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MMKamp’12

MMKamp ’12 is offering a wide range of activities in guerilla art – guerilla sound installations, guerilla moss graffiti, guerilla drive in, guerilla radio… MMakmp’12 headquarters will be set up in picturesque SPA resort, Sv. Martin na Muri, surrounded by a beautiful nature. Participants are welcomed to apply for MMKamp and actively participate in everyday activity: from cooking, to creating new ideas, to realizing them in group guerilla actions (GGA).

Dates: 27th August – 1st September.

Proposed activities:
1/ Videomobile – screening material from the travelling van (based on http://mobmov.org/, http://www.guerilladrivein.org/)
2/ Free travelling radio – ad-hoc radio show on pirate FM station (http://mmkamp.gentlejunk.net/tag/free-traveling-radio/)
3/ Moss graffiti – on billboards!! (http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Moss-Graffiti)
4/ Guerilla noise concert
5/ Add your idea here!

Cost: for 50 € participants get 5 days of accommodation at SPA resort that includes indoor and outdoor swimming, sauna. Participants are acoomodated in 5 beds apartments with kitchen (that is incredible 10 € par day!!). Participants have to take effort to arrange their own travelling to Sv. Martin and back, have to have sense of community (cooking and cleaning together, taking care of each other..)

Place: Spa (toplice ) Sv. Martin na Muri: http://toplicesvetimartin.hr/en?Itemid=1
Međimurje county: http://toplicesvetimartin.hr/en/hotel/welcome/medimurje?Itemid=137


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FTR at KIBLIX festival Maribor

FTR as a part of KIBLIX festival 2011 stayed in Maribor on 98.4 for 6 days and was broadcasting varayaty of shows, music, field recordings, glitches and beeps, microphone collages and interviews.

  

After introductory discussion and presentations of Patrick Mc Ginely and Udo Nolls work on Aporee and Framework radio and meeting with radio MARŠ (Student Maribor radio – closest thing to free radio in the city) a workshop on setting up the radio was given.

Antenna was set up on the highest reachable point at Narodni dom where organization KIBLA is situated. Luckily the cable reached our studio in the back .

Studio hosted viraety of the radio shows including reading of poetry and DJing, and discussion Radio About Radio

“Studpid techno show” with friends from Bike Kitchen.


Patric Mc Ginely introduction of field recording, sound art and workshop methods to Workshopology symposium participants.

MMKamp’11

Reni Hofmuller field recording

Same as last year, MMKamp’11 was done in collaboration with TIK project, but this time in small city of Marija Bistrica, surrounded by  north Croatian small hills. MMKamp/TIK had two parts: workshop focusing on “sound-walk” and Eco Time Conference questioning relations between time, ecology and new media arts held between 16th and 21st May, 2011.

Sound walk workshop was held by Jonathan Prior from Edinburgh. His work on ecology of sound together with sound walks (http://12gatestothecity.com/) were presented, and ear cleaning exercise conducted.

Jonathan Prior leading sound walk workshop

Ear cleaning exercise helped students to understand the complexity of sounds around us and recognizing sounds that we usually filter out. This was useful in Oršic castle museum where sound walk recording took place.

Matija Gubec, the peasant king, sculpture near museum

Museum’s focus was on peasant upraising till ’90s in 20th century. Since, it’s orientation has shifted towards landlords living style and Croatian national uprising and its cultural phenomenon. Change of focus from symbols of socialist times  to pancapitalism was interesting starting point for sound research.

Peasant upraising depicted

Recording varied from narrative parts to abstract sounds, sometimes edited in song patterns, with hollow and surrealist touch. End peace was recorded, conceptualized and edited by: Ana Vuždarić, Reni Hofmuller, Barbara Huber, Mimoza Vuthaj, Sonja Fureš, Michal Curdny, Martina Kederova, Jonathan Prior and Kruno Jošt.

Barbara Huber recording sounds of wind around the sculpture

Method, or strategy, was devised to join individual audio pieces in group work. Sounds were mapped on castle, and small groups were choosing their favourite spot. Sound cloud was created and each group had to form their experiance with thir own, but also recordings done by others.

Sound mapping

Draft was edited by Kruno Jost and Jonathan Prior and finalized edit done by Reni Hofmuller. Enjoy sound piece, and have a look at photolog >>

Also find blog entry from Jonathna Prior here >>

Najava: Eco-Time Conference III

Time – Ecology – New Media Art
Vrijeme – ekologija – nove medijske umjetnosti
Saturday, 21st of May 2011 / Subota, 21.05.2011.

