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Slama - NGO for the promotion of creative counsciousness in society

Land art project SLAMA The idea for this manifestation occurred to me while as a student I was traveling through the Pannonian plains observing the straw bale harvest on the fields. The mere site of the harvesting impresses me every time I happen to see it and in my opinion this by itself is already Art.But I couldn't get the thought out of my head that these wonderful Lego bricks needed to be put together in different, new ways. That's when I began to dream of big straw sculptures... as my stream of thoughts went on I realized that only imagining wouldn't give me enough satisfaction. I figured that for the realization of my idea a whole bunch of artists would be necessary. Few years passed, I graduated sculpture and returned back home to my family’s estate where we started to turn my idea into reality. In the summer of 2006 with a few colleges and local artists my idea finally came to life and we put together our first straw sculpture event. It being a great success and wonderful experience we founded a nongovernmental organization SLAMA – NGO for the promotion of creative consciousness in society. Already, next year (2007) the event became international through participation of young artists from Rumenia, Serbia and various guests from other countries. The year 2008 was a big breake through as participants gathered from even more different countries and the croatian contemperary artist Ivan Ladislav Galeta honored us with his participation acknowledging our efforts to create and expand our project; SLAMA – land art festival. Besides the main annual festival we organize creative workshops mostly for the young in which we teach them the joy of creating in harmony with nature. We also take part in different events, festivals and exibitions where we promote straw sculpturing and land art. Straw is a forgotten treasure of our region by the means of artistic expresion as it can be used in indefinite ways

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  • Date Taken: 2009-08-06
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