2003 INDEPENDENT PROJECTS AWARDS

EMIL HRVATIN, SLOVENIA
University of California, Riverside, CA

Mr. Hrvatin will perform Miss Mobile, a piece in which he explores issues of privacy by conducting cell phone interviews on stage with unseen friends of audience members. He will also conduct workshops with students in performance studies programs at several U.S. colleges.

DAMIJAN KRACINA, SLOVENIA
Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM

Damijan Kracina will participate in the development of an exhibition and temporary internet café entitled Restauration with other artists from former Yugoslav republics. Additional public engagements will be undertaken with the University of New Mexico and the Santa Fe Art Institute.

VADIM LARCHIKOV and OLGA VESELINA, UKRAINE
American Festival of Microtonal Music, New York, NY

These two members of Duo Violoncellissimo will attend the 2004 American Festival of Microtonal Music at which they will perform two new Ukrainian microtonal compositions.

DIJANA MILOSEVIC and DAH THEATRE, SERBIA AND MONTENEGROFlipFest logo
7 Stages Theater, Atlanta, GA

Ms. Milosevic and actors from Dah, together with 7 Stages’ actors and Australian dramaturg Christine Evans, will create and perform a theater piece dealing with the last public execution in the U.S.

KIRIL PRASHKOV, BULGARIA
Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH

Mr. Prashkov, together with artist Bruce Checefsky and the CIA’s Reinberger Galleries, will create posters incorporating passages from Bulgarian writer Aleko Konstantinov’s To Chicago and Back. These posters will be placed strategically throughout Cleveland’s 14th ward.

FRANTISEK SKALA, CZECH REPUBLICFlipFest logo
Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

Mr. Skala will undertake a residency at Headlands during which he will prepare sculptural works constructed of sea kelp for a retrospective exhibition of his work scheduled for Prague’s Rudolfinum in 2004.

THE LEGENDARY POPTONES, BULGARIA
Roulette, New York, NY
Ivalyo Vladimirov and Milo Milov, members of the Bulgarian music group The Legendary Poptones, will collaborate with musician Matthew Ostrowski, meet music professionals, and attend concerts and music performances.