SMIC Project: Topic – Pomeraj u kôdu

The visual arts week of the Kaleidoscope of Culture will turn the Gallery Square into the epicentre of visual arts and new technologies. From 24 until 27 September, the SMIC project, which encourages critical overview on the role of technology in the creation of new art practices, will be implemented.

The exhibition opens on 24 September at 8:22 p.m. in Gallery Square. All interested will have a chance to visit the exhibition on 25 September from 6 to 11 p.m. as well as on 26 and 27 September from 6 to 10 p.m., on the plateau of the Gallery Square and inside DDOR (Mihajlo Pupin Boulevard 8).

The concept of the project is presented through the programme of new art practices by the SULUV Association, with the support from DDOR insurance. The SMIC project opens the field for media installations and space solutions that transfer complex contents and enable us to experience information by supporting artistic expression that represents interdisciplinary approach. At the same time, the critical overview on driving role of technology in the creation of new artistic forms is being encouraged. The focus of the project is a form of movement, i.e., artwork (object, audio-video installation, etc.) in the form defined in the terms and range of space and time.

Young authors, who deal with the movement phenomenon and multimedia artistic research forms, participate in this year’s implementation of the project. Sara Apostolović, Daria Dragojlović, Valentin Varga, Edvard Winters, Aleksandar Danguzov, Sonja Jo, Milan Marinković, Ana Irga, Tina Mihaljević, Ivana Škvorčević, Milana Simić, and Stefan Grković.

The concept of the project is presented through the research of minimal movements (motions) within the code of digital recordings. The research is based on the field of new-media art practices, with the focus on visual characteristics of digital processes. The concept of the project starts with the research on differences in digital process, by bringing in new open experimental units that explain the remains of digital recordings, thus relying on elements of perception and understanding the particular error, intention, random processes, code generation.

The project initiated the multimedia implementations that mutually intertwine. In addition to this, it suggests software solutions regarding the images of digital media and interaction (new screen image and simulation) with the initial thematic framework of the code (by coding). As a symbol, it suggests the movement of form and shape, sound, light, colour, etc. that enable movement, action, interaction, and turning one form of communication into another. By using different technological and media processes, these movements are defined against the background lighting, screen display, colours, forest, etc. Technologically, it suggests the processes (of the CODE), movement and action.

The fourth ‘Kaleidoscope of Culture’ will be held from 2 September until 8 October 2021. During five weeks, this yearlong project of culture of togetherness that connects artists, cultural institutions, non-governmental organisations, citizens and visitors through various processes, will present five types of art. At the end of summer, the Kaleidoscope of Culture will present spaces and programmes throughout the city, promoting a unique image of the diversity of Novi Sad.