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.
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.
HALUDOVO´S DOUBLE CHARACTER AND RIJECKI DVEVNIK / RIJEKA DIARY – TRACES OF TOSO DABACC PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE KVARNER GULF
Haludovo- a symbol for failed (unsuccessful) foreign investment in Croatia. Built in the style of seventies architecture, first awarded as one of the most attractive touristic resort with casino for rich people from the capitalistic west, than after that failed disdain for many years as an awful concrete block, to become today with its devastated state a fascinating document of failed communistic ideas to open yugoslavia to the west and capitalism.More Information
On the occasian of entry and accession of the Republic of Croatia to the EU on 1 July 2013, mediainmotion berlin/zagreb will offer a stipend in berlin 1st of July – 31st of July with free appartment, working space in berlin-mitte, production facilities plus contact to the berlin art scene. this stipend will be offered every year for a croatian artist of any age and gender.More Information
Apartment Project is an Istanbul based, artist run organization, which is active since 1999. It has been initiated with the aim of providing artists opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration as well as offering an independent platform to support the emergence of contemporary art in Turkey. Since the very beginning Apartment Project has been host to various performances, installations, exhibitions, happenings and events. Between the May 2011 and November 2011 Apartment Project will be hosting an interactive studio project Re-Locate. Re-Locate project is composed of a series of workshops in order to encourage the artistic collaboration and network.More Information
Art School MAA invites an artist, writer or curator for a one-month residency stay in Helsinki for the month of March 2011.
The residency guest is expected to contribute to the teaching program of ‘X-OP European Studies’ with a single lecture or a workshop. X-OP European Studies is a special international study program of Art School MAA, since September 2009, with a focus in critically thinking of Europe, European Union, and possibilities and challenges of internationalism for visual artists. Participants in the group vary from 5 to 10.More Information
After completion of evaluation of all received applications for RESET residency in the frame of X-OP project (eXchange of cultural Operators and Producers) CIANT can note that has received 13 proposals from 12 different countries. CIANT team is very pleased by this highly international interest in CIANT’s activities and creative environment; however, unfortunately it is possible to grant only one of them.More Information
Vladan Jeremic (Serbia) X-OP Artist- in-Residence for November month in collaboration with HIAP – Helsinki International Artist-in-residency Programme in Suomenlinna Island. Jeremic held the Under the Bridge Helsinki-workshop for the X-OP study group.
International Centre for Art and New Technologies CIANT invites artists and researchers to apply for a short-term residency to be carried out in Prague during November 2010 and to result in a participation at RESET FEST 2010 to be held in Prague December 2 – 4, 2010.More Information
Marko Kosnik arrived to Istanbul on August 1 to work on animation of streets, pulsating social life, and portraits of inhabitants of Istanbul. After nearly a month of walking and shooting a photo every three steps, he is about to finish the phase of collecting the material, which will be premiered in a performance in Istanbul on November 7 this year.More Information
The research project Transforming Freedom invites an artist, writer or curator for a residency stay in Vienna in October 2010.
Our range of research in Digital Arts & Cultures can be visited at transformingfreedom.org.
Some of our current research in artistic practises is revolving around the question of how the historic, transcontinental and intermedial strategies of the Fluxus tradition are substituted, newly empowered or modified by techniques of online collaboration. In this context, research into the strategies of young media artists in a globalized and increasingly technically colonized online media environment are also projected.More Information
mediainmotion has chosen sibylle hoessler as artist in residence for artistic research in zagreb during the mediascape exhibition.