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The digital 1.5 project is a series of five staging events that explore touch. Each event is an independent attempt to haptically read the world with a digital understanding of the physicality and the practice of mutual closeness and the coexistence of objects to which viewers are invited. The selected group of bodies establishes contact with other bodies in space – with the bodies of performers, the body of space, the sonic body, and the bodies of technological objects. The latter is an increasingly important interface for our entry into the world. By using them, the digital 1.5 questions the mediatization of closeness and intimacy, and by applying the solid digital logic of devices and their software to the soft organic bodies of people, it speculates about man, who is not only a source of information, but also a device for processing and storing data.

The touch in the digital 1.5 is a way of communicating and a means of encountering the other; it is a digitized data and a transmission medium at the same time. The project builds on the idea of ​​the medium as given by Y. Citton in his book The Ecology of Attention. The author describes the media as diffuse ecosystems that not only represent reality, but they actively form it. Thus, an ‘infrastructure of resonances that condition our attention’ is formed according to the ideas that ‘surround and fulfil us’. In this respect, thedigital 1.5 is not in search of a loud staging gesture, but it wants to provide a space of visibility or, in Citton's language, an environment of reasoning for increasingly marginalized and, at the time of the pandemic, transgressive practices of mutual closeness and touching.

digital 1.5.3
Art direction: Jan Rozman
Performers: Leon Marič, Jan Rozman, Mojca Sovdat
Music: Luka Seliškar
Costume design: Tanja Pađan / Kiss the Future
Video documentation: Juš Jeraj
Photography: Nada Žgank
Executive producer: Brigita Gračner
Kino Šiška, 27.9.2021

digital 1.5.2
Art direction: Jan Rozman
Performers: Maja Kalafatić, Leon Marič
Music: Luka Seliškar
Costume design: Tanja Pađan / Kiss the Future
Video documentation: Juš Jeraj
Photo: Marijo Župan
Executive producer: Brigita Gračner

25. 6. 2021, Tivoli, Ljubljana


digital 1.5.1
study / installation
Art direction: Jan Rozman
Performers: Beno Novak, Julija Pečnikar, Jan Rozman, Liza Šimenc
Music: Luka Seliškar
Costume design: Tanja Pađan / Kiss the Future
Video documentation: Juš Jeraj
Photo: Marijo Župan
Executive producer: Brigita Gračner

31. 5. 2021, Fotopub, Ljubljana

31.12.2022

La Isla Bonita@New Year

PREMIERE: LA ISLA BONITA@NEW YEAR
31st of December.2022 at 10pm, Big hall, Španski borci
In collaboration with Zavod EN-KNAP and Španski borci
 
LA ISLA BONITA
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: spelca200@gmail.com
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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