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Food Crisis, event in Prague

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Forgotten foods from hungary

Food Crisis is third part of the series of Crisis Mania project with events happening in Check, Hungary and Slovakia. First two were observing housing and travelling crisis in modern society. It is project made possible by involvement of many organizations working in the field of art, technology, urban culture and self-sustainability. Event was originally thought of as meeting point for exchange of knowledge and artistic questioning of routines, norms and