A week ago today, what has to be one of the most radical theater experiments of the 20th century--and it just barely made it--took place in the skies above Moscow. Slovenian director Dragan Zivadinov's Noordung Zero Gravity Biomechanical theater unfolded in a Russian cosmonaut training aircraft owned and operated by the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training facility, which is based in Star City, just outside Moscow. I managed to film the thing and cranked out the following text about it--which I thought might be of interest. Cheers, MB
The exhibited works of art are in progress. They are finished but not completed. They remain open to new ideas, concepts and contributions. They are already transient by themselves, says their author Mr Matjaž Stopar. As long as they are in his possession, he reserves the right to change, adapt, discard and destroy them per a new concept.
The construction of the KSEVT (Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies) building is now finished. Today, 6th September at 20.30, is the opening ceremony. The visitors will view the first permanent exhibition of KSEVT entitled Herman Potočnik Noordung: 100 Monumental Influences. The main part of the ceremony will be featuring the group CodAct and their artwork Pendulum Choir.
In May 2004, during Ireland's Presidency of the European Union, celebrations took place in Dublin city to welcome the 10 countries who joined the European Union under the program of enlargement. During these celebrations, and through the initiative of Helena Drnovsek-Zorko (Slovenian Ambassador to Ireland), the Neue Slowenische Kunst undertook a series of events around the capital city.
NSK New York and MomentaArt are pleased to present NSK Rendez-Vous New York. Presented by congress delegates and facilitators, the NSK Rendez-Vous New York provides an overview of the NSK State in Time and an opportunity for discussion on recent NSK initiatives.
In keeping with the interest of viennacontemporary in ongoing research within the CEE region, this year’s Focus section will not revolve around the invited guest country, but will rather concentrate on the question: What is the experience of a state that is not based on territory, but on time?
DUNJA ZUPANČIČ explores two complex systems in postgravity art: empty-body directing and the syntapiens system, and visualises their point of connection. She geometrises all conceptual information about the emptybody directing of Dragan Živadinov and about the syntapiens system by Miha Turšič with temporal layering and informing.
You are kindly invited to attend the international conference NSK from Kapital to Capital: Neue Slowenische Kunst – an Event of the Final Decade of Yugoslavia from 19 to 21 June at the auditorium of the Moderna galerija. The conference opens with the keynote lecture by Boris Groys on Friday, 19 June, at 6 p.m.