MMK18 hosted participants from all around the world trough three different programs: artistic residencies, educational projects and art camps. There were more than 40 participants that visited Center for Creative Solutions during MMK18 from 1th July to 1st September.
Respectively, members from 6 countries came to visit at the beginning of July during a project organized by Outward Bound Croatia where some 24 participants learned about sustainability, permaculture and off the grid living as well as artistic practices following this lifestyle. Artist in residence program was done by Gijs Borstlap during July 2018. Also Stefan Ribal dis AIR during August 2018.
2 anthropology students from Germany stayed at Center for few days while traveling to India, learning about sustainable living and permaculture. They were helping with building up a temporary geo dome greenhouse. At this time Maja Kohek and Gijs Borstlap were doing their artist/scientist in residence program.
Jasen jakić, artist and builder from Amsterdam visited C4CS with his self organized tiny house on wheels, and a family of 3 stayed for one night hosted by permaculture and camp in C4CS.
MMK16 is an international (extended/hybrid) cultural event taking place at the eco-camp in Lovinac during July and August 2016. MMK16 invites artist, activists, environmentalists, common-ists and survivalists to gather around the theme “Future Environments”. MMK16 combines research, experiment and workshops with creative thinking and environmental consciousness using transdisciplinary strategies and collaborative efforts. MMK16 hosts three artist in residence project with the theme sound and environment.
Karl Heinz Jeron is coming from Berlin to collaborate with Kruno Jošt on interactive sound sculpture “Lovinac Singing Pole” (Lovinačke pjevajuče pole). Residenci takes place in Culture House Lovinac and Center for Creative Solutions in Rasoja some 2 km away. Jeron and Jošt will collaborate during month of August to produce a sculpture that will be presented on the Days of Potatoes – a local yearly potato event.
Gijs Borstlap is coming from Amsterdam and staying for one month at C4CS in Rasoja, camping in the wild. His primary concern is to research his inner world trough an experiment: by putting himself deliberately into sort of escapist and survivalist situation, distancing himself from the city. he is sound engineer and his primary interests are to observe sounds and its connections to everyday environment.
Tin Dožić is coming for only a week residency to Culture House Lovinac for the purpose to further develop a work on 16 channels sound installation.
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Ivana Jozic created this vid while on MMK15 multimedia workshop depicting site as her 360 camera movement research. Video shows an environmental art colony in making.
Ivana Jozic created this vid while on MMK15 multimedia workshop depicting site as her 360 camera movement research. Video shows our environmental art colony in making.
Andrea Knezovic visit to MMK15 multimedia workshop resulted in this collaborative effort.
Kids are having a blast at MMK15 with geodesic dome playground created by Irena Lozana from Macedonia. She also created xylophone recycling bootless.
Geo dome had spider web that kids were playing around.
Kids loved organic toys workshop where tools of their favourite characters were created out of recycled wood.
MMK15 kitchen is a great place to refresh a day with coffe or home made tea sweetened with dandelion honey. Beside refreshments thre are breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Kitchen is offering range organic food that can be found locally. Specialities are sandwich with ghee, goat cheese and sprouts and vege tortillas. We proudly offer them on our DIY plates recycled from tinny house building wood waist.
Small shop is offering bio and organic products, home made juice form menta and small camping accessories.
People gather from all around to present, talk and meet. Irena from Holland is relaxing with locals during drawing sessions.
Local municipality donated compost cans that girls are having fun assembling.
Children playground is in the geo-dome and kids are enjoying.
The guests are starting to arrive for Future Environments (un)conference 23rd to 29th.
We are expecting more guests during the week from Slovenia, Osijek Art Academy, Zagreb Art Academy, Berlin and London.
Road to MMK15 site is finished on Saturday 18th July. Few more days of preparation before campers start arriving. but now we have secured a nice and drivable road to the site.
For the Tiny House we decided to use a truck wheels as it allows us to carry more weight. As the size of the house is 9 by 3 meters we opted for solid and good support next to the wheels when the house is not moving.
House is all made with wood that is only treated against worms. It will be insulated with non washed, borax treated sheep wool that will be fitted in-between the construction.
During the 23rd to 29th of july when artists are visiting, unfinished side of the house will be used as the projection screen.
Camping area located across the kitchen and TH workshop is finished with space for at least 20 tents.
Grass is trimmed under small oak trees that make shade all day long in July’s 34 degrees.
Mathijs de Bruin created a beautiful video of a drive from Lovinac to MMK site
Driving towards MMK2015 from Mathijs de Bruin on Vimeo.
For Tiny House workshop we had to strip down old truck and take its chassis to the spot.
Extra material was brought
and supporting foundations were build both for TH and a kitchen.
After the AiR programs MMK14 is coming to the stage when most events take place trough joint events: Hackatron, RAD, MAD, Nameless Symposium and Future Environments un-conference.
Camp is growing with colourful tents.
Guests are coming from Slovenia, Austria, Greece, Croatia and UK.
After un-conference style collective time line building
Antonious lead workshop on edible wide greens
where part of the food for a DIY VEGY GRILL workshop was collected.
Astronomers were having workshops on stars and constellations, sun and moon was observed.
There was joggling workshops,
and more techy, encryption and TOR workshops
After the workshops crew has spread around. We took a road up to the hills, and barely made it trough ruff terrain to the point of beautiful view.
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.
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.