The eighth day

The eighth day is a surplus, a luxury, an overflow of creation. It stands out of the routine of the „seven“, including the worker's meager weekend „freedom – the days of rest. It is a true day of Insurrection, of revolt, of festivity, of pleasure: a moment of independence from the „week“ of toil, mobbing, frustration, stress.

As a number or a digit, the symbol „8“ indicates infinity, the gnostic cosmic tail-eating Ouroboros whose beginning and ending are infinitely united. One – All in the Here – Now. In the pleroma, fullness, void… For those initiated in the mystery called The Eighth Day.

IN THE HEART OF ART AND EARTH – BODY & SOUL – POREČ FOREVER – ISTRA’s  RESURECTION SABBATH THE DAY AFTER –" Branko Cerovac

In 2007, a series of exhibitions called „The eighth day“ was held in a variety of places, from the Poreč Assembly Hall, to the Vincent of Kastav Gallery in Pula, Kortil Gallery in Rijeka and ending in 2008 with the exhibition at the Ethnographic Museum of Istria. The concept of cooperation between the artistic forces of Istria and Rijeka has been clear from the very first exhibition. The growing number of devoted admirers contributes with an additional dimension to the focus and themes chosen by the artists. At the same time, there is a continuous increase in the number of participants, who are far from merely formally present. They are people connected by their work on the arts scene, who often gather on many occasions – including „Seven days of creation“ and gallery and subgallery work (the latter being a large spatial void which is smugly avoided in the regular gallery activity). This manifestation is dedicated to Branko Mrkušić, a favoured high school teacher, critic, director and actor whose personality left a mark of significant impact in the artistic life of Poreč in the 1990s and later.

Marino Baldini

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14th Seven Days of Creation Festival
August 13-19, 2017
Apply by August 5, 2017.

General information: 7ds workshops

Open workshops:
Analog photography workshop
Mentor: Sven Stilinović 
Literary-performative workshop 
Mentors: Neva Lukić and Josipa Bubaš
Psychology and art
Mentor: Goran Poropat

7ds residencies:

Trevor Brown Music Composition Workshop
7ds-residency - performance workshop
Jelena Lovrec - One square meter of culture

52 000 Pazin

Croatia