Presentation of Magazine and Performance, Novi Sad (SCG)
Wednesday, 29th June 2005
CCNS, The Art Club, 18:00

Music: Soirée
Redaction: Beke Ottó, Gagyi Ágnes, Hamvas Ágnes, Samu János Vilmos, Sutus Áron, Szakmány Piroska, Török Arnold, Vanger László
Author of the performance: DNS
Performer: Sutus Áron
The concept of the DNA (DNS) multi-medial formation and periodical contributes to emerging theories of affect and dramology, following contemporary work by Steven Shaviro, Paul Virilio and others, by outlining critical vocabulary that is open to non-signifying cultural occurrences. Such figurative vocabulary consists not only of verbal and signs, subject to codification in general, but also of pre- and post-verbal traces that have the power to effect (even determine) esthetic communication. Taking an iconic, post-alphabetic approach as a site of the used media’s operation, processes of signification lose the illusion of semantic predetermination, and the hidden, but inevitable figurativeness of language arises.

The DNA (DNS) formation emphasizes the embodiment of the message, and attempts to track the difficulties involved in the fact that the ever changing meaning can be conceived in no other way, but as duration. One-time corporeal performances offered by the periodical, illustrate the concept.
The reason why I stopped at the chapter dedicated to the Symposion movement lies in the fact that we are now, in this year, witnessing a will to re-change a paradigm: the periodical for culture, DNA (DNS), issued by the Board for Higher Education of Hungarians from Vojvodina, in its fusions of text, picture and series of theoretical papers draws our attention to a possible way of forming a cultural and communicational model, which differs from the usual cultural perception. It is a declaration of a visual-spiritual culture with a vision of new literacy, a declaration of the need to change the paradigm… (József F. Fekete, writer, a member of the Hungarian Arts Academy)

For me DNA (DNS) is a testimony to the fact that in our immediate homeland a new generation is rising and forming, a generation which will reshape the future, which has already made a dynamic step forward in the field of action, giving and demanding room for itself under our rather depleted and exhausted cultural skies. (Katalin Káich, PhD, University Professor)

Published by: Hungarian College for Higher Education in Vojvodina (Novi Sad, Vojvode Mišića 1, [email protected])

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