disconcentrated perception, the area of the “landscape” is in contrast the place of peace, collection and leisure. In the countryside outside the city the perception of space and time win other values.The landscape encourages for curving: the view, the hearing, the smell and the thoughts win perspective, which the area of the landscape opens. This leads also to a slowing down and a sensory perception, to a concentration, which is another as those of the city.The area outside of the city or outside of the life sphere of humans generally is not characterized by civilization, but by natural conditions: Apparently ordinary: the brook, the tree, the meadow appear in new light, the murmuring water, the noise of the wind kidnap urban humans into another reality. In the countryside there is still a horizon. Here prevails a liberty of view over the restricted city view. The city has structure, pictogram forests, a silhouette perhaps, but no horizon. In the landscape however the horizon is always there and lures into the distance. The horizon is everywhere, has 360° and more. Novigrad is a town, but circled by an immense countryside and great perspectives of the Adriatic Sea.The connection of this reality with the possibilities of current art work, the bridging between nature and civilization and between technology and art is the starting point of Media-Scape 2008.
Supported by: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, Region of Istria-office for education, culture and sport City of Novigrad
Media Scape Novigrad is part of the collaborative project X-OP: eXchange of art Operators and Producers. Project is partly funded by the European Commission, DG Education and Culture, Culture Programme
4 – 26. 06. 2010
Yasemin Nur T.
With the contribution of YNT News Agency
“God is my recorder” is in progress…
I will be back to you
April 7 – 29, 2011
Opening: April 7 Thursday 2011, 18:30
The exhibition by Yasemin Nur T., “’God is My Recorder’ is in progress; I will be back to you”, which can be seen in Apartment Project between April 4 – 29, is an outcome of the recording process. As a planned activity, the artist presents the representation/imitation of the recording action itself by various means such as continous recording, converting the recording into text and re-recording the whole process again.
“Tracing the evidence of hidden entities I typed those chats while I listened them. I capture my computer screen as video while I am operating.
The whole operation is an echo of recording performance. Today I believe to record and document as a chronicler is an action which creates chronic absence. It seems like being under the spell of spelled.
Now I am listening over and over these talks for anectodal purposes. We are all in this together.”
FREE FALL EXHIBITION & SYMPOSIUM
Exhibition Opening: March 25, Thursday 2010 / 18:00 @ Apartment Project
Symposium: March 26,27 2010, Fri., Sat. @ Babylon Lounge
Participants: Askin Adan, Sinem Akat, Gulcin Aksoy, Anti-pop, Breaking
News, Irmak Canevi, Fatma Ciftci, Zeren Goktan, Gozde Ilkin, Intervention,
Borga Kanturk, Burak Karacan, Flo Kasearu, Nur Muskara, Esra Okyay, Suat
Oğut, Gamze Ozer, Nurgul Ozturk, Neriman Polat, Cagri Saray, Ilhan Sayin,
Ilgin Seymen, Gokce Suvari, Merve Sendil, Yasemin Nur Toksoy, Vahit Tuna,
Concept: Selda Asal
Application & Coordination of the Project: Selda Asal, Nurgul Ozturk,
Assistant: Enise Gokbayrak
Film Editing: Selda Asal
Brochure Design and Application: Gokce Suvari
Symposium Coordination: Serra Ozhan
Apartment Projects aim had been to collectively create and produce
different voices in exhibitions based on workshops. These workshops include
people who have all formulated their own languages within their own fields.
Project Free Fall, in this point, is an attempt to create a different
experience, open up a new path in these workshops, namely to create a new
language/practice by way of changing the structure and working out of
workshops by the means of new technological developments and digital
To this end, Apartment Project formed the platform of
freefall-apartment.blogspot.com , which will work as a virtual workshop
place for the artists where they can share their productions without the
necessity of coming together in the same physical working/production place.
With a 15 days of virtual workshop process, this project shelters the
documentation of the everyday life practice, writings, images, sounds,
texts and the life-effecting dynamics of each artist. It is the
falling of individual memories of artists into this platform by
following up each other that draws the conceptual framework of Free
Fall which is in effect a kind of online personal sketch book or diary.
These interactively fallen materials came together in this virtual platform
until the end of the workshop process (15.03.2010) as a serial of works in
which artists interact with and response the works of each other.
.-_-. (Orton Akinci) – artist talk
Abby Stiers– CIANT (International Centre for Art and New
Ceren Arkman & Irmak Arkman & Mert Şahbaz – Courrier Video
Basak Senova – ‘NOMAD’
Cagri Saray & Ferhat Satici & Hulya Ozdemir – on ‘Videoist’
Charlotte Zott – on Tranforming Freedom and relevant environments,
Short Film Screening
June 7th 2011, Tuesday, 20.30
New York City based artist/film-maker Fern Silva will be presenting his most recent short films at Apartment Project.
Since 2005, Fern Silva has been an active filmmaker whose personal journeys and impulsery disposition give rise to his visionary process. He has created a body of film, video, and?projection work that conveys a congruent existence through the aesthetics of reflections and detriments within controlled microcosms. He travels the world capturing these ephemeral?moments and weaves them together creating abstracted essays packed with emotion and humor.
His work has been screened and performed at various festivals, galleries, museums and cinematheques including International Film Festival Rotterdam, New York Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Anthology Film Archive, San Francisco Cinematheque, European Media Art Festival, MediaCity Film Festival, World Film Festival of Bangkok, Biennale Bandits-Mages, Roulette Gallery, White Box Gallery, and MOMA P.S.1.
He is the recent recipient of the prestigious Gus Van Sant award for best experimental film at the Ann Arbor ?Film Festival and was listed as one of the top 25 Film-makers for the 21st Century in Film Comment magazine. He received his MFA from Bard College and a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art.
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.