|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 KrleÅ¾a, 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 KrleÅ¾a’s birthday: Jovan Ä†irilov (Agent provocateur / Literate / Vagabond), Borka PaviÄ‡eviÄ‡ (Intellectual /Ethicist / Anecdote teller), Zoran JanjiÄ‡ (Historian / Critic / Nostalgic), Branimir StojanoviÄ‡ (Realist / Utopist / Analyst), Tara Tepavac (Researcher / Student / Demystifier), Ana IsakoviÄ‡ (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 KrleÅ¾a’s opus and review of recent theater production from 13 to 15h in the venue of the association. Velimir ViskoviÄ‡, the moderator opened the discussion and handed the encyclopedia of The Miroslav KrleÅ¾a Institute of Lexicograph „KrleÅ¾ijana“ as a gift to the center. Screening of the recorded discussion/performance „Trip/Edge/Agram/To/Reason/On” between Jovan Ä†irilov, Borka PaviÄ‡eviÄ‡, Zoran JanjiÄ‡, Branimir StojanoviÄ‡, Ana IsakoviÄ‡, 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 ViskoviÄ‡ (moderator), Boris Bakal, SnjeÅ¾ana BanoviÄ‡, Marin BlaÅ¾eviÄ‡, Branko Brezovac, Tomislav Brlek, Dubravka CrnojeviÄ‡-CariÄ‡, NadeÅ¾da ÄŒaÄinoviÄ‡, Dean Duda, Ljiljana FilipoviÄ‡, Zoran Kravar, Ana Lederer, Igor MandiÄ‡, Predrag MatvejeviÄ‡, Krešimir Nemec, Sibila Petlevski, Slobodan Šnajder, TonÄi ValentiÄ‡, Gordana Vnuk, Vjeran Zuppa (Croatia), Jovan Ä†irilov, Zoran JanjiÄ‡, Borka PaviÄ‡eviÄ‡, Branimir StojanoviÄ‡, (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 KaragiÄ‡ and Tomislav ŠakiÄ‡ 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 KrleÅ¾a, and the second was a TV adaptation of KrleÅ¾a’s novel “On The Edge Of Reason”, directed by Slavoljub StefanoviÄ‡ Ravasi, produced by TV Belgrade in 1981, featuring Ljuba TadiÄ‡.
From 20 to 22h all the participants moved to KrleÅ¾a's residence/museum. The conversastion was started in the pleasant atmosphere in the courtyard of the museum, where Branimir StojanoviÄ‡ resumed with a reflection on the research initiated in Priština on the units form the contents for “KrleÅ¾a’sEncyclopedia of Yugoslavia”, which consist of testimonies of members of the Kosovo editorial team of the Encyclopedia. Jovan Ä†irilov continued the conversation with the presentation of the international coproduction based on the text of Miroslav KrleÅ¾a “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 MatvejeviÄ‡ also contributed to the conversation with a few anecdotes from his meetings with Miroslav KrleÅ¾a. After the conversation, the project and the exhibition of the Shadow Casters “KrleÅ¾a– Parafernaliae I” was presented (editor: Bojan Mucko; concept: Boris Bakal; design: Mare Šuljak; photography: Domagoj BlaÅ¾eviÄ‡). This project represents parallel chronologies of KrleÅ¾a’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