Teuta Gatolin [HR] – Wordy Workshop: Nostalgia Studio
Remaking itself from past events, as any self-respecting nostalgia does, we will continue our play with language and archives on the internet started in last year’s Wordy Workshop. However, as with modern nostalgia on the internet – you needn’t have been there to jump in on the hype. We will welcome you and provide you with lots of borrowed memories.
The workshop is imagined as a mini creative collaborative lab based on a series of short tasks given to participants, with the results of one task being given to somebody else in the group as a starting point for another task. Using text, data and visuals found on the internet, we’ll touch upon principles of aleatoric language, surrealist chance games, Kenneth Goldsmith’s proposals to efficiently “wasting time on the internet”, and other sneaky lovely things with words, both digital and physical. Before, during or in between these tasks, we will read together short passages from Svetlana Boym, Mark Fisher and Federico Campagna on nostalgia, hauntology, and why it is important to figure out ways of imagining futures that are not a reboot, a sequel, a remix. This small reading group is here to inspire us, so you don’t need to be previously familiar with these authors. We’ll use free software and free online tools, a screenshot app, a text editor, a printer, and some thermal transfer foils to put some of our generated results onto fabric which participants will be able to take home as physical memory.
Everyone can freely join @ net.culture club MaMa (Preradovićeva 18, Zagreb).
An intermedia artist (b. 1993) based in Croatia, currently researching storytelling ecology, the subversive potential of mythological tricksters, nostalgia, illusion, and technology as one of the companion species to humans. Her work is often process-oriented, spawning iterations of itself realized with other fabulators. She often collaborates on intermedia performance projects and has worked many times with the independent contemporary dance community in Croatia. Her works have taken the shape of installation, text, collections of objects, workshops, letters, costumes, virtual spaces and a range of mixes, mashups and negotiations between various art media. She studied New Media Arts at the Fine Art Academy and Journalism/Media Studies at the Faculty of Political Sciences, both in Zagreb, Croatia.