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FROM 20.-29. JULY, FESTIVAL SINESTEZIJA WILL BE BACK ON THE STREETS

Contributed by: Rusmir Arnautovic
Date: Wednesday 18, July 2012
FROM 20.-29. JULY, FESTIVAL SINESTEZIJA WILL BE BACK ON THE STREETS

According to the festival initiators, the local design studio d-bend, the main motive for starting Sinestezija is a desire to renew the once widely-recognized status of Herceg Novi as one of the most important artistic and cultural centers in Montenegro. Attractive locations, inspiring urban history, closeness of the sea, fortifications, rich cultural, historical and even ecological heritage and seamless interconnection with the rest of the Boka are only some of the inspirational advantages of the town, which is exactly why the festival will take the form of a multimedial city-wide manifestatiion. It will treat the peculiar ambience of the Mediterranean old town as an open gallery space, a playground for artistic, aural and visual interventions. Another completely new form of event which is in large part dedicated to the town it is taking place in, as well as to the contemporary creative reading of its rich local cultural, ecological and anthropological history.

Each year one of the important notions of the local cultural legacy will be selected as an underlining theme for the entire festival. First year of the festival was marked by artistic expressions of “Oriđinals”- locally known characters with rich behaviors, characteristics and manners. This year the theme is exotica. This topic is very close to city’s heart, knowing that in Herceg Novi there are over 250 different exotic plants, and over 200 different exotic plant species. Over 80 of them are just on a small space of city’s largest park. As part of Herceg Novi’s history, many sailors and visitors brought a lot of strange new exotic plants to this town, as a souvenir from their travels. Climate was, obviously, just perfect for them, and our town now has living botanical world from all over the world. Literally. There are plants from all four continents that adapted and are now in unbreakable connection with the town itself. Exotic plants, ecological aspect of modern living, water and plant instalations are this years theme, so that this beautiful connection between green life and rich eco-system and the very town of Herceg Novi can be emphasised.

Festival Sinestezija is proud to be one of the most inovative festivals in the region. It’s multi-disciplinary way of presenting art was already been recognised by many people, and organisations. This way of meshing up art forms in order to connect with city’s true core was proven to be extremely efficient, due to enormous freedom of expression. Some of this year’s guests are Laser’s Summit of Cheap Graphics and Initiative for Promotion of Modern Poetry from Serbia, Blood Becomes Water webzine from Bulgaria, DJ Zhao, audiovisual spectacle of duo Inicte from Germany, with lots of guests from Montenegro and the whole region. Endorsed by Pictoplasma and Goethe Institute, Festival Sinestezija aims to please all of it’s visitors while trying to connect them with the true exotic heart of this beautiful little town in bay of Boka kotorska.

JOIN THE FIRST GLIMPSES OF THE UNIQUE SINESTEZIJA EXPERIENCE THIS SUMMER, AND STAY TUNED FOR MUCH MORE TO COME IN THE FUTURE!

More info on http://www.sinestezija.me/

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