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Snow Crash, webinar with Tea Stražičić

KIBLIX Webinar Series
January – February 2021

We are pleased to announce the next chapter of KIBLIX online seminars, a series of four online seminars and reading groups, moderated by curator and critic Irena Borić, in collaboration with various artists. The purpose of webinars is to create a space for joint reflection, discussion, and knowledge exchange. The content of all four meetings will be related to selected theoretical texts and practices of international artists. curators and cultural workers.

All meetings will be held through the online platform ZOOM (all links below). The language of the webinar will be adjusted according to the participants (Slovenian or English). The webinars are intended for a broad audience, and no prior knowledge is expected from the participants. We kindly recommend that participants read the proposed texts in advance (available in Slovene or English). We ask that you send an e-mail to irena.boric@kibla.org to register your participation and the text. Registration is for informational purposes only and is not binding.

You are welcome to join us!

Snow Crash

Webinar with Tea Stražičić

Tuesday, 26 January, at 6 p. m. @ZOOM

As part of this seminar, we will get acquainted with the artistic practice of Tea Stražičić, an artist who expresses herself through digital art and traditional media. The talk will be based on a chapter from Neal Stephenson’s book Snow Crash. This sci-fi cyberpunk story popularizes the term avatar and has also been an inspiration to the video game industry. In it, the author states: „He is not seeing real people, of course. It is all a part of the moving illustration drawn by his computer according to specifications coming down the fiber-optic cable. The people are pieces of software called avatars. They are the audiovisual bodies that people use to communicate with each other in the Metaverse.”

Tea Stražičić (alias @flufflord) finished BA and MA in the 'Animation and new media’ department at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, Croatia. She has earned the Animation Sans Frontières - European Animation Development Lab diploma. After that, she attended an animation residency at Open Workshop in Viborg, Denmark. In Zagreb, she worked with Adriatic Animation directing TED ED films, for Animafest as a program selector and festival visual designer, and with Format C, House of Flamingo, and Živa Muzika - underground music and art organizations supporting queer events. She founded the SwS collective with her sister Marta, focusing mainly on international electronic music artists and festivals. In 2017, Flufflord partnered with musician Nick Zhu (@baojiaxiang) as an AV duo, starting in Los Angeles, CA, then later in Berlin, where they currently reside. They played on festivals: Sonic Acts, Creepy Teepee, Supynes, Ekstravagantna Tijela. In Berlin, she works at STUDIO @Trauma Bar und Kino and collaborates with Creamcake & Good Intentions. Her work was published by Heavy Metal (US), TEDed, FeltZine, VICE, ArtSlant, FuckingYoung, Adult Swim, Tzvetnik, Art Viewer, Ello, AQNB, oFluxo, The Wire.

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