Chairs

MFA Svjetlana Bukvich, City University of New York (USA)

Dr. Amila Buturović, York University (Canada)

Dr. Branka Kopecki, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Université Laval (Canada)

Dr. Adis Elias Fejzić, RMIT University Melbourne, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University (Australia)

MA Slobodan Radosavljević, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Université Laval (Canada)

Dr. Amira Bojadžija Dan, York University (Canada)

Description (click to see)

The symposium aims to provide physical and virtual space for the meeting of ideas and artistic expression, whereby continuing to build and strengthen our community of artists as well as practitioners in the humanities with diverse backgrounds.

The lectures in the symposium encompass the following categories: Music, Visual Arts, Architecture, Theater, Media Arts, Literature, History, and related disciplines. The organizers are expecting students and professionals from Sarajevo University, and the cultural institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina and beyond, as target audience for this symposium.

Each 15-minute-long exposé will be delivered in either English or in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian. Presentations will be video recorded for the BHAAAS archive. All materials are to be used for educational purposes only.

Saturday, June 25th - The Rectorate of the Sarajevo University

The Art of Memory After Genocide: Reimagining the Images of the Places of Pain and (Be)longing: New Methods and Approaches

Field of Study: Anthropology, visual art, memory

Hariz Halilovich, RIMT University, Melbourne (Australia) and

Adis Elias Fejzić, RMIT University Melbourne, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University (Australia)

Presentation Description

The role of the artistic, imaginative, and creative in the documentary, ethnographic, and scholarly—and vice versa—and how the fusion of the different disciplinary approaches can inform and enrich research methods in memory studies. An anthropologist and a visual artist examine the boundaries between the notions of subjective and objective, ethics and aesthetics, individual and collective, local and global, and past and present.

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The new wholeness: reading music, listening to literature

Field of Study: Comparative literature, comparative arts

Lejla Alimanović, Independent Researcher

Presentation Description

The use of comparative aesthetics in the analysis of the relationship between the arts in order to show the possibility of a new wholeness. The study places special emphasis on the implications of such practice within the framework of jazz and 20th and 21st century literature.

Is identity a social construct, or a legacy?

Field of Study: Anthropology, architecture, philosophy

MA Majda Turkić, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (Austria), University of Zenica (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Presentation Description

Exploration of identity creation in the post war Bosnia and Herzegovina in the context of postcolonialism. The research engages interdisciplinary fields of anthropology, architecture and philosophy using qualitative research design and architectural photography. Interplay between architecture and urban development sets a background for broader research of nostalgia and longing for the past or being part of western “civilized world”.

Multimedia in theatrical praxis

Field of Study: Choreography, scenography

Belma Čečo Bakrač, Narodno pozoriste Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Presentation Description

Tracing the artistic arch – from an idea to the realization of a multimedia ballet production.

Musical as an interdisciplinary artistic form; its impact and its applications

Field of Study: Musicology

Alma Ferović Fazlić, Academy of the Performing Arts, Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Presentation Description

Examination of musicals as interdisciplinary artistic agents and their impact and application on other artistic forms and society en masse.

Interdisciplinary approach in research design: architecture and visual arts

Field of Study: Art and the philosophy of architecture

Slobodan Radosavljević, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Université Laval (Canada)

Presentation Description

The use of LIDAR technology in the creation of new architectural space.

All things microtonal

Field of Study: Electro-acoustic music composition, microtonality in media arts

Svjetlana Bukvich, City University of New York (USA)

Presentation Description

The politics of non-tempered sound, the global reach of tempered sound, empathy and evolution, meta-genre considerations and orchestras of the future.

Philosophy and photography (definition of the three ontological paradoxes of photography)

Field of Study: Art and the philosophy of art

Branka Kopecki, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Université Laval (Canada)

Presentation Description

The study addresses the dynamics of thinking about the medium and the artistic process as a unique form that contributes in a specific way to the development of knowledge.