Recycle Art Dome at MMK14

RAD is project that considers recycling/upcycling in all possible ways. It recycles old plastic bottles for hanging gardens, parts of old computer sets for plants containers, old wood for constructing toilet sits and so on. At MMKamp we constructed a modular chair and table from leftovers found in the city.

First we had to construct a seat,

but thinking modular, so the chair can also be used as table.

 

 

 

How to-s and why not-s at MMK14

To erect your tent:

First find dry straw, if not dry let it dry on the sun and collect before humid evening.

Second, spread the straw on the ground, keeping you warm and comfortable at nigh with your tent sitting at the top.

Bring your glass bottles or other containers to get fresh water from the springs.

Also don’t forget your head sets or flesh lights that can be charged or ones with hand crank generator.

Take your cutting/sawing tools

and other tools, rope and knife as well.

Weather is changing so be prepared, take your sun and rain accessories.

 

Erecting Geo dome at MMK14

Mobile Art Dome is a project that brought geodesic dome to MMK14, working with participants and local enthusiasts to build a space for meetings, workshops, dialogue, research and presentations.

Local youth was proud they can participate in building, for them, strange architectural building.

Geo dome is equipped with 2 250 W panels and satellite dish and 1000 W inverter. Fully functional waiting for arrival of participants.

 

Ethicality cooking

With arrival of Roland Alton to MMK4 of http://ethify.org/ daily activities are critically observed from the perspective of scarcity, abundance, ethicality and sustainability. Eating, driving and energy habits are discussed and sustainable alternatives proposed. Food production and distribution was one of the topics.

Mushroom hunt led by our host Dane was successful and went in accordance with our discussions. Not all of the musrooms are eaten the first day so we experiment with mushroom chips and drying mushrooms.

Our grill looks something like this:

Arriving to MMK


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Walking

From Gračac you go north the D1 street to Zagreb until the restaurant Zagi in Deringaj. There you have to take the unpaved road to the left or you follow the walking track over the hills (walking distance is about 20 minutes from the restaurant, here is the GPS track https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/rasos/traces/1766744).

Coming with train

Gračac has a train station with a few trains per day and one in the night from Split and Zagreb. The train station is 10 km away, so call 00 385 95 81 444 15 for pick up.

Coming with airoplane

The closest airport is Zadar.

Coming with car or bike

from Zagreb direction: pass Zagi restaurant and drive for another kilometre. You will see a bus stop on your left and a unpaved road that goes from the beginning fo that bus stop. Take that for 400 meters, cross the wooden bridge and another 50 meters turn left into the MMK field.

From Gračac: go direction Zagreb, pass by Lost Theory festival therein on your left, pass by entrance to Deringaj village on your left, drive for few kilometres until old bus stop. At the end of bus stop there is unpaved road to your right. Take that for 400 meters, cross the wooden bridge and another 50 meters turn left into the MMK field.

Water and MMK14

During rain cycles of recent days lots of thought was put to water politics, local resources and freedom of energy. H2O is being discussed as one of the most potential energy sources with infinite energy theory and Black Light Inc hydruino. Until commercial product that can deliver 3, 4, or 10 times more energy from water, we are stuck to DIY applications harnessing water power.

In the MMK14 area there is more than 30 fresh water springs ranging from small stream  ones to full blast ones.

Closest one to MMK location is underground water spring arranged by local villagers for their consumption. A place looks magical with willow tree next to it.

Heavy rains can influence small streams that are running criss cross the area.  Large lakes can form at places where medows were.

Ričice lake is stable one that provides water for Zadar kilometres away with modern aqueduct. Its untouched nature captures the eye.

Untill infinite energy technology arrives, this area can be populated with pico and micro hydro electricity production. Part of the MMKamp and Future Environments unconference will be dedicated to this ideas.

Rains causing delay in preparation

Idleness caused by the heavy rains obstructed our plans to erect geo-dome tent prepared for the lab, so we erected a temporary bio lab that was devastated by the wind and rain. Most of the equipment suffered from the humidity.

The terrain was under water, so infrastructure building was also stopped.

We required new equipment, rubber boots, and spent our days surviving in the driest area.

One of the older locals commented that rains of this proportion are not remembered. A river, he says, that is supposed to be dry in this time of the year, is bigger than it usually is in the November, the rain season.Our transport was stuck in the mud too.

Rains caused electricity shortages in the city, even train station computer was destroyed by the lighting shock. Our inverter from solar battery 12 to 220 volts, 1000 Watts, was, funny enough, not short circuited by the humidity, but by (!) ants. They found it so interesting that hordes of them went in. When we noticed, it was too late.

With the first sun, all equipment was taken out to dry.

Also our clothing needed drying too. Weather prognosis confirm sunny times till the end of the month. We have to catch up with plans.

