Domestic Research Society
|Društvo za domače raziskave|
|Šarhova 34, SI-1000 Ljubljana|
|Jani Pirnat, President|
|Phone||386 (0) 41 922 782|
- 9 May 2016
The Domestic Research Society presents the research project Casting of Death at the TRACES kick-off meeting in Klagenfurt at Alpen-Adria-Universität, Stiftungssaal der Kärntner Sparkasse in Klagenfurt/Celovec, Austria programme
- 2 April 2014
Jani Pirnat presents the activities of the Domestic Research Society at Shinbun-onna Gallery in Osaka, Japan programme
- 3 March to 30 March 2013
The international project Hard Facts by the Domestic Research Society, Pensart and SIZ under research in Madrid in Rijeka, Croatia programme
- 15 February 2013
The Domestic Research Society involved in Speedarting at the JUSTMAD4 Art Fair, hosted by the Pensart Cultura AC at Hotel Silken Puerta America in Madrid, Spain programme
- 8 February to 28 February 2013
The international project Hard Facts by the Domestic Research Society, Pensart and SIZ under research in Madrid in Madrid, Spain programme
- 27 September 2012
The Hard Facts project presented by the Domestic Research Society in cooperation with SIZ Association (Rijeka) at the round table at GG68 in Vienna, Austria programme
- 26 November to 27 November 2010
Domestic Research Society at the Words Room international conference at DAZ – Društvo arhitekata Zagreb in Zagreb, Croatia programme
In spring 2016 the Domestic Research Society got engaged in TRACES, a multi-annual interdisciplinary research project that tackles the ‘hard-case’ of contentious heritage and its transmitting via new forms of collaboration between artists, researchers and cultural institutions. TRACES is funded under the EU Horizon 2020 Reflective Society programme and involves collaboration of 11 research institutions from Austria, Italy, Germany, Norway, Switzerland, Romania, Slovenia and the UK. The Domestic Research Society conducts a research Casting of Death together with the experts from National and University Library, Moderna galerija (MG), and City Museum of Ljubljana.
In 2004 the team conceived an engaging public art project entitled The Animals 1914–1918 installed in Kobarid. From 2005 to 2010 a modular display laboratory called "Kabinet" (The Cabinet), a temporary exhibiting space (located in the inner courtyard of the Škuc Gallery, was conceived in relation to the phenomenon of private collections and their displays. The following projects took place in the Cabinet: La Capilla Atomica; Alternations by Jani Pirnat; Shut Your Eyes and Watch (Silent Lectures) and On Profession II - Rog Teachings both by Alenka Pirman, Folk Museum of Nani Poljanec Rogaška Slatina curated by Pirnat; Specimen by Damijan Kracina and Jani Pirnat; Napeto v kabinetu [Distended Cabinet] installation by Irena Romih; Jelenometry research exhibition by Alexei Monroe and DRS members (a hunt for the symbolic Stag on the borders of natural science, humanities, and art).
The ongoing project by DRS S'pajkanje [Domestic Spider] started as an extensive research on the metal wall spider, an ornament that has been adorning the walls of Slovene homes for almost 60 years, in the meantime becoming so commonplace that it gets overlooked even by its owners and their neighbours. Some of the findings were displayed at the Kolodvor Library in September 2009.
In the summer of 2014 Katarina Toman Kracina and the Domestic Research Society's members painted a 7-metres long canvas an Animal Dance Macabre based on the a late-medieval Hrastovlje Dance Macabre fresco. The Živali/Gli animali/Tiere 1914—1918 artwork that commemorates the animals in the World War One was installed first next to Mangart mountain hut, close to where the battle positions on Isonzo front were set up 100 years ago. Later on the painting was presented at the National Museum of Contemporary History and at the Krško Gallery.
Artwork educational project
From 2007 to 2010 DRS co-organised a joint project with Škuc Gallery and Celje Gallery of Contemporary Art: Artwork – a series of lectures that focused on individual works of art. The first lecturers were Tomaž Brejc and Bojan Gorenec followed by Jože Barši, Miklavž Komelj and Dunja Kukovec in 2008 and Dragan Živadinov, Meta Gabršek Prosenc and Martina Vovk in 2009. In 2010 Artwork featured lectures by Beti Žerovc and Jiři Bezlaj.
Domestic Research Society participated at the Crazy Curators Biennial in Bratislava in 2008, curated by Alenka Gregorič and in 2010 it was hosted by the Superficie Totale (Giovanni Morbin) in Cornedo Vicentino, Italy. In 2012 the society and its partner associations SIZ (Rijeka, Croatia) and PENSART (Madrid, Spain) won a research and development grant by the European Cultural Foundation for the Hard Facts project. The project focused on the DIY historisation methods and took place in Vienna, Ljubljana, Madrid and Rijeka in 2012–2013. Since 2016 the Domestic Research Society has participated in the TRACES project, supported by Horizon 2020 programme.
- Domestic Research Society
- TRACES flyer (pdf)
- The Artwork series of lectures on VideoLectures.Net (in Slovenian)
- The S'pajkanje research project's blog (in Slovenian)