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I wasn’t creating phonic poetry myself, but Ladislav Novák donated his phonic poem Moje chvála èeské øeèi (My Praise of the Czech Tongue) to Ensemble Comp., and with Róbert Cyprich, we recorded and listened to it on two double-track tape recorders. On a Slovak stage, though, phonic poetry was for the first time introduced only decades later.

 

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At the beginning of Adamèiak’s lone self-search was “ignorance, insolence, and a desire for knowledge”. As a conservatory student in Žilina, Slovakia, he wilfully prolonged his trip to the Warsaw Autumn festival (1964) where he got to know New Music. In the context of a gradually relaxing atmosphere in art, he follows the line of discovering experimental poetry.

 

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The French poet Pierre Garnier claimed that visual poems created on typewriters are the results of gestures, and therefore can serve as written/graphic records of events. This principle can also be found in Adamèiak’s works. In his visual poems titled Liniengedichte he employed the idea that every line is a process living its own life on the surface of a sheet of paper.

 

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The European House of Poetry Košice was founded in 2010 in Košice as the result of an initiative of the local art corporations and the individuals within the frame of the project- Košice – European Capital of Culture 2013. Its aim is to create a background for active cultural cooperation with foreign countries.

 

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Certainly Enter has hit the bull’s eye with An Apparition written by the Quebec writer, Sylvain Trudel. The brilliance of style, a piling on of detail in a Nabokovian manner to a point where he is capable of delivering a shock to our attention guarantee that when we have finished reading we’ll have the desire to do something with our lives.

 

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The use of textile with an aim to create soft sculpture, in this case rather installation, is the author’s way of defending the untypical sculptural materials and activities (sewing, embroidery) that did not belong to the spheres of the so-called “high art” for a long time, and were rehabilitated by the feminist authors during 1970s.

 

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Peter Kalmus and Robert Mittringer share unorthodox and experimental approach both to art and to materials. They often use found scraps and create ready-mades in their own distinctive style.

 

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The exhibition project of a significant Slovak artist Ilona Németh entitled Space of Identity brings a current view of the interconnection and percolation of big historical changes and small family stories, pointing out a permanent political interference in cultural events.

 

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On June 10th 1942, the Czechoslovakian village of Lidice, 20km north of Prague, was obliterated by the Nazis following the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich by the Czech resistance. Throughout the West, news of the atrocity was met with outrage that was later reflected in poems, novels, symphonies and films.

 

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In cooperation with a group of new media artist, Piero Gilardi imagined IXANA, a big artistic-technological park (never realized) in Paris, in which the core is an enormous liveable sculpture with the shape of a girl, where the mass of the public could explore a creative virtual path dedicated to the five senses.

 

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At the beginning of his career Milan Adamèiak created mainly abstract drawings, as a form of a visualizing music. They could be performed, but the fact if it actually happened or it was just a possibility was not important: they represented a potential gesture, music.

 

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In the last two years Pavel Cani prepared a remarkable number of oil paintings and painting where he included a traditional product of Slovak folk culture in Serbia- sponge cloth. Its structure and texture as well as colour values were used creatively in his impressions.

 

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Japanese legend of the world experimental music, composer and musician Merzbow will perform in Slovakia for the first time. At the concert in Košice Tabaèka, he will be accompanied by other two excellent musicians - Balázs Pándi and Mats Gustafsson.

 

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The critical account of Svetlana Mihalj is a response to heavy trauma, such as the breakdown of multicultural Yugoslavia into several independent states with the price of an enormous number of victims, corrupted relationships and incalculable material and cultural losses. In her work, the artist reflects the relationship of politics and art.

 

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The Nordfest festival has been introducing Nordic film culture to the people of Bratislava since 2007. This year, from 13 February to 2 March 2012, films from Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Island will be screened in KC Dunaj and KD Nivy in Bratislava.

 

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The exhibition “Young contemporary photography – Šymon Kliman and Svatopluk Klesnil” returns, at least partially, to a basic purpose of photography, i.e. the representation of reality. Both artists respond to the present not only in terms of the contents but also in terms of visual appearance.

 

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Take for example the opening piece, a short story by a famous Peruvian writer Julio Ramón Ribeyro, Featherless Vultures must be like a cold shower for anybody who thinks social justice is a right for everybody. Well, apparently it isn’t.

 

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Project.wedding focuses on todays current topic, wedding phenomena, and it´s importance in people´s lives. Todays youngsters reflect their attitudes to the past, wedding, and relationships through their personal monologues. Does this ritual have any social value in these days?

 

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In times of overpressure, cumulation, stratification and cluttering up (hardware) of the world not only by things, but redundant ideas and information, as if subliminally there was outlining a contrary principle – a need to de-fragmentise, “clean” the cultural disc and resist the over-production and abnormal information load in the Zen manner.

 

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Aromapoetry is a new kind of poetry in which the compositional unit (the poem) is made up of smells. The poet "writes" the smells by conceiving the poem as an olfactory experience and then employing multiple chemical procedures to achieve his poetic goals. As in any kind of poetry, the reader is an active participant that interprets and thus ascribes his or her own meanings to the poem beyond the writer′s original motivations.

 

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The Painted Bird is a trilogy of interdisciplinary live performance works by Pavel Zuštiak / Palissimo Company, featuring dance, live music, video, and visual projection. The project excavates the tale′s themes of otherness, displacement, migration and transformation in three separate performance events in New York City.

 

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The painting of the contemporary Czech young generation lacks a unifying element or stream. Generally speaking, anything can be painted. The level of originality and of course quality are the only determining factors. This can create a “liberating” impression, but at the same time the constant presence of the “quality” criterion corrects this apparently broad scope.

 

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Olivier Culmann photographs people watching TV. And their TV sets. The viewers’ eyes are glued to the screen, hypnotized by the images that flicker by. Olivier Culmann captures that instant during which attention subsides and consciousness slumbers, rocked to sleep by the phosphorescence of the cathode ray tubes.

