10.03.2022., 16:00

Presentation and round-table
Thursday, March 10th
ARTGET Gallery, Cultural Centre of Belgrade
The Republic’s Square 5/+1

4pm (CET) or 10am (EST)
Presentation by Joline Blais and Jon Ippolito
*Presentation will be in English and via Zoom application

In conversation with: Suzana Vuksanović (curator MSUV), Uroš Krčadinac (software ingener, artist and professor at the FMK), Alexandra Lazar (art critic and curator of Wiener ART Collection), Miroslav Karić (curator of the Salon of MoCAB), Aleksandra Mirčić (chief of Departament for documentation MoCAB), Maja Stanković (art historian and lecturer at the FMK).
*Presentation will be in Serbian and live at the ARTGET Gallery

Moderators: Zorana Đaković Minniti, Jana Gligorijević and Katarina Kostandinović

How can local and global cultures thrive in a world where everything from climate patterns to communication protocols seems to be changing faster than we can adapt to them? Still Water is both the name of, and a guiding metaphor for, a lab at the University of Maine that looks to nature for fluid strategies of cultural perseverance. Blais and Ippolito present some of Still Water’s efforts to explore regenerative models of creation, informed by indigenous partners, permaculture, and online collaboration. The discussion will conclude by assessing the sustainability of competing paradigms for presenting and preserving art in digital media.

After the presentation, local professionals from different institutions in Serbia will share their experience and knowledge on this topic, hitghlighting the process of digitalization, digital art and digital culture in general.

More about guest lecturers:
Joline’s work explores the overlap of digital narrative and sustainability. She co-directs the Still Water lab, is a faculty advisor on the Terrell House Permaculture Project, and founded LongGreenHouse, a collaboration between the Wabanaki and university communities. Joline is a co-founding partner of the Belfast Cohousing & Ecovillage, a net-zero community whose design won the 2011 Green Project of the Year. Her book At the Edge of Art (2006) investigates how new strategies of empowerment work in communities of new media artists, and how these practices reshape art and real world contexts.

Jon Ippolito is a new media artist, writer, and curator whose work has been recognized with awards from the Thoma, Tiffany, Lannan, and American Foundations. As Professor of New Media at the University of Maine, Ippolito founded a peer-to-peer digital badges initiative and a graduate Digital Curation program. In over 200 presentations, Ippolito has spoken out on copyright maximalism, academic insularity, and technological obsolescence. Along with his books At the Edge of Art and Re-collection: Art, New Media, and Social Memory, he has published chapters in 20 anthologies and articles in periodicals from the Art Journal to the Washington Post.