 

 

Pre-MMKamp14

Our crew went to the location and examined its ups and downs before the MMKamp started. We reasoned that inviting people there without knowing how it works was not showing our hospitality. So we spent 4 nights in tents experiencing rain and sun.

We erected a camp and solar panels, tested sun days and electricity consumption.

Solar showers from local store for below 10 € gave us nice warm water. Many other DIY applications were invented and used and many nice people were met at different locations.

   

Driving around presented us with great views of Lika.

Area around Gračac has dreams and adventures woven into it.

 

Silba Free Traveling Radio

Island Silba hosted FTR during MAVENA‘s program of Silba’s Cultural Summer. FTR was part of the workshops and programs Mobile Art Dome organized at Silba.

bacanje kamena

Action included setting up antenna on the nearby tree, erecting the working place – geodesic dome, and setting up a small studio. that was run on solar panels and batteries.

FTR was again especially enjoyed by youth that was natural and enthusiastic when improvising on free radio program.

 

Read more on Mobile Art Dome on Silba read here>>

MMKamp ’14 invitation

Multimedia camp 2014 is an international camp with the transdisciplinary strategies focusing on the theme “Future Environments”. MMKamp’14 is two months extended/hybrid cultural event, situated in rural area of Croatia, near the city of Gračac, in region of Lika.

During July and August 2014 artist in residence, workshops, Hackatron un-conference, ad-hoc and self initiated events will take place all connected to the areas of technology, ecology, society, environment, renewable energy, digital commons and recycling.

Most dense events time is second part of August where uconference agenda will be shaped and confirmed by the attendees at the beginning of the event. Anyone who wants to initiate a discussion on a related topic can claim a time and a space. Workshops, presentations, brainstorming, impro-session, all is welcomed.

An unconference is a participant-driven meeting. The term “unconference” has been applied, or self-applied, to a wide range of gatherings that try to avoid one or more aspects of a conventional conference, such as high fees, sponsored presentations, and top-down organization. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unconference)

The event is free of charge. There will be tents or commons sleeping place to rent for ones without their own tent. Food will be prepared on site with consciousness and will be sold at fair prices. Internet is provided with satellite conection, but don’t expect 24 h connection. El. energy is provided by solar panelsmwith limits to its use. Be aware that August nights in Lika are quiet cold even when summer days tend to have heat over 30 degrees.

The more careful ones might be worried of the black widows and horned vipers. Don’t worry, we wont invite them.

LOCATION

LIKA – Deringaj, nature, cca. 10 km from Gračac. Gračac is biggest city district in the Croatia, with smallest population count on square kilometre. It has beautiful and untouched nature, clean and fresh water springing all around.

Have a look at photos of the area: https://www.flickr.com/photos/gentlejunk/sets/72157644740873638/

TIME LINE

MMKamp has all-summer flexible dates between 01st July to 01st September 2014.

Some of the more defined dates:

01th – 07th July – building up the camp, artist residency.

9th – 20th July – visit to Silba island for Culture Summer of Silba.

20th – 31st July – artist resindecy

05th – 10th August – eco building workshop

05th – 26th – artist residency

19th – 24th Aug – Hackaton/Future Environments un-conferences

19th – 24th Aug – Recycled Art Dome

26th to 31st August – de-constructing of the camp

 

More info on MMkamp WIKI: http://www.gentlejunk.net/projects/doku.php?id=mmkamp_14_workpage

MMKamp’13 – Zadar

Zadar was first city to visit with Mobile Art Dome – mobile multimedia social sculpture – a participatory and collaborative community meeting point. Event was natural MMKamp prolongation – residency event with strong flux of local community.

 

MAD was installed with help of local partner organization Zadar Snova in only 3 and something hours. Solar panel was installed for the electricity.

MAD is hosting local initiative for goods exchange – Uzmi ili ostavi, where stuff not used can be exchanged for something else – from clothes, bags, shoes to books, etc.

MAD hosted Free Travelling Radio program occasionally happening with experimental shows, astrology readings, open mic and non conventional music.

   

Different workshops were held at MAD – felt hand-craft, optimizing in social networking, etc. Also, interactive fiction strategy textual games were played in a group – a unique socially engaging program.

Evenings were occupied by yoga, Tibetan bowls sounds and DJmusic.

          

 

Free Travelling Radio participants created piece in Croatian named Fractal Consciousness. Using knowledge about fractals and text of 19th article of UN declaration on human Rights, mixed with fractal music, this piece is a true experimental work for radio.

 

 

Otvorenje umjetničkog projekta MOBILE ART DOME

Otvorenje umjetničkog projekta
MOBILE ART DOME

na Multimedijalnom kampu 2013
21.08.2013., 15 h, Mursko Središće, turistički kompleks CIMPER

Pozivamo vas na otvorenje umjetničke multimedijalne instalacije, pokretnog laboratorija za nove medijske kulture i novog mjesta za okupljanje umjetnika zainteresiranih za suradničke i participativne prakse Mobile Art Dome. Specifični arhitektonski objekt geodezijske kupole koji je sagrađen tijekom MM kampa ’13 pretvoriti će se u multimedijalnu skulpturu sa raznolikim programom – od digitalne i video umjetnosti, preko radionica elektronike za djecu do mjesta za audio vizualne nastupe.