 

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While the core of computer-based artworks lies in their digital code, the particular challenge in preserving digital artworks has much more to do with the hardware and software required for their production and presentation.

 

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The exhibition space (8850 vertical) is a selection of Slovak and Austrian authors. Their common denominator is the interest in the phenomenon of space, its understanding and transformation in the media of drawing, video, installation and object.

 

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The concept of the exhibition Lightning over Bunker is based on a connection of the two authors whose artworks are different in the basic stylistic level of expression. What unites both of them is mainly a topical approach and interest in issues of their own collective identity, which they reclaim basically on the old-new symbols, myths, political and mythological characters and territories.

 

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The highlight of this exhibition is a project titled B.R.A. 3.9. The live substrate, obtained from the separation of the cells of Marek Kvetan and Richard Fajnor, was applied to the walls of the entire gallery achieving a total physical fill up of the gallery by the author – Mr. BRA.

 

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The main theme of the exhibition is the phenomenon of ‘iron applause’, the complex connotation system of which enables us to think about issues that are inextricable from the role and mission of the YVAA network. The iron applause is a slow, synchronized applause with which audiences, primarily in Central Europe and especially in Hungary, acknowledge outstanding artistic performance.

 

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At the 2009 Venice Biennale, Ondák extended the landscaping in the exhibition park, the Giardini, into the interior of the Slovakian Pavilion. Bushes, shrubs, and even the garden path continued through the exhibition building, as though the structure did not exist. The work dissolved boundaries between interior and exterior space.

 

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It has been a long time since we only hunted for food. In the course of our modern ways of gaining food or material goods, we go hunting for sales and discounts with an aim to get the best deal. More important than the fact whether we really need it, is whether it was a bargain.

 

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The majority of works of an Italian artist living in Shanghai Girolamo Marri stems from the interest in relationship between the old and emerging economic systems of Eastern countries in a new globalised scenario. In her work, Japanese painter living in London Miho Sato combines the stiffness and cunningness of the Western world with the Eastern spirituality and tranquility.

 

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ENTER is a journal whose main task is to look for new ways in contemporary art – but does not forget the classics. ENTER No. 3 brings a short excerpt from a novel by Egyptian Nobel Prize winner Nagib Mahfouz. Publishing Mahfouz is getting some extra flavour these days, when the old symbol of Egyptian power Hosní Mubarak’s days in the office are over.

 

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Generally, if an idea is solid enough it should be able to translate as either a comic strip / illustration or as a live action project. In most cases live action or animated projects still need to be storyboarded after all. Generally, I wouldn′t see that much of a fundamental difference between our still or moving images - apart from the obvious!

 

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I try to see and describe the world as a wonderland, like in fairy tales. So in the series about a trip to Morocco you can see me travelling on a horse (with style!). Of course the idea is “stolen” from the Arabian Nights. This is why I like travelling so much: It sets my mind free and puts me into wonderland(s).

 

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I think far too many people have far too many reasons to loose their zest for life. I can’t spe-culate what the solution is, or even if there is one. I aim to stay “attached” to the small things in life. Every spring when the ground thaws and the birds start singing, I feel born anew. Such a feeling is enough to keep me going for months. When I look at the small, I see the big.

 

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7th International Writers Festival – India will be held at Wardha (Maharashtra), India on 26 & 27 November, 2011 with a special focus on Diaspora Literature, World peace and role of Mahatama Gandhi. A special session would be devoted to Romani Literature and language.

 

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Throughout the years, Xiu Xiu has transformed from cultish musical entity sacred within narrow and devoted fanbase to a band whose name is one of the most frequent on the experimental scene. Irredeemable voice, dark and sometimes perverse as well as weirdly ironic point of view of their leader, Jamie Stewart, is present on every album.

 

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KioSK is a showcase festival of selected contemporary productions from the Slovak independent theatre and dance scene. Dramaturgy of this year’s edition is proud to present scenic compositions which explore contemporary topics in an original and innovative way.

 

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In 1991 Otto bought his first drum machine and immediately he recognized his passion for cosmic diamond soaked kick drums. He purchased his first digital equipment at the tender age of 17 and immediately began to develop his own unique distorted wall of electronic sound.

 

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At first glance the aesthtic visualized form of text, which evokes the illusion of space in space seems random and has its clear direction. The author uses it strategically, as a deliberate contrast to the text, which has existential and destructive nature of the moving frontier of human existence, morality and ethics.

 

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Rastislav Podoba analyses and observes patiently and with a certain dose of humility. Many of his paintings draw on this subject directly, e.g., Observers or Watchtowers, but without the actual presence of observers. His observers, who, paradoxically, become the observed, are fully concentrated, searching for things that are not strictly defined in the painting.

 

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Slave Pianos is a provocative and highly inventive collective of artists, composers and musicians devoted to the exhibition, collection, analysis, performance and re-composition of sound work by visual artists.

 

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International exhibition project MAPY / MAPS presents not only known, but also lesser known and never before displayed works by artists active in the 1960’s and 1970’s in the areas of conceptual art and land-art, in the 1980’s also in painting and photography, while the 1990s are reflected through neo-conceptual objects and installations.

 

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The Nitra Gallery invites curators and artists to send proposals for exhibition projects to be realized at the Youth Gallery or the Bunker in the year 2012. The Bunker is more suitable for untraditional artistic forms, shorter experimental projects, site-specific installations, welcome are performances or audio-visual events.

 

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ObraSKov – Contemporary Painting in Slovakia is an ambitious project of the largest exhibition of Slovakian painting in the Czech Republic in recent times. The main aim of the exhibition is to present to the Czech cultural public a comprehensive overview of Slovakian painting and its main developmental trends since 2000.

