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  • Rastko Ćirić


    Rastko Ćirić is Full Professor of Illustration at the Faculty of Applied Arts, University of Arts, Belgrade. His positions and achievements include:

    – Founder of the subject of Animation at the FAA, Belgrade and the FAA Animation Studio (2006).

    – Head of the Digital Arts Group of the Interdisciplinary Postgraduate studies at the University of Arts, Belgrade.

    – Professor of Animation and Head of the Animation Department at Dunav Film School, Belgrade (1996–2006).

    – Winner of numerous awards for animation.

    – Fields of interest include graphic design (illustration, logo, poster, ex-libris, comic), art graphic, animation, music.

    Rastko Ćirić’s appearance at Spark is thanks to the support of the University of Waikato. 

    At Spark Prof Ćirić will be presenting on THE RUBBER SOUL PROJECT, a complex and somewhat bizarre multimedia conceptual project dedicated to the Beatles, made in Belgrade in mid-Nineties, during the isolation and UN sanctions imposed against (ex) Yugoslavia.

    THE RUBBER SOUL PROJECT is based on a creative reconstruction of some unreleased and previously unavailable Beatles songs, and it contains original songs made by the authors. Therefore, these are “imaginary Beatles albums” with original songs, recorded with old instruments and old equipment in order to get the sound of the Sixties.

    Visit Rastko’s website here.