Zavod Sploh
Ventilator Archive


The four-year Ventilator author cycle will have four stages of development. Each year, we will give the opportunity for a selected author, duo or group to develop their creative potential to crossover and connect the musical and performing arts. Ventilator introduces new creative approaches to the expression of music-dance-performance. It will highlight innovations in understanding artistic action, the different relationships between structured form and improvisation, the thoughtful relationships with the space and audience, new methods of performance production.

The title suggests ventilation, airing, fluid content, theme, combinations, forms, techniques, mode of presence, modules, authors, performers, gestures and sonority. This enables exceptional creativity, originality, responsiveness and openness in creation. It will scaffold untested combinations of authors, performers, artistic styles and techniques.

Ventilator 2021


La Isla Bonita@New Year

31st of December.2022 at 10pm, Big hall, Španski borci
In collaboration with Zavod EN-KNAP and Španski borci
Concept and script: Varja Hrvatin
Authors: Varja Hrvatin, Lina Akif, Leon Marič, Anja Romih, Vid Merlak, Simeon Perich
Performers: Leon Marič, Živa Selan, Lina Akif, Julija Pečnikar
Video: Anja Romih
Music: Vid Merlak (DVMIR) in Simeon Perich (SHAO)
Production: Zavod Sploh and Via Negativa
Mandatory reservations for attending the event:
Admission free!
LA ISLA BONITA@NEW YEAR is the resulting hybrid event combining performance and contemporary club music from the cycle Ventilator. It is composed of LA ISLA BONITA performance and clubbing event AFTER LA ISLA BONITA. New Year, as an evening and as an event, represents the ultimate culmination of »hype«. It establishes the concept of a turning point of great alternations and determinating effects. La isla bonita is a construct of a game that never ends. It is a game, trapped in the constant production of content. It dribbles the questions of expectations, resolutions, superstitions, ritual, sacrifice and (dis)utopia.
La Isla Bonita is a cycle of hybrid events combining performance art and contemporary club music. It’s a series of five site-specific experiments which deal with the »hype*« phenomenon and the various strategies it exploits. In terms of content and the narrative, La Isla Bonita is questioning the constant challenges and pressures of (re)creating content and its potential for the production of »hype«. In what ways is ” hype ” generated, and is there any hidden content behind it? Through various strategies of confronting contemporary club music with public non-performative spaces, La Isla Bonita explores the role and the power of »hype« in experiencing and valuing content – both on social media as well as in the context of art.
*Hype refers to artificially created expectations around a person or a product whose promotional campaign and image have been built from overestimating their traits and characteristics.

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