PhD in One Night, and its Post-Conference, attracts and asks for people of different profiles. Whence, through time many have joined and others have passed through, with the intent to return in the future. At this moment the core members of the project are Ivana Momčilović, Liza Penkova, Dejana Sekulić, but a continuous support, collaboration and participation of following people, artists, explorers, who search, research, compare, verify, translate… needs to be mentioned:
Beniamin Boar, Marta Coronado, Ljubomir Jakić, Kosta Jakić, Xavier Löwenthal, Nina de Vroome, Jacques Ranciere, Djordje Balzamovic, Anny Czupper, Francois Beukelaers, Uros Maksimovic, Brice Cannavo, Pauline Fonsny, Manuella de Tervarent, Collectif Manifestement...... is a dramaturge, who’s work is focused on displacement of philosophy and art in different spheres of everyday life – through new forms of sharings of knowledge, publications, exhibitions, (post) conferences, open classes, public interventions, performances etc. She is also exploring the relationship between fiction and ideology, and the mechanisms of the (theatrical)Estrangement effect (Verfremdungseffekt) on contemporary politics and researching relations between education/ arts and politics, in parallel she is studying the work of contemporary french theoreticians and (yugoslav) surrealism. She writes under various pseudonyms for several newspapers in ex-Yugoslavia, as well as in theoretical supplement of journal Novosti, Aktiv (Zagreb), Borec and Kino revues (Ljubljana). She was educated at the Academy of Drama Art in Belgrade ( section dramaturgie) but finds that most of the topics which are the heart of her last 20 year of research and activities, she discovered out of the schooling process.
She is Founder of Emigrative art Collective (Belgium, 1992 – current) dedicated to the yugoslav and non-yugoslav artist against the war, presenting their forbidden gathering during the war period as the main piece of art, Founder of Edition Yugoslavia (Belgrade/Brussels, 2009 - current) - a samizdat publishing house that gives precedence to emancipatory writings, and for which she does translations of authors such as Alain Badiou, Jacques Rancière and re-editing of yugoslav surrealists texts.
Currently, she realised, in the frame of Phd in one night project- together with Liza Penkova, an open class of Scholl of/ and happiness with kids from Remote Isle Vis in Adriatic (connecting geometry and movement) and is preparing the next upcoming events with People Coming from nowhere, among others, new collaborations with the Popular University of Anderlecht ( Université Populaire) in Brussels and the Post-conference and open classes in Helsinki University.
Exhibitions/writing/plays/translations ( selection) :
Interruption-experimental research form project, with Brice Cannavo- Theatre Varia, October 2013.
Poetic of knowledge and Fiction of History - Thinking Yugoslavia 20 years later, project of (working) class for egalitarian distribution of knowledge and poetic of knowledge- exhibition and public events in the Free University Brussels ( ULB), (Department of Political Science) -with the Edicija Jugoslavija, Collective Eimigrative art, in collaboration with Museum of History of Yugoslavia, ex Museum of Revolution Rijeka (Croatia) and Archives of Yugoslavia. (2010/2011)
In the folds of present (Dans le plis du présent), Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels. Cycle of philosophical lectures organized with Daniel Franco, with the participation of the French philosophers Alain Badiou, Jacques Rancière, Natacha Michel, Bernard Stiegler,(2007/2008), starting with " theoretical stage preludes and fugues".
Holes or When We Were not Aligned, text and coauthor of theatre play co produced by the National Theater, the Opera and Ballet of Belgrade, (NP), the National Theater of the Francophone Community of Belgium (Theatre National, Brussels) and the Royal Flemish Theater (KVS), with performances in Brussels and in Belgrade. (2004/2005.) Among professional Yugoslav and Belgium actors and ballet)-dancers, also featuring refugees, Roma population, deserters and the representatives of "invisible" population after the collapse of Yugoslavia. Farewell to political parties- The people speak, the people think, collaboration with the artist Charley Case, book, (2001), co - produced by Academie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart ( during 8 months fellowship in Academie Schloss Solitude invited by juror Gerard Paris Clavel- Ne pas plier). What Happened to My Friends (Que sont mes amis devenus), screenplay and acting in the docu-fiction film directed by Philippe de Pierpont, dealing with displacement of Yugoslavs during the war, 1996. Price in Monte Carlo festival.
