|NARRATIVE REPORT: FREEDOM CONTAINERS: TRIP/EDGE/AGRAM/REASON/ON
FREEDOM CONTAINERS: TRIP/EDGE/AGRAM/TO/REASON/ON
OR TRIP TO AGRAM ON THE EDGE OF REASON
In collaboration of the Center for Cultural Decontamination from Belgrade, Shadow Casters form Zagreb, Croatian Writers' Association from Zagreb and Multimedia Center from Prishtina, series of events were organized on the occasion of the 118th birthday of Miroslav Krleža, as the beginning of the manifestation on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of his death.
Center for Cultural Decontamination team recorded the conversation/performance that took place in the train during the journey from Belgrade to Zagreb (from 5.15 to 12.30h). Participants in the conversation on Krleža’s birthday: Jovan Ćirilov (Agent provocateur / Literate / Vagabond), Borka Pavićević (Intellectual /Ethicist / Anecdote teller), Zoran Janjić (Historian / Critic / Nostalgic), Branimir Stojanović (Realist / Utopist / Analyst), Tara Tepavac (Researcher / Student / Demystifier), Ana Isaković (Researcher 2 / Interviewer / Critic), Qerim Ondozi (Researcher 3). The structure of the conversation was composed of the Prologue at the Belgrade Train Station, First Act recorded towards Šid, Second Act recorded on the border Šid-Tovarnik and Third Act through Croatia.
Croation Writers' Association organized a discussion on actuality of Krleža’s opus and review of recent theater production from 13 to 15h in the venue of the association. Velimir Visković, the moderator opened the discussion and handed the encyclopedia of The Miroslav Krleža Institute of Lexicograph „Krležijana“ as a gift to the center. Screening of the recorded discussion/performance „Trip/Edge/Agram/To/Reason/On” between Jovan Ćirilov, Borka Pavićević, Zoran Janjić, Branimir Stojanović, Ana Isaković, Tara Tepavac (Belgrade), Qerim Ondozi (Prishtina) conceptualized by Shadow Casters, which happened that morning in the train Belgrade – Zagreb, was presented before the discussion. The participants in the discussion were: Velimir Visković (moderator), Boris Bakal, Snježana Banović, Marin Blažević, Branko Brezovac, Tomislav Brlek, Dubravka Crnojević-Carić, Nadežda Čačinović, Dean Duda, Ljiljana Filipović, Zoran Kravar, Ana Lederer, Igor Mandić, Predrag Matvejević, Krešimir Nemec, Sibila Petlevski, Slobodan Šnajder, Tonči Valentić, Gordana Vnuk, Vjeran Zuppa (Croatia), Jovan Ćirilov, Zoran Janjić, Borka Pavićević, Branimir Stojanović, (Belgrade), Qerim Ondozi, Shkelzen Maliqi (Prishtina). The presence of media and prominent public figures contributed to the visibility of the manifestation.
In collaboration with Croation Film Clubs’ Association, National Television of Serbia and Croatian Cinematheque, two programs, presented by Bruno Karagić and Tomislav Šakić were screened in Cinema Tuškanac from 18 to 22.30h. The first was “Road To Paradise”, film by Mario Fanelli, produced in 1971, as the only film piece done by the original script written by Krleža, and the second was a TV adaptation of Krleža’s novel “On The Edge Of Reason”, directed by Slavoljub Stefanović Ravasi, produced by TV Belgrade in 1981, featuring Ljuba Tadić.
From 20 to 22h all the participants moved to Krleža's residence/museum. The conversastion was started in the pleasant atmosphere in the courtyard of the museum, where Branimir Stojanović resumed with a reflection on the research initiated in Priština on the units form the contents for “Krleža’sEncyclopedia of Yugoslavia”, which consist of testimonies of members of the Kosovo editorial team of the Encyclopedia. Jovan Ćirilov continued the conversation with the presentation of the international coproduction based on the text of Miroslav Krleža “Trip To Russia”, conceptualized by Jovan, which will be produced by the Center for Cultural Decontamination from Belgrade, and with his invitation for collaboration on this project. Predrag Matvejević also contributed to the conversation with a few anecdotes from his meetings with Miroslav Krleža. After the conversation, the project and the exhibition of the Shadow Casters “Krleža– Parafernaliae I” was presented (editor: Bojan Mucko; concept: Boris Bakal; design: Mare Šuljak; photography: Domagoj Blažević). This project represents parallel chronologies of Krleža’s everyday life in Zagreb, from life to death, his opus and world history of that period. After this presentation, informal communication among the participants continued in the cafes in Zagreb.
Tara Tepavac, COOPERATIVE CZKD