This spring Rijeka, European Capital of Culture for 2020, will offer an opportunity to visit four installations of well-known international robotics and sound artists. Massive ferocious machines will allow us to control them, sympathise with them, climb them and fly them - bringing a bit of Burning Man feel to the city, along with a healthy dosage of playfulness and hypnotic movement, light and sound immersions.

Ray Lee (UK): Chorus; photo: Grzegorz Mart

From April to June and within the programme framework of Dopolavoro flagship, KONTEJNER will present four artistic installations in the city of Rijeka. The artworks are interactive and set up in open and enclosed public spaces, reflecting the core topic of Dopolavoro: the ever-changing nature of labour susceptible to new technologies and the need to re-think the future of work in our technological environment.

The ground floor of Exportdrvo building right next to Delta will host Bill Vorn's (CA) "Hysterical Machines" from April 25th to May 16th, 2020. Just a few days later, on May 21st, Ray Lee (UK) will bring his "Choir" - a group of loud, monumental kinetic tripods - to Rijeka's Resolution Square. The programme will round off with two artworks by Christian Ristow (US): "Fledgling" installation at the Caroline of Rijeka Quay (June 18th to 25th) and the "Hand of Man" (June 20th to 26th) crushing, squeezing and breaking cars at the Žabica car park.

Curators of this programme realized in collaboration with NGO Drugo more (Rijeka) are Tereza Teklić, Davorka Begović and Ena Hodžić (KONTEJNER).

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