The Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb


TRAG / TRACE / SPUR - Multimedia Performance

Zagreb Museum of Contemporary Art
27th September 2012 at 19.00 and 21.00 h – Premiere
28th September 2012 at 19.00 and 21.00 h
29th September 2012 at 19.00 and 21.00 h

TRAG / TRACE / SPUR - Multimedia Performance

Michaela Müller (Animated Painting on Glass)
Zrinka Šimičić Mihanović (Dance)
Fa Ventilato (Sounds and Music)

Trag /Trace /Spur is an experimental multimedia performance combining live dance movement, animated painting on glass and sound. Three artists and three media meet in a performing space that is constantly redefined by projections, shadows, sound and movement. Dance, sound and visual material are mutually driving each other, in causality and interaction new language as well as meaning is born. Each performance develops on the previous, while serving as a starting point for the next. All three artists process the sensory input from the other performers through their own medium, thus creating inspirations for their collaborators. At the same time, they create a universe that leaves the audience free to explore the combination of movement, live visuals and sounds according to their own personal experience.

Coproduction: Zagreb Museum of Contemporary Art
Michaela Müller
Zrinka Šimičić Mihanović
Dance_Lab Collective

Supported by: Kulturförderung Kanton St. Gallen
Ministery of Culture of Republic of Croatia
Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia
Zagreb City Office for Education, Culture and Sports

With help from Student Centre in Zagreb, University of Zagreb – Culture of Change – ITD Theatre.

Michaela Müller, filmmaker
She obtained a diploma in Art Education at the Lucerne University of Applied Science and Arts and a Master in Animation and New Media at the Academy of Fine Arts, University of Zagreb, Croatia.
Focusing on social topics such as migration, the work of Michaela Müller explores the connections between paint and film, encompassing short animated films, installations and collaborations in a theatrical context such as opera and dance projects.
Her paint on glass animation Miramare (2009, 8 min) had its international premiere at the Cannes Film Festival 2010 and has been shown at more than 100 festivals since. It has won 18 prizes, among them the Grand Prix of Animateka in Ljubljana, the Centaur for the Best Debut Film at Message to Man Film Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia, and the Swiss Film Prize Quartz for Animation.
In 2012 Müller was an artist in residence at Location One, in SoHo, New York where she also showed her latest work, an animated video installation Location Scouting: Airport with the sound of Fa Ventilato.

Zrinka Šimičić Mihanović, contemporary dance artist. Her collaborations include Croatian and international artists such as: Irma Omerzo, Aleksandra Janeva Imfeld, BADco., Igor Grubić, Mié Coquempot, Denis Tricot etc. She obtained her M.A. in History of Art and French Language and Literature at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Philosophy.
Collaboration with visual artists and fusion between dance and visual language appear through different forms in her work. In two of her pieces ( Moveranje /Mover-ation and 7 tišina za 7 dana / 7 silences for 7 days ) she collaborated with the visual artist Martina Mezak. In both these performances, as well as in her last piece Titraji / Vibrations, the audience was invited to watch performance from an angle different than it is offered by the usual theatrical disposition. In the collaboration with Michaela Müller and Fa Ventilato she continues her research about a possible impact that sound and music can have on the interpretation of movement.

Fa Ventilato
is a New York based sound artist and producer. His work, always within the variety of contemporary music, finds its way into film, animation, performance, art installations, dance theater or conceptual pop albums. Ventilato, basically self-thought, started drumming at the age of ten and attended different drum work shops in jazz with Alberto Canonico and improvisation with Pierre Favre. 1996 he moves straight into the East Village of New York City connected with its noise rock scene of the 90'. Later he merged into the world of home recording and experimental electronic music. Ventilato collaborated with the Swiss dance theatre company Sans Filtre and Octavia Cup by the canadian dancer/ choreographer Laura Ward.
As a performer Ventilato developed his unique style manipulating CDs in real time and has been invited to numerous collaborations with other musicians or solo performances in Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Germany and the U.S.
Recent activities include the sound design and music for the animated short film Miramare by Michaela Müller, the recording and creating of the sound library for a contemporary operetta buffa with talking birds and the composition of music for the documentary Vinylmania by Paolo Campana, Italy.

Reservations required at e-mail: or telephone: 01/ 6052 700 due to limited number of 20 spectators.
Entrance fee: 30 kn

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