Location: Delavski dom Trbovlje
ZAVOD ZA KULTURO DELAVSKI DOM TRBOVLJE
adress: Trg svobode 11A, 1420 TRBOVLJE
English map of Trbovlje
Workers Cultural Centre - DELAVSKI DOM TRBOVLJE - DDT
Delavski dom Trbovlje (DDT) is a multi-purpose culture centre, designed by architects Marko Župančič and Oton Gaspari. The monumental building was built in 1956. Prominent architect Župančič thus created one of the more important monuments of modernism in Slovenia. On the front of the building there is a large mosaic by painter, prof. Marij Pregel for which he was awarded the Preseren prize (the highest award in the field of art in Slovenia). The visual impression of the building is further improved by the alley of sculptures by Stojan Batič. DDT is a centre of cultural life in the region of Zasavje (Red Districts). Many events take place under its roof: opera, ballet, films, visual culture. DDT also produces many international visual arts festivals such as Speculum Artium, DigitalBigscreen and Genius Seaculi. DDT thus hosts many artists from different fields of arts both from Slovenia and abroad.
Trbovlje New media setting (TNM)
When we look at the map of Europe as a conceptual topographic trajectory of new media shows, we often see that not all important happenings and festivals are located in capital cities as we might expect, given the fact that the new media art is one of the most attractive of all contemporary forms. The same goes for Austria (Linz) and Italy (Turin), the two closest new media centres to our country. In Slovenia the two most important sites are Maribor and Nova Gorica, but there is neither a welcoming atmosphere, nor the feeling that the town really breathes with the show. Trrbovlje’s initiative with the help of the Workers Cultural Centre - DELAVSKI DOM TRBOVLJE (DDT) and the new programme places Trbovlje on the map of the most important sites starting from 2009.
The modernization of technology, new media, the internet etc. transfers human experience from physical to intellectual, making today’s society more intellectual and less emotional. In the post-media state (term by Peter Weibl) contemporary art is trying to re-establish itself; trying to reach a “Modus vivendi” somewhere in between the contemporary and the traditional. This cohabitation on an internal level establishes a connection between different media, their interaction and cooperation.