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
Future Fluxus – Symposium
Invited academics and artists include Fluxus expert Petra Stegmann (de), Raivo Kelomees (ee) as well as several protagonists from the Viennese Fluxus and Actionists´scenes.
The subject will celebrate the “50th anniversary” of Fluxus looking at artistic practises today, how they are transformed, made obsolete or democratized by the rise of collaboration over the internet. Is the Fluxus movement still alive? What criteria should we use to answer that question? What are the distinctive differences to art movements like the Viennese Actionism or French Situationism?What are artistic or political implications of the “12 Ideas of Fluxus” (s.b.)? Should they be adapted in the 21st century? And how? What similarities in methods and goals can be found in online Communities of the Free and Open Source Movements, or digital rights activists like the Electronic Frontier Foundation?
Opening: Saturday, 22.1.2011, 7pm
Visiting Hours: Thu-Sat. 16.30-19.30
Initiated by Gamze Özer, Timothée Huguet and Kristina Kramer this project shows alternative publishings like zines, fanzines, artist books and self made editions. Following an open call participants from all around the world submitted their works. The presentation at Apartment Project is the second in a series as the project has the aim to create an archive that will be expanding and traveling through different venues.More Information
Apartment Project will be hosting a talk and presentation by Sohrab M. Kashani, an independent curator and a multi-disciplinary artist who lives and works in Iran. On Saturday, October 2nd, Sohrab M. Kashani will talk more about contemporary art in Iran and his independent artist-run space in Tehran, Sazmanab Project. Kashani will also be presenting documentations on the projects they have set up or collaborated on plus a selection of works by Iranian artists.
The conception of a book starts by folding a page into double. To fold, creates a space that is to be (dis)organized. To use this space for display, photographs for example, is a way to make the artwork touchable and easily exchangeable.
Some experiments, notably topic printed matters, will be presented during the show in Apartman Project. Around 9 pm, a musical autobiography of Laurianne Bixhain, will be presented.More Information
A workshop about sound and a project about mapping spaces (architectural and natural) using sound as a means to understand our presence within these spaces.Exploring subjectivity and territory through sound, bridging acoustic processes with digital communication…More Information