From Monday 12th August MMkamp offers participation at daily Citizens Kino show.
Free Traveling Radio and MMKamp merged again in combining culture jamming with guerrilla art intervention, video art projection and pirate radio transmission. MMKamp hosted Slovenian and Croatia crew in Sv. Martin na Muri where they exchanged ideas and plans for guerrilla art interventions. Ideas that were executed were:
Moss graffiti is ecological art interevention with activist attitude. Moss was collected in the woods, washed and and mixed with plantajoy (originall addition to moss graffiti), beer or milk and sugar for it’s grwth and watter spply. The applied to walls in city of Čakovec. We will update on how they grow!
The idea was to get a bit of culture-jamming into small city consuming-culture. After brainstorming a set of stickers was printed containing a range of messages. Stickers later found their way to bank machines.
GUERRILLA ART DRIVE-IN-CINEMA FIRST APPEARANCE IN VARAŽDIN, ČAKOVEC AND LUDBREG
To set up guerrilla drive-in you need a van, radio transmitter, projector, inverter (1000 W), couple of laptops and sound mixer.
A free frequency is found and radio transmission is set. Two musicians mix sounds live accompanying already edited video. Sound is transmitted on free frequency. Similar to drive-in-cinemas people can park their cars and tune in.
Projections were made during Jailhouse Festival in Lepoglava, Špancir fest in Varaždin projecting on facade of student dormitories building, and on the parking lot in Čakovec.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 >>
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.
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.
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
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).
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 ’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.
Round table under name ‘Towards EU Free Media Policies’ was held in Croatian Journalists Society on 9th January 2008.
Helmut Peissl, Alex Robin and Vincent Delpech (Community Media Forum Europe) were here to talk about non profit radio praxis in EU. round table was organized by NGO ‘Nemesis’.
2 hours audio (english) was captured during this round table.
Audio file can be downloaded it in ogg and mp3 here >>
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Many thanx to organizers of Fona and others that helped and to Monteparadiso Hacklab who borrowed FM transmitter.
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.
During the first couple of days at ‘Nepokoreni grad’ (Unconquered City) festival in Karlovac, Free Traveling Radio Crew (Djahjah, Maris, Anna, Tatiana, Lesh and Kruno) has been working on radio streaming over FRSM a well as FM radio on 99.0. Radio was working 24 hours for two days on 25th and 26th of august 2007.
Preparations for program have started in Križevci where we have been working on circuit bending, making our own electronic circuits and working with cellular automata software that would help us make music and sounds. We had a plan to study PD as well and to finish a robot (RobyDRobot) for cellular automata performance, but we weren’t lucky with the equipment. Robot was supposed to have a wireless control, and we were also thinking of making a batteries that would supply its energy.
We are appreciating help of the mister from RTV service ‘Telesonic’ from Križevci that gave us lots of old tape recorders, electronic boards, radios etc, and others that donated old toys. We broke them apart and got many interesting parts and different sounds out of them.
While in Karlovac we have set up antenna on the roof of the Youth Center ‘Domaći’ re-creating Duchamps first and lost ‘Fountain’
Djahjah made an audio pice “Sinfonia nº1 – dos atentados terroristas e dos financiamentos estatais” on his newly finished instrument ‘Weird Sound Generator’.
Anna and Djahjah are making a performance using the possibilities of 2nd Line, Steve Buchanan invention which transforms a dance into music. 2nd line uses a board and piezzo microphones that are connected with midi sound bank. By stepping n the board you can choose which instruments you want to play.
International team of free media and free culture artivists (and those who don’t know who they are but don’t care much) will celebrate end of right wing orientated Brasilian politician Antonio Carlos Peixotoa (better known as ACM or Evil Tony) rule. By celebrating his death we are making a base for new era of collaboration in free media and free culture between Croatia and Brasil.
During 80’s ACM gave media frequencies (both TV and radio) to narrow group of rich and powerful friends and familly which resulted in centralized media production and ended up with today’s media picture of Brasil, led by only 7 families.
ACM has been lying in the hospital for 3 months before his death. In Brasil word is that it was this long because nether god or devil wanted to take him, reflecting the national feeling for this politician.
During international celebration, from 24th to 27th of August, people from Poland, Brasil and Croatia will held different activities such as artistic actions, games and entertainment, free media collaborations, workshops, etc.
Games and entertainment
Dart games – hit Evil Tonys nose and score a free song on free radio.
Creative workshops for kids
Draw a donkey ears (or whatever you want) on Evil Tonys head.
‘Brasil<>Croatia’ – wild DJs playing national anthems in all directions (forward and reverse).
New technology workshops
Circuit bending workshops and playing with star of the party – RobyDRobot. DJ RobyDRobot will play cellular machine hits that will hit charts next year.
Ceremonial exchange in pirated versions of CDs and DVDs between Brasilian and Croatian cultural communities representatives under working title ‘Pirates are Cool’.
During 2006. Brasilian gene was implanted in polish person. During NG ’07 a transitions in persons behaviour and organism will be observed, as well as her communication with local population.
Special focus will be focused on biological functions such as way of consumption of food or sexual appetites. Also a cultural changes will be observed, a need to dance, to listen music and so on. Sequences of this observations will be streamed over video to Brasil and Poland.
This work will by help of new technologies and advanced science make a research on possibilities how can genes mixing be used as a way to stop world round right wing and nationalistic trends.