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.

Towards EU Free Media Policies

round table: towards EU free media policiesRound 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 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

Free Traveling Radio @ ‘Nepokoreni grad’ festival

youth center Domaći in KarlovacAnna and tatiana circuit bendingDuring 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.

Searching for old electronic stuff

Duchamp 'Fountain' and FTR antennaWe 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’

Antenna crew

2nd Line performance

Steve BuchananAnna 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.

Its better that Toninho Molvadeza (Evil Tony) died than me

 

ACM dartingInternational 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.

Party time
‘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.

High culture
Ceremonial exchange in pirated versions of CDs and DVDs between Brasilian and Croatian cultural communities representatives under working title ‘Pirates are Cool’.

Performance:
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.

Zadar sounds

Sea organs schemeWe have captured interesting sounds of Zadar to give u a sound representations where we have been working for last week.
Sounds include street recordings and famous Sea Organ constructed in Zadars harbor in 2005.