18/01/2019

Device_art meets "TRANSMISSIONS" - January performances and education programme

Final weeks of the Device_art festival in Zagreb and Rijeka, interconnected with our EU project Future DiverCities, present young and emerging European artists working with sound and technology.

Lucas Paris (FR): AntiVolume
KONTEJNER's activities in January begin on Monday 21st with the TRANSMISSIONS programme and the first sessions of a five-day workshop for young and emerging artists from Croatia, Norway and France. The topic is communication and working in cross-sectoral, interdisciplinary environment, and the workshops is part of the EU project Future DiverCities.

Also on Monday, 21st January, at Zagreb's Museum of Contemporary Art (Gorgona hall), CEO & founder of Rimac Automobili, Mate Rimac, will give a lecture on "Technology, science, art and passion combined - in automobiles". The lecture begins at 5 p.m. and will be held in English language.

On Saturday 26th January, MSU Zagreb hosts some of the last events of the Device_art festival programme: workshop for kids Bio-Mimicry: Mechanical Monsters (from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.), Binary cinema programme in the extension hall (from 2 to 5.30 p.m.) and the central exhibition Machines Are Not Alone opened until February 2nd every day except Monday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The peak of the Saturday programme is a cycle of five performances by young European artists participating also in the TRANSMISSIONS programme. Audience will therefore have the opportunity to hear and see Mathias Loose (NO) - Sound diaries, Valentin Durif (FR) - Cheering citizens will love the machine, Jiska Huizing (NL/NO) - Torn Tracks, Lucas Paris (FR) - Antivolume, Elio Libaude (FR) - Coccolithes.

On Sunday January 27th, along with the Machines Are Not Alone exhibition, visitors can enjoy another round of the Binary cinema - a selection of films by Hrvoje Pukšec, from 2 to 5.30 p.m. at MSU Zagreb (extension hall).

On Tuesday 29th January we are in Rijeka, at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, where five of our TRANSMISSIONS artist's Mathias Loose (NO), Valentin Durif (FR), Jiska Huizing (NL/NO), Lucas Paris (FR) and Elio Libaude (FR) perform their audio-visual pieces from 7 to 10 p.m. Right before these performances, from 4:30 p.m. we will present our Short Circuit project and other educational programmes we have realized in the past year together with students of several universities and young upcoming artists. We will also talk to our guest performers about their experience of participating in our TRANSMISSIONS workshop in Zagreb, as well as their own artistic practices.

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