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Sound Fertilizer at Tiefgarage Galery, Cologne

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Permacultural installation that utilizes sound, light and living plant  “Sound  Fertilizer” is in its further developement at Cologne gallery Tiefgarage situated in multicultural Ebertplatz, between 22. and 26. July 2018.

Zucchini plant is positioned at the middle of the gallery, among other works. It has been planted in the straw bale at Center for Creative Solution in Croatia and after few months transported with  car over the half borders to Cologne. Cucurbita L has no known origin, some coming from USA and some from India. Its multiculturality resembles every large EU city and especially Ebertplatz where it is situated. 

Lighted with the light of 4000K enables growth and flowering, while two recycled mobile phones play sets of frequencies created especially for that plant.

Sound Fertilizer encourages plant to grow in healthy and stable conditions, inside the gallery, speaking on more levels about the anthropocentric culture that grows on both neo liberal capitalism or social state of liberal humanism, while neither of options are furthering away from unbalanced relationship of people as subject and plants as object.

This installation makes plant a subject, as sound is artistically produced and intended for a plant. Art in this case, is for a plant.

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August 10th, 2018 at 11:07 am

“Ecocentric” in RMZ EcoWorld, Bangalore

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After 3 weeks workshops with students of Srishti University for Art, Design and technology in Banglaore, 14.12.17. an exhibition was opened in the complex of RMZ Ecoworld in Banglaore, India’s most rapidly growing city that has devastating effect on environment. As Bangalore is known as Silicon Valley of India, its population is growing at amazing rates. RMZ IT Park, with office spaces, health activity facilities, shopping, dining, amphitheater and art gallery, promotes itself as “work-leisure sustainable environment where natural and architectural forms are symbiotically integrated using responsible planning and precise engineering”.

Ecocentric situated itself in one of the gallery pavilions as organically looking installation juxtapositioned to human designed and engineered pavilion that proudly announces its ecological concept. A small forest was introduced into the square box. that were fed by the custom frequencies from small speakers placed in the installation.

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April 27th, 2018 at 10:06 am

De(con)structing Conformity

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De(con)structing Conformity – video documentation from GentleJunk on Vimeo.

De(con)structing Conformity is performance done during the opening of the exhibition REFLECTION – Ecology of Cultural Landscape on 22nd November 2012. in gallery Scheier, Čakovec, Croatia.
In De(con)structing Conformity Kruno Jošt together with collaborators Maja Kohek and Simon Podlauf destroys an armchair as a symbol of conformity in contemporary society. The armchair represents a passive attitude in an even more passive society where one doesn’t want to lose their armchair while making political moves. It gives us false security and is as such a symbol of power. The de(con)struction of the symbol enables reflection on our own conformity. The question now is how we confront conformity in contemporary society?

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November 30th, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Autonomous Interactive Radio intervention @ Interactivos Ljubljana 2012

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September 17th, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Quasi Quasi album out at Narrominded

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Dutch record label Narrominded release no.51 under name Quasi Quasi, a project by Gijs Borstlap and Kruno Jošt is out now.Quasi Quasi is a join project of Kaisergrutva and GentleJunk netlabels.

Here is short recap of the  reviews:

The limited cd / free download Quasi Quasi by Kruno Jošt | Gijs Borstlap is only out for two weeks, but already received some raving reviews. Vital Weekly says their music is ’a curious hybrid of improvisation meeting noise meeting drone meeting rock’ and thinks that it’s ‘a trip that pays off.’ Subjectivisten / Caleidoscoop calls it a ‘fantastic project’ and Kindamuzik says that ‘the deconstructive Quasi Quasi shows that Narrominded, besides retro-electronics, is also deeply rooted in the current progressive improvisation music.’

Listen at Narrominded >>

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July 14th, 2010 at 7:40 pm

Last Theater Show Ever

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September started with THE LAST THEATER SHOW EVER,  I-Camp theater, Munchen. Idea and methodology was to deconstruct traditional theater trough series of collaborative works where one work was supposed to lean on another, where each participant brings an idea and connects it to someone. International crew came around and investigated for 5 days in what might be called horizontal construction decision making and constant reevaluating of the final presentation that was constructed of three distinctive pieces.

All three were on collaboration but with different input and output models: one was following movements outside of theater and by computer calculations bringing it inside trough sound and visuals done with found (theater) hardware.

Another used sound in feedback communication that deconstructed viewers position and placement in theater, being done under the stage and audience sitting space.

Third one used virtual theater through on-line software with international particiants being projected on theater walls, together with orchestrated individual who brought event there.

Experiment was worth while intentions to discover what are group dynamics when artist are put together to work on something that calls for collaboration and sharing. Not to forget to mention that putting creativity with different bacgrounds into same place can be very frustrating and cathartic at the same time.

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October 10th, 2009 at 12:42 pm

Deconstructing Berlin

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At the inner parking, hidden from the rest of the world, in the secrecy of the night a gathering was supposed to happen. And an answer to that was a performance ending in the temporary ground graphite.

transit hotel temporary graphite, asphalt, urin

transit hotel temporary graphite. Asphalt, urine.

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September 16th, 2009 at 2:05 pm