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ARTLINK PRODUCTION3 – WINNERS

The jury of the international project PRODUCTION3 – P3 among the projects from Serbia, chose the project Dis place / Re place by Kolektiva Studio 6.

This project brings together three women artists and man artist engaged in different disciplines within performance – music, theater, multidisciplinary practices.

The Dis place / Re place project is being developed in collaboration with Milana Zarić, harpist, Dejana Sekulić, violinist, Maja Pelević, playwright, and Nikola Zavišić, director, all of them have been dealing with a multidisciplinary approach in art for many years.

Within the two-year activities of P3 in the period 2023-2025, artists will develop and explore elements of their work in cooperation with mentors from participating countries during the creative period. The research process was also supported by an audience survey and collaboration with experts from the HETFA Research Institute from Hungary. They will actively participate in the Co-Creation Lab in Budapest in June 2024.

In the process of work, they will present their work at the upcoming XII ArtLink Festival, and the final performance will be performed on an international tour in Alcobaca & Oeiras, Portugal in October 2025.

PRODUCTION3 is a cooperation project co-financed by the Creative Europe program of the European Union, and will be implemented in the period from October 2023 to December 2025. ArtLink implements this project in co-production with three other partner art organizations Valley of Arts from Hungary – which is the leader of the project, Artemreda from Portugal and Research Institute HETFA, also from Hungary.

 

Creative team members and performers

 

The Collective for the promotion of contemporary music Studio 6 is an internationally active collective of Serbian performers dedicated to the promotion of contemporary music. Their artistic goal is to encourage dialogue between listening, interpretation and creation in contemporary music and performing arts. Special attention is paid to creative collaboration, with the addition of theatrical, dance and video elements.

While Dejana Sekulić, Maja Pelević and Milana Zarić are distinguished artists in their own right — focusing on a wide variety of areas such as societal role of artists in theatre, experimental contemporary music practices — this project marks their first collaboration and focuses on their mutual interest in expanding the field of performance art, not to be understood as an act “for” the audience but as an experience integrating all aspects of participation in acts of creation and performance.

Milana Zarić – Equally active in classical, contemporary composed, experimental and freely improvised music, harpist Milana Zarić connects creative performance with contemporary sensibility and new technologies. Principal harpist of Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra since 2005, she has also been the leader of Studio 6 contemporary music ensemble since 2012. As a specialist in modern harp repertoire, she collaborates with composers and sound artists, many of whom have dedicated works to her. Apart from performance activities, Milana has taken part in gender equality projects and is an active researcher and curator of new music projects.

Dejana Sekulić is a violinist, sound+silence explorer, composer-performer, and indisciplinary artist, born at 43°18’58.5”N 21°54’39.5”E. A passionate advocate for the music of our time, Dejana holds a PhD from the University of Huddersfield (UK). She actively performs as a soloist, as well as regular guest and member of the artistic board of Contemporary Insights. Besides instrumental music, dejana also creates and develops works in the fields of interactive sound installations and multimedia, and has also taken part in collaborations with roles of instrument design, as stage designer, 3d animation/CGI, and performer.

Maja Pelević obtained her BA at the Faculty of Drama Arts in Belgrade and a PhD at the University of Arts in Belgrade, Department of Theory of Arts and Media. Her plays have been translated into many languages and staged and published throughout Serbia and Europe. Since 2012, she has been active in directing, auteur projects (They Live, Consequences, Hopelessness, Freedom: the Most Expensive Capitalist Word, Lonely Planet, World without Women) and performing in her own plays. She has received numerous major awards, among which are “Borislav Mihajlović Mihiz” for playwriting, and Sterija Award for the best contemporary play (Orange Peel and The Last Little Girls), the Audience award for best performance for As if the end was not quite near and World Without Women.

Nikola Zavišić, holds a MA degree in theatre directing (2003) and BA degree in directing and dramaturgy (2000) at Prague Academy for Performing Arts (DAMU), at the department for PRODUCTION3 – CALL FOR ARTISTS – Project Dis-place/Re-place 5/6 Alternative and Puppet theatre.. Besides directing, Nikola is writer, dramaturge, and light designer. Nikola directed more than 80 theatre performances / plays / shows in various theatres across Europe. Throughout his career, he gathered more than 30 awards (best director, best performance, best light design etc.) and many nominations for theatre work in various countries.