Zabok, Zelena soba – trg D. Domjanića 6

15 h -18h: New Media Art and Ecology
15 h -18h: Nove medijske umjetnosti i ekologija

Speakers/govornici:

Ivan Ladislav Galeta
Obzirom da si danas svatko može uzeti pravo biti umjetnicom ili umjetnikom, zato čak nije potrebna ni posebna naobrazba, u zadnje vrijeme postaje zabrinjavajućom činjenica kako isto tako svatko može smatrati da upravo njezina/njegova djela zaslužuju biti sačuvana za budućnost, čak i svojim cjelokupnim opusom.
http://timeinventorskabinet.org/wiki/doku.php/ladislav_galeta

Reni Hofmuller
Ekologija za Hofmuller nije samo pitanje kao što je: “koliko struje mogu konzumirati?”, no i razumijevanje ravnoteže. Postoji li ravnoteža u onom što ljudi donose među sobom, postoji li balans između onog što ide unutra i ono što ide van.
http://timeinventorskabinet.org/wiki/doku.php/reni_hofmuller

Jonhatan Prior
Prior radi na polju antropo-geografije u kojem istražuje odnos između prakse očuvanja okoliša i estetskih vrijednosti Velike Britanije. Kroz metodu détournementa te dekonstrukcije akustičnog okoliša Prior stvara nove zvučne ekologije pokazujući da soundwalk daje praktičarima i slušateljima mogućnost da aktivno sudjeluju u činu rekonstrukcije, podizanja, pa čak i brisanja psihoakustičkih svojstva prostora i vremena, nebitno da li se nalazi u umjetničkoj galeriji ili na gradskim ulicama.
http://timeinventorskabinet.org/wiki/doku.php/johnatan_prior

Nina Czegledy i Erika Pasztor
Zašto je hrana važna?
Živimo u vremenu kada se potrošačko društvo pokušava vratiti u ne-potrošačko društvo. Ovaj je pokušaj usko povezan s pojmom vremena i održivosti. Koncept održivosti postoji već odavno, no dobio je novi zamah u posljednjih nekoliko desetljeća. Novi poticaji se razvijaju primarno zbog ekoloških katastrofa i globalne financijske krize. Naravno, hrana je jedan od najznačajnijih faktora u ovoj borbi. Ekološki aktivizam u umjetnosti bio je evidentan ranije od ostalih mainstream javnih manifestacija i naširoko izražena danas više nego ikad prije.
http://timeinventorskabinet.org/wiki/doku.php/nina_czegledy

Conference is realized in partnership of Cal-me, Slovakia and UKE Croatia, with help of Gokul, Croatia.
Konferencija je realizirana u partnerstvu Cal-me iz Slovačke i UKE iz Hrvatske, uz pomoć Udruge Gokul iz Hrvatske

Conference is part of TIK (Time Inventors Kabinet) and MMKamp (Multimedia camp’11) projects by Cal-me, Bratislava and UKE Križevci.
Konferencija je dio suradnje projekta TIK (Time Inventors Kabinet) i rezidencijalnog programa MMKamp’11 (Multimedijalni kamp).

Lokacije/locations:
Zelena dvorana, Zabok – trg D. Domjanića 6

TIK Radiodays at Progressbar, Bratislava

Hand made small radio transmitter with player

FTR was in Bratislava from 7th to 10th February 2011 as a part of TIK project, more precisely TIK Radidays. This is first in the series of workshops and productions of TIK Radiodays that was held in Progressbar, newly opening hack-lab in the middle of Bratislava. Participants came from Poland, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Croatia.

 

Participants of workshops

Participants of workshops

Ushi Reiter from servus.at gave micro transmitter soldering workshop. This transmitters were latter on used as tools to send signal to various receivers and as sound making instruments.

Ushi Reiter workshop

FTR had two installations, one in nearby park, where it dint work satisfactory, and as it was to cold to troubleshoot, it was taken back to Progressbar where it was put to work. Again, “open microphone” was practised and people interviewed, as well as sound experiments and DJing.

 

Sound installation making sounds out of electricity from potatoes

Planing MMkamp’11

MMkamp’11 has been planed for May 2011 to go together with part of the TIK project that is concerned with radio program from different organizations included in this project. For all those who are interested in radio programming, pls. do contact us here >>

MMKamp ’10 report

MMKamp ’10 hosted Ralf Schreiber with workshop on wind and sun powered instruments. Workshop was focused partially on recycled plastic botlles that were used as wind mills that were introduced as a way to power machines.

This is short video showing a concept with 4 bottles on fixed pivot (pivot moves together with the propellers, for the difference where propellers move and pivot is static).

Windmill from recycled plastic bottles from GentleJunk on Vimeo.

Children joined workshop at some point being absorbed by the wind:

Ralf created more types of electronic interactive sound creations together with Maja Kalogera:

4 bottle wind mill found its way to a bussy tourist street in front of the gallery in Korcula:

where people passing by were intrigued into how it works:

Time Inventor Kabinet crew worked on wind clocks, and tested them:

MMKamp’10 as fringe activity to TIK event

first TIK windclock for calculating windtimes (from TIK WIKI)

This years MMKamp will serve as a fringe activity to one EU funded project TIK, or better its yearly meeting on Korčula island in Croatia. TIK (Time inventors Kabinet) will host people from Belgium, Czech, Slovakia and Austria and MMKamp from Germany and Croatia. This international crew will from 24th of September to 01st of October work with joined efforts to build up wind-clocks, unique time measurement devices, and work on how can wind power small electronic musical devices. Besides workshops an event will create music nights filled with experimental and electronic sounds.

