M. Andrijašević, L. Bouharaoua, L. Grahek, S. Perić, A. Z. Stolica,...

20.9., 18:00 @ literary installations, opening, Student centre Student Center is one of the main points for students living in Zagreb. By providing several different important services, from students’ restaurant through cultural activities to agency for part-time work, SC is an inevitable benchmark of students everyday life. As a part of the SC dedicated to culture, &TD Theatre is the central point of Zagreb theatrical landscape. From the iconic seventies to the present, &TD Theatre served as a shelter for “other” and different theatre poetics, was a place of the experiment, a space for authors at the beginning of their careers. Besides hosting numerous directors, dramaturges and performers on its stages, &TD auditoriums also raised generations of spectators. Over the years, some of them became active actors of Zagreb’s cultural scene. By engaging six young authors, who came to Zagreb to study and spent part of their education in &TD, to write six site specific stories, this project wants to establish a connection between intimate relations that we all create with certain spaces, and their public disclosure. Dealing with their own or someone else’s experiences as spectators, chosen authors will create new narratives that will be placed in public spaces in &TD Theatre and around it rather than being published in a form of a book. Through this form of public intervention they will open a space for reflecting on the collective memory of &TD Theatre and map it from the usually neglected spectator’s perspective. This installations will also facilitate the manifestation of otherwise hidden knowledge and will exemplify multiple realities of the theatre audiences.   Authors: Marija Andrijašević was born in 1984 in Split. She graduated from comparative literature and ethnology and cultural anthropology at the Faculty of Humanities in Zagreb in 2015....

Angela Rawlings (CAN/IS): ECOPOETICS IN ACTION...

23.9. 2018. 11-12:30 @ MM centar, prezentacija radionice, razgovor + video rad intime How do we cultivate empathy for more-than-human entities at the crux of climate change? Canadian-Icelandic artist Angela Rawlings will introduce a creative practice interwoven with this question. Her talk will span sensorial poetries, ecopoetics, cancer rituals at glaciers, performing geochronology in the Anthropocene, and artistic practice as transformative action. This artist talk follows Rawlings’ five-day workshop Activating the Geopoetic in the Student Centre where she shared her practice-as-research methods, including vocal improvisation, listening exercises, extended vocal technique, alternative conducting practices, automatic writing, and conversations with landscapes. Angela Rawlings, interdisciplinary artist. Her books include Wide slumber for lepidopterists (Coach House Books, 2006), Gibber (online, 2012), o w n (CUE Books, 2015), and si tu (MaMa Multimedijalni Institut, 2017). Wide slumber for lepidopterists was adapted to music theatre by Valgeir Sigurðsson and VaVaVoom (2014). Her libretti include Bodiless (for Gabrielle Herbst, 2014) and Longitude (for Davíð Brynjar Franzson, 2014). She is one-half of the new music duo Moss Moss Not Moss. Rawlings held the position of Queensland Poet-in-Residence (2012) and was shortlisted for the Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Playwrights (2013). She is pursuing a PhD at the University of Glasgow on performing geochronology in the Anthropocene....