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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

29.1.2023

Ventilator: La Isla Bonita On Demand

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: spelca200@gmail.com
 
🏁🏁🏁 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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