What a beginning of a semester! In an intensive several hours long Progress Track the 2014/15 cohort of MAP students has taken on the Initial Progress Review, and a couple of second-year students submitted their Progress to the Final Review, before they advance to their final Master Thesis stage.
I was recently invited by the Gallery Greta from Zagreb to make a selection of artists and students for the Interface New Media Festival exhibition. Included are works from four students that participated in the mobility Mapping Komiža Narratives 2014 organized through MAP study and ADRIART project. Participating students are Sara Salomon (MAP CM Intermedia), Dajana Jurman Osip, Dominik Grdic and Andreja Jandrecic (APU students). Participating MAP teachers are Ingeborg Fulepp, Nadija Mustapic and Tomislav Brajnovic
The exhibition Interface is open from 8/11/2014 - 14/11/ 2014, ex-Bernardi, Rijeka, Croatia
On the last (official) day of the ADRIART project, at the University of Nova Gorica School of Arts we got the first graduate of the (ADRIART developed) Media Arts and Practices Master programme - Urška Djukić! Her thesis: »TV-series: the future of film?« (theoretical) and »Audivisual work, pilot for the TV-series Kids« (practical part). Her mentors were film director Janez Burger for the practical part and film director and artist Jasna Hribernik for the theoretical part.
Enrolments for the MA in Media Arts and Practices at the University of Nova Gorica School of Arts are open. You can have a peek of what the programme is about at the presentations on May 28 at 4pm, either at School premises in Gorica (Palazzo Alvarez, Via Diaz 5, Gorica) or at Slovenska kinoteka in Ljubljana (Miklošičeva 28).
To someone who is new to ADRIART and Media Arts and Practices Programme, the term Progress Track might not mean much. To students (and mentors!) of the Programme however it is the backbone of their studies, a regular review of their work; on smaller projects, advancing their knowledge, skills and conception on and for their master project. This overall progress is mentor and peer reviewed through regular meetings, as often as possible with -remote or f2f- meetings with a group at another institution.
My first mobility workshop in context of ADRIART project and ADRIART–related experiences was a documentary film course HiLoVV in Venice that included two weeks of intense work on the field and tested me and my capacities. I have learned so much and have met great student colleagues and mentors from other institutions.
I have just arrived from one of the many ADRIART mobilities which are a part of our Media Arts and Practice MA programme. Some of them are obligatory depending on one's carrier module, others optional, but each of them is different and gives you an intense experience of its kind. It is not only getting to know new technologies, reading theory, making a new project. It is mostly getting to know yourself through collaboration with other participants - and here, I mean students and mentors.
Candidates should approach with a project idea or clear interest in a specific creative realm. In an international atmosphere students will develop their final project and theoretical thesis, all in close interaction with mentors, guest teachers and peers. Embedded in international mobility and collaboration networks, the Media Arts and Practices master was designed for flexible lifestyles and manifold careers within the EU-supported adriart.net project, including regular workshops on specific sites with referenced partners in Austria, Croatia, Italy, Slovenia and elsewhere.
The Academy of Applied Arts at the University of Rijeka has launched a new, two-year study programme (120 ECTS). The programme is called MEDIA ARTS AND PRACTICES (MAP) and it begins in the academic year 2013/2014.
The study was developed through the Adriart project.
MAP curriculum consists of three main modules, the so-called Carrier Modules: Photography, Intermedia and Scenographic Spaces. These three modules are the main production areas that students select upon enrolment.
The idea for the film Family reunion was just to make a short video test for a feature film. But little by little it became a work in itself. Death of the main character is a metaphor for getting out of the family Pandora's Box. I didn't think of physical death much, but I used it to show how it can happen that in such a critical moment members of a family can't go over own selfish pain, anger and pity.
First generation MAP student Iva Musović of University of Nova Gorica School of Arts is showing her short film Family Reunion/Porodićno okupljanje at the prestigious Motovun Film Festival in Croatia. The film, developed under mentorship of director Rajko Grlić, is her first realised within the Media Arts and Practices programme. The screening will take place on July 30 at 11am.
After the successful accreditation process of MAP study program on the University level, MAP study program at the Academy of Applied Arts of the University of Rijeka will consist of three carrier modules: Intermedia, Photography and Scenographic Spaces and will be implemented in the academic year 2013/2014. Promotional event which will publically present MAP study program is planned during the project meeting in Rijeka and in time of the Scenographic Spaces mobility pilot in ex industrial complex Rikard Bencic in Rijeka. Promotional event will be held in the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Rijeka spaces (Dolac 1/II) on the 27th of June at 10.30 am.
Students of the pilot generation of the MA Media Arts and Practices programme have had their first internationally flavoured Interim Progress Track Review on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. The programme is being developed within the ADRIART project and implemented currently at the University of Nova Gorica School of Arts, awaiting pilot implementation at the University of Rijeka Academy of Applied Arts in October 2013/14 and full implementation at University of Nova Gorica.