 

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The author of the audiovisual project Adéla Babanová leaves the viewer in the dark. She does not know, just as we do not know, who Tringelka was. None of the living residents remembers her. The grave of Tringelka was not preserved. Therefore, we can only ask whose story it is then.

 

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The drawings of Mária Èorejová testify about something we do not know exactly, what we do not understand but what refers to the personal world of Mária Èorejová. The titles suggest their meanings but do not direct us. The clue to read the motifs from sport, aviation, architecture, religion is here but it is only the author who has the only correct one.

 

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The exhibition project Seven Touches offers a confrontation of artworks by young artists whose common theme is drawing attention to the human senses – their imperfection and fragility, as well as attempting to verify their ability of reliable transmission of information.

 

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From 15 April – 25 June 2011, Cyprián Majerník Gallery organizes the largest conjunct event in its late history, which is a certain outcome of many concurrent long-term activities.

 

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To be the part of the more gentle sex always meant fulfilling some social conventions, how to look and behave according to given norms, and defining oneself against men. Dovièáková doesn′t perceive her characters as passive victims of the patriarchal system, but rather lets them act on their behalf or draws attention to their idleness and content with the state of things.

 

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The performance deals with the border between the real and surreal worlds and the search for a true place in human soul – in the human mind. Only the true character of each person can play a true role in the surrounding world. All personal and cultural differences are erased inside a human being.

 

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To what extent may an unknown land (terra incognita) through personal experience become an explored territory (terra cognita)? Can a mediated experience deliver similar feelings and knowledge as a real one? The artworks at this exhibition work with the themes of scanning, recognizing and mapping of specific spaces, places and lands, as well as social, cultural and historical environments.

 

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The Strabag Artaward International is an award for the promotion of art in the fields of painting and drawing for artists of up to 40 years of age. From 2009 to 2011 artists from four countries, Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia are eligible to take part in this competition.

 

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Significant for Viliam Slaminka is the search for new ways of painting, experimenting with the shifting of images/paintings into space, or the use of color as an autonomous element. Lately, he has been assembling his paintings into variable installations, thus overcoming the border between traditional hanging paintings and objects.

 

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nick parkBest known as the creator of Wallace & Gromit characters, Nick Park is one of the most successful filmmaker using the techniques of stop motion animation. As one of the animators for Aardman Animations in Bristol, he worked on Peter Gabriel´s Music video "Sledgehammer" considered one of the best music videos ever made.

 

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ekacThe central living artwork in the exhibition is a plantimal, a new life form created by Kac, which he calls Edunia, a genetically-engineered flower that is a hybrid of the artist and petunia. The new flower is a petunia strain that the artist invented and produced through molecular biology.

 

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kurosawaKurosawa′s films have always been more popular in the West than in his native Japan, where critics have viewed his adaptations of Western genres and authors with suspicion - but he′s revered by American and European film-makers, who remade some of his movies...

 

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burtonIn 1982, Burton made his first short, Vincent, a black and white stop motion film based on a poem written by himself. Soon Burton′s personal artistic tastes clashed with the Disney style, and he longed to work on his own projects.

 

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davinioCaterina Davinio is computer artist, writer, curator. She was one of the first poets who realized animated poetry with the computer in Italy, in 1990. Since 1998 her work appeared in Internet with collaborative projects, among them Karenina.it...

 

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jacobsenRolf Jacobsen expressed his troubled compassion of the world around him. A new theme was the rough and lonely Norwegian scenery. Jacobsen often expressed ironically his doubts about technology, and praised the blessings of little joys...

 

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julian shah-taylerSongwriter, producer, performer and DJ Julian Shah-Tayler says about his songwriting, “The feeling when I have finished a song beats anything except the excitement that comes across peoples′ faces when you play something you know has connected on a deep level with them. All I want is people to enjoy the music."

 

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gbflagVisitors are also invited to wander the space accompanied by audio guide device, on which are recordings of yet more voices spoken in Slovak. As the viewer listens to these two languages overlapping and talking over one another, moments of dialogue and parallels emerge from the cacophony, only to blur again as the visitor or the recordings move on.

 

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usmanhaqueHaque develops both physical spaces and the software and systems. These systems based on the software′s algorithms fulfil several functions: the detection of a position in space, of a sound, of an odour, of the temperature, etc. Architecture is here conceived as an "operating system." He has also created interactive installations, environments, digital interfaces...

 

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rozindIn some of his pieces, the viewer is a subject of the artwork. In other works, the viewer takes part, actively and creatively, in the performance of his artwork. Mirrors and self-perception are central themes in his current body of work. Look at some of them...

 

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regspekRegina Spektor, a Russian-born American singer-songwriter and pianist, completed her studies at Purchase College in 2001. The same year she self-released her debut album, 11:11, and since then, all her albums have been a surprise. Her songs shows influences of classical, folk, Russian music and hip hop music, and also of jazz and blues. Spektor has a broad vocal range and also uses unusual musical techniques...

 

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mathbarnBarney′s epic Cremaster cycle is rife with anatomical allusions to the position of the reproductive organs during the embryonic process of sexual differentiation. The cycle repeatedly returns to those moments during early sexual development in which the outcome of the process is still unknown...

 

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cldctColdcut is an English electronic (dance) music duo of Matt Black and Jonathan More. Their music is full of samples of hip hop, jazz, breakbeat and spoken word as well as various other types of music. They work also in the field of multimedia art.

 

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brth"I am slow as an artist, I seem to work on the same subject matter for years, and do different series parallel to each others. Who do I look for with my photographs? I think in the end I work for myself. I want to see how certain things look like. If others enjoy looking at them too, that′s even better..."

 

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PaganiniNicolò Paganini, one of the greatest violinists of all time, revolutionised the playing of the violin. In his relentless pursuit to master his instrument, he developed some stupendous techniques and skills that, at the time, were thought to be impossible. He experimented in retuning his strings for creating special effects and introduced the bouncing bow techniques as well as left-handed pizzicato plucking.