Names of the participants are:  Marcio Domingues, Gert Aertsen, Annemie Maes, Guy Van Belle, Isjtar, Michal Kindernay, Barbara Huber, Michal Palenik, Maja Kalogera, Sonja Fureš, Ralf Schreiber and Kruno Jošt.

MMKamp’09 program

Predstavljanje radova sa rezidencijalnog programa u Četvrtak 10.12.2009.:

Program predstavljanja rezidencijalnog programa
Četvrtak 10.12.2009.

19h
Xmedk/st.erme (60 min.) – dokumentarni film o novomedijskim radionicama koje su organizirane suradnički od organizacija iz Belgije: Okno.be, Nadine i Foam.
20h – 20:30h
Kratke prezentacije
20:30h – 22h
Oude destiles oude: prezentacija destilacije absinta
(various artist)
20:30h – 21h
Legs Without Bones:
Multimedijalni performas: Guy van Belle (Okno.be, Belgija), Michal Kindernay (YoYo, Česka), Barbara Huber (Col-me, Slovačka).
21h
Mahila (26 min. Dir. Annemie Maes, Okno.be, Belgija). Vizualnaantropologija / dokumentarni film o indijankama koje rade kao inzinjerke solarnog programa.
21:30h
Yoga unit:
Isjtar (Okno.be, Belgija), Kruno Jošt (UKE, Hrvatska), Motja (France-Russia).

MMKamp ’09 between 7th and 11th December

MMKampo’09residency program will be held in Art Workshop Lazareti in Dubrovnik between 07th and 11th of December ’09.  Annemie Maes, Michal Kindernay, Isjtar (Junior Vandebroeck), Barbara Hube, Guy van Belle, Trudo Engels and Kruno Jost (read more on this years participants here>>) will be presenting projects and organizations: okno.be, Time Inventors’ Kabinet, YOYO organization from Prague, etc. During the residency performances and collaborative works will be made: GP.inc performance, absinthe distillation performance and collaborative sound performances by participants.

This years MMKamp focuses on new media work and specially on collaboration between Belgian, Check and Croatian organizations for possible further collaborations and events in 2010. Full program is comming soon.

FTR @ Clubture Forum


Free Traveling Radio was hosted by Clubture Forum in Autonomous Cultural Center Medika in Zagreb. During four days of forum and festival activities we have had almost 24/7 radio going on with open microphone, DJ sets, recorded talks and a special show about sounds and music from famous Pokemon Pikachu.

Microphone was changing hands and peoples view on: politics, economy, student issues, festival events, squatted building of Medika and many other.

Short video shows atmosphere around the radio:

Podcast files from the Medika broadcast:

FTR @ Moje, tvoje, naše Fair

This is roof view where antena of Free Traveling Radio was placed on the top of Croatian Cultural Club Sušak. FTR was a part of Mine, Yours, Ours Fair (Moje, tvoje, naše) happening yearly in town of Rijeka, Croatia.



FTR was placed among desks where music distributions, zines, books, pamphlets and other informational materials could be found from Croatia and other parts of the world. People could freely interact and participate in program making of the radio. Also exchange place was built so one can leave something they dont need, like an old book or record and exchange it for something they find useful.

Every year Fair is visited by alternative publishing houses like ‘Što čitaš’ (What are you reading), international guests from Hamburg with project called Cafe Libertad and many more.

Antenna was set up more than 7 floors high and most of the Rijeka could be seen from there. Unfortunatelly 7 floors are lots of walk when one has to go up and down because of kable problems. So word of advice: test and retest your cables before you set them up.

MMKamp ’08 started

MMKamp ’08 started on Tuesday 02nd July. Artists and scientist from Switzerland, Croatia and Brazil will exchange knowledge and collaborate on sound situations that could be created in space of dodecahedron sound installation.

This installations has been constructed and build during 2 years project in ICST Zurich and has it’s first installment at MMKamp for experiments in artistic usage. Open collaboration process between participants of MMKamp is searching for best ways how to interact socially, how to interact on creation of the code for different computer applications and finally how to interact in creative production.

MMKamp ’08 participants >>

MMKamp 08 planing

MMKamp 08 is planed in Art Workshop Lazareti, Dubrovnik, Croatia,  from 30. of June to 12th of July ’08. Program and preparation can be found on MMKamp WIKI.
Guests from Chille, Brasil, New Zeland, Switzerland, Belgium and Slovakia are expected, as well as from Crotia and Slovenia.