Dominique Jann (CH)- Djingis KhanIn December 2004 the swiss actor Dominique Jann was guest at the Art Center. Dominique had departured from Bern (Switzerland) in August, heading to Bukarest (Romania), with the jubileo tractor and his house. Along the trip, the actor presents to different publics his progressive performance, which has been continuously completed by local influences. While at the Art Center, Dominique performed at the primary school of Prosenjakovci, a bilingual school near the Slovene/Hungarian border. “Who said that theatre has to be played at 8 o’clock in a dark room? Culture is that what we sell as culture. So what is theatre? People will show me – I just go to them.” Dominique Jann, born in 1977, worked in Switzerland two years as a teacher in different schools and was three years member of a youth theater in Zuerich. He did different exchanges with companies of other countries and cultures, for example Sarajevo, Lisboa and Gaza.
Metamorphosis’04 – International student sculpting festivalFrom August until October 2004 at the Art Center, young artists created aluminium sculptures out of polystyrene positives. Participants from Slovenia were Bojana Križanec, Julijan Borštnik, Nuša Pavko, Vita Žgur, Žiga Vojska, plus Boros Miklós János from Hungary and Marie Damisch from Austria working under the mentorship of sculptor Tomaž Kolaric. This was the second International Festival of Students’ Sculptures – Metamorphosis, which aims at supporting youth’s creative activity, diffusing art and sculpture in public spaces and promoting the interaction between young artists from different countries of old and new Europe.The festival comprehended three distinct production materials and methods, simultaneously occurring in different places in Slovenia, namely mosaics in Ljubljana, aluminium sculptures from polystyrene positive in Središce and Lipica marble carving in Sežana.Main organizer was the Student Organization of University of Ljubljana (ŠOU Lj), and co-organizers were Art Center – Središce, Institute for Sculpture – Ljubljana and the Kosovel House – Sežana.Methamorphose in Art Center was kindly sponsored by: ARCONT, KEMA PUCONCI, MARIBORSKA LIVARNA, TKO, STREBO, NAFTA STROJEGRADNJA, MELTAL MARIBOR, DINOS, LIVARNA VUZENICA, TERMIT, VARSTROJ, POCAK EMIL, RUDI SVETEC & KAFE BAR ANICA JONAŠ.
No Borders Camp – lectures, workshops, activism, football matchNo Border Camp in the Art center in Središče is organised by numerous groups and individuals that share the view that everybody should have the right to asylum if he or she is being persecuted, opressed or even tortured in his/her country. No human being is illegal! We plead for the world where many worlds fit, for open spaces for people and ideas. Your living conditions are not only your personal problem or the problem of the people of your country. The responsibility lies primarily on us who have the right to speak up and act and the possibility to try to build a better and more just world for all of us.We are all citizens of the world and have the right to live in it under the same conditions, with the same rights and duties. The only means of influencing the way that Slovenian state treats you are such actions, concrete solidarity, attempts to achieve cooperation and communication, and informing people about your situation with books and other printed, video and music material.Since we cannot yet make possible your freedom that belongs to you as the citizens of our common world, we offer you symbolic passports with the citizenship of the World which you could use to travel to any country, regardless of where you come from. Our struggle against the world order that demands the procedures which are being carried out against you by Slovenia and other countries and that causes suffering and starvation of the great majority of the people in the world and unlimited affluence for a minority, will not stop until the day when the physical borders, borders in the heads and all other restrictions that exclude people, will break down.