Interview with Kontejner, part 1: Body norms in art and science

May 1, 2011

Kontejner | bureau of contemporary art praxis is certainly responsible for placing Zagreb on the international map of new media art, performance art related disciplines, cybernetics, curatorial practices, nanotechnology, device art, biotechnology, science, robotics…

Kontejner was founded by Olga Majcen Linn and Suncica Ostoic almost ten years ago in Zagreb (Croatia). Till now they have organized more then fifty internationally referred and recognized events that include exhibitions, festivals, symposiums; with special accent on fostering regional networking, promotions and collaborations. We can say that Touch Me Festival, Extravagant Bodies Festival and Device_art present Kontejner’s body of work.

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Kontejner members – first 10 years (from left to right): Tomislav Pokrajcic,
Tereza Teklic, Olga Majcen Linn, Ena Hodzic, Ivana Bago, Suncica Ostoic
Photos: Kontejner (c)

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Pocket cinema: Documentary films about Nikola Tesla

March 14, 2011

Naturally, as a follow-up to a series of blog posts thematizing innovation and prototyping announced last week, this edition of Pocket cinema presents definitely the most important scientist and inventor of all times – Nikola Tesla.

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Pocket cinema: Maquinas & Almas (Souls & Machines) – Documentary

March 6, 2011

Maquinas & Almas (Souls & Machines) – Documentary is an accompanying film of 33 minutes length that covers the synonymous exhibition held two years ago in the National Museum “Centro de Arte Reina Sofía” in Madrid.

The exhibition and documentary cover high tech and low tech aspects, including innovators and makers such as Theo Jansen and his Strandbeests, media design by John Maeda, robot by David Hanson, or Sachiko Kodama‘s Ferrofluid, among many…

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Theo Jansen: Strandbeest (c)

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Interview with Scott deLahunta, part 2: Catching some dancing algorithms

February 10, 2011

This is the second part of the interview with Scott deLahunta. Read the first part here: Interview with Scott deLahunta, part 1: On working processes and digital realms

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Photo above: Scott deLahunta by Thomas Lenden (c)
Photo bellow: Excerpt from Emio Greco’s DVD double skin | double mind

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