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Events 2005

Project in public space

Trichtlinnburg - Sanja Ivekovic: (If) I Lived Here
Een Affeire Met De Stad / Linnajuhtum / Ein städtisches Abenteuer / An Urban Affair

(time to be announced)

Shopping mall Viru Centre
(time to be announced)

The ”best of“ version to be presented on a large screen in the old town (location to be announced.) Saturday 21st May 2005, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Discussion with the artist and presentation of the entire material Friday, 20th May 2005, Ärztekammer (Bergstrasse 14), 8 p.m.

”The idea for my work
(If) I Lived Here is based on the observation of the rapid development of digital technology which makes the production of moving images accessible to many people, who in turn become creators of images. This is especially true for tourists whose camcorder is an existential part of their lives. Their creativity is, however, not stimulated by the image industry, no, they keep their role as a product consumer.
The aim of
(If) I Lived Here is to channel these private image productions and to provide them with an adequate frame.“ (Sanja Ivekovic) Sanja Ivekovic invites city residents, tourists and professional picture producers from Maastricht,Tallinn and Salzburg to participate.
The mediation group ARTgenossen will organise the collection of visual material in Salzburg. A historical film recording of (If) I Lived Here Salzburg will be done by the Salzburg artist Fritz Rücker. The European tourist city markets its historically grown centre as a trademark. Visiting tourists know the images, which they see as depictions, photos, postcards and films. They wander through the city and ”arm“ their eyes with the video recorder. Sanja Ivekovic mirrors these images in the respective cities and contrasts them not only with the films of the residents, but also with the historical takes, thus producing a diverse and differentiated image of Maastricht, Tallinn and Salzburg.
All contributions are labelled with the name of the contributor. This means that the participants become co-producers and can therefore celebrate the return of their work to the place of the happening and consequently develop a new vision of each respective city.

The results of this teamwork process will be presented on the occasion of a discussion in Salzburg on 20th May 2005 at 8 p.m. (location to be announced.) On 21st May 2005 all those interested in art will have the unique opportunity to see the best contributions of (If) I Lived Here projected on a large screen in the style of an opera and sport commentary in Salzburg’s city centre.

Sanja Ivekovic Born in 1947 in Zagreb.
Individual exhibitions (selection): (Causal): 1978 ”Meeting Points“, Western Front, and Vancouver. 1984 ”Video Viewpoints“ (with Dali or Martinis), Museum of Modern Art, New York. 1990 ”Sanja Ivekovic: Video Retrospective“, Clincher Kunstverein, Cologne. 1994 ”Frozen Images“, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long beach, California1999 ”Delivering Facts, Producing Tears“, ROOT 98, Hull. 2001 ”Personal Cuts“, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, ”True Stories“, Soros Center for Contemporary Art, Bratislava. 2002 ”Personal Cuts“, NGBK, Berlin. 2004 ”Ponos“, Show Room, WHW, Zagreb. Group exhibitions (selection): 1973 ”Audiovisual Messages“, Trigon ‘73, and Graz. 1981 São Paolo Biennale, São Paulo. 1987 ”Arts for Television“, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Documenta 8, Kassel, ”Video from Yugoslavia“, Kunsthaus, Zürich. 1990 ”Bienal de la Imagen en Movimento ‘90“, Sofia, Madrid. 1992 ”Gefrorene Bilder“, Kampnagel/Hamburger Kunstverein Hamburg. 1993 Biennale di Venezia (As part of the ”Xenographia“ project ), Venice 1998 Manifesta 2, Luxemburg. 2000 ”After The Wall. Art and Culture in post-Communist Europe“, Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin. 2001 ”To Tell a Story“, MSU, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb. 2004 ”Liverpool International Biennial 2004“, Tate Gallery Liverpool, Liverpool.

Lives and works in Zagreb.

Sanja Ivekovic: (If) I Lived Here, 2005, montage

Sanja Ivekovic: (If) I Lived Here, 2005, montage