Poreč, Mala galerija
21 June 2014, 21:00, Interactive project/performance by Martina Miholić
‘Artist Speed Dating’ is a project that brings together local artists, curators, community, citizens and exhibition visitors in the popular dating form. Speed dating is a formalized matchmaking process or dating system whose purpose is to encourage people to meet a large number of new people, usually lovers or partners.
Following speed dating roles participants rotate to meet each other over a series of short “dates” lasting from 3 to 8 minutes depending on the number of artists and participants. At the end of each interval, participants are signalized to move on to the next table.
The aim of the project is to familiarize people, through direct contact, with the cultural and political ideas coming from their local community.
Generally project is inspired by the process of communication, introducing to others, recognizing between each other and presenting ourselves to the other which is reduced to scanning codes, generating sets of quick elimination questions, creating basic limited profile information. Through my work I want to investigate and detect how these processes affect the person’s identity, their it’s own perception and judgments of another. How does instant experiences affect the quality of life and communication. Martina Miholić
Hassan Abdelghani, Elvis Berton, Darko Brajković, Tomislav Brajnović, Đanino Božić, Sabina Damiani, Matija Debeljuh, Romina Dušić, Pino Ivančić, Dragana Sapanjoš, Bojan Šumonja.