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“What Do You Want, To Get Rich or To Share Ideas?”

Director: Marin Lukanović
Composer and sound designer: Marjan Nećak
Actors: Sara Blažić, Jurica Marčec, Anja Sabol, Deni Sanković
Sound recordist: Zoran Medved
Researchers: Sanja Bojanić, Kristina Stojanović Čehajić, Kristina Smoljanović, Marko Luka Zubčić



Sound installation “What Do You Want, To Get Rich or To Share Ideas?” is based on “Time and Risk Produce Quality”, a research published as part of Diversity Mixer project. Interviewing two dozen cultural and creative workers from Rijeka and Primorje-Gorski Kotar County we came across some interesting thoughts and contemplations on the position of artists in contemporary society, work ethics, educational policies in creative domain, precarious work conditions, value of work, attitude of the audience towards culture and arts, getting work through connections and by pulling strings, and related subjects. Young actors, freshly graduated from the Academy of Applied Arts of the University of Rijeka and newly threading the unsafe and precarious artistic waters themselves, interpreted quotes from the interviews with anonymised artists, thus giving these thoughts an additional layer of authenticity. This montage of documentary statements interpreted by actors, with music by renown European composer, presented to the general audience in Korzo – a veritable living room of all the citizens of Rijeka and their guests, a public space par excellance – opens up space for new meanings, thoughts, and conclusions about the system of cultural production and working conditions in culture and arts. Ahead of the year-long festival of the Rijeka European Capital of Culture 2020, this is an autoreflexive look critical of the system, but also critical of the creative folk and cultural workers.

Marin Lukanović, director, projection designer and producer from Rijeka, has over twenty years of experience in formal and informal education in cultural and creative field. Collaborator of numerous theatre companies in Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia and Macedonia, he also works in cinema and TV in Italy and Croatia. Director of documentary films “Rikard Benčić, For Example” (co-directed with Nadija Mustapić), “Theatre, Our Way”, “Drunken Alley” and “Delta – An Affluence of Arts”, co-founder of Filmaktiv, currently employed at the Academy of Applied Arts where he is Head of Department of Applied Arts.

Sound installation is part of “Diversity Mixer – policies and practices in cultural and creative industries”, a project financed through the Program on rights, equality and citizenship of the European Union (2014-2020). The project is jointly conducted by Rijeka2020 LLC and the Academy of Applied Arts of the University of Rijeka, in cooperation with the Croatian Business Council for Sustainable Development as partner.