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Helmar Schramm: Aesthetics of Disturbance

Monday, october 26 at 7 p.m.

Cankarjev dom, Hall M3/4, Prešernova 10, Ljubljana


Aestetic of disturbance, Cultural Rhythms  as historical traces of the Avant-Garde


Maska Ljubljana, Cankarjev dom and University of Ljubljana -  Academy of Theater, Radio, Film and Television invite you to the first public lecture at this year's seminar for contemporary performing arts.

Starting with Robert Rauschenbergs R.O.C.I.-Project, John Cages Concept of “Silence” and Nam June Paiks „Electronic Rituals for the 21st century“, those experiments of avant-garde artists will be emphasised which refer on the one hand to instruments (apparatuses, machines), on the other to rituals (movement techniques, behavioural patterns). Playing a central role hereby is a concept of “cultural rhythm”, which could contribute to illuminating the current interplay of local and global developments and this against the background of long term cultural historical processes.

About the lecturer

Professor dr. Helmar Schramm is currently a guest researcher at the Centre for Theatre and Film Studies at AGRFT. His stay in Slovenia is supported by Slovenian Research Agency - Project of (co)financing established researchers from abroad for 2007.