The Saddest Method. Ever. / A Conference

Ganz Novi Festival, MM Centar, SC Zagreb, 22. i 23. rujna

With great sadness in our hearts we invite you to participate in this year’s edition of The Saddest Method. Ever. – a performative conference designed to provoke and sadden your already sad, sad soul.

The Saddest Method. Ever. is a meta-method in collective authorship that emerged from the bulk of previous strategies and tactics, just in time for the tenth anniversary of Kik Melone.
The conference is a space of encounter and dialogue between the The Saddest Method. Ever. and your own strategies of creative survival.

The Saddest Method. Ever. is a performative event, so bear in mind that every gesture, whether it be theoretical, critical, physical, visual, culinary, scientific or in any other aggregate state, will be framed accordingly.
The conference is organized in four 3h sessions, spanning two days – with a networking dinner prior to the opening, and a special secret guest performance on the first night of the conference.

General topics: methodologies of sadness, collective authorship, collective solo work, fiction, autobiography, archaeology of the theatre, geo/bio/corpo/techno-poetics, authenticity and fakeism, new somatic poetry, continuity flow technique, dance and politics

Please feel invited to bring your own specific topics.

Keynote speakers: Marko Gutić Mižimakov, Umberto Lancia, Silvia Marchig, Iva Nerina Sibila and Jasen Vodenica
Panelists: Mila Čuljak, Nataša Govedić, Josip Maršić, pavleheidler, Angela Rawlings

A registration fee in the form of one blog post on the KIKMELONE/Blog is obligatory. The blog post should be posted prior to the conference and can include: text, poetry, photography, video, drawing, sound recording or other kinds of short inputs. The Inputs should be sent to


Friday, Sept. 21. at 22h, Atrium Itd:
Networking dinner prior to the conference,
(bring your own buffet)

Saturday, Sept. 22. MM Centar:

10.30 – 11.00
Registration and coffee

11.00 – 11.15
Kick-off and outline of the day

11.15 – 11.30
Welcome remarks and opening speach

11.30 – 11.33
Visual opening of the conference (trailer)


11.35 – 14.00
Grand panel 1, Q&A

14.00 – 16.00
Lunch break

16.00 – 18.00
Paralel panels

18.00 – 19.00

Cultural evening program at Ganznovi festival

Sunday, Sept. 23. MM Centar:


10.30 – 11.00
Arrival and coffee

11.00 – 11.15
Kick-off and outline of the day

11.15 – 12.45
Angela Rowlings’ presentation


13.00 -14.00
Conclusion and presentation of paralel panels

14.00 -16.00
Lunch break

16.00 – 17.30
Grand panel 2

17.30 – 19.00
Sad steps to move forward and the saddest conclusion of the conference