Networking conference Kontejner Zagreb

June 17, 2022, 10:00 am - June 19, 2022, 9:00 pm

EMAP – European Media Art Platform is the largest international platform for residencies of emerging European media artists. It connects 15 leading European cultural institutions and organisations dealing with media art as well as over 80 partners, including renowned festivals, laboratories and institutions that focus on digital arts, robotics, bio art, video and other forms of media art.
As a member of the network, KONTEJNER is the host of a three-day networking conference in Zagreb that brings together representatives of all member organisations as well as artists selected for a residency. The conference is an opportunity to network, exchange and introduce the member organisations to selected artists and present their projects that offer insights into our present and possible futures – dealing with topics such as the living dead, men giving birth and NFT laying eggs.


FRIDAY, JUNE 17, Technical Museum Nikola Tesla, Savska cesta 18
10:00 - 13:00 Presentations by selected EMAP artists
14:45 - 15:30 Guided tour through Nikola Tesla’s Demonstration Lab
15:30 - 19:40 Presentations by selected EMAP artists

  • The programme is closed to the public.

SATURDAY, JUNE 18, Croatian Architects Association, Trg bana J. Jelačića 3/1
11:00 - 14:00 EMAP discursive programme
11:00 - 12:15 Panel 01 Building Alternatives
Building alternative systems of knowledge, alternative interfaces of communication, alternative platforms of interaction is the topic of this panel. Can those alternatives reverse the consequences of collective destructive, object oriented “lifestyle”, and help build healthier communities? Is it possible to overturn the negative trends and trigger some new inspiring recovery processes?
Moderated by: Davor Mišković (Drugo more)
With: Yiannis Colakides (NeMe), Arjon Dunnewind (IMPAKT), Tomislav Medak (Pirate Care), Dinko Peračić (Platforma 9,81)

12:30 - 13:45 Panel 02 Transgressions of co-living
Decolonization as a main politics of cohabitation is a prevailing topic nowadays no matter if we are discussing racial, feminist, queer or interspieces relations. Rethinking anthropocentricity and practical aspects in artistic and curatorial narratives as a power of modifying societal ethical values, customs, routines and habits.
Moderated by: Sunčica Ostoić (KONTEJNER)
With: Charlotte Jarvis, Veronika Liebl (Ars Electronica), Jurij Krpan (Kersnikova Institute), Heracles Papatheodorou (Onassis Stegi)

  • The programme is open to the public and will be held in English.

16:00 - 18:30 EMAP network meeting (for members only)

10:00 A guided tour through Zagreb: Eight Points of Culture, with Saša Šimpraga (HR). The tour is closed to the public.

KONTEJNER event at Pogon Jedinstvo & Močvara Club
16:00 - 17:30 Banana Zvuk (HR)
17:30 - 18:30 Sešija (HR), youngest experimental band feat. Nenad Sinkauz (HR), Nenad Kovačić (HR), Pavle Jovanović (HR)
18:30 - 00:00 Banana Zvuk (HR) and DJ, Osobna! (HR)
19:30 Martin Messier (CA), Echo Chamber, audio-visual performance
20:15 Peter Kutin, Patrik Lechner, Mathias Lenz (AT), ROTOЯ, kinetic audio-visual performance, Močvara Club
21:00 Martin Messier (CA), Echo Chamber, audio-visual performance

Organised by: KONTEJNER | bureau of contemporary art praxis
Partners: EMAP – European Media Art Platform, Technical Museum Nikola Tesla, Croatian Architects Association, Pogon Jedinstvo – Zagreb Centre for Independent Culture and Youth, Močvara Club, Platforma 9,81
Supported by: European Union, Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia, City of Zagreb – Municipal Office for Culture, Government of the Republic of Croatia Office for Cooperation with NGOs, National Foundation for Civil Society Development, Kultura nova Foundation

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