Animateka 2015

The 12th International Animated Film Festival – Animateka 2015 came to an end. Once again it was a great atmosphere at the festival, best working scenario If you ask me. Here are some shots’ from this years edition.

5. StopTrik Festival, Maribor

I had the chance to cover the 5th edition of the StopTrik International Film Festival in Maribor, Slovenia.

(from the official webpage)
At the moment StopTrik IFF is the only European stop motion animation film festival. Not only it serves as an exhibition stage exclusively dedicated to the achievements of stop motion artists from all around the world but also it aims to be a platform of exchange and promotion of this unique art form.

GT22 Web Page & KikŠtarter campaign

GT22 (TRANSNATIONAL GUERILA ART SCHOOL) has a new web page, fresh design and everything that goes with it.

www.GT22.si

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We also started a KickStarter Campaign or “KiKŠtarter zaGT22”  as we call it. We are raising funds for our Intimate Theater in the basement.

The documentary / crowd-funding film about the cultural incubator GT22 in Maribor.

Living Walls: a short silent documentary with recorded music

After the successful premiere of the documentary at GT22, Maribor the short documentary about our performance/exhibition (Liquid Emulsion on Wall) at the Photonic Moments Festival 2014, Ljubljana went viral!

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Living Walls

Today, an average western person takes seven photographs per day. (Source: first google hit for “number of photos taken per day per person.”)
In June 2014, strange events took place in a small gallery hidden in some back alley in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Two – average or not, European or not – photographers resurrected an almost forgotten craft, producing merely three pictures in three days.
People came to wonder at this extravagant behaviour, in the end producing hundreds of images in just one summer evening.

This film is mostly about what they did not see …

 

A big thank you to Miha Sagadin (video) and Matija Dolenc (Music) !

Premiere: Separate. Broken by. Staring Upon. (GT22 Incubator)

GT22 incubator is an educational scenography project that, through its course, aims to uncover what is still covered in performing arts. The result was a collaboration of different artists which led to the creation of an experimental performance, called Separate. Broken By. Staring Upon. The performance was part of the post festival events Platforma po Platformi.

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Concept and design: Andrea Gunnlaugsdóttir (Iceland) and Katarina Barbara Kavčič (Slovenia)

Music: Tim Žibrat

Dramaturgy: Nika Bezeljak

Light: Andrej Firm

Video: Miha Šubic, Miha Sagadin

Set design: Nika Bezeljak, Andrej Firm, Katarina Barbara Kavčič

Length: 0:30 min

Production: GT22, Fundacija Sonda

Co-production: Kulturno društvo Center plesaMoment MariborDruštvo za razvoj filmske kulture, MariborFilm Factory

Partner: Plesna izba MariborLutkovno Gledališče Maribor

Funded by: Municipality of Maribor

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Some stills from the performance:

Photo: Miha Sagadin

Lost & Found International Exhibition

Galerija Hladilnica in Pekarna (Maribor), hosted the Lost & Found International Exhibition made by the young curator duo “OUT and ABOUT”.

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The theme of the exhibition evolves around transitioning from one living space to another and how it affects individual on a personal level. Inspired by the experiences of foreigners currently residing in Maribor, it concentrates on the inner adjustments of the persona and how the so-called ‘cultural shock’ contributes to the loss and discovery of oneself. The selection depicts the subjects literary, allegorically and, on occasion, somehow symbolically. It addresses the viewer to judge his own reflection of oneself in a background of merging cultures.

ALEKSANDRA ARSIĆ (SI)
ANDREJ FIRM (SI)
AVTANDIL MAMULIA (GE)
BOJAN BRECELJ (SI)
BORUT POPENKO (SI)
DANAS MACIJAUSKAS (LT)
DARIJA OBYMACHA (LT)
DEJAN PFEIFER (SI)
KATJA GOLJAT (SI)
KEVIN COSTIN (FR)
MATJAŽ RUŠT (SI)
MIHA SAGADIN (SI)
NATAŠA BERK (SI)
RENE MAURIN (SI)
SARAH TAN SONG-EN (SG)
THOMAS BOUSSAID (FR)
TOMAS TVARIJONAS (LT)
TRUNG CHANH VO (FR)

Photo: Bojan Brecelj, Katja Goljat

Toilet Project #6

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I was invited by Društvo Rezidenca Maistrova to participate in a project which opened up the question of alternative spaces & exhibitions. All of the exhibitions/interventions where set in different public toilets in Maribor, Slovenia. I’ve decided to participate with my own project, which was part public space and part photographic intervention.

Photo: Lucija Smodiš, Andrej Firm

Special thanks to Simon Žlahtič and Lucija Smodiš  for the help and invitation! (Društvo Rezidenca Maistrova)

#Allprojects
#Article in newspaper Dnevnik

PhotoART Centrum Košice, Slovakia – Exhibition

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I was invited to be part of a group exhibition of young Slovenian authors in Košice, Slovakia.

#PhotoART Centrum

Made In GT22 – On Tour

Our group photo exhibition which consists of different photographers who exhibited in the GT22 space/gallery is now on tour around Slovenia.

Making-of / Opening in Celje

Visiting group photo exhibition:

Plevnik-Kronkowska Gallery (Celje, 20.6.2014 – 14.7.2014)

Art Stays Festival 2014 (Fürst house, Ptuj, 23.7.2014 – 15.8.2014)

curator: son:DA

Exhibiting:

Davorin Ciglar Milosavljevič, Andrej Firm, Katja Goljat, Janez Kocbek, Branko Blaž Lesjak, Dragiša Modrinjak, Matej Modrinjak, Peter Perunovič, Miha Sagadin, Anja Seničar, Toni Soprano Vs. Roi V.Brugalski, Rene Strgar, Alen Šmic, Boris B. Voglar

About GT22:

GT22 is inter (trans) disciplinary laboratory, which connects art, sport & life, and through organic growth and analysis establishes educational, research and production platform of audio-visual arts. GT22 is just over 1000 square meters of premises or headquarters, where currently a emerging online radio, theater experimental group, a team that develops urban film culture,  Modrinjak Photo Museum and an active photo darkroom, hacker lab, skate enthusiasts, EX-garage,  quite a few bands and an annual writer in the residence, found their place. GT22 is the headquarters of transnational guerrilla art, which operates under the patronage of the Foundation Sonda  and the support of the Oset family on the Main Square (Glavni Trg, 22) in Maribor.

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Living Walls – Performance/Exhibition

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Our performance/exhibition named Living Walls (Žive Stene) – Photonic Moments 2014 was a full success. We transformed the gallery space into a darkroom and made our first photographic triptych on the wall! The audience got the chance to witness the creation of the last photograph – live accompanied with live music performed by Matija Dolenc (In Audio We Trust).

Opening/Performance & AfterParty

Photo: Brina Sotlar, Andrej Firm

Special thanks to Jasnja Jernejšek (Photon) for organizing the event, Dime (Gallery Prostor) for lending the work space, Matija Dolenc for the live music performance made especially for this event and Miha Sagadin for helping out the entire time, plus filming/documenting the whole process!

Video – Living Walls 

More info about the event Photonic Moments 2014 - Month Of Photography, Ljubljana 

# Matija Dolenc (In Audio We Trust)
# Katja Goljat
# Miha Sagadin
# Gallery Prostor