Traditionally, The Day of the Academy of Applied Arts Dec. 6th is celebrated with a juried student exhibition and a presentation of the APU AWARD to selected best students.This year, the exhibition opening was held Dec. 8th, when the APU AWARDS for the academic year 2013-2014 were announced by the Dean prof. Josip Butković, the Mayor of Rijeka and the deputy perfect of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County.
As the second edition of Rijeka Site-specific mobility we are proposing specific location that reflects multiple dimensions of time, suggests numerous potential narratives and variety of approaches to the topic of site and its specific context. This year's location is a historical ship, Yugoslav Navy yacht Galeb. After its rich and tormentous history the ship is now located in Rijeka harbour with a perspective to become a museum/monument.
May 7-16, 2014. This year we will develop our module in cooperation with the Institute of Electronic Music (http://iem.at/) They have started in 2012 the project "SysSon"(http://sysson.kug.ac.at/), which aims to systematically sonify climate data. Further partners are the Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change (http://wegcenter.uni-graz.at/ ) and the Systematic Musicology (http://systematische-musikwissenschaft.uni-graz.at/ ) from the Karl-Franzens University in Graz.
Today Sara Salamon, a guest student through the ADRIART.CE (CEEPUS) network, attending the international/-disciplinary course "Theory&Practice of New Media" at the School of Arts / University of Nova Gorica, suggested that her colleague Nikolina Hrga from Rijeka drops by at the project-development session of the course.
2 - 11 April. FilmForum is an international festival devoted to cinema and the contemporary visual arts that brings together scientific research, the dissemination of culture, and exhibition shows. From the very beginning FilmForum has aimed at discovering and developing the most stimulating and innovative artistic areas and research fields (including videogame studies, postcinema, porn studies, film heritage). FilmForum takes place in Udine and Gorizia and it offers conferences, meetings, workshops and screenings.
Upon an intriguing episode of MKN in 2013 ADRIART will be back to the pretty little island with an even more spatially focussed and micro-geographically aware course of site-specific intermedia interventions:
Summer course, Komiža 2014:
MAPPING KOMIŽA NARRATIVES
when: 6-13 September 2014
where: Komiža, Island of Vis, Croatia
I knew that the first perception of a place depends on the tipe of "entrance" you make...
We came to Vis by ferry in a two hours boat ride from Split. We immediately searched for the Hotel Bisevo that is the only hotel in Komiza. The hotel was neat and clean but it is a living monument of past socialistic times... The beach under the hotel and the pizzeria next to it confirmed the first impression.
The workshop, held from June 24. to 28. 2013 in the Rikard Benčić ex-factory complex, was based on the theme of site specificity in which the main role is carried by the space as it is now. From the workshop description: "The space itself emanates an assignment/purpose towards the product, defined by the student: for the necessities of an ambient installation as an independent art piece or for a potential event to be created (performance, action or theatrical piece). The student is free to choose between ambient and performance / action. Among the locations suggested, the student chooses a specific unit or a complex in which he creates his work.
The workshop location was the Industrial heritage complex of the city of Rijeka, including every potential space which once had an industrial function and as such defined the city in the past years. Each specific location chosen is a sum of smaller locations disposed to the student, as a total (architectural circuit), or an individual unit (separate rooms)."
Just landed safely, back from splendid isola-tion: last week's successful "pre-piloting" of our "Studio" module ambition on the beautiful island of Vis in Croatia went well. Next year Komiža is to become a "specific site" the the Media Arts and Practices MA programme annual mobility experience. And just like last year already, both the Rijeka and the Nova Gorica schools participated in the Komiža New Media Port (Video Vortex Summer School) international gathering in the town of Komiža, July 7-15, 2012.