Ana Baraga, Anka Kočevar, Aphra Tesla, Biba Košmerl, Branislav Milošević, David Krančan, Davor Gromilović, Dušan Moldovan, Elena Fajt, Eva Lucija Kozak, Irena Ocepek, Janez Vreček, Jure Engelsberger, Kaja Kisilak, Katarina Vladimirov Young, Kitsch-Nitsch, Leon Zoudar, Luka Mancini, Luka Umek, Mladen Stropnik & Nataša Skušek, Matej Jarc, Matej Lavrenčič, Matija Medved, Miha Vrhunc, Milanka Fabjančič, Mina Fina, Mina Arko, Natan Esku, Neja Tomšič, Nejaaka (Neja Englesberger & Akaša Bojić), Nejc Korenič, Nina Vrhovec, Patricija Čičmir, Rok Marinšek, Rone84, Saša Štucin, Špela Škulj, Suzi Bricelj, Tanja Semion, Teja Ideja, Urh Sobočan, Zoran Pungerčar, Živa Moškrič
Events & Exhibitions:
The Independent Biennial presented 50 visual works of our authors in a screening exhibition at Merkillinen – visual poetry exhibition at Gallery Aila Seppälä Lahti, Finland from 29th July to 23rd August 2015.
The exhibition was organised by Sanakuva Collective, a Finnish cross-disciplinary arts group. It is a experimental platform where poetry, and literary texts, are interpreted via means of design, dance, photography, moving image and sound to be presented as literary interventions taking shape online, as live performances and exhibitions. It is this interdisciplinary approach and the bridging of different artistic expression that binds the Sanakuva Collective to the Independents biennial. The idea of presenting the works of the Independent Biennial authors at the Merkillinen emerged during the planning of the collaboration for the Independents Biennial 5th edition. The works and authors presented in Lahti were previously presented at the Embassy of Slovenia and the New York University in Washington.
Apart from the works of Slovenian authors Merkillinen exhibition showcased works of recognized Finnish poets, artists and graphic designers. They were asked to comment on how they see the many forms of visual poetry today, and where it is heading tomorrow.