CROSS MAPPING DELAVNICA NA SAJETI | mentor: Peter Purg

CrossMapping Sajeta
Along a “rapid passage through varied ambiances” (Guy Debord) of Tolmin town as well as the Sotočje peninsula, the workshop will map meaningful micro-local moments between the natural and the urban domains of Sajeta.

Since not only the urban “contains the past like the lines of a hand, written in the corners of the streets, the gratings of the windows” (Italo Calvino) but also the natural ambient is full of meaningful signals and data, the participants are going to “let themselves be drawn by the attractions of the terrain and the encounters they find there.” (Debord).

Ranging from video and sound to intermedia performance and installation, the workshop will bring about site-specific artistic interventions as temporary cross-references between the peninsula and the town, seeking to interconnect the two domains and make them communicate, “marked with scratches, indentations, scrolls.” (Calvino).

The workshop will be conducted in English. A small pool of equipment will be available on site, the participants will be ecouraged to use their own phones, cameras, musical instruments, etc. in case needed. Full participation is expected on all 4 days of the workshop.

Workshop sessions:
Thu, 5.7. – 11-14h & 16-19h
Fri, 6.7. – 11-14h & 16-19h
Sat, 7.7. – 11-14h & 16-19h + presentations/performances at night
Sun, 8.7. 11-14h postproduction & evaluation

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Bio:
PETER Purg leads the New Media module in the Digital/Media Arts and Practices graduate/postgraduate programme at the School of Arts, University of Nova Gorica, where he acts as Associate Professor and projects coordinator. His artistic interests range from lecture and intermedia performances to interactive installations, as well as web, sound and body art, with a particular focus on public space and the site-specific method. His scientific inquiries also include media arts pedagogy, interdisciplinary collaboration and media ecology. Prof. dr. pETER Purg lectured and lead over twenty intermedia workshops across Europe, he also engaged in numerous international projects across the realms of media art.
More at http://vsu.ung.si/peterpurg

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