TIME: 3rd November, 1 p.m.
VENUE: Belgrade Youth Center

The research of Dr. Gavrić focuses on the philosophical exploration of the scope and consequences of synthesizing living and non-living substances, i.e. the synthesis that is paradigmatically visualized in the title character from the movie RoboCop, as well as in other (his and human) cinematic doubles. Gavrić’s use of film fiction for fundamental philosophical research has a methodological foundation and theoretical justification. It addresses the method of thought experimentation, including the variation of fictional content from the science fiction genre, which forms the core of the phenomenological-philosophical approach and the procedure of the most rigorous logical analysis.

The methodology of analytic philosophy, to which the author of this book is committed, aligns with the masterful orientation of Husserl’s phenomenology and consists in exploring different mental possibilities in order to arrive at an invariant semantic core that is logically binding in our engagement with the chosen theme. His boldness to delve into such a current and provocative topic, concerning the excitingly growing symbiosis of man, digital technology, and robotics, is commendable, along with the author’s simultaneously very attractive, mature, and methodologically grounded approach in its treatment.

Moreover, Dr. Gavrić demonstrated excellent knowledge in his considerations of both relevant philosophical doctrines, and those cinematic achievements that are of paramount importance in solving the philosophical puzzles that engage his attention. Therefore, we wholeheartedly recommend the publication of this exceptional monograph.

Prof. Milanko Govedarica PhD

AUTHOr's bio

Goran Gavrić (Belgrade, May 23, 1981) obtained his doctorate from the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Belgrade (Department of Art History – methodology of art science) in 2013. He taught Art History at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade from 2015 to 2021 (initially as an assistant professor, and later as an associate professor). Since October 2022, he has been teaching Art History (3-6) as an associate professor at the Faculty of Contemporary Arts in Belgrade.

He has published the following books: Praxeology of Fine Arts (Albatros Plus, Belgrade, 2014), Draft for a Pedagogical Practice: the Case of Paul Klee (Albatros Plus, Belgrade, 2014), Practicum for Introduction to Visual Studies (Albatros Plus, Belgrade, 2015), Science in Art: Van Gogh’s View Beyond the Horizon (Albatros Plus, Belgrade, 2019), Theater Behind the Scenes: Sources and Border Areas (Theater Museum of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, 2020), Theater in Alternative Areas: Underground, Underwater, and Cosmic Theater  (Theater Museum of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, 2021), and Photography, Literature, and Film  (Matica Srpska, Novi Sad, 2022). 

He has published over sixty scientific papers in both foreign and domestic journals in the fields of art history, modern and contemporary art, filmology, film philosophy, theater studies, aesthetics of photography, and visual studies. 

He is a member of the Committee for Performing Arts and Music of the Matica Srpska, and a collaborating member of the same institution.