Kafka i zivot slova [Kafka and the life of the letter]

García Düttmann, Alexander. 2010. Kafka i zivot slova [Kafka and the life of the letter]. Frakcija: performing arts magazine, n/a(53/54), pp. 52-58. ISSN 1331-0100 [Article]

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Issue theme - Process:Music.

At the beginning there was an encounter, accidental or not. In Zagreb, in the early 1960's, Orson Welles was shooting parts of The Trial based on the writing of Franz Kafka.
A kind of rumor, a tale, was burned into the memory of a city that at the time feverishly invested itself into modernism. Among those newly founded institutions the Zagreb Music Biennale has played a significant role. Almost four decades later, in April 2009 the Process:Music program within the 25th Music Biennale, has sought to take a step back, to (dis)orient itself in regard to the meeting that has brought together two major 20th century artists and a city, by mere coincidence or not.

Six invited musicians and philosophers had not been given any strict specification whatsoever, just a formal indication in the guise of a rumor, gossip, hearsay or a tale to tackle (embark upon) an encounter that has materialized itself as a movie.
Their interventions and new, additional, contributions in this issue of Frakcija Journal represent philosophical, musical and cinematic accounts inspired by and taken over by a tale, gossip, hearsay or a even a lie. Momentarily. By chance, or not.

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Invited contributors. In English and Croatian.

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Visual Cultures



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11 Oct 2010 14:53

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13 Jun 2016 16:01

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