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KIBLIX 2022 / Workshop: Marko Vivoda & Gjorgji Despodov

02.12.2022 17:00

The workshop Dunch at the Holly Crab developed by Marko Vivoda, head of the HEKA laboratory, and Gjorgji Despodov, interdisciplinary artist, will be dedicated to a reflection on food waste, focusing on polymers derived from shrimp shells.

Through a narrative, the participants will learn about the positive properties of chitosan and how to treat this material. They will made plates, knives, forks, and spoons from materials made from a combination of chitosan and other types of biomass.

The number of participants is limited. Registration is open until Wednesday, 30 November 2022, at

Marko Vivoda is an intermedia artist, curator, producer and is self-employed in the field of culture. Since 2013 he has been a curator of the IZIS Festival and since 2021 he has been the creative director of the HEKA laboratory under the auspices of ACE PiNA. As an artist he is active in the field of visual arts, VJ-ing (IZLAND), is responsible for intermedia art installations (Soundlighter, Soundlighter 2.0, REAR, Radia, Soap opera, Ambigram, Geometricus,...) and is co-founder of IZZA, IZIS and the first edition of Strictly Analog. Since 2020 he is the co-curator of Lighting Guerilla in Ljubljana. He is also the co-founder of the collective Stran 22 and the Riiba institute where he is responsible for program management. His mission is to continuously explore and spread media culture in the field of art in Istria and beyond.

Gjorgji Despodov is an artist and multidisciplinary designer working primarily in the field of visual arts, creating concepts in a wide range of disciplines such as graphic design, art direction, 3D visual elements, and illustration. He graduated in Advertising Design from the National Academy of Arts in Sofia in 2019 and currently works as a multidisciplinary designer at Heka Art and Science Lab. His work exists between physical and digital environments. Using different techniques (videos, installations, 3D visuals, and photography) he explores his relationship with the images that have nourished him since early childhood. His work is mostly inspired by the bizarre films, television, and advertisements of the late 80's and enhanced by digital techniques and color compositing.


Production: PiNA