Translations : Of an Obscure Disaster by Alain Badiou, published by Jan Van Eyck, Academie of Maastricht, bilingual edition with english, into Croatian-Serbian, with Ozren Pupovac. (1996)
Artivisme : Cofounder and coordinator of the Cultural committee for 13 charged workers of steel factory Clabecq and Renault Belgium in 2000 ; Cultural Committee of Movement of illegal Immigrants, Belgium ( 1992-till now) ; artistic support around the Universal Embassy project, the occupation of the former Somalian Embassy in Brussels by the illegal immigrants.... was born in St Petersburg (Leningrad), Russia where she started her dance education at the Pioneers House. After the emigration of her family to Sweden, she continued her junior studies at the Royal Swedish ballet school in Gothenburg followed by the high school department in Stockholm where she first encountered studies in contemporary dance. In 2000 she continued her studies in the first cycle of P.A.R.T.S in Brussels and upon graduation in 2003, she joined Rosas-the dance company of the renowned choreographer Anna-Theresa de Keersmaeker. Till this day and throughout her twelve years of work with the company, she has managed to work outside of the company structure as a freelance dancer with smaller constellations where she could collaborate on collective short-term projects with among others tgStan, House of Bertha collective and the Swedish choreographer Helena Franzen as well as teaching in different institutions. Since 2005 she found herself as a main member of the collective People coming from nowhere where she has come closer to the possibility of accessing theory/philosophy through art.
Currently she is preparing the next upcoming events with People Coming from nowhere, among others, a new collaborations with Popular University of Anderlecht ( Université Populaire) in Brussels. In parallel she is, as a dancer, touring with the last performance of Rosas- Golden Hours and has just started a new collaboration with the Greek choreographer Giorgia Vardarou of the creation “New Narratives” in Brussels.... violinist, sound explorer and performer, was born on 43°18'58.5"N 21°54'39.5"E, where her music education started and continued until she obtained Bachelor degree from the Faculty of Art at the University of Niš, Serbia (with Branislava Petrovic-MArkovic and Igor Aleksic). She continued her studies and obtained Masters degree and Postgraduate in Music on Royal Conservatory of Brussels (Belgium) in the class of professor Oistrakh and Boucaert, as well as advanced fellow program for contemporary music of the Ictus (Brussels) and Spectra (Gent) Ensembles at School of Arts Gent. She worked and collaborated with masters such as Igor Oistrakh, Ruggiero Ricci, Vladimir Spivakov, Eugenia Tchugayeva, Marc Danel, Stefan Camilarov, Ilan Gronich, Mihail Grube, Dejan Mihailović, Angel Satnkov, Barbara Maurer, Peter Ablinger, Tom Pauwels, Graeme Jeannings. During this time she has been performing regularly in Serbia and in Belgium, as well as in other countries (Italy, Slovenia, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Bulgaria, Germany, France, Portugal, USA, China). Her recent solo performances include concerts on the “ArsMusica” International Contemporary Music Festival (Belgium), Epidaursu Festival (Croatia), concert during the “Museum Nigh Fever” in Palais des Beaux-Arts (Brussels), “Constantinus Festival” double violin concertos with Valery Oistrakh), BigBang Festival (with ICTUS+GAME) as well as concerts in Flagey and in the MiM (Musical Instruments Museum). She also did several recordings for both Serbian and Italian radio and TV broadcasting companies.
She is the violinist in LAPS ensemble, ensemble that works with combining acoustic and electronic production of sound. She also plays in the violin and piano duo, with pianist Nao Momitani and a duo with harpist Maria Jose Jeannin (“MaD duo”).
As a pedagogue she has been activly engaged colaborating as violin assistant of Marc Danel (1st violin of the Danel Quartet, professor in IMEP Namur, CNSMD Lyon and NSKA Amsterdam), as well as a violin and piano teacher in Montessori School, Brussels.
