Baeva Albena

Albena Baeva | Visual Artist | BUL

Albena Baeva works in the field of interactive design, experimental video and performance. In 2010 she graduated the master programme Digital Art at the Art Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria. She uses open source software and DIY practices for building new musical instruments and interactive installations for urban space and galleries.

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I see the Danube as a living structure that has both political and social functions. It has a long history as a political border and a trade connection simultaneously. For the RIVE project I plan to create an interactive video installation that will be part of the dance piece which is to be created by choreographer Jivko Jeliazkov. There will be a generative-video structure that will interact with the four dancers in the piece. The structure will behave in different ways depending on the number of dancers that interact with it. The different combination between body positions and number of participants in the piece will explore a variety of historical and geographical meanings of the Danube. During the day, the installation will also be open to the general audience during as a part of the exhibition space on the border. This will create a closer relation between audience and art piece and it will give a variety of additional meanings to the piece and the RIVE project.

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Biskup Max

Max Biskup | Visual Artist | AUT

Max Biskup is a Vienna based video artist and filmmaker. As the artistic director of the RIVE Visual Art Programme he collaborated with Albena Baeva, Tibor Nagy Grosso, Dante Murillo and Manaho Shimokawa researching and creating for the ship's exhibition. His contribution investigates the dualism of fluidity and hardness that exists in human conciousness and experience.

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Bojovic Filip

Filip Bojovic| Designer | SRB

Filip Bojovic is a Novi Sad based graphic designer and visual artist. He graduated from the Academy of Arts Novi Sad and is the founder of A3 Format, a platform for self-publishing. He is responsible for RIVEs visual appearance and the take-away items on board.

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Buhme Rebekka

Rebekka Böhme | Dancer | GER

Rebekka Böhme is dancer and choreographer from Berlin. She has worked internationally in a wide scope of dance including theatre, installation, film and improvisation. She will be dancing in the evening performance on board and also host open public workshops in urban spaces.

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Goral Michal

Michal Goral | Dancer | POL

Michal Goral is a Polish dancer who graduated from the Rotterdam Dance Academy in 2013. Before joining RIVE he performed with the International Dance Theatre in Amsterdam. He will be dancing in the evening performance on board and also host open public workshops in urban spaces.

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Görgenyi Gabor

Gabor Görgenyi | Musician | HUN

Gabor Görgenyi is a Budapest based percussionist and teacher working internationally. He is performing live with the other RIVE musicians on board, and hosting open public workshops in urban spaces.

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Grosso Tibor Nagy

Tibor Nagy Grosso | Visual Artist | SVK

Tibor Nagy Grosso is a visual artist and creative researcher who works mainly with installations, video and interactivity. 

He generally refers to philosophical paradoxes, socio-psychological aspects, illusions and the phenomenon of digitalisation. The main characteristic of his artistic approach is a creative non-formal way of experimenting with miscellaneous media.

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For the RIVE project I prepared 2 pieces which are on the one side focusing on the haptic experience of prime elements to be found in a river environment. On the other side they are dealing with visual extension of light and optical perfection of matter.

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Jeliazkov Jivko

Jivko Jeliazkov | Choreographer | BUL

Jivko Jeliazkov is a Sofia based choreographer and the artistic director of the RIVE Dance Programme. He is co-founder of Bulgaria's first contemporary dance center.

The performance Jivko created in collaboration with dancers, musicians and visual artist Albena Baeva is inspired by the combination between man and water.

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Kukucska Gergely

Gergely Kukucska | Designer | HUN

Gergely Kukucska is a Budapest based Architect and the artistic director of the RIVE Design Programme. He collaborated with Balint Toth, Filip Bojovic, Miklos Tomor and David Varga to create installments on the ship and mobile units to travel into town during the stops. The units hold all necessary equipment to run our public workshops.

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Martino Elena

Elena Martino | Dancer | ITA

Elena Martino is an Italian dancer and teacher based in Cologne and graduated from ZZT. She will be dancing in the evening performance on board and also host open public workshops in urban spaces.

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Matela Partyk

Partyk Matela | Musician | POL

Patryk TikTak Matela s a pioneering beatboxer and vocal coach from Warsaw, and the author of the first human beatbox manual. As a musician he combines beatox with musical styles from all over the world. He is performing live with the other RIVE musicians on board, and hosting open public workshops in urban spaces.

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I see the Danube as a river of possibilities. For me, the social context is crucial - getting to know people all over Europe, jamming with local beatboxers on the streets of Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Novi Sad, etc. The contemporary performance we do on the ship is a chance to try out different techniques that I do not normally use musically. Rapid breathing transformed with electronic effects to create a rhythm, sighs and ahhs to imitate a kung-fu fight, multiple layers of click sounds to make a dense texture of sound. Wow. This is exactly why I like participating in contemporary projects - the ultimate freedom of expression.

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Milanov Philip

Philip Milanov | Dancer | BUL

Philip Milanov is a Sofia based dancer. He has been working togerther with choreographer Jivko Jeliazkov for several years. He will be dancing in the evening performance on board and also host open public workshops in urban spaces.

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Nikolic Ljubomir

Ljubomir Nikolic | Musician | SRB

Ljubomir Nikolic is a composer and musician from Novi Sad.

He is performing live with the other RIVE musicians on board, and hosting open public workshops in urban spaces.

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Paszthy Ilona

Ilona Paszthy | Choreographer | GER

Ilona Paszthy is a Cologne based cheoreographer and teacher.

As the artistic director of RIVE she collaborated with artists from all disciplines in order to combine the contributions to a coherent presentation as a whole.

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Europa verbindet viele unterschiedliche Kulturen. Im Zeichen der EU rücken diese Kulturen näher zusammen. Unsere multikulturelle Gesellschaft braucht eine Zukunft, die neue Räume öffnet und nicht Existierendes denkbar macht. Kunst ist eine Sprache, die kulturell übergreifend funktioniert. Kunst öffnet Phantasie und Möglichkeit. Kunst will nicht didaktisch sein.

Flüsse sind seit Jahrhunderten in allen Kulturen verbindendes Element oder Grenze. Wasser ist die Grundlage von Leben. RIVE ist ein Projekt, das Künstler aus 5 europäischen Ländern verbindet. Ein spartenübergreifendes Kunst-Projekt geht in die kulturelle Auseinandersetzung in eben diesem Spannungsfeld ganz im Sinne von Josef Boys - Kunst ist Kapital - unser Kapital für eine multikultuelle Zukunft.

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Sobiczewski Kamil

Kamil Sobiczewski | Musician | POL

Kamil Sobiczewski is musician and producer from Warsaw. As the artistic director of the RIVE Music Programme he collaborated with Gabor Görgenyi, Patryk Matela and Ljubomir Nikolic creating the music for the evening show on board.

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Tomor Miklos

Miklos Tomor | Designer | HUN

Miklos Tomor is a Budapest based designer engaged in NGO work around the Danube in Hungary. He is a part of the RIVE design team that created the installments on the ship and the mobile units that travel into the hosting cities.

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Toth Balint

Balint Toth | Designer | HUN

Balint Toth is a Budapest based designer. He is a part of the RIVE design team that created the installments on the ship and the mobile units that travel into the hosting cities. He will also be holding open workshops on board.

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Varga David

David Varga | Designer | HUN

David Varga is a Budapest based designer engaged in NGO work around the Danube in Hungary. He is a part of the RIVE design team that created the installments on the ship and the mobile units that travel into the hosting cities.

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