Love of Things and Serendipity — MFRU-KIBLIX 2013

By Karl Heinz Jeron • 6 Nov 2013

MFRU-KIBLIX2013: WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE
www.mfru-kiblix.si

festival: 6. 11. – 9. 11. 2013
exhibition: 6. 11. – 25. 11. 2013
venue: KIBLA PORTAL, Valvasorjeva 40, Maribor

The name for the joint festival platform MFRU-KIBLIX2013: When Worlds
Collide was inspired by the 1951 science fiction classic. The symbolism of
the movie highlights the split and the paradox of the gap between the
developed and the underdeveloped third world. In this context, the
MFRU-KIBLIX2013 festival symbolizes live nature, the reality which we live
in, which is intertwined and dependent on the swift development of
science, technology and consequently art and new forms of creativity.

Contemporary interdisciplinary forms of creative conceptions are
intertwined inside complex junctions of different worlds and approaches,
in the tension between the natural and the bio-technological, the virtual
and the hybrid, the fake and the genuine principle, which – in an
abundance of dialogs, contradictions and junctions – becomes visible in
the form of artistic installations, digital records of process works,
performances, lectures, presentations, workshops and audio-visual
pleasures.

For the first time this year, the MFRU-KIBLIX2013 is taking place at
Maribor’s KIBLA Portal, an old textile factory hall spreading on over
2000m2, thus joining the dispersed festival units on a single location in
a get-together of artists, people working in the field of arts&culture,
researchers, scientists, educators and anyone willing to receive
additional knowledge about the theoretical and research work, as well as
anyone willing to share and experience the creative forms of artistic
experimentation and interpretation; willing to discover, work, discuss,
listen and share their ideas and findings.

The MFRU-KIBLIX2013 includes interaction with various target audiences and
encourages an active collaboration by everyone, especially young people,
students and people with long-time professional experience… Culture and
science intertwine as disciplines, constructively exchanging cultural
models of critical thinking, activism and experimentation with scientific
methods, research and knowledge.

Program curators: Aleksandra Kostič and Nina Jeza. Selectors: Aleksandra
Kostič, Nina Jeza, Jože Slaček, Franc Vrbančič, Maja Smrekar, Saša Spačal,
Robertina Šebjanič, Ida Hiršenfelder, Marianne Wagner.

Exhibited artworks (21):
TANIA CANDIANI (MX), KATHY HIGH (ZDA), MAŠA JAZBEC (SI), KARL HEINZ JERON
(DE), MAJA SMREKAR (SI), OSCAR MARTIN (ES), TIAGO MARTINS, R. NASCIMENTO,
A. ZINGERLE (PT), YURI KLEBANOV / ROI RONN (IL), TIAGO MARTINS, VESELA
MIHAYLOVA (PT), RICARDO O’NASCIMENTO (ES), VISUALISING PALESTINE (LB),
DORON SEGAL, JENNY BAHAR, ITAY KURGAN, SHAHAR YACOBY (IL), DRAGANA
SAPANJOŠ (HR), THERESA SCHUBERT (DE), SAŠA SPAČAL, MIRJAN ŠVAGELJ, ANIL
PODGORNIK (SI), ZORAN SRDIĆ JANEŽIČ (SI), ROBERTINA ŠEBJANIČ, ALEŠ HIENG –
ZERGON (SI), NITSAN YAKOV HORGIN, JULIAN RUIZ, INBAL COHEN (IL), EVA
PETRIČ (SI),  VOJKO POGAČAR (SI), JOŽE SLAČEK/ORTOTIP (SI)

Supporting program (3):
MFRU ARHIV (SI), HIPER FILM MFRU (SI), FEMINA (SI)

AV performances (13):
ELECTRIC INDIGO, MALAVENTURA, RICARDO O’NASCIMENTO, JOHNSMITH, ELISABETH
SCHIMANA / NOID, ANA PEČAR / LUKA PRINČIČ, ROBERTINA ŠEBJANIČ, ALEŠ HIENG
ZERGON, OSCOFF, C-DRIK, ŽIGA PAVLOVIČ / GAMING LOUNGE PARTY, ZAGREB
CARTOONS, NATAŠA BERK

Lectures and presentations:
William Myers, Angelo Vermuelen, C-drik, Peter Tomaž Dobrila, Christopher
Fiorello, Jessica Anderson, Jerneja Rebernak, Tina Dolinšek,Zoran
Poznič,Dejan Pestotnik, Jože Slaček, Djino Šutić, Monika Pocrnjić,
Robertina Šebjanič, Luka Frelih, Žiga Kranjec

Workshopolgy (20):
Music composition and improvisation from a single sound source – Open Lab,
[rdxs]:__x=e and generative systems – Open Lab,  Synto-duino-beeper,
Ladies of the press, My secret: Pleasure bpm, Biotweaking work_SHOP,
Revaluating Memory, Q:aRt, Game today, job tomorrow, FIRST®LEGO®League,
Robotics for girls, Magic cupola, Robocup – dancebot workshop, DIY
Theremidi Orchestra, ShapSounds, Smilefection, Design your city, Print
ZELENO,  Gaming Lounge: relaxation and play, MariborScore

More info: www.mfru-kiblix.si

CONTACTS
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visitors:
Nina Jeza
tel.: 031 330 275
e-naslov e-mail: ninajeza@gmail.com
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workshops:
Tanja Grosman
tel: 031 682 579
e-naslov / e-mail: tanja.grosman@kibla.org
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press:
Sonja Gregorn
tel.: 02 300 29 95, 041 849371
e-naslov / e-mail: sonja.gregorn@mkc.si
Dejan Pestotnik
tel.: 059 076 376, 040 895 194
e-naslov / e-mail: dejanx@kibla.org
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