Exhibition: November 6–28, 2013
Venue: KIBLA PORTAL, Valvasorjeva 40, Maribor, Slovenia
Tuesday–Friday, 11 am–7 pm
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.
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.
KATHY HIGH (US), MAŠA JAZBEC (SI), KARL HEINZ JERON (DE), MAJA SMREKAR (SI), OSCAR MARTIN (ES), TIAGO MARTINS (PT), R. O’NASCIMENTO, A. ZINGERLE; YURI KLEBANOV, ROI RONN, YONATAN BEN YA’KOV (IL), TIAGO MARTINS (PT), VESELA MIHAYLOVA; 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 HOORGIN, JULIAN RUIZ, INBAL COHEN (IL), EVA PETRIČ (SI), VOJKO POGAČAR (SI), ORTOTIP (SI)
MFRU ARHIV, Jože Slaček (SI), HIPER FILM MFRU, Uja Irgolič, Marko Batista, Jože Slaček, Miroslav Ničić, Marko Ornik, son:DA (SI), FEMINA (SI)