 

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kimkidukHe′s a filmmaker of evocative imagery and his ability to propel his narratives forward often with no dialogue. In recent years many Korean reviewers have warmed to his films, critical opinion is far from unanimous. Anyway, Kim has by now established himself as one of Korea′s most distinctive directors.

 

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ShostakovichThe music of Shostakovich is more traditional and therefore more approachable than much 20th century music. It has therefore found a regular place in the concert hall. Shostakovich like other composers has placed some hidden messages in his music, and it no doubt adds a different perspective to understand what was in the mind of a composer during the creative process...

 

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dnung"...We saw and had admired Heinz Edelmann’s graphic designs in “Twin” magazine. And thought why don’t we even try him. So we got in touch with him, he flew over and we showed him what we were doing and he disappeared for two weeks. I remember this brown envelope arrived with four drawings in it, one of each Beatle. You could see it wasn’t Mickey Mouse, it wasn’t this, it wasn’t that - it was just there!..."

 

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eywIf we look at videoart installation, e.g. found-footage of Douglas Gordon - 24 hour psycho, this should not bother us (anyway, we loose one hour of the visual information). But, if we are on the festival Minimotion watching some of 10-seconds animations, maybe some substantial part of the film material is forever lost.

 

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gg"They are permanently on the look-out for double meanings, especially those with a sexual twist. Their entire body of work has been created in, and focused on, London′s East End, which they see as a microcosm. Also their imagery is shocking..."

 

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norsteinNorstein uses a special technique in his animation, involving multiple glass planes to give his animation a three-dimensional look. The camera is placed at the top looking down on a series of glass planes about a meter deep. The individual glass planes can move horizontally as well as toward and away from the camera.

 

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beatles in filmConsidered by many the greatest rock band of all time, the Beatles have influenced many rock artists all over the world. The “Fab Four“, as the Beatles were often called, brought many changes not only in music, but also in hairstyles or fashion. They also appeared in five films, with A Hard Day′s Night beeing the most successful of them.

 

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bfceWhat all can be depicted, expressed, referred through portrayal of a human face, portrait...? Is it even possible to talk about authenticity, when every attempt at human effigy is only a derivative of reality, distorted incomplete picture, frozen moment or sequence exempt from the flow of time...? Five authors in five rooms of the Nitra underground take their own stance towards the issue of portrait genre...

 

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cernmenThe life in a contemporary world is complex. Èernušák is an artist being aware of it and his rather demanding visual language reflects the complexities of the world today. In his monumental compositions the artist draws the historical references to the periods of a renaissance and baroque while applying airbrush technique that has its origins in a car industry and advertising...

 

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However she works with video, photo, the so called new media, her world of expression is most likely installation. Since she graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest, she′s been working abroad a lot, enjoying collaboration, using spontanious situations and turning them into her imagination. Kata Huszár.

 

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glastonbury festivalThe Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts is the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world. It is popular for its contemporary music, dance, comedy, theatre, circus and many other arts. People gather at the festival also to celebrate summer solstice.

 

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chiceknzVisitors they can find here the lamps that look like animated rabbit pair Bob & Bobek, militant flower pots and coat hanger, furniture for hip‐hopers, lamps made of plastic forks, magazine holders inspired by the boots of Majka z Gurunu (popular TV show in the 1980s), various chairs, tables, candles and more...

 

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nitzer_ebbNitzer Ebb evoked the sequenced basslines and barked commands of Virgin-era DAF in its early days, they created a new aesthetic. As they grew in confidence and ability, they began to develop the Nitzer Ebb sound—a blend of unusual analogue trickery, minimal song structure, heavy drum beats and percussion...

 

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passengResult of an amazing creativity, together with the right portion of humour, "The Passenger" is a short animation created by Chris Jones. This project developed through the course of 8 years and completed in 2006 has received the Best Animation - 2006 L.A. International Short Film Festival and the Best Australian Film - 2008 Melbourne International Animation Festival awards.

 

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rabitSince the mid-1990s he has directed a number of music videos, and was named MTV Director of the Year 1997. His work in these areas is often noted for its originality. His work in the music video field includes promos for Massive Attack, Blur, Nick Cave, and the mufti-award winning films for Radiohead and Jamiroquai.

 

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parnsMost of Gilliam′s movies are raising questions about the definition of identity and sanity. He often shows his opposition to dark side of society with an ironic style. A man in his movies usually fights against a bigger power which may be an emotional situation or even the person himself. There are often unusual characters who formerly were normal members of society...

 

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jr0JR owns the biggest art gallery in the world. As he remains anonymous and doesn′t explain his huge full frame portraits of people making faces, he leaves the space empty for an encounter between the subject/protagonist and the passer-by/interpreter...

 

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jajntaJayanta Mahapatra (1923, Cuttack) is one of the best known Indian English poet. His poems have appeared in most of the reputed journals of the world. He is the first Indian poet in English to have received the Central Sahitya A. Award (1981) for his Relationship. His other volumes include Close the Sky, Ten by Ten, A Father′s Hours, A Rain of Rites and many more...

 

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marlbUrban Voices has since brought various national and international greats to grace the Urban Voices stage, and these included artists such as Linton Kwesi Johnson, Saul Williams, The Last Poets, Mutabaruka, Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze, Dr. Don Materra, Staceyann Chin, Prof Willie Kgotsisile, Lebo Mashile and Mak Manaka.

 

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digit1There can be viewed works based on the computer games, as well as the works based on the knowledge of the programming languages pure data and processing. Art project for the web www also presents art computer virus aimed to promote the works of students from Banská Bystrica, which intervened into 69 states and 60 thousand computers...

 

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nagar1The objective of the exhibition is to show potential variety of architectural exhibitions. Besides traditional representation of architectural proposal through a model, plans or visualizations, a viewer can look into organization of the project through photos and explaining video to easily understand the idea of the project.

