EDN atelier | Program


Get acquainted with the program of  EDN atelier: Breaking the habits: Rebuilding Sustainability, which would happen on MAY 10th and 11 2022 at  DERIDA Stage
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MAY 10th, 2022

09:30 – 10:00 – Registration

10:00 – 10:15 – Opening talk with the Moderators

10:15 – 11:15 – Speed Dating

11:15 – 13:15 – EcoLogic – Online panel with Manuela Sarkissyan.

There are several basic principles we can follow in order to be green. The impact on the individual level might be the smallest step but it is the first one. What would be if we are a group of people? What if these principles become part of our organisation policy? And if the institutions take their part in the process?

- Manuela Sarkissyan -

Manuela Sarkissyan is born in Varna. She is graduated in puppetry at NATFA “Krastyo Sarafov”. Since 2009 she has been a freelance actress. Since 2015 she has been more actively involved in artistic projects with an ecological focus. She is currently a member of the ACT Management Board. She believes that theatre in its enormous diversity has the great privilege of bringing both aesthetic pleasure and leading to social transformation.

13:15 - 14:30 – Lunch Break

14:30 – 16:30 – Aerowaves Springback Ringside with Igor Crnković

Aerowaves developed Springback Ringside, a project that records dance performances in VR technique and screens them in a relaxed, more intimate environment to smaller groups of spectators via VR headsets. In this way, each spectator always gets the best place in the audience and can experience the performance completely, sitting almost within reach of the performer.

Each VR screening is followed by Springback Q&A – Zoom conversation with artists which allows the audience to further expand their experience. 

The project was supported by Perform Europe, an EU-funded project that aimed to rethink how performing arts works are presented across borders in a more inclusive, sustainable, and balanced way by testing new touring and distribution practices and providing policy recommendations for future EU support schemes.

Croatian Cultural Centre (HKD) from Rijeka - Croatia is the production center for this virtual reality project.

Igor Crnković is a cinematographer and media producer with long experience in theatre video production & video stage design and the owner of the media production company Pilot Media. With Aerowaves dance network he is developing methods of filming, documenting, and presenting dance performances in VR180 technology.

16:30 – 16:45 – Small break.

16:45 – 18:45 – Sound design „Accident recycling“ с Ivan Shopov

Accident recycling is a metaphor for the creative process which Ivan Shopov is using during his contemporary dance scoring. Its often related to his use of randomly generated sounds and textures from his analog modular synthesizer, which are then being reconfigured into useful passages of music. In the workshop, Ivan will showcase the process of creating those sounds live and then adding perspective to the recorded raw material.

Ivan Shopov is an artist with many faces, he’s а painter, musician, producer, composer, aesthete, and an innovator. Graduated with an MA in Graphics from The National Academy of Arts in Sofia, he’s the author of numerous ink and acrylic pieces. He’s often drawing and designing artworks and posters for his own projects and for those of popular artists in the electronic scene. So far he’s done eight solo exhibitions in Bulgaria and abroad. Ivan Shopov has been involved in over 250 musical releases, among which we find both solo and collaborative albums. This has established him as one of the leading figures in the European electronic underground. His various projects span genres like drum and bass, IDM, jazz, ambient, techno, rock, and classical music. Ivan Shopov has released over 120 pieces of vinyl for some of the biggest international labels. A part of his own production and the works of artists who he believes in can be found released via his two labels Etheraudio Records and ABCD. Ivan is working as a composer scoring contemporary dance and theater productions. He’s contributed music and sound design to various video and short film projects, and interactive art installations. He’s written the music for 15 dance pieces by Derida Dance. In 2017 one of them is awarded the prestigious “Ikar” award. Shopov has been publishing soundpacks which are often found in the production of fellow electronic artists. What really separates Ivan Shopov from the other artists in his field is the way he’s mixing traditional Bulgarian folklore with electronic music and jazz. This way he’s building a bridge between his country’s musical history and the current tastes of his audience. Among his most popular releases in this direction are “ELATE” with Trigaida, “Kanatitsa” with Avigeya, “InFusion” with Theodosii Spasov, “Kuker” and “Orenda” with Бalkansky. Ivan Shopov is keen on sharing his knowledge and has been a demanded lecturer and teacher. Besides regularly doing workshops and online courses, since 2016 he’s been lecturing Analog and digital sound design at the National Academy of Arts in Sofia. With 20+ years of experience, he’s also regularly working as a mixing and mastering engineer. The European stages that’ve experienced Ivan’s music are numerous. During his international tour, he reached the USA South America, Russia, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.


MAY 11th, 2022

10:00 – 10:05 – Openng

10:05 – 12:05 – New Media for Stage Design with Studio.Phormatik

Through various forms of digital art, we create compelling immersive experiences. Inspired by technologies and driven by creativity, we develop versatile multimedia infrastructures of any size. The topics that excite us at the moment are real-time rendering on stage, light design using projectors, and AR techniques in combination with objects.



Showreel - https://youtu.be/X0Y9KOstdbg

Studio Phormatik is an organization with 10 years of experience in the field of contemporary video arts, developing new media in scenography, performing, and multi-genre arts. They have participated in numerous festivals, such as International Video Festival Bochum (Germany), Vision`R Festival (Paris, France), LPM ( Rome, Italy), Beating Lines (Krakow, Poland), Camp Residency (Sofia, Bulgaria), as well as in group exhibitions: "Bridge through time" ( Raiko Aleksiev Gallery, Sofia), Ädd Story" (Photosynthesis, Sofia), Fine Acts (Generator, Sofia), Da Fest (Sofia), etc. Phormatik's interest is in developing the digital culture in the field of art, and the creation of experiences through art, technology, and design.

12:05 – 12:30 – Q&A

12:30 – 14:00 – Lunch Break

14:00 – 16:00 – Online Panel with OLOF from TodayArts.

Olof van Winden (Mukumu, Kenya - 1976) is the director and founder of the TodaysArt festival in The Hague. Over the years, under his leadership, TodaysArt has expanded into an international network of festivals, projects, and collaborations in Japan, South- Korea, Mexico, Russia, the Middle East, Canada, the United States, and many European countries. In between Van Winden was also the director of Montevideo/ Netherlands Media Arts Institute in Amsterdam. He curated renowned exhibitions and events, among which the Seoul Biennale (Media City Seoul, 2012), Detroit Electronic Music Festival (2002/2003), and large-scale exhibitions in Moscow in collaboration with the National Centre of Contemporary Arts and the Moscow Biennale. His visionary approach and inner urge for an in-depth search for new ideas are his drive-in forming a worldwide platform for facilitating artists in their creativity and for bringing it as a close and personal experience to the global audience of all backgrounds, cultures, interests, and levels. Known for his unconventional approach and considered an expert in media art, digital culture, creativity, and innovation, Van Winden is regularly invited as a speaker during international conferences, as an advisor for creative projects, or as a jury member/advisor for committees.


www.todaysart.nl www.facebook.com/olofvanwinden

16:00 – 16:15 – Small break

16:15 – Conclusion and final words.

The event is supported by Sofia Municipality - Calendar of cultural events.