Dragan Živadinov

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Dragan Živadinov studied theatrical direction at the Academy of Music, Radio, Television and Film in Ljubljana from 1980 - 1984. He was a cofounder of the art movement NSK in 1985. During the '80s he constructed the style "retro-gardism", where he constructed retro-gardist events and observatories. In 1983, he founded the retro-garde Theatre of Scipio Nasica's Sisters, and in 1987, the cosmokinetic observatory Red Pilot. In the early '90s, he constructed "informances" and transformed Red Pilot into the Noordung Cosmokinetic Cabinet. In 1995, he embarked on the 50-year theatrical process Noordung 1995-2045, through the style of "telecosmism." In 1998 he became a candidate cosmonaut, and in 1999 realized Biomechanics Noordung, the first complete theatre production in zero-gravity conditions. Since 2000, he has been constructing post-gravitational theatrical abstracts, and in 2005, he staged the first reprise of Noordung 1995-2005-2045. The second reprise will take place in 2015.