FDA in Virtual Reality

Interactive Arts Laboratory has proposed many cultural heritage projects. It’s interest in that particular line of work is mainly with conservation and presentation of large architectural units in a VR setting. As an example of what Laboratory is striving to produce, we present one of its current projects – The Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Virtual Reality.

Interactive Arts Laboratory is an artistic research hub for new media and technologies which has, in less than four years since its inception, created a ten part documentary TV series “In the Net” (produced by SHARE Foundation and aired in Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Hercegovina), an immersive play “Fade Out” (a pervasive adaptation of James Joyce’s “Ulysses”), a VR installation “A Look Beyond the Foreseeable” (the first major virtual reality exibition at the Yugoslav Film Archive Museum), a VR experience “Stroganj” (won First Prize at the world’s first Hyper Reality Hackathon organized by Bristol VR Lab and British Council), a VR experience “A VRoom with a View” (won First Prize at the biggest regional VR competition “Hackathon in the Port” in Porto Montenegro) and succesfully completed “The FDA in Virtual Reality”, a project supported by the Serbian Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development.

Аctive members:

Mirko Stojković, DA; full professor, founder and head of Interactive Arts Laboratory

Branko Sujic, associate professor, deputy head of Interactive Arts Laboratory

Pavle Dinulović, teaching assistant, secretary of Interactive Arts Laboratory

Jovana Karaulić, teaching assitant

Nikola Lukić

Karl Mickei, PhD, teaching assistant (Faculty of Technical Sciences, Novi Sad)

Mina Cvetinović Pavkov, associate professor


A Look Beyond the Foreseeable

“A Look Beyond the Foreseeable – the boundary between still and moving images” is a PhD project  of Branko Sujic, representing one of the first ventures of the Interactive Arts Laboratory at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in the design of a gallery space in a virtual reality environment. The techniques used in the making of this project include 360 stereoscopic photography, stereoscopic photography, animation, as well as photogrammetry, or volumetric photography.

Branko Sujić (b.1980) is an associate professor at the Film and Television Camera Department at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts (University of Arts in Belgrade) and integral part of the Interactive Arts Laboratory. He is attending doctoral studies of drama and audio-visual arts at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts, concentrating on cinematography, photography and virtual reality.


Brave Women Travel Through Time

Eustahija Arsić, Katarina Ivanović, Marija Trandafil, Mina Karadžić, Savka Subotić, Milica and Anka Ninković, Draga Ljočić, Jelena Dimitrijević, Nadežda Petrović, Kasija Miletić, Jelisaveta Načić, Maga Magazinović, Mara Rosandić, Milunka Savić, Anica Savić Rebac, Ksenija Atanasijević, Zora Petrović, Danica Tomić and Soja Jovanović led exciting lives which should not be forgotten, because of their pioneering achievements in various areas, often in several at the same time.

Studying the biographies and the rich legacy of these important women who lived in the period between 1776 and 2002, authors of the project – Aleksandra Jovanić i Čarna Manojlović,  were inspired to create imaginary scenes, invented images, to link different periods of time, heroines and historic events, and thus also explore the relationship between past and present in regard to the position of women in society.

The project is done in cooperation with photographers Ivana Tomanović, Maja Medić, Milica Mrvić, Ivan Todorovski, Dragan Mandić, Simona Pavlović, Nikola Majdak and Dalibor Tonković .

Aleksandra Jovanić holds a PhD in Digital Arts and a BSc in Computer Science. In her research and artistic practice she combines various media, mainly focusing on interactive art, art games and generative art. As an Assistant Professor, she currently teaches at all three levels of studies – the undergraduate programme of the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade, master studies of the Faculty of Applied Arts and art doctoral studies at the University of Arts in Belgrade. As a designer and computer programmer, she worked successfully on the development of prominent web projects, mainly in the field of culture and arts. Beside web design, she has been active in the area of graphic design and also designed film, theatre and concert posters and title sequences. Since 2003, she has had several solo and group exhibitions. Aleksandra won a European Digital Art and Science Network award, in national selection for 2015. www.aleksandrajovanic.com

Čarna Manojlović is a film director. She was born in 1979 in Belgrade. In addition to writing, recording, directing and co-producing her own documentaries, she directed series of programmes on human rights, coordinated programmes and participated as a selector in several film festivals: “Žensko oko sveta” (“Women’s View of the World”) – the first women’s film festival in the Balkans, “Nova svetlost” (“The New Illumination”), a festival of amateur film production of young people in Serbia… Since 2009 she has worked as Assistant Professor at the Department for Film and TV Directing, Academy of Arts in Belgrade. Her feature documentaries “Tri (u)lične priče” (“Three Street/Personal Stories”), “Miki Manojlović: filmska ostvarenja” (“Miki Manojlović: Films”) and “Milena” about the life and work of Milena Pa¬vlović Barili were successfully screened at many local and international film festivals and events. She is a mum to two boys. www.tunafishstudio.com/tuna-tank/