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gray) (area . Korcula . Croatia presents Changing Climate - Central Asian Video


gray) (area

space of contemporary and media art . Korcula . Croatia

presents . Changing Climate
a selection of Central Asian Video curated by Stefan Rusu

. 21 - 30 . 07 . 2007
. opening . Saturday 21th . 20.30 h

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The selection shows particular interest of Central Asian artists for
cinematic language that become an effective tool in exploring
contradictions and confusions of the Islamic states, some decades
after dissolution of soviet block. We invite you to dive into
artist's laboratory, in which the reuse of spiritual tehnics and
practices becomes effective models in articulating critical attitudes
toward inertia, rampant globalization and neo-liberal anarchy. The
artists obsession for ecstatic vocabulary comes from the varieties of
nomadic rituals, pre-Islamic and syncretic practices that define
their life and cultural environment.

The exhibition is an attempt to question former and ongoing EU policy
measures/adjustments toward the black market development and labor
force migration from the Eastern countries, as the effects of its
policy during the 90's in the Western Balkans. In such circumstances
the artists exploring the values of nomadic culture become a valuable
contribution in changing actual cultural and political climate.

Presented artists: Abilsait Atabekov, Alexandr Ugay from Kazakhstan,
Veaceslav Ahunov/Uzbekistan and Ulan Djaparov/Kyrgyzstan

Stefan Rusu is artist and freelance curator based in Chisinau,
Moldova and Bucharest. In 2005/2006 he attended the Curatorial
Training Program at Shtichting De Appel from Amsterdam where he co-
curated Mercury in Retrograde (www.mercuryinretrograde.com)

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gray) (area is located 10 meters by the sea in the basement of The
Memorial Collection of Maksimilijan Vanka [http://www.hazu.hr/ENG/
MemColl\_M\_Vanka.html] . Put sv. Nikole 7 . Korcula

open daily 19. 30 - 21.30 h or by appointment

gray) (area is an initiative by Darko Fritz . darko@darkofritz.net .
tel +385 [0] 91.5800193

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gray) (area . Korcula ::: Slaven Tolj: Globalisation


gray) (area

space of contemporary and media art . Korcula . Croatia

presents . Slaven Tolj: Globalization

. 13 - 20 . 07 . 2007
. opening . performance Lighter . artist talk . Friday 13th . 20.30 h

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gray) (area is an low-key independent non-profit non-institution that
operates during lazy summer time within gray area of friendships and
vacations and cultural funding / production / distribution.

gray) (area presents works of contemporary and media art with focus
on ones that fills the gap between those two art-worlds and
discourses. preferable are programs that shifts the media and
skipping the frame of simple definitions and interpretations.

gray) (area operates form the city of Korcula at Korcula island in
Croatia, enjoying the free position of the cultural periphery and
challenge of no context of neither contemporary nor media art within
the close neighborhood. Periphery provides freedom of established
cultural power-games, predictable fashionable key-words and double
criteria [that depend on geo-political position of the art-producer]
and other positions of predictable artist reputation's building
system of cultural industry - what's all about within contemporary
art scene, and become present even within the small media art culture
circles.

gray) (area is protocol between a white cube and a black box.
gray) (area like it small and good and take-it-easy and don't wont to
grow.
gray) (area is sensing creative economy of 21st Century in error.
gray) (area is hub of gray economy.
gray) (area is dead-end backbone of social not.work of contemporary
cultural politics.
gray) (area is operating system of no.work.
gray) (area prefers diving in a crystal blue sea than silicon one.
gray) (area prefers periphery than center.
gray) (area like speaking Bad english.

Program 2007:
\_ Slaven Tolj (CRO): Globalization + Lighter (performance)
\_ Radioqalia (Adam Hyde, Honnor Hager, New Zeland): Radioastronomy
\_ Changing Climate [video art from Central Asia] . curator: Stefan
Rusu (Moldavia / Romania) . artists: Abilsait Atabekov (Kazakhstan)
Veaceslav Ahunov, (Uzbekistan), Ulan Djaparov, Alexandr Ugay
(Kazakhstan)
\_ PRO.BA production (Center for contemporary art, Sarajevo) video
(post)production . selector: Dunja Blazevic
\_ Josko Bace (CRO): site-specific installation
\_ Goran Trbuljak (CRO): intervention in the urban space

ad hoc / gray maybe program: Alban Muja (AL) and Ivan Grubanov (SER)
presented by Ana Peraica (CRO)

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gray) (area is located 10 meters by the sea in the basement of The
Memorial Collection of Maksimilijan Vanka [http://www.hazu.hr/ENG/
MemColl\_M\_Vanka.html] . Put sv. Nikole 7 . Korcula

open daily 19. 30 - 21.30 h or by appointment

gray) (area is summer only initiative of Darko Fritz
darko@darkofritz.net / tel +31 [0] 91.5800193

program of the previous, first season 2006: Lala Rascic (Sarajevo
- Zagreb): 'Sorry, Wrong Number', Boris Cvjetanovic (Zagreb):
‘Fotovideo’, Ivan Faktor (Osijek): ‘Zeljko Jerman - Moj
mjesec’ i Tomo Savic-Gecan (Zagreb - Amsterdam): without title (in
collaboration with SKOR, De Inkijk (Amsterdam) and UHA, Zagreb).

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Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gray\_area)

A grey area is a term for a border in-between two or more things that
is unclearly defined, a border that is hard to define or even
impossible to define, or a definition where the distinction border
tends to move. There are several flavors of grey areas:

▪ A grey area of definitions signifies a problem of sorting reality
into clearly cut categories. Example: where is the border between
erotica and pornography?

▪ A grey area of law is an area where no clear law or precedent
exists, or where the law has not been applied in a long time thus
making it unclear if it is applicable at all.

▪ A grey area of ethics signifies an ethical dilemma, where the
border between right and wrong is blurred. Example: is killing always
abominable?

Grey areas are widely accepted in democratic societies and have a
clear connection to the notion of tolerance, whereas in societies of
totalitarianism, grey areas are typically not accepted on any level.

Many people accept grey areas as a natural part of the human
experience, whereas others may react with suspicion and a feeling of
deficients or incompleteness of any thought-system (or paradigm)
accepting grey areas.

DISCUSSION

exhibition:_bit_international_._[Nove]_Tendenci je_


bit international . [Nove] Tendencije

DISCUSSION

exhibition:_bit_international_._[Nove]_Tendenci je_


bit international . [Nove] Tendencije

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204_NO_CONTENT . horticultural unit


204\_NO\_CONTENT
horticultural unit by Darko Fritz

http://darkofritz.net/projects/int\_err\_msg/204\_NO\_CONTENT.html

The horticultural unit 204\_NO\_CONTENT is made of organic elements,
transgressing the contents from the digital domain.

204\_NO\_CONTENT - the textual context of the picture - is a HTML server
error, means that the server has fulfilled the request but there is no
new information to send back.

A typographical picture located in the desert is 3.6 x 31 meter in size
and shaped within the matrix made of 18 x 166 fields [2988