Currently, she is working on a research in contemporary violin music, technique and performance ("Temporality of Impossible") and is researching interactive sound installations. More specifically her “Sensonarium”, with support of Q-O2 Brussels and ISIB-Institut Supérieur Industriel de Bruxelles, that is, beside being autonomous work also part of her concept “microMACRO” (performance for solo instrument and sound installations).
She is a part of the collective People Coming from Nowhere and their project Phd in One Night, which highlights the importance of knowledge and education through approaching and working through apprehending and translating it through different mediums of art. Composed of different platforms of action, currently project is focused on conception of open classes, open platforms of sharing knowledge and the Post-conferences.
More info: http://dejanasekulic.com... born in Spain, studied ballet technique and graduated as a ballet dancer from Escuela Oficial de Danza del Gobierno de Navarra. After that, she attended the two years dance program of P.A.R.T.S, first cycle. In 1998, she became a member of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker's company Rosas. In the season 2002, she was awarded a Bessie (New York Dance and Performance Award) for sustained achievement as a performer. She dances and contributes to the creation of Rosas pieces for more than a decade. She co-directs the Rosas Repertory Graduation Projects at P.A.R.T.S In 2011 she teached a Rosas repertory piece, "Rain” at the Paris Opera and Opera de Lyon. She had the opportunity to teach Rosas Repertory and composition workshops worldwide. She teaches Ballet technique for Rosas Company, Les ballet C. de la B. the Ballet de Marseille, U and P.A.R.T. S Additionally she teaches Release technique for ImPulsTanz, Charleroi Danses, Thor Company, La Raffinerie, Conservatorio superior de Madrid and Theater school Amsterdam. Nowadays, she is part of the Collective House of Bertha, which first piece "White Noise" premiered in MDT,Stockholm in 2011 and participated in Phd in one night collective project in Isac (Institut Superieur des Arts de choreographie) - Brussels Fine arts Academy, Dec. 2014 sharing a “intuitive mouvements” with students and working in a frame of Phd in one night project in open class research of the “emancipatory mouvement“ (mouvement de l’émancipation).... is freelance researcher with focus on economy and its relation with actual politico-social environment. He is a coordinator of several collective initiatives (Collective Emigrative art, samizdat Edicija Jugoslavija) and member of the collective People coming from nowhere. For many years he worked in a field of culture and arts, among other posts he was main coordinator of Student Cultural Center in Belgrade (SKC)in the emerging period of conceptual art in Yugoslavia (where SKC took important place worldwide). In 2001 he had a fellowship in Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart invited by juror Gerard Paris Clavel- Ne pas plier, as a part of research project on arts and politics “Collective distribution”. He worked last 15 years in Brussel as a teacher of native language (serbo-croate)in language schools in Brussels. Currently, he works on his new book “ Global economy and it effects on local and everyday life”.... (The Netherlands, *1989) studied Film in Ghent. Here she finished her master in 2013. Since then she works as a documentary filmmaker, based in Brussels. Currently she is working on a new documentary film about an maritime boarding school and the relation of these boys with the sea. She makes collages, with which she participated in 2014 in an exhibition in Ghent; The Governor's Mansion. She is member of the editorial board of Sabzian, an online platform for cinefile culture, together with a group of filmmakers and film critics. She is also founding member of Le Septième Lieu/De Zevende Plaats, a nomadic cineclub in Brussels that organizes screenings every month.
