Video: Maja Murenc


The Core?

"My brain is only a receiver, in the Universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength and inspiration. I have not penetrated into the secrets of this core, but I know that it exists. "

— Nikola Tesla


The core as the center, a central idea, a concept which brings things together and connects them, symbolizes the solid and monolithic. The notion of the core may also be understood as a firm conviction in an unshakable foundation on top of which the future, scientific theories and values are to be built. On the other hand, however, it is through science and the arts that firm beliefs are regularly shattered and challenged. This year's edition of the festival features a range of artists and scientists of national and international acclaim, examining the underlying theme of the festival through the lenses of their original artistic and research projects.

BridA

Programme

Thursday, 28 September

19:30 Opening of the R.o.R Festival and the Light Path exhibition
The festival will be opened by the Mayor of Nova Gorica, Samo Turel.
Bevkov trg square, Nova Gorica
In case of rain, the event will be moved to the Rotunda of the Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica, Trg Edvarda Kardelja 5, Nova Gorica

Light Path, outdoor and indoor exhibition
Artists: Beam Team, Matej Bizovičar, Manuel Brajnik, Marko Čeh, Luke Jerram, Hanno Kautz, Jan Lavrič, Claudia Reh (Echtzeitlich), Luka Savić, Leon Vidmar, Tanja Vujinović
Locations of the projects: Bevkov trg, Xcenter, Edvard Rusjan Memorial, Kidričeva ulica, Erjavčeva ulica

Throughout the festival, artistic performances and interactive and participatory projects will take place as part of the Light Path exhibition

20:00 - 22:00 Claudia Reh, participatory light installation. Each visitor is invited to create images for the projection.
Edvard Rusjan Memorial, Nova Gorica

20:00 - 22:00 Hanno Kautz, interactive audio performance. Visitors can use their bodies and their touch to create an audio composition.
Xcenter, former Alpina store, Delpinova ulica 20, Nova Gorica

20:00 - 22:00 Tanja Vujinović, presentation of the Flowerlab v2 art installation in virtual reality and techno DJ set
Xcenter, Delpinova 20, Nova Gorica


Friday, 29 September

10:00 Lavoslava Benčić, Simon Macuh: Electromagnetic Spatial Mapping of Interiors,
workshop for residents of the Nova Gorica Retirement Home
Community room, Nova Gorica Retirement Home,
Gregorčičeva ulica 16, Nova Gorica

18:00 - 22:00 Claudia Reh, participatory light installation. Each visitor is invited to create images for the projection.
Edvard Rusjan Memorial, Nova Gorica

18:00 - 22:00 Hanno Kautz, interactive audio performance. Visitors can use their bodies and their touch to create an audio composition.
Xcenter, former Alpina store, Delpinova ulica 20, Nova Gorica

18:30 Green sounds (Lavoslava Benčić, Tim Bučar, Simon Macuh): Cloak for the Invisible and the Inaudible, performance (open to external visitors)
Community room, Nova Gorica Retirement Home,
Gregorčičeva ulica 16, Nova Gorica

20:00 Alberto Novello a.k.a JesterN: Black Light, laser projection onto the building in the courtyard of the KB Center and performance in the GO!center,
KB Center, GO!center, Korzo Verdi 51, Gorizia (Italy)


Saturday, 30 September

FROM EARTH TO THE MOON

16:00 Dr. Tomaž Zwitter: From the Sun to the most distant of galaxies and back to our own (in)significance, lecture
Xcenter, Delpinova ulica 20, Nova Gorica

A presentation of the research efforts of the Ljubljana Astrophysics Group, ranging from the study of solar flares to the study of what stars in the Milky Way are made of, where they are and how they move, to the study of the properties of the most distant stars, galaxies and galaxy clusters in the young Universe.

17:10 Vocal-instrumental group Sanje with guitar, musical performance
Bevkov trg square, Nova Gorica
In case of rain, the event will be moved to Xcenter.

17:40 Dr. Andreja Gomboc: Astrophysical research at the University of Nova Gorica, lecture
A lecture on research being carried out at the UNG Centre for Astrophysics and Cosmology: supernova explosions, tidal disruptions of stars near black holes, dark matter and high-energy cosmic particles.
Xcenter, Delpinova ulica 20, Nova Gorica

18:00 - 22:00 Claudia Reh, participatory light installation. Each visitor is invited to create images for the projection.
Edvard Rusjan Memorial, Nova Gorica

18:00 - 22:00 Hanno Kautz, interactive audio performance. Visitors can use their bodies and their touch to create an audio composition.
Xcenter, former Alpina store, Delpinova ulica 20, Nova Gorica

18:50 Mag. Andrej Brešan: Radio telescope, lecture
Presentation of a radio telescope for observing the OH molecule, which is currently under construction in Miren.
Xcenter, Delpinova ulica 20, Nova Gorica

20:30 Mag. Andrej Brešan: A briefintroduction to observing the Moon with a telescope
A brief introduction to how the Moon was formed and how it evolved, its principal features and peculiarities, and why it is important to us.
Bevkov trg square, Nova Gorica
In case of rain, the event will be moved to Xcenter.

