April Meetings

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April Meetings (Aprilski susreti: festival proširenih medija; April Meetings: Festival of Expanded Media; later "Video Meetings") were founded in 1972 on the occasion of 4 April, Students' Day, in Belgrade and on the day of the opening of the Student Cultural Center. Characteristic of April Meetings organized between 1972 and 1977 was an interdisciplinary artistic program conceived in the spirit of the time with the goal of transcending the boundaries betwen art forms (video, performance, photography). April Meetings proved so successful in this respect that the need which had originally given rise to the festival was soon fulfilled and the festival was abandoned in favor of other programs. But the concept of several-day multidisciplinary events bringing together great numbers of (predominately young) artists from various fields had proven so successful it continued to be applied elsewhere.

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Serbia#Experimental_film, Serbia#Video_art