Her practise of teaching and giving workshops is related to the multi-facetted activities of PHD in 1 Night, that focuses on ways of learning inspired by the philosophy of Jacques Rancière.... was born, trained and educated in Romania at Bucharest Ballet School and in Hamburg Ballet School, Germany. During 1998-2001 was working with different companies and projects in Germany. Since 2001 Beniamin is been living and established in Brussels where in the past years had collaborations with Rosas, Charleroi-Danses, (Film)with Thierry De Mey, Roberto Olivan, Johanne Saunier, and other projects abroad. At the moment he is teaching in different places like UltimaVez, Danse Ateliers(Rotterdam), Danse Centrum Jette, ESAC (Ecole Superieure des Arts du Cirque), Hybrid Dance Studio, La Raffinerie, ICon Arts Sibiu(Romania) and actually studying Photography at Flemish RHoK School of Arts Brussels.... Auteur, dessinateur, théoricien de la bande dessinée et éditeur belge, Xavier Löwenthal est fondateur du groupe et de la maison d'édition « La Cinquième Couche » (5c) au sein de laquelle il évolue depuis plus de 20 ans. En tant qu'auteur, on lui doit notamment Cotton Schwob, satire sociale féroce de nos mœurs ; Iphigénie, sur l'indétermination dans les modèles newtoniens appliqués à la structure tragique, Lettres à Pauline, sur une mission ethnolinguistique qu'il a menée, auprès des Indiens de la forêt tropicale humide, au Honduras, Les aventures de Wim Delvoye (avec François Olislaeger et Wim Delvoye), le Manifeste du dégagisme, le Dégagisme du manifeste et Chronique du rattachement de la Belgique au Congo (avec le Collectif Manifestement), l’œuvre de Judith Forest (1h25 et Momon, avec William Henne et Thomas Boivin), Pour un art après l'art après Auschwitz (pour en finir avec le déni et la haine de la mort) et Pour un partage de la violence. En tant que co-auteur (avec Ilan Manouach) ou éditeur, son nom est aussi associé aux détournements Katz (d'après Maus d'Art Spiegelman, livre détruit par décision de justice) et Noirs (adaptation en cyan des Schtroumpfs noirs de Peyo et Delporte).
Il donne aussi des cours de danse contemporaine dans le cadre du projet PHD in one night, avec Jacques Rancière et People coming from nowhere.
Il organise des manifestations annuelles avec le Collectif Manifestement, il figure dans quelques films dans des rôles (de composition) de poivrot ou de proxénète.
Il est père de trois enfants.... (née en Belgique en 1987), a étudié la philosophie à l’Université Libre de Bruxelles et le cinéma (montage/script) à l’INSAS. Depuis la fin de ses études, et un mémoire universitaire sur l’esthétique de Jacques Rancière (2013), elle a diversifié son activité, toujours animée par l’obsession cinématographique : assistante de programmation et animatrice d’atelier cinéma pour l’ASBL Le P’tit Ciné, enseignante dans plusieurs écoles secondaires d’histoire de l’art et des techniques audiovisuelles, membre du collectif Phd in one night, intervenante au colloque international (UCL) « créer au nom de quoi ? », monteuse, cadreuse, photographe... Elle est également une des membres fondatrice du Le Septième Lieu/De Zevende Plaats, un cinéclub nomade qui organise des projections mensuelles à Bruxelles.... born in Brussels to former Yougoslavian parents from Belgrade, is 18 since last January 26th.
He started playing the piano at the age of 4 and was followed by 2 piano teachers, Sergey Leschenko for classical music and Valentin Botev for jazz music. He won second place as laureate in the Belfius National Classics contest that took place in Brussels on November 15th, 2012 and was selected in the finale of the “Concours Musical de France” in 2007.
He composes and practices various types of music going from classical to jazz music. He also sang, since the age of 5, in the Children Choir of the “Opéra de la Monnaie” in Brussels where he was participating in it's "mute voice" department - Singing Brothers.
He collaborated in several experimental musical projects like Mauricio Kagel - Pas de Cinq, Wandelszene in 2006 in Bozar, projects with Fabrizio Cassola and the saxophonist Erwin Van.
Today, when the educational system, like in almost all European countries, doesn't include music lessons in the curriculum neither at primary level nor at secondary level, music becomes a real struggle for someone who is fond of it and wants it to become part of his everyday life and education. He really has to fight for it.
He likes and practiced boxing. He also practiced sprint and won several contest with his record for the 100m in 11'75'' and the 60m indoor 7'32’’.
While finishing high school, where he graduated from the scientific department, in 2014 Kosta entered the the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp as a "young talent". Today he is a student of this Conservatory, class of Polina Leschenko.