21:00 Observing the Moon with telescopes
Observing the Moon and the sky with amateur astronomers from the wider region of Gorica
Lawn in front of the Municipal Palace, Trg Edvarda Kardelja 1, Nova Gorica
The event will be canceled in case of cloudy weather!


Sunday, 1 October

16:00 Hans-Peter Spitzner, Peggy Spitzner: Last Escape at Checkpoint Charlie, talk
In their talk, Hans Peter and Peggy recount their unique experience as the last known “refugees to flee the Berlin Wall”.
The discussion will be held in English, with Slovenian and Italian simultaneous interpretation provided.
Grand Hall of the Municipal Palace, Trg Edvarda Kardelja 1, Nova Gorica

17.30 Nancy Brandt: The Decision (“Der Entschluss”) 2019-2020, screening of a documentary film.
In 2019, German filmmaker Nancy Brandt and cinematographer Thomas Beckmann filmed a 62-minute documentary telling the story of Hans-Peter Spitzner, officially the last Berlin Wall refugee from Checkpoint Charlie, and his family. Production: Nancy Brandt Films
The film will be screened in German with English subtitles
Grand Hall of the Municipal Palace, Trg Edvarda Kardelja 1, Nova Gorica

18:00 - 20:00 Claudia Reh, participatory light installation. Each visitor is invited to create images for the projection.
Edvard Rusjan Memorial, Nova Gorica

18:00 - 20:00 Hanno Kautz, interactive audio performance. Visitors can use their bodies and their touch to create an audio composition.
Xcenter, former Alpina store, Delpinova ulica 20, Nova Gorica

19:30 MN Dance Company: To the Moon and Back, dance performance
Bevkov trg square, Nova Gorica
In case of rain, the event will be moved to the Rotunda of the National Theatre, Trg Edvarda Kardelja 5, Nova Gorica

21:00 Salvatore Calì: 744.672,607.5 steps to the Moon, performance
Bar al museo 11, Borgo castello 11, Gorizia


Friday, 6 October

R.o.R EXTRA!

18:30 Sz. Berlin: Dissonant Synthesis - video performance
Dissonant Synthesis video performance, created during the R.o.R residency program with the support of the Public Institute GO! 2025 - European Capital of Culture, Nova Gorica,

This projection was made possible by the BridA Institute and the Municipality of Nova Gorica in cooperation with Architects Day 2023: Ravnikar Enigma - the question of the future of Slovenian architecture, organised by the Chamber of Architecture and Spatial Planning of Slovenia.
The event is open to the general public.
Grand Hall, Municipal Palace,
Trg Edvarda Kardelja 1, Nova Gorica

Partner: GONG Gallery

Mario Sillani Djerrahian: Planet Surface
Trieste-based artist Mario Sillani Djerrahian presents a selection of works from his recent photographic series and “photographic haikus”.
The GONG Gallery program is supported by the City Municipality of Nova Gorica. 

The exhibition can be viewed:
Wednesday-Thursday: 16:00-19:00
Friday: 12:00-16:00
Saturday: 10:00-13:00 

GONG Gallery
Kidričeva ulica 20
5000 Nova Gorica (SI)
www.galerijagong.si

Participants
Beam Team, Lavoslava Benčić, Sz. Berlin, Matej Bizovičar, Manuel Brajnik, Mag. Andrej Brešan, Tim Bučar, Slavatore Calì, Marko Čeh, Dr. Andreja Gomboc, Luke Jerram, Hanno Kautz, Jan Lavrič, Simon Macuh, MN Dance Company, Alberto Novello a.k.a JesterN, Claudia Reh (Echtzeitlicht), Luka Savić, Hans-Peter Spitzner, Peggy Spitzner, The vocal-instrumental musical ensemble Sanje(“Dreams”) with guitar, Leon Vidmar, Tanja Vujinović, Green sounds, Dr. Tomaž Zwitter














The project is co-financed by the public institute GO! 2025 – European Capital of Culture, Nova Gorica.