on project Mixed Currents
The Mixed Currents project and research group is building a thinking and working environment, in which we find and draw inspiration from each other for collective creating and musiking. It is a constant laminar-turbulent transition and flow that through our collaboration challenges us not just to pursue our current interests and ways of performative being, doing, understanding and music making, but to examine, explore and question roles and meanings (who is the performer? Who is the composer? What is the instrument? What can a performer be? What can a composer be? What can an instrument be?). While doing so, within the Mixed Currents, we find ourselves “allowed” to pursue and search for ways to follow and develop each individual personality collectively.
Dejana, violinist, sound+silence explorer and performer, was born on 43°18’58.5″N 21°54’39.5″E. After obtaining her Bachelor Violin performance and teaching degree at the Faculty of Art at the University of Niš (with Petrovic-Markovic and Aleksic), Masters and Postgraduate music, violin performance degree at the Royal Conservatory Brussels (with Oistrakh and Bouckaert) and advanced fellow program for contemporary music of the Ictus (Brussels) and Spectra (Gent) Ensembles at School of Arts Gent, she continues actively performing as part of the “LAPS” ensemble, the Duo Momitani-Sekulic, and OHHe Supercluster.
Currently, she is working on a PhD research “Temporality of the Impossible: contemporary violin music, aesthetics, technique and performance” at the CeReNeM and ReCePP, at the University of Huddersfield (UK). Her other artistic works include research in the filed of interactive sound installations. More specifically “Sensonarium” (with support of Q-O2 Brussels and ISIB-Institut Supérieur Industriel de Bruxelles), that is, besides being autonomous work also part of her concept “microMACRO” (performance for solo instrument and sound installations).