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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


Ventilator: La Isla Bonita On Demand

29th of January 2023 at 7pm
Starting point: Španski Borci
Concept and script: Varja Hrvatin
Authors: Varja Hrvatin, Leon Marič, Anja Romih, Vid Merlak, Julija Pečnikar, Simeon Perich, Živa Selan
Performers: Leon Marič, Živa Selan, 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:
🏁🏁🏁 We invite you to the after-new year race on the island of La isla bonita. An exploration of hidden corners, deserted beaches and hype bays. We begin our race at 7pm and venture on binging the new season of Bonita reality. Bring warm clothes, your smart phones and a cheerful spirit. Welcome to race away with us! 🏁🏁🏁
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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