November 10, 2014

Long time ago I’ve heard for the first time about the method heavily practiced by performers and musicians – Feldenkrais Method. I got a script on different body practices like Alexander, Aida Rolf body methods and similar things from then mime performer Slaven Juriša.  I ordered the book Awareness Through Movements and went to workshop by Claudia Mader. Back then there were no people teaching this great body method in Croatia. After this first experience for years I was waiting for someone to start finally teaching it in Zagreb

Fortunately, over last few years few people finished schools in Germany and Austria for Feldenkrais method, and finally I got an opportunity to join one practice in order to work more on it. I started with sessions by Krešimir Šoš and Sven Eric.

I have to admit that after reading so many books on different body practices, experiencing a variety of martial arts, physical and dance trainings, Feldenkrais method is still for me the best. I would recommend this method to be a part of elementary school education, because his ideas are still revolutionary.

What I like particularly with Feldenkrais method is the opposite fact of what happens sometimes to people who are heavily involved in different body practices and that’s escapism. It’s great to be relaxed and we should strive for this, but sometimes I discuss with people involved in yoga or meditation about it. Sometimes I get impression that people in the West practicing Eastern techniques are becoming escapists, like they don’t want to listen about sufferings and problems happening to the rest of the world because they want to keep their inner peace. Well, who buy this? Honestly. No offense.

And I’m saluting every day to social workers and special needs educationalists because they witness and deal stories on daily basis the rest of us can hardly bear. Don’t get me wrong, I still practice every morning Baduanjin Qigong and Taiji, but being a practitioner of Eastern methods doesn’t mean we have to escape from real life into new age.

This is why Moche Feldenkrais was an exceptional person – scientist by profession, Martial arts practitioner and explorer of human body with a lot of empathy left in different corners.

Interview with Naja Lee Jensen: Body as a sensor

September 4, 2013

Last year during Ganz Novi Festival I did a series of interviews with artists, curators and performers for the festival as a commissioned work, they were published for Kulturna TV. It’s time to re-blog them all before the new edition of the festival. The first artist is Naja Lee Jensen from Sweden.


Naja Lee Jensen (c)

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The Dogs – by Bojan Djordjev & Stipe Kostanic

November 7, 2012

The Perforations Festival, held in Zagreb, Rijeka and Dubrovnik, from 24th till 31st October 2012, introduced, for the second time the performance The Dogs, performed by Stipe Kostanic and directed by Bojan Djordjev.


Photos taken from Bojan Djordjev’s flickr (c)

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Body cinema: Origami by RJ Muna

April 8, 2012

Instead of blogging and boring you with some facts from my life, and sharing a story on all reasons why I wasn’t so active here, I will just share some links… It will tell you everything you need to know, and YES! I’m getting back to blogging too.

Few new projects emerged from my blogging activities and this site here: running Body Pixel Studio as my personal hacklab and playground;  running I’MM_ Media lab and hacker space in Zagreb with lovely people interested in open source hardware and DIY electronics; and now in the centre of my focus Textil{e}tronics .org for production, curating, workshops, lectures, collaborations and similar activities.


Screenshot from Origami by RJ Muna (c)

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