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students of ALU / Laboratory exercises 1
Wed 7 May at 6pm / Park ALU, Ilica 85

Opovoempé / Out of Key(s)
Thu 8 May at 6pm / summer theatre Tuskanac

Andreja Kuluncic / I'm sorry... I'm not sorry
Fri 9 May at 2.30pm / 88.1 MHz - Radio Sljeme

Sagadin & Hieslmair / The rate of return
Fri 9 May at 6pm / People's Open University, Vukovarska 68

Martin Krenn / Monument for a just city
Sat 10 May at 12am / Marshal Tito Square

Stefan Rummel / Underground ghosts
Mon 12 May at 11am / Bana J. Jelacica Square, by the ex public toilet

Vered Dror / Hidden city
Tue 13 May at 11am / Britanski trg, post office

Barbara Blasin / Endangered particle
Wed 14 May at 11am / Booksa, Marticeva 14d



Vered Dror

5 - 15 May 2008
Old town, Rokov perivoj and church of St. Rok, Utrine - underground passageway under Dubrovnik avenue, Cvjetni Square, Mocvara cultural center, Primary school "Kralja Tomislava" - Nova cesta 92, Tresnjevka market, Zapadni kolodvor (West train station)


Take a look at the photos!

Does the city regret something? If yes, then how? What form are its stories contained in? How can we discover its secrets? What are the secret links between the inhabitants of the city and the stories and places it regrets for?

In the beginning of April, a classified ad was published, inviting readers to anonymously tell their story, to point to the aspects of the city, which we purposely do not face. These stories will be the take-off spot for a narrative written in Braille around the streets of Zagreb. Thus, the stories will become something that can be touched.

Hidden city seeks to offer a new way of reading unseen and unrecognised elements of the city, elements that bear the memory of the town's pulse. The Braille alphabet demands for the language to be touched, knowledge to be perceived through the body. Graffiti in Braille is like an inaudible howl of the untouched. Hidden city seeks to tell the stories of hidden events that people mostly choose to never face.

Vered Dror graduated from the School of Visual Theatre in Jerusalem and the School of Body Theatre in Tel Aviv, where she lives and works. In her work, she deals with issues of identity, using various media, which she combines with performing arts in order to create site-specific works.

To her, creating artworks in public space means the possibility of speaking in another language, it opens up a possibility for her to remove the cover from ordinary everyday things, to create extraordinary situations that speak to a society of its condition, and thus to open dialogue about that which is common. Her work demands the occupation of public space for that of private memory.