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Free Traveling Radio @ FONA 07 festival

Free Radio was a part of Festival of New Art (FONA) in Rijeka. It started broadcasting on 89.0 FM on 9th of September and was broadcasting from 14h until 24 h.

FONA took place in multimedia Center ‘Palach’ in ‘OK Gallery’ and was curated by Branko Cerovac. MMC Palach is for more than a decade place where non institutional and alternative art has been created almost in spite of all the obstacles that politics, institutions and after-war black economy can initiate. In similar position as most of the autonomous cultural spaces in Croatia only defiance and enthusiasm prevailed for this excellent manifestation to happen.
Simple and easy radio station setup People playing music from their mobile phones

youth using FTRyouth using FTR
FTR was a huge success on FONA. 98 FM had broadcasted more talks, music and seen more hands on microphone in a short time than ever before. Young people understood the radio immediately and started playing their favorite hits from mobile phones.
Kovacicek and Cerovacmore hands on mic

more hands on mic more hands on mic
more hands on mic more hands on mic
Branko Cerovac and Krešimir Kovačićek gave a broad insight in FONA and matters that surround it. Other actors on Rijeka scene were here to discus, scream and laugh, invite others to participatate on the radio.
Damir Cargonja (on the right) talks to inspection 87.4 measured, more than 90 needed to close down

As this year’s theme was Art&Criminality, a free radio, more popularly called pirate radio, was used also to invite local police for opening of the exhibition. They were the ones that would benefit the most from this cultural event. Instead of police an inspection appeared. Easiest way to close down the event is to measure more decibels in the air than law allows, but luckily festival speakers didn’t go above 87 and as 90 was allowed inspection sticked around to check again and again. No luck for them.
Radio reciver standing between other artworksPlaying your favourite music
Beside FTR there were different exhibits, performances and live music act in the MMC. In the middle of them was a radio receiver playing materials that were broadcasting in another room. People were scrolling between two rooms to talk and listen to the free radio program.
deconstructing museumKreeso and Ledo

band BUSHWACK A strange creature appeared

Many thanx to organizers of Fona and others that helped and to Monteparadiso Hacklab who borrowed FM transmitter.

More photos here >>

Preparations for FONA festival

the antenna is up Free Traveling Radio will broadcast on FONA 07 – Festival of New Art in Rijeka, Croatia. FONA 07 theme is UMJETNOST I KRIMINAL / ART&CRIMINALITY. Exhibitions, performances and other program will be happening at CLUB PALACH, GALERIJA O.K., M.O.N.A. from 09.11.-11.11.2007.

The preparations are starting with choosing a right freqvency (89.0 mHz) and putting antenna on the roof f the MMC Palach, a multimedia center where festival will take place.

Other artists and project that will be represented include:Sven Stilinović, Vladimir Dodig Trokut (V.D.Trokut / M. Baldini / B. Cerovac), Vlatko Vincek, David Belas, Josip Pino Ivančić, Laszlo Kerekes, Krešo Mustać, Krešo Kovačićek, Igor Zlobec, Denis Krašković, Sandro Đukić, Milomir Repac Zvezda, Zoran Krema, Dejan Kljun, Davor Dundara, Andrea Kustić, Spartak Dulić, Edvin Šabanović Šabo , Iris Radivoj, Edita Matan, Branka Cvjetičanin, Ratka Lugumerski, Jelica Culafić, Tajči Čekada, Andrea Knežević, Zoran Štajdohar Zoff, Mijau Lab, Kruno Jošt, Damir Čargonja, Marko Vojnić- Gin,Iva Pevalek, Predrag Kraljević, A 3, Muzej M.O.N.A. – Work in progress, „M.U.P.” (Muzej ukradenih predmeta),Galerija moći umjetnika, Bushwac, Miševi.

a litlle bit of GMBIARA Brasilian style on top of the roof