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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?
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 >>
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.
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.
During Liwoli festival in Linz (April 2009), Austria, Ricardo Palmieri and Kruno Jošt created another MIMOSA. Read more on creating it here >> and more on the MIMOSA ACTION here >>. Thanx for all the help to all participants!
At Liwoli fest a performance of LiveNoiseTupi also took place with helping hand of Daniel Turing and other people from the audience. Documentary about the festival can be downloaded here >> and photolog here>>.
Most interesting are talks made during MIMOSA Action with the students >>, free media jurnalist>>, tourist>> and with artist>>.
Deconstucting art work from yet unknown Croatian artist that was exhibiting at MAX ART festival happening in Zagreb in October 2008. Exhibit is glass layout of the Croatian parliament in which mice live.
What is visible is that there is a hand from the visitor trying to save the mice from the cage/parliament and let them free.