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.
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 (TRANSNATIONAL GUERILA ART SCHOOL) has a new web page, fresh design and everything that goes with it.
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.
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!
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) !
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.
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
Some stills from the performance:
Galerija Hladilnica in Pekarna (Maribor), hosted the Lost & Found International Exhibition made by the young curator duo “OUT and ABOUT”.
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
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)
I was invited to be part of a group exhibition of young Slovenian authors in Košice, Slovakia.
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)
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
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.
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
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!
More info about the event Photonic Moments 2014 - Month Of Photography, Ljubljana