 

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twaits "Vaudeville. So much mashing of cultures and bizarre hybrids. Delta Blues guitarists and Hawaiian artists thrown together resulting in the adoption of the slide guitar as a language we all take for granted as African American. But it was a cross pollination, like most culture..." Interview with Tom Waits.

 

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puchhlavicka... it can be seen as an appearance before people in terms of presenting his creations, a kind of disclosure before the audience. But it is also a non‐physical stepping out of oneself, which the author experiences while painting, and which the viewers can experience during the perception...

 

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7 wonders of green architectureGreen architecture comes in many forms though lately it seems like these forms are stranger than ever. Urban skyscraper farms? Floating eco-cities? Glowing solar towers? With all of these emerging green technologies it seems an appropriate time to take a look at seven of the most amazing real and conceptual designs currently at the forefront of ecological innovation.

 

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Alternative Film/VideoAlternative Film/Video is the festival of Yugoslav alternative film and video. The aim of the Festival is to document and define in theory the values and new creative possibilities in the fields of alternative film and video. All authors of alternative film and video are eligible to participate.

 

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The Niro“The over 85 thousand users who discovered him on MySpace with the song ‘Liar’ were struck spellbound by the intensity of his voice……fragile, intimate and with a strong emotional impact somewhere between Thom Yorke and Jeff Buckley.”Uomo Vogue

 

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lisztHe was said by his contemporaries to have been the most technically advanced pianist of his age. He was also an important and influential composer, a notable piano teacher, a conductor who contributed significantly to the modern development of the art, and a benefactor to other composers and performers, notably Richard Wagner, Hector Berlioz, Camille Saint-Saëns, Edvard Grieg and Alexander Borodin.

 

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city art festCity Art Fest connects diverse expressions of contemporary visual art with typical forms of art in urbanspaces as street art and graffiti, and tries to bring them closer to people in their everyday environment in whichthey move and live. Participating artists are inspired by the characteristics of Nitra; they react to specific situations and areas in the city.

 

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subramaniam“In the West, I have heard only one other music which is as meditative, serene, powerful and yet equally joyful – that of Johann Sebastian Bach” says a leading critic of Subramaniam. “India’s violin icon”, “The Paganini of Indian Classical music”, “the God of Indian Violin”, they are all names for one person, Dr. L. Subramaniam.

 

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kira skov"I have always felt like a stranger in almost every society, a true misfit", Kira Skov once stated in an interview with one of Denmarks leading news-papers. At the age of 17 travelling with her Rock′n′roll band Butterfly Species, she moved back to Denmark in 2002 and formed the band Kira & the Kindred Spirits. In 2007 she received a Grammy for “Best female Vocalist”, as well as receiving an award from Denmark’s largest music-magazine Gaffa, voted by their readers.

 

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rosenContemporary culture does not involve elements of truth, instead of that; the visual quality is what matters. To please visually is the most important task, honesty and sincerity is being taken over. It would be discussable to try to answer the question of actuality. How can we understand it? In the fashionable way, or by the shock from something new, or maybe aesthetically?

 

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Cultural Summer BAThe 34th annual cultural marathon full of music, dance, theatre, visual arts and other forms of art takes place from June 18 till September 6, 2009. The main dramaturg and producer of the festival, the Bratislava Culture and Information Centre, prepared an extraordinary “opening week“ and is looking forward to meeting you at the following events.

 

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David FonsecaAt the age of 36, David Fonseca is the most popular pop-rock alternative singer in Portugal. He is a writer, composer, performer and plays several musical instruments, like acoustic guitar and organ. He is the author of almost all of his lyrics and also the graphic designs on his album covers.

 

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RACHOTIt‘s hard to say what was in the very beginning...in particular, there were many ideas, many absurd ideas, when among other events 1st CARNIVAL cropped up out of the blue at Vojtovce meadow (Vojtovská lúka) in May 1997. It was spontaneous crazy entertainment in masks at a forest glade. CARNIVAL successfully lived until its 5th anniversary and then RACHOT was born on Carnival’s 3rd anniversary.

 

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tchaikovskyA significant Russian composer of the Romantic era. He wrote some of the most popular concert and theatrical music in the current classical repertoire, including the ballets Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, the 1812 Overture, his First Piano Concerto, several symphonies, and the opera Eugene Onegin.

 

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miloszCzes³aw Mi³osz (1911-2004) was a Polish poet, writer and translator. From 1961 he was a professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1980 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. He is widely considered one of the greatest polish poets of the 20th century.

 

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ezopAesop (620-560 B.C.), known only for the genre of fables ascribed to him, was by tradition a slave in ancient Greece. Most of his fables is a compilation of tales from various sources, many of which originated with authors who lived long before him. Many additional fables were included, and the collection was in turn translated to Arabic and Hebrew, further enriched by these cultures...

 

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arapAt night in a desert oasis, the narrator, traveling with an Arab caravan, tries to get to sleep. The distant howling of jackals causes him to sit up again, and in no time the pack is swarming around him. One of them presses close against his body, then stands before him and speaks. It is the oldest in the pack, and it assures the narrator that his arrival here has been awaited for a long time...

 

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yanisYiannis Ritsos is one of the four great Greek poets of the twentieth century together with Odysseus Elytis, Kostis Palamas and Giorgos Seferis. His poetry was banned at times in Greece for its left wing content. Notable works by Ritsos include Tractor (1934), Pyramids (1935), Epitaph (1936), and Vigil (1941–1953).

 

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hmbr1The annually held national and international competitions do not distinguish between genres. Instead, all cinematic forms are invited to participate in the categories International Competition, NoBudget, German Competition and the Three Minute Quickie...