 

PROGRAM:
15 h. – RADIONICA

Radiona piknik
Radionice elektronskih naprava i audio prepariranih instrumenata za mlade u organizaciji Radione iz Zagreba.
http://radiona.org/

19 h – UMJETNIČKE INSTALACIJE

Digitalna kamera obskura
Varaždinska udruga digitalnih umjetnosti (u osnivanju) – VUDU predstaviti će suradnički digitalni vizualni projekt.
Foto eksperiment koji spaja sam početak fotografije sa modernom tehnologijom. Sam proces dobivanja slike unutar camere obscure bit će popraćen live prijenosom putem web kamere koja će bilježiti svijetlosne obrise predmeta ispred objektiva. Samom manipulacijom raznih komponenata camere obcure te variranjem u dužini ekspozicije moguće je stvoriti izuzetno zanimljive i nadrealistične fotografije.

Led * Ice
Predstavljanje umjetničke instalacije autora Maje Kohek, Danijela Korenta i Krune Jošta koja je nastala za vrijeme rezidencijalnoj programa Slobodni festival u turističkom centru Cimper u organizaciji Autonomnog centra, Čakovec.

 

21. h –  NASTUPI

Gentlejunk co.
Nastup Krune Jošta je istraživanje u aleatoričkoj glazbi gdje, kroz suradnju sa različitim glazbenicima, koristi preparirane i reciklirane analogne instrumente čiji zvuk mijenja koristeći se uglavnom softverom otvorenog koda. Kruno Jošt svoje je specifični izričaj razvio u improvizacijskoj skupini Imrponedjeljci koja je dobila nagradu za najbolje elektronsko djelo 2007. godine. U suradnji sa različitim glazbenicima nastupao je u Švicarskoj, Brazilu, Italiji, Nizozemskoj, Sloveniji i Hrvatskoj. Zadnji nastup u suradnji s Bojanom Miljenčićem bio je u dvorani Zrinski zgrade Scheier u Čakovcu gdje je koristio meditativni zvuk Tibetanskih zvučnih zdjela.
http://gentlejunk.net/tag/audio/

Messy Oscilators
MMessy Oscillators je bend koji izvodi eksperimentalnu elektronsku glazbu. Nastao je kao ishod audio sekcije I’MM_-a i do danas je sudjelovao na nizu dobro primljenih umjetničkih festivala, kako u koncertnim dvoranama, tako i u zagrebačkim galerijama, svaki put u drugačijem sastavu zbog mnogobrojnosti članova. MMessy Oscillators uglavnom koristi DIY elektronske instrumente poput teremina, oscilatora, DIY sintesajzera i efekata, gitarskih pedala, piezoelektričnih senzora, sistemskih instrumenata, Touch-Tonea, rabljenih elektronskih instrumenata, circuit-bent igračaka, hakiranih gadgeta, kompjuterskog trasha i slično.
https://www.facebook.com/MMessyOscillators

Luka Bunić & glazba by M. Presečki, M. Kereša, E. Čovran i T. Košić – projekt „15“
Naziv rada je ujedno i broj sati ljetnog solsticija, najdužeg dana u godini. Umjetnik želi ukazati na doživljaj jednog dana kao “života u malom”. Emotivno, duhovno i fizički. Snimljeni momenti privukli su ga svojom energijom i probudili emocije divljenja. Početak video rada je ujedno i jutro a simbolizira rođenje dok je kraj naš prirodni odlazak na počinak. Česta je izjava kako vrijeme “sporije” prolazi u mladosti da bi kasnije subjektivno ubrzalo. Spontanost, čuđenje i zahvalnost rezultiraju spektrom emocija na koje vrijeme kao da nema utjecaj. Rad je zamišljen i kao performans sa muzičarima a slavi opijenost životom i ljepotu trenutka.
http://www.zarez.hr/clanci/pustinje-svirke-i-loopovi

23 h – PEROFRMANS

Doktor podinski – Citizens Kino DOME SPECIAL
Ekspandirano (prošireno) kino doktora Podinkog specifičan je audio vizualni performans koji koristi elemente video umjetnosti, participativne demokracije i teatra potlačenih.
http://xlterrestrials.org/plog/

DJ Podinski – Balkan Beats
http://xlterrestrials.org/plog/?page_id=284
DJ Podinksi nakon građanskog kina nastavlja sa balkanskim ritmovima za mlade i brze noge.

Multimedijalni kamp i MOBILE ART DOME organizira Udruge Urbana kultura i edukacija (UKE). Projekt financira Ministarstvo kulture RH i Zaklada Kultura Nova.