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.
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.
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.
MMK in Lovinac is in preparation works. We are preparing roads
even we liked our permacultural garden
we have to prepare for tents, geo domes and tiny houses
Due to heavy winds last 2 days we had to find a good way to secure geo dome’s cover. Wind is lifting the cover, coming under the tent. Heavy wind blows are breaking strings holding the tent cover to wooden poles.
We found out that best thing to do is tie down the dome with two crossing ropes.
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.
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.