THE WALL (2012)
Premiere: closing night of the 10th International Art Symposium in
Author: Marija Šćekić
A play with symbolic name “The Wall” showed all the obstacles (from financial to emotional ones) that the artist encounters in the process of creating a work of art. A project is dealing with conservation, rehabilitation and revitalization of the Kava Mediterranean Garden from 16th century, declared protected monument by the Croatian Ministry of Culture.
The collaboration between Sergije Mihić and Marija Šćekić is dedicated to the junction of the four elements (earth, water, air and fire) where the dance performance in Kava by Marija Šćekić would represent the fifth, missing element of love. In addition, and during the dance performance, Sergije Mihić would perform “live painting” of the dance performance and the works will be later be supplemented in his studio, in a series of oil paintings called “Painter and the imagination.”.
The Kava is a part of the medieval fortress St. Karlo Borromeo. Besides horticultural restauration, the garden got also a completely new gallery purpose. It already accommodates a dozen of sculptures and mosaics. A construction of the object represents a gallery and an atelier is planned in the near future which would preserve the monumental dignity from further deterioration, while the gallery and multimedia cultural content would enrich and give a new purpose to the building complex and the city of Karlobag.