Mirna Belina (HR) is a researcher, writer and curator working in the field of experimental film and media art. She co-published a number of books on experimental film and expanded cinema and curated several film programmes for international film festivals and organisations. She studied literature and philosophy at Zagreb University and is currently pursuing her PhD in film. www.sonicacts.com2014 2015 2016
Nikel and Nikel Materiality
Nikel is a small Russian mining city near the border with Norway. It was founded in the 1930s after enormous quantities of nickel were found nearby. At the time the area was Finnish. An infrastructure for mining the nickel was built in the 1930s with help from Canadian companies. Mining operations began in 1940. In 1944 Nikel became part of the Soviet Union after the Red Army defeated Finland.