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Critical tourism: Disappearing

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Curator/s: Darko Fritz In collaboration with: Leonardo's 50th Anniversary Celebration Supported by: Ministarstvo kulture RH, Zaklada Kultura nova, HTP Korčula / Korčula Hotels

Marko Paunović - live electronics.

’Disappearing’ is an ambient installation for magnet tapes and psycho-navigation electro-acoustics with video projections.

The performance will be using the recordings which emerged in the electronic studio of Radio Belgrade during the workshop Synthi 100. It is a top-notch analog-digital synth from 1971, made in 30 pieces, and which represents the central device of Radio Belgrade electronic studio, restored in 2017, after had been out of order for more than a decade. EMS Synthi 100 contains 30 sources, 50 treatments, 60 controlling consoles, 11 gauges, as well as a digital sequencer.

Composition ’Disappearing’ is devoted to the Dutch conceptual artist Bas Jan Ader (1942 – 1975), whose last performance was the crossing of the Atlantic ocean in a small sailing boat. Author disappeared at the occasion. Namely, in 1975 Ader embarked on what he called “a very long sailing trip.” The voyage was to be the middle part of a triptych called “In Search of the Miraculous,” a daring attempt to cross the Atlantic in a 12½ foot sailboat. He claimed it would take him 60 days to make the trip, or 90 if he chose not to use the sail. Six months after his departure, his boat was found, half-submerged off the coast of Ireland, but Bas Jan had vanished. (from

This event celebrating the Leonardo magazine 50th anniversary program.

About author

Marko Paunović is an ambient artist and sound sculptor. He deals with the synthesis of electro-acoustics and ambiance while researching the sound potential of a melancholic atmosphere of autistic landscapes within frames of minimalism and drones. His production is visible in independent sound performances, working within the duet Andagainandagain, as well as within the duet with a violin player and audiovisual artist Manja Ristić. His poetical-theoretical texts represent the example of the conceptual and linguistic (l=a=n=g=u=a=g=e) poetry, and they are simultaneously the starting points for his compositions. As they speak about the act of its own genesis through its auto-reflexivity, as much as of its composting process, with every staging of his work Marko enters the domain of lecture performance format.

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50 Years of Celebrating the Community

Almost half a century ago, kinetic artist and astronautical pioneer Frank Malina set out to solve the needs of a community of artists and scientists working across disciplines by using the “new media” of the time: offset print publishing. As a groundbreaking, innovative venture, Leonardo represented a unique vision: to serve as an international channel of communication among artists, with emphasis on the writings of artists who use science and developing technologies in their work. The result was Leonardo, an academic journal for artists with the peer-review rigor of a scientific journal. For 50 years, Leonardo has been the definitive publication for artist-academics, and the field has gained momentum in recent years.

Leonardo's anniversary celebrations are made possible by our international partners and led by the 50th Anniversary Committee Chair Nina Czegledy.


August 24th, 2018 from  9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
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