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Dr. Aleksandra Dulic is media artist, theorist and filmmaker working at the intersections of interactive multimedia installation and live performance with research foci in cross-cultural media performance, interactive animation and computational poetics. She has received a number of awards for her short animated films. Her artistic work is widely presented in exhibitions, festivals, and television broadcasts across Europe, Asia and North America. These works include films, animated media performances, interactive computer installations; software tools for interactive animation, as well as an interdisciplinary collaborations with composers and artists in various disciplines, such as music, dance, theatre, poetry, shadow play. She is active as a curator, a writer, an educator, teaching courses, presenting and publishing papers, across North America, Australia, Europe and Asia.
She conducted graduate seminars in Computational Poetics at the Belgrade Fine Arts University's Interdisciplinary Post-Graduate Program in Polymedia in 2007 and 2005 as well as workshops in Performance Media at the Indonesian National Academy of Arts (ISI) in Solo, Central Java 2005.
In 1998 Aleksandra received BA from Fine Art University of Belgrade, MFA from the School for the Contemporary Art in 2000 and Ph.D. from the School of Interactive Art and Technology in 2006 from Simon Fraser University where she was working as a faculty member from 2000 to 2005. Her doctoral dissertation entitled Fields of Interaction: From Shadow Play Theatre to Media Performance, is a cross-cultural study of the emerging practice of interactive and performative media art. One of the outcomes of her doctoral research is a set of compositional tools for live animated performance. Dr Dulic, in collaboration with Kenneth Newby and Martin Gotfrit, was working on a research project entitled Computational Poetics, a SSHRC-funded Research/Creation Grant in Fine Arts (2004/2007). The focus of this project is the articulation of an aesthetics of digital art performance and the development of a tool-set to enable artists working in the computational medium to create, present and document their work. Currently she is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Media and Graphics Interdisciplinary Centre, University of British Columbia working with Dr. Keith Hamel on a research project entitled An intelligent instrument: composition, structure and improvisation in visual music, for which she received a two year research funding from Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2007/2009) .
Recently Aleksandra with Kenneth Newby and Martin Gotfrit, has completed a commissioned interactive installation work for the Beall Center for Art & Technology in Irvine, California. The work, in a thousand drops... refracted glances features an animated mosaic of projections of approximately 100 persons on a curtain of 110 suspended screens. She is engaged in ongoing collaborations with Kenneth Newby in the creation of a series of works combining interactive sound installation, live animation, performance documentary, and music techniques for performance presentations. This work has been presented at the Victoria Independent Film and Video Festival's Interactive Futures, the Belef Festival in Belgrade and the Elektra Festival in Montreal 2006. A major interactive audio-visual installation work, One River (running...) was exhibited at the Surrey Art Gallery in October 2005. The media performance of Pasiphae's Desire is presented at The Academy of Electronic Arts CeC & Cac in New Dehli, India in February 2007. The interactive animation Symmeries was presented at 12th Jogjakarta Gamelan Festival as well as a new media shadow play Semar’s Journey was presented the Jogjakarta Arts Festival.
She has presented and published her writings on new media at a variety of conferences including Practice As Research in Performance, Bristol; Computer Art Congress, Paris; Digital Arts & Culture, Melbourne; Planetary Collegium, Beijing; Transnet, Vancouver, and the Journal of Media Practice. A paper on the subject of intelligent instruments for situated media performance was published in the Canadian Theatre Review for 2007.
Her filmography includes Eclipse of Radio B292 2001, a feature length documentary Funded by Canada Council for the Arts, Spirit, 1999, an animated music video, and award winning short animated films The Man on the Square 1998 and Situation 1996.
Aleksandra is a co-founder of the New Forms Media Society and has served as a curator for the New Forms Festival as well as sitting on its conference.
You can contact Aleksandra by email at: adulic at interchange dot ubc dot ca