Monster.S for soliDAR*ity


For the exhibition that took place in the Maison de la famillies in Metz I decide to create art piece that will be mix of the three techniques/ workshops that were actually part of the youth exchange connect with contemporary art called Voice of Art.

Voice of Art was a youth exchange organized by the association Together, on my blog for my stay in France you can find other articles connected with it. In this exchange participants from 6 countries were able to learn more about contemporary art and also to create part of their ideas participating in three workshops: street art, art installations and multimedia.

The street art workshop was leaded by me and can find more about here. The other two workshops were leaded by Bruno de Sario, Italy [art installation] and  Agnieszka Piatczak, Poland and Ramses The lonelywarrior, France [multimedia].

I have some expirience with video/ multi media and installations from before and I felt perfect opportunity to try to play with this three forms and create mixed media work that will be connect and will express the way how I accept and understand the topic of this excange ‘solidarity’

The last period I use my facebook status to write some shorts about monsters and monster mood and somehow I find connection between the monster.s and solidarity. I try to show the main feelings that I have when I think about solidarity. I made monster[s] that [are] push[ing] for solidarity.

Monster.S for Solidarity

In the painted form I played with graff, stickers and expressionistic techniques. The stickers that I made before I apply in the wooden board same as sometimes I put them on the walls around the places where I travel.. ..

In the installation I try to use as less as possible, because one of the aim in my works is to show that a lot of things can be created from low budget materials, most of them organic and easy for recycling.This way of creating art in my eyes is the future of the contemporary design, art & living.

In the short conceptual and bit experimental video I give a soul to the monster that I already have it in 2 forms..that comes to my concept like finishing the circle of 2D, 3D with bringing the monster in moving and giving him life. I create monster with feelings..

The combination of this 3 forms bring my idea and concept in final result in which the message is clean..if u understand it good if not again good 🙂

Monster.S for Solidarity




Monster for Solidarity from Kihu Potru on Vimeo.

DAR* – in Macedonian means gift..most of the time not material one..

peaceful day, # PeaceOneDay!

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(the post is written two days ago, firstly on my other blog on Macedonian)

In time, everyone should watch The Day After Peace

Nick Fraser, Commissioning Editor, Factuals, BBC

Good day. I hope you’re well, peaceful .. to Be in peace, topic for which I’ll pounce few words so I can continue keeping myself peacefully. I have written before about this topic, for this this day, mostly I’m talking about. It would be boring to start rows with the rules should that should be follow in order to live in harmony with people, animals, nature ..

Today, when is global day of peace we can find everywhere links to articles and posts made by people who share their own experiences on how to live with peace and understanding. How to nurture human relationships, to carry about friends, neighbors, loved ones. How to learn to tolerate, to accept different cultures and so on. (Not to turn into some basic text for human ethics)

The idea of the organisation called  Peace one Day aims to raise the awareness and its campaign to create one day of Global World Peace on 21 September 2010. For now, ‘International day of Peace’ is on 23 place on Google search [not any more :D], and it shows that this day is not so little information for the people around the world.
The organization or association of citizens, whatever, like you want, Peace One Day organize various activities for this day. Collect donations, blog about, inform. We want everyone to raise awareness of how important the peace like whole for the people is, for everyone, no concessions. Until tonight google ratings will certainly be better if we see that just a few hour ago it was on 38 place.

Peace one Day was created by filmmaker, Jeremy Gilley who has a mission to establish the first ever annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence with a fixed calendar date; and so 21 September was born. Fantastically, the 192 member states of the United Nations share Jeremy’s vision and unanimously adopted 21 September as an annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence. The 21 September is about creating peace between nations and importantly about non-violence in our homes, communities and schools, making this day relevant to us all.

From this organization, that of the founder, @ JeremyGilley million ideas coming how this day could be develop in future. From day to pass week, then in month, in life where as aware people we try to keep the peace where it is and to try to change the situation in the war zones, civilizations, nations, traditions. ..

In collaboration with Puma, he inspires people to organize football tournaments, very simple celebration of this day. People from all over are running today, rejoice, animate their dearest.
To be so peaceful, so you could all play football, “said Jeremy in one of the many magazines where he was speaking this days.