 

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op"Our mother was the hero of the family. She was from Kiev. I don′t ever remember her other than without makeup, gray hair pulled back in a bun. She worked a sixteen-hour day: cooking and washing and cleaning for her family, then after supper taking out her Singer sewing machine, which she set up on the kitchen table, doing piecework for Hart, Shaffner & Marx..."

 

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holn"... as full of life as a horse / that doesn′t feel its rider a stranger / but its own thought... Rejoicing, shouting, / they have been a year together without regrets, / they have a sure remedy for anything that′s not a miracle - / all stains are only mud-stains / on a new dress and can soon be washed off... / Children! They have found the true names, we have only to / pronounce them!"

 

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holVladimír Holan (1905 - 1980) was a Czech poet famous for employing the poetic language. He is best known in English for his postwar works, especially for his obscure longer poem Noc s Hamletem (A Night with Hamlet, 1964) which became the most often translated Czech poem ever...

 

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sandmanMorphine combined jazz and blues with some more traditional rock arrangements. Their very unusual sound was later described as "low rock" style. The band was embraced and promoted by the indie rock community mostly in the US. This year it′s going to be already 10 years from Mark Sandman′s death...

 

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fwMost recent collections of Wright′s poetry include Walking to Martha′s Vineyard (2003) which received a Pulitzer Prize, The Beforelife (2001), Ill Lit: New and Selected Poems (1998), Rorschach Test (1995), The Night World and the Word Night (1993), and Midnight Postscript (1993). He has also translated poems by René Char, Erica Pedretti, and Rainer Maria Rilke.

 

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tftThe hardness of her life seemed to increase her need to write, and she often worked early in the morning, before the children woke, sometimes finishing a poem a day. In these last poems it is as if some deeper, powerful self has grabbed control; death is given a cruel physical allure and psychic pain becomes almost tactile.

 

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brathwaiteHis recent books of poetry include Ancestors (New Directions, 2001), Words Need Love Too (2000), Black + Blues (1995), Roots (1993), and Trenchtown Rock (1993). His poetry traces historical links and events that have contributed to the development of the black population in the Caribbean. He is also the author of two plays and several collections of essays and literary criticism.

 

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The Andy Warhol exhibition in the Municipal Gallery bwa in Bydgoszcz (Poland) is accompanied by presentation of works by young Slovak artists. Martin Kudla and Rado Repický are students of the last year of the Department of Fine Arts and Intermedia at the Faculty of Art in Košice.

 

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griegIn the later 19th century, when Norwegian culture was stronlgy influenced by Danish culture and national consciousness was growing, Norway needed a composer like Edward Hagerup Grieg, who became the most important Norwegian composer of that period. Grieg′s style was based on the German romantic tradition of music but later he felt it necessary to create a typical Norwegian style of music.

 

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nibelungsFor the first time the Rovás association presented the action called The Ring of the Nibelungs in Millenium Park in Budapest during 29th-31st August, 2008. It took place partly within “ART MOZAIK FESTIVAL“, which was a protestation against nationalism, falsification of history, intentional misguidance, and egoism based on the fakes, and partly as an homage in remembrance to R. Wagner.

 

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nmpWe are proud to present you some students of art-schools in Kosice and Banska Bystrica together with their interactive works of art which were already exhibited in 2008 at international festival of New media art in Kosice called New Media Point www.nmpoint.com. Enjoy them!

 

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mmHe devotes himself to action art, performance, sound projects, conceptual art, intermedia and new media. He is the head of the Studio of Audiovisual Creation/Digital Media at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Banská Bystrica. He is the co-author of the New Media Explorer project http://www.nmpoint.com as well as many other art-projects.

 

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sincityyAfter death I′ll go to the outskirts of the city I love, Lift my snout to sky, throw back my antlers- Taken by sadness, I′ll trumpet into autumn space What human words could not express. How the barge sailed into the wake of sunsetting day, How iron time on my left wrist sung like a starling, How the secret door was unlocked with a regular key.

 

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kmeluaThe composer and producer Mike Batt says: "Katie is a fantastic discovery for me to have made. I was auditioning to find a singer who could sing jazz and blues in an interesting way, but I never expected to find someone quite so unique ... there are little reminders in her voice, of all sorts of other singers like Eartha Kitt and Edith Piaf, - of whom she has never heard. She exudes a modest confidence, is completely sure of herself and has a maturity far in advance of her age."

 

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shirinShirin Neshat was born in 1957 in Kazvin, Iran. In 1979, at the age of seventeen, she went to the US where she studied at the University of Berkeley, California. She exhibited her works for the first time during the early 90s in New York. During the years 1993-1997 she created the well-known series of photographs "Women of Allah".

 

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espHis multifaced work is made up of precise writting. Applying a pointillism style, it is prepared from calculations made by a computer. These are often mixed pieces, wherein the inspiration is drawn from the World of poetry. Multiply shaped pieces, they are more often than not made up of an ensemble of parts wich can be played by each of the musicians in the order they wish.

 

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expoetry "A piece that is essentially the same as a piece made by any of the first conceptual artists, dated two years earlier than the original and signed by somebody else." Taddea Oscuro - (January, 1968) Here, you can read some poems of other conceptual writers.

 

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afr2Kenule Saro-Wiwa / Your breed defeats the creed of the reeds. / Your presence is the shadow of a kite / That sends off the squawking fowls of memorial pains, / Your breed defeats the creed of the reeds. / You are the trouble Poem the bully refuses to read / Because its diction is baked in the ovum of change.

 

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afr1So I pray / to the voices that whisper in my soft curves / for the lionesses of my blood / to hear the songs of the cool reeds / to feel the green blood beat of cataclysm on their / breasts / and to know the embrace of freedom / in nourishing silences...

 

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serraThe logic of the space of postmodernist practice is no longer organized around the definition of a given medium on the grounds of material, or, for that matter, the perception of material. It is organized instead through the universe of terms that are felt to be in opposition within a cultural situation.

