White Night – The City Dreams of Contemporary Art

The third instalment of ‘White Night’ is being organized in Zagreb this evening – 30.9.2017. It is a worldwide event that started in Paris, France, back in 2002 and is dedicated to celebrating art!

The program begins at 7 PM and lasts until 1 AM with different acts and hotspots spread out across the city. Check out the complete program below.

SQUARE IN G MAJOR @ Croatian National Theatre
9.15 PM — 1 AM
A light and sound installation inside the Theater building with two hundred lighting fixtures that create a new composition of the Theater’s architecture in a varying spectrum of colors. The lights and colors will dance to works by composers of classical music.

7 PM — 1 AM
Young Croatian inventor Ivan Kožar has produced a musical Tesla coil, which will, with the help of dancers under the creative leadership of Emil Matešić, give a performance with sparks of several millions of volts. Feel the power and sound of Tesla’s lightning in the public space and see how they, hitting the bodies of the dancers, powerfully cut through Zagreb air.

7 PM — 1 AM
Percussionist Kaja Farszky and composer, musician, and performer Nenad Sinkauz give a kind of musical stage performance as an instant composition featuring pans and pots filled with water, and even sandpaper. With their performance, they create a new rhythm of the night.

THE PHANTOM @ Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts
8 PM — 1 AM
The Phantom is a magical performance that tries to capture and touch a mysterious illuminated object prancing above the observers’ heads and passing between them. Its marvellous hover is accompanied by a live cello performance. The phantom, like an alchemist of some sort, tries to capture the dreams of all those spectators who are ready to believe in its spell.

MAPPING J.J.STROSSMAYER @ Strossmayer Square
7.30 PM — 1 AM
The Strossmayer Park opens up as a science park in a new perspective. Through the mapping of the statue and the visual history of the square, by means of combining the mapping of the statue and the HAZU building and together with the sound and light installation in the space, it builds a metaphorical story of the meaning and importance of science and culture.

ONLY THE FOREST @ King Tomislav Square
7.30 PM — 1 AM
We come across a thick forest in the middle of Zagreb asphalt. In it, one can stroll, sit down, and rest. The forest is equipped with a sound system and the visitors have the impression that, for a moment, they wandered into a for­est wherein they can, with the help of modern technology and if they look close enough, find some peculiar monsters.

A TALE @ Mažuranić Square
7 PM — 1 AM
The work is based on the folktale Jaje Harambaša, thematizing a courageous egg that abandons its village in order not to get eaten, and meets animals along the way that join it in a pursuit for a better place for living. Using basic motifs of a fable, through the animal characters the installation brings up the topics relevant for living in the city, the attitude toward the pu­blic space, architecture, and everyday life in the city.

YUJIAPU — AN AUDIOVISUAL PERFORMANCE @ French Pavilion (Student Centre)
10 PM
Film director Karl Lemieux and sound artist BJ Nilsen vis­ited China in the winter of 2015 to film materials about the infamous ghost towns. The work presented in a live perfor­mance consists of scenes and sounds recorded in Yujiapu, near Tianjin, where ancient fishing villages were destroyed in order for a billion-dollar project, the future financial centre, to rise there. The entire city is designed in Manhat­tan style, but it has never been completed and for more than six years it has been completely uninhabited. The out­lines and frames of buildings in Yujiapu, along with the lines and frames of the movie strip on the twelve 16 mm projec­tors, create a visual of abstract elements that slowly re­veal an unprecedented desolation of the urban landscape. The music material was created using electronic manipula­tion of the original field recordings from Yujia.

View the map for city events here – http://www.infozagreb.hr/documents/letak_10.pdf