I said I supported this event, as it should, as it’s right. I play football with some of the kids at the school where I work. Not much, but enough to laugh and go in the cars of their parents happy. I think this is enough, from physical aspect this is very, very. I mean football! 🙂

It would be so GOoD if is so peaceful everywhere, I’m sending positive thoughts in the places in this seed of planet where the kids don’t sleep, their mothers cry and their fathers, one by one they are gone ..

Let every day be Peace day!

PeaceOneDay on twitter
PeaceOneDay on facebook

last news from their page is: @PeaceOneDay have been awarded a Peace Prize! [link]

I use to write before for the World Peace also, I support in the last year the International Day of Peace or 21 September. I don’t know why this organization is making new date for the same aim but from other side is good that there will be two days in which the main stream mediums will speak about Global Peace.

What about Con.Tempo.rary arT?

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In the wireless connection I found colors on the top of the TV. The youth in the box were speaking about art. Modern or contemporary?
If you still can’t find the difference between these two periods in the creative era don’t worry because the line between those is not very good defined, except that the artist in the contemporary period can use the telephone, video, TV, and all the modern technology we have now. In the modern period the artists still didn’t have some of those materials/ products.
If we are looking for the right definition about the word Contemporary we know that it means “art that has been and continues to be created during our lifetimes”. In other words, contemporary to us.
It is a period that started in the 60’s and the beginning of the 70’s. As we saw that after the postmodern there where still new things coming and the designers and artists show totally new ways of expressing themselves.
The difference in this last period of the evolution of art is that you can write on the paper and it is not necessary something to be written at all. It is also not necessary to be explained to the audience what does that mean. It’s all about the human eye and how it accepts these works of art. Usually nowadays we can find groups of artists gathered in community, creating conceptual stuff which are difficult to be explained and are observed only from small circles of people who are into art. Over the past 40 years we saw what kind of shapes and forms this period can create to evolve into today’s level where the reception of art is crystallized till moment of refinement.
Every different period brings new waves in different fields of the normal day living. We live in      time when we wait for new application and upgrade of the old one everyday, when good commercial, advertisings and designs take our attention. We want to enter in objects that bring us new way of thinking and combine the elements and the knowledge from the classical ages till now. Exactly that is living in contemporary environment.
There are new lines in the forms of the architecture that starts building in the last 30 – 40 years, different relation with the theatre, painted art, photography, literature, movie and all other brunches of the art as a whole.

New forms were born like art installations, multi media, visual art etc. There are different issues with which the artist or the groups connect with, such as feminism, multiculturalism, globalization, bio-engineering and AIDS and cancer awareness. Most of the time, contemporary art is closely related to the modern, postmodern and avant-garde period of art. In today’s art, materials which are used in the creation of an art-work are collection of information that the materials carry by themselves and their combination is aimed to convey a specific thought / paragraph for a particular condition.

Ones of the best presenters of this period who border with the postmodern are Marina Abramovich (performance artist), Banksy (graffiti artist), Yoko Ono (musician, artist), Laurie Anderson (performance artist), Slaven Tolj (performance, installation artist), Richard Wilson (sculptor), Philip Pocock (internet and installation artist), Kenneth Noland  (painter), Charles Bukowski (writer, poet), Takashi Murakami (sculptor and painter), Santiago Calatrava (architect)  and so much more situated in a lot of different categories like feminist art, neo-conceptualism, neo-expressionism, multiculturalism, graffiti movement, neo-pop, futurism, minimalism and so on.
Contemporary art is art in action. As a whole, it is very difficult to analyze it, mostly because of all those groups and subgroups in which artists define their expression. Groups create art that is engaged, which is protest or support of a political process, a revolt against a global problem, poverty, discrimination, gender inequality, environmental problems etc..