 

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brancusiOver the last ten years rather surprising things have come to be called sculpture: narrow corridors with TV monitors at the ends; large photographs documenting country hikes; mirrors placed at strange angles in ordinary rooms; temporary lines cut into the floor of the desert. The critical operations that have accompanied postwar American art have largely worked in the service of this manipulation.

 

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chengGu Cheng (1956-1993) was a well known Chinese modern poet, essayist, and novelist. He was a member of the "Misty Poets" - group of Chinese modernist poets. In the late 1970s, he became an international art celebrity and travelled around the world accompanied by his wife, Xie Ye. They settled in Auckland, New Zealand in 1987.

 

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atr(Virtual) city networking as an essential task of the 21st century has a valuable impact on the entire range of human activities associated not only with architecture and design of the environment. Ranging from socio-economic, cultural and ecological spheres, it also mobilizes and protects all significant aspects influencing the final shape of residential units and structures.

 

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Elephants DreamThe creators originally intended to show the abstraction of a computer. Bassam Kurdali, Director of Elephants Dream: "The story is very simple - it is about how people create ideas and communicate them or impose them on others. It′s a parable of human relationships."

 

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Horizon 2My feet were wet from the cold snow. I saw the horizon crystal clear today. The sight was frozen, just as everything around me. There was a steam coming out of my mouth. Total peak of loneliness I wondered. I was getting frozen. Frost was packing my heart. “I′m dead“ I thought to myself. Everything in my body burned out. My arms, hands, elbows, neck...

 

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horizon 1I had a dream. Me in the desert; still the same view of the horizon, weather constantly changing. But this time, the sun was shining, burning through my back. And my eyes drank my sweat, firing me thus. My single movement was directed towards the unreachable goal. Victory! I thought to myself. Delusion; it came to me. Then I felt an immense glow, lightning my body through.

 

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oooWe meet a young and perspective poet Kamil Stas on an invisible bridge which arches over his (sur)real world. Known objects and creatures become estranged and more understandable, when walking in this country we become a part of his elaborate but not purposeless game. Try to find your way back...

 

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junifestIf you would like to choose from a great variety of beer kinds, gourmet specialities, enjoy various music genres from folklore to hard rock, and take part in some interesting competitions at the same time, then the Junifest Festival is the right thing for you.

 

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bjorkkWe know her for her expressive voice, different look, wearing strange and colourful costumes as well as experimenting with various musical genres. When people ask what kind of music she does, she says „some kind of modern folk music“. At the age of forty-three she has been nominated for thirteen Grammy Awards, one Academy Award and two Golden Globe Awards – including one for acting.

 

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tangerinedrTangerine Dream′s early "Pink Years" albums had a pivotal role in the development of Krautrock. The founder of the group Edgar Froese was fascinated by technology so he built a few custom-made instruments. His early work with tape loops and other repeating sounds was kind of precursor to the emerging technology of the sequencer.

 

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rachman2

As a pianist he was famous for his precision, rhythmic drive, clarity of texture and for the broad design of his performances. His compositions and pianism are entrenched in the romantic style of Piotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky, Johannes Brahms, and Antonín Dvorak. Rachmaninoff had little or no use for contemporary musical trends, preferring to compose and perform in styles he held dearly since birth.

 

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rachmanMany considered him the last connection between late Romanticism in Russian classical music and modern times. In his work we can find influences of such great Russian composers as Tchaikovsky or Rimsky-Korsakov. He stemmed from the Russian tradition in music, where the mission of an artist was to create beauty and to speak the truth from the depths of his heart.

 

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kremnica gagsThe festival has also got the award for those performing bad taste and kitsch, it is an anti-prize called The Struck Goose. If you want to see really awful art, just visit the Kremnica Museum of Kitsch, where you can see for instance a stuffed fox wielding an axe and smoking a pipe.

 

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beethovenBeethoven reportedly didn´t respect authority and social ranking. For instance, if the audience talked to each other during his performance or didn´t pay their full attention to him, he simply stopped playing. At soirées, if he was suddenly called upon to perform, he refused to do so.

 

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beethovenOne of the most significant figures in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic periods in Western classical music. A German pianist and composer known for his brilliant improvisation as well as enthusiasm and fantasy which can be found in his music.

 

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jodorowskyJodorowsky created over one hundred theatrical productions. He directed works of his own in addition to those written by Leonora Carrington, Samuel Beckett, Eugen Ionesco, August Strindberg and others, and also organized performances which were acted out in public spaces.

 

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devoDevo (“de-evolution”) is most often remembered for their late 1970s and early 1980s New Wave sound. Their style has been variously classified as punk, art rock or post-punk. They are best known for their 1980 hit “Whip It” and also for their donning uniforms that mocked industrial culture.

 

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puzzle 4 peaceThe goal of „Puzzle 4 Peace“ is to support solidarity and to point at global challenges in a creative way. The „building“ component of the project are pieces of puzzle – the eco-design collection „Pieces of Peace“ (P.O.P.) – made of recycled and recyclable materials, which are not only the object for creating works of art, but also the medium for communication and higher quality life especially of the young generation which would be abundant in all respects.

 

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mars volta

The Mars Volta Group was founded in 2001 (El Paso, Texas) by Rodríguez-López and Bixler-Zavala. It is the progressive rock group that incorporates various influences, including jazz fusion, funk and Latin, into their sound. They are also known for their improvised live shows, and their well concept-based studio albums.

 

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nmpSpectators in Kosice were for the first time able to see the display of best student works of new media studios from Slovakia and the USA. The aim of the festival called „New media explorer“ is to survey and present this new and not very well-known area of fine arts. The exhibition in the East-Slovakian Gallery, which is ending right now, approved the attractiveness of new media.

