project 'Parallel Slalom' is a mode of simultaneously writing
'parallel' stories by two authors on a previously set theme,
chosen via a specific procedure. During the eight years of
working on this joint venture, Ogurlic and Jurkovic have written
more than a hundred parallel stories. This project gave birth
to two books; 'Parallel Slalom' (ICR, 1989), and 'The Most
beautiful Stories - Parallel Slalom 2' (Tiskara Rijeka 1993)
and to a homonymous theatre production by Rijeka's ensemble
'Otvorena Scena Belveder'
Day in the Life of A Writer
too Saw Marshal Tito
You Fix Your Teeth, You Will Marry Well
With a Legend of our Architecture
E. Walsh (1866 - 1945)
the Great Football Derby
has no need to personally know Edi Jurkovic and Dragan Ogurlic.
Already, legends of them circle around, and they ardently
nurture these, producing incalculable amounts of the transitory
literary forms, thus preventing the wider public from getting
any rigid picture of those 'media wizards.'
Mate Basic, Quorum, 1987
we deal with an unusual event and above all with an extraordinary
experiment that could prove to be of great use to our pedagogical
Irvin Lukezic, 'Project Slalom', Val, 1988
Slalom' is an interesting project with a multitude of entertaining
stories, songs and one-act plays that will hardly leave anyone
grave or sober.'
Nikola Petkovic, Vecernji list, 11-12-1989
we had an award that would be apportioned for the absolute
cult-book of the year, undoubtedly this year it would have
been given to those two guys from Rijeka who were courageous
enough to launch into an adventure of exploration and of methodological
rooting of the seemingly new literary form, writing on a previously
set topic. To read 'Parallel Slalom' means to acquire the
best insight both into the creation of those two bards as
well as into the very top of our literature today.'
Boris Peric, Polet 1989
Jurkovic and Dragan Ogurlic, Rijeka's young writers have renounced
fees for their book tilted 'Parallel slalom' (which was, by
the way, sold out in a month!) in favour of socially valuable
projects. The fee that was to be paid by Izdavacki Centar
Rijeka was ceded to the bank accounts for building of the
Adriatic highway, a project of revitalisation of the cultural
monuments on the Adriatic islands and to the Fund for accommodating
the artworks donation by Rijeka's painter Romolo Venucci.'
Vecernji list, 1990