Nowadays, art is taking part of everything. When you buy products you choose those who have better form and design, on TV and internet we more often stay on some programs and pages that bring something unique and not seen before. The things that we can see in the galleries are based on deeper concept that is the main point on which we should put attention.
Contemporary artists are here to bring progressive ways of understanding the life like sustainable and innovative living with use of organic and recycled materials. When mother Earth is more respected, all her resources can be used in more creative way.
Everything what we do in present time can be seen as a contemporary way of living and the works that we produce can be seen as contemporary art. 🙂
On this exchange we are going to talk about contemporary art and we will share our knowledge about art during this modern age of living. We are also going to discuss about the materials which are used by the present artists in order to create their works and what kind of message they bring.
There will be workshops where we will express our ideas via all those different ways.


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Младински Арт Фестивал

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Соочени со недостатоткот од еден урбан младински фестивал како место каде што младите талентирани лица ќе можат да го промовираат своето творештво пред пошироката публика, клубот за локални младински иницијативи Штип се одлучи на подготовка и организација на овој настан. Фестивалот беше замислен како мултимедијален настан во кој ќе бидат опфатени: театарот, музиката, фотографијата, филмот и ликовната уметност.

На 23 Јануари во просториите на дом на млади во Штип се одржаа сите горе наведени активности. Публиката беше доволно заинтересирана за овој настан и присуствуваше во огромен број, исто така беа присутни локалните и националните медиуми кои направија прилози за конкретниот настан. Time table-от на овој настан одеше од прилика вака:
-најпрво започнав јас како координатор на ликовна работилница на која неколкумина зедоа активно учество со творење на неколку извонредни дела во техниката темпера на картон;
-во продолжение следуваше официално отварање на изложба на која се претставија двајца автори со нивните фотографии, како и јас со изработените минијатури за време на настанот;
-во другиот дел на просториите на дом на млади, истовремено со отварањето на изложбата, имаше премиерна изведба на театарска претстава и проекции на неколку филмови;
-како за шлаг на прекрасен настан следуваше концертот на кој настапија неколку млади бендови со ученици од средното музичко училиште со најразличен репертоар:

Се на се, ова беше еден извонредно организиран настан за кого сме благодарни на Фондацијата Институт Отворено Општесво и Локалната самоуправа?!? на град Штип.

Јас лично сум му благодарен на Гоце Коцевски, млад активист од Штип, кој ја имаше главната улога на овој настан т.е. координатор на целиот овој проект. Благодарам Гоце!
…се надевам на уште многу креативни настани како овој организирани од младите на градот Штип.

во прилог дел од моите минијатури направени на како дел од ликовната работилница


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Има еден документарен филм со истиот наслов. Како тренер за форум театар на еден семинар за хив/сида во Струга, имав можност да направам една игра во која учесниците ја испуштаа истата позитивна енергија, како во овој документарец. Идејата беше да се направи игра со која децата ќе се опуштат и меѓесебно ќе се запознаат. Најпрво требаше да движат брзо и да направат конфузија, после тоа требаше да одат во slow emotion (бавно), па требаше да скокаат, да викат, да одат на една нога. И сето тоа и уште многу други начини, за на моменти да седнуваат, да легнуваат по стомак, па по грб, за да имат време малку да здивнат и повторно да скокнат, да викнат ЕЈ и повторно да продолжат да се движат конфузно. Додека течеше играта, во умот ми помина сликата од докуметарниот филм и се се мислев како да ја внесам оваа сцена во практиката на ова што течеше во моментот. Им реков да седнат, на што не се мислеа многу, ни пак на тоа каде ќе седнат или до кого. Веќе беа подолго време испотени и среќни со насмевки на лицата, и кога им реков да седнат беа уште позадоволни. Ја играв и јас играта со нив. Седнаа, се издишаа, беа во блажена испотена состојба. Околу нас имаше многу енергија, горевме од топлина како да е средина на лето, а беше почеток на ноември. Ја чекаа наредната акција од мене. Реков: кренете ги рацете горе!
Веќе на сите им беа рацете горе. Ја добив сцената од филмот, само уште ми требаше звучна комуникација. Мелодијата е таа што уште толку ги спојува луѓето. Им реков да употребуваат согласки, ама тивко. Ја имав и мелодијата. Беше магично. Им благодарам на сите што учествуваа во оваа групна активност.

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