Award-winning Russian artist Dmitry Morozov aka ::vtol:: collected his own blood over a period of 18 months, using seven litres of this, mildly diluted, in order to generate electricity and operate this sound installation. The last withdrawal of blood was taken from the artist's arm during the debut performance. For this recreation of the exhibition in Zagreb, a substitute liquid is used instead of Dmitry's blood. Morozov is an artist working across several disciplines and also a researcher focused on contemporary art media including sound, robotics and installations. For this visually unnerving installation he says he was motivated by the desire to create a technological hybrid that was an extension of the artist's body and which used his own life force to create electronic sound. This exhibition is jointly curated and brought to Zagreb by KONTEJNER, the provocative Zagreb art collective who curate monthly installations here, as well as holding forward-thinking and audience challenging events across the city.
The seventeenth annual International Animation Day will be celebrated over a whole weekend here in Zagreb. Tuškanac cinema will play host to the event, screening animation shorts and films from 10am until 10pm, enabling younger guests to visit in the daytime and those older to stay up for a little longer. Along with projections of animated films, there will be fun workshops for kids and organisers will talk to some filmmakers whose work is included in the presentations. There will also be an exhibition and a music listening section.
Sergé 'Jojo' Mayer is widely acknowledged as one of the most interesting and ambitious modern drummers. A master of percussion, having learned drums since he was a child in the 1960s, he pursued jazz for many years and even played with greats such as Dizzy Gillespie and Nina Simone. But Mayer left more traditional jazz sounds behind him long ago. In 1995 he started playing with avant-garde jazz rock band Screaming Headless Torsos and just a couple of years later founded Nerve, with whom he continues to play. Nerve have earned themselves a considerable reputation as a live act, with Mayer a constantly innovative drummer. They blur the lines between fast and frenetic jazz and drum n' bass music, the latter a style usually only wholly producible using programmed drum machines. With his prowess, Mayer defies such limitations. This will be Jojo Mayer / Nerve's first appearance in Zagreb for seven years and follows the summer 2018 release of their radically different 'After The Flare' album, an improvised, totally acoustic record which used only acoustic piano, upright bass and a drum kit.
Depo Club this year hold a Halloween party that, like others, warmly welcomes clubbers coming in costume. Only, befitting of this venue, where underground dance music sounds are the regular soundtrack, the music on offer will cater to lovers of house, tech house and techno. Several Depo regulars get a chance to take control, each for an hour, including Igz b2b Foundate, Skols b2b FranK, Đarma b2b Dj Lima, Toxic b2b Kid, Fabian Jakopetz, MIIA and Katarina Ohalloran b2b Dach
What's sure to be a hit party with Zagreb's student population, this event takes place in the out-of-town-centre club Močvara where it is suggested that DJ Mario Kovač will supply a soundtrack that will include popular hits from the likes of ABBA, ZZ Top, Motörhead, Ramones, Michael Jackson, local music and unusual combinations. Fancy dress is strongly suggested and traditionally most attendees make the effort here. Costumes including 'witches, wizards, trolls, monsters, zombies, vampires, nurses, politicians and other mythological creatures' are the suggestions.
This large Halloween party at popular out-of-town-centre club Katran offers four rooms of music that will cater to most tastes. Fancy dress for attendees is not only warmly welcomed but advised, with a pirate theme being this year's suggested line to follow. Katran is usually frequented by students and working young persons. In the theatre, DJ Jurki & DJ DaDoo offer disco, pop, R&B and reggaeton. In the museum DJ Stanko Bondža plys a mashup, in Submarine DJ Frx plays house, hip hop and R&B while in the Hunting Lodge DJ Denna M plays rock.
Misfits were an American horror punk band founded in 1977 in New Jersey. They split up in 1983, following the release of albums 'Walk Among Us' and 'Earth A.D./Wolf's Bloodafter', after which one of the founding members, Glenn Danzig, went on to form Samhain and then Danzig. Following the break up of Misfits, the band gained huge cult status as one of the most pivotal and distinct bands of the US early 80s punk scene, with horror punk being a genre that they pretty much invented. The original members of Misfits reformed in 2018 for two headline shows which featured Slayer's Dave Lombardo on drums, but sadly for fans in Croatia, these two nights were held in New Jersey. Luckily, members of Zagreb groups Mikrofonija, Deafness by Noise, The Rite of Retaliation, Antenat and Mašinko are coming together as Famous Monsters to play the group's music at this event. The venue strongly suggests fancy dress and propose ideas such as vampires, witches, gnomes, pumpkins, dead cats, burned bodies, wizards, goblins and chickens!
This grungy Tuškanac club, set in one of the nicest neighbourhoods in town, has a worn-in feel and on Halloween offers a real alternative to much else happening in the city. Masked and costumed clubbers are definitely encouraged, although some visitors here may not always restrict themselves to Halloween for doing so, as Halloween Jabuka will have a distinctly Goth edge. In charge of the music on the evening is DJ End with the Discorrosion Party, who offer a soundtrack steeped in dark and spooky '80s and 90s sounds like The Sisters of Mercy, The Cure, Depeche Mode, Siouxie and the Banshees, David Bowie, Cabaret Voltaire, Front 242, Nitzer Ebb, Gary Numan, Joy Division, Killing Joke, Laibach, New Order, Nine Inch Nails, Bauhaus, Muse, Placebo, Marilyn Manson, Rammstein, Nick Cave, The Human League, Soft Cell, Ultravox, Visage, The Cult, Pixies and more.
'Everyone already knows the most famous amateur Neolithic student sport!' says cult venue KSET, who are beloved by students of every kind, not just the Neolithic ones. This year they've decided to combine their Halloween party with a Beer Pong competition, offering the chance of much hilarity as costumed contestants compete against each other in this boozy battle. 32 teams will take part in a knockout competition, with each team required to submit a registration fee of 30 kuna and be comprised of at least two people. There will also be a disco section to the night, for dancing friends of the Neolithic competitors.
Horror film fans are in for a treat this Halloween as city centre cinema Kino Tuškanac are offering a diabolical double bill. At 7pm the chance to watch John Carpenter's slasher genre-defining 1978 film Halloween, the original and best movie from an extensive franchise that follows the murderous exploits of Michael Myers. In this movie we see the screen debut of one Jamie Lee Curtis and watch as Myers stalks and kills teenage babysitters. At 9pm, another original installment from a classic franchise as we have opportunity to catch Sam Raimi's Evil Dead. Groundbreaking when released in 1981 and still thoroughly enjoyable to this day, this low budget, high impact classic watches as five college students, vacationing in an isolated cabin in a remote wooded area, unleash a legion of demons and spirits, leading to demonic possession and an everincreasing, but also quite humourous, gore fest.