 

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folkloreIt may not seem so, but according to the Lifestyle in Slovakia 2008 survey, up to 40 percent of Slovaks like traditional folklore and folk music. It concerns especially people over the age of 40, but young people are also interested.

 

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Portal ENNot everybody knows they can also actively participate in the ground planning of the country they live in. The architects from the architectonic studio Atrium come with the portal www.uzemneplany.sk, which offers the opportunity of the complex approach to the ground plans of the whole Slovakia in an interactive way. We were talking to Michal Burák about the portal of the future.

 

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Chopin EN 2... it is very difficult to compare young Chopin with any earlier composer, because of the originality of Chopin´s works composed already in the first half of his life. While Bach, Mozart and Beethoven had been just training at the age comparable to that of Chopin, he was considered a master pointing the path of the coming age.

 

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Chopin EN 1Although many consider him one of the best composers of the Romantic period, he did not even consider himself a member of this group. He is known as the “Poet of the Piano”, as his music sounds like musical poetry expressing emotions and sentimentality. Music of this Polish composer has long been and will certainly remain the inspiration for many musicians all around the world.

 

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paralNew media, as an independent field of study at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Technical University in Košice (Slovakia), came into existence not long ago, however during this short time the students lead by Anna Tretter, the Head of Department, justified the existence of this department by the quality of their work and their works started to belong among the best that is being created at this faculty.

 

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1Interactive poetry can be defined as the poetry created by two or more authors according to certain rules. Internet interactive poetry is understood to be a part of a wider digital and computer poetry group. The authors of Verse Versus Verse challenge everyone to a public on-line discussion on interactive poetry.

 

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F. Scott Fitzgerald as a writer is often considered to be one of the writers of the “lost generation”, since in his works, The Great Gatsby included, he expresses the disappointment of his society and his era, following World War I.

 

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1The most representative work of Middle English literature is Dame Siriz and the Weeping Bitch regarding the women’s roles and their versatile behavior in marital status.

 

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vasulk1The main goal is to create an archive for experimental art - to keep history alive as well as provide interesting, integrated ways in which artists and audiences can learn about the work of their predecessors. The Kitchen integrates archival material into its current programming and works...

 

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1 All the above mentioned films are set in the future, but in their topic they criticize the present.

 

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anima2011If you add events like "the Animated Night", the Cartoon d′Or and the Cosplay, Anima has established itself as a must for the thirty thousand spectators that flock to the Flagey Centre. And a special date to mark with a cross this year: we′ll be celebrating thirty years of surprises, fun and discoveries.

 

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davinioThe discourse became fragmented, the grimace was exasperated, deformed, contaminated with not verbal elements, producing the visual, sound, performative poetry, ambient/installation-poetry, created by artists, really so different from each other...

 

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1In eXistenZ it is clear that people choose virtual reality instead of living in real life. They rather enter a game where they simply lack free will: they are fixed characters with actions and words determined by the game. Minority Report is similar in this sense.

 

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1Though the protagonist characters fight against a corporation called PharmaKom, there is no single antagonist in the story. It is the entire system that plays the enemy.

 

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1All four films depict a different means of control over society. In eXistenZ Cronenberg creates a game for presenting the rule of technology. It is a direct control of the mind through affecting the neurotic system of the brain.

 

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1The literary approach to the new technological inventions of the 20th (and by now 21st) century has developed a substantive genre: science fiction. “Machines and technology are what we most associate with SF; just as we have now grown utterly accustomed to having a wide range of machines and technology surrounding us in our everyday lives” (Roberts 146).

 

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„Deformity, and Diseases both in Body and Mind, smitten with Pride, it immediately breaks all the Measures of my Patience; neither shall I ever be able to comprehend how such an Animal and such a Vice could tally together.“
(Jonathan Swift, Gulliver’s Travels)

 

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1„Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.“
(George Orwell, 1984)

 

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1We can definitely tell that both in literature and in movies every social form of utopia or dystopia take place in an isolated area.

 

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Anna TretterAnna Tretter was born in 1956 in Kirchzell / Odenwald, Germany. She studied at art schools in Bischofsheim / Rhön (Sculpture) and the Stuttgart Academy of Fine Arts and graduated from the Munich Academy of Fine Arts in 1985.

 

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1„And there’s always soma to calm your anger, to reconcile you to your enemies, to make you patient and long-suffering.“
(Aldous Huxley, Brave New World)

 

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1The main and evident characteristic element of utopian fiction in motion picture is its principal fictional quality. The interesting role of fiction in the creation of such works is that the artists’ utopian or dystopian visions are based rather on their life experiences which become the principles of their fictional work process.

 

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Oskar in VancouverThis time I take you to the beautiful city of Vancouver. Located in Canada, British Columbia province, the west coast.It didn′t take long to fall in love with the city. The location, climate, endless opportunities for an outdoor freak like me ;-). The nearby mountains are ideal for mountan biking, skiing and hiking, just to mention a few activities. I shouldn′t leave out the local beaches too.

 

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1It all started in 1990 when I discovered Guns N′ Roses. There were few stars in my life whom I was crazy about but if I had to choose one it would have always been Axl Rose. No doubt. And I am proud of it.

 

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1The language of the Cirel Karpathian hollow form is marked by central European languages. The differences that we meet with can be found in the expression of various world opinions and in the effect on the subconscious.

 

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1If you think that social services are working more effectively in England than in Slovakia, you better prepare yourself for a shock.

 

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EvitaEva Peron would have been proud when Elena Roger opened the new Evita in the West End. The most famous Argentinean is played by a native Argentinean! A genuinely clever idea that brings passion and character to the show. It feels like Eva Peron is performing herself.

 

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Claude MonetIt is interesting to watch how London is trying to cope with the flow of Eastern Europeans. While many other West European countries restricted the new fellow of European comers from work, business and other aspects of life, the UK has proven once again its strong belief in true democracy and giving people equal chance to seek the life they are looking for.

 

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