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Tin Dožić / 28. 2. - 5. 3.
Ledia Kostandini / 7. 3. - 13. 3.
Driton Selmani / 14. 3. - 20. 3.
Verica Kovacevska / 21. 3. - 27. 3.
Lana Stojićević / 5. 4. - 11. 4.
TIN DOŽIĆ | "Sva su kopna, ustvari otoci, a svi otoci plove"
28.2. – 5. 3. /// Dosud 9 (in front of "Tri volta")
“Thinking about the extreme contrast of summer and winter dynamics in the city of Split and the relationship between summer overcrowding due to mass tourism and winter void, I turn my attention from the city to the sea and sea travel. I want to compare the sea with the streets of Split, and I imagine it as a dynamic surface that also changes seasonally, both due to the weather and the amount of boats that cross it. This work was produced as a sound composition based on the sounds of the ferry on the route Split - Stari Grad. I see the ferry as a moving mainland, a hypothetical island or a city, which on the one hand connects the inhabitants of real islands with the mainland, and on the other hand transports crowds of tourists from Split to the islands in summer. In winter, the city is uninhabited, its streets are empty. I find it interesting to draw an imaginary parallel between the empty streets of Split and the sound of an empty ferry and to fill the streets of Split with that sound.”
LEDIA KOSTANDINI | "Blowing in the Wind"
7.3. – 13. 3. /// various locations in the historical centre
"My starting point comes since my first visit in Split in 2020, when I noticed the hanging clothes across the old town. Here and there, they seemed like flags that manifest the existence of locals' life behind those walls. I started to trace those clothes, just like following tiny heartbeats of the town, pulses showing that this monumental site generates its own genuine life, not just of touristic sort. My work uses textiles to create ‘invasive’ structures along the pathways. It is sort of an action which aims to acclaim territory. These structures will occupy nothing more than the air around the buildings, as common sheets usually do. But in this case they require attention and become peaceful invaders of the public space. At the same time, the title refers to a state of being unestablished, something to be discussed about or ambivalent, uncertain, such as those ‘walls’ under the breeze."
DRITON SELMANI | "Less Laziness"
14.3. – 20. 3. /// Dioklecijanova street & PROSTOR
With a reference to Mladen Stilinović's iconic flag, Less Laziness uses the language as a medium in which Driton Selmani plays with the ontological meaning of a subject it denotates. The flag does not occupy a specific location, it does not belong in the city hence it doesn't officially represent it. Placed in the void in the old city center, in a guerilla manner, it is questioning what the city is, and what does make one. As such, it can be borrowed by anyone who has access to a place they think it resonates with. The added elements referring to the screenshot of a mobile phone are Selmani's signature that this artist uses in his recent work to indicate a fragment of the contemporaneity to which we belong to. The title, Less Laziness, stands as an invitation to perform tourism related labour, nowadays considered inevitable.
The flag is handmade by the students of the High School of Fine Arts in Split under the guidance of professor Larisa Vukšić.
VERICA KOVACEVSKA | "Filling the Void"
21.3. – 27. 3. /// PROSTOR
Filling the Void is an audio guide created by Verica Kovacevska, after the short research residency at Prostor in March 2022. The work focuses on the modernist building Kineski Zid, where Prostor is located, as well as the surrounding buildings designed by the same architect and closely connected to it. It provides information on the structures and invites the audience to discover, imagine things, and move in a certain way. Filling the Void is open to both locals and tourists and can be accessed by anyone using a mobile device. It aims to place a new landmark on the tourist map of Split and questions the way that local cultural heritage is valued and protected. The work allows the audience to explore the neighborhood in a new way, and all that is needed is to take the map located at the info desk in Prostor, a smartphone and headphones. The map leads to different locations with QR codes that can then be scanned to listen to stories inspired by each of those locations. From June 4 onwards, the work is publicly available to everyone, at any time.
LANA STOJIĆEVIĆ | "Neoornament"
5.4. – 11. 4. /// Hotel Marjan
"Neoornament evokes the stratification of the location of the former cement factory on the West coast of the Split port, which began with its work in the 1860s, while the last operation of related production ceased in 1978. Under the name Gilardi and Bettiza, it also produced concrete decorative products, preserved in many locations in Split and Dalmatia, often in poor condition. A modernist hotel Marjan was built on the site of the factory in 1963, designed by Lovro Perković. In the meantime, the hotel has been privatized, devastated, closed and stuck in a state of incompleteness. The demolition of the old and the construction of a new hotel will soon begin. The starting points of the site-specific pattern are representations of scenographic nature that can be found on scaffolding and fences, as well as the fact that the scenography of the opera Chimneys along the Adriatic by Ivo Tijardović was inspired by the Gilardi and Bettiza factory. The contemporary attitude towards industrial and architectural heritage is visualized with the help of unfinished and fussy aesthetics of the current state of the Marjan Hotel and interpretive copies of concrete decorations produced in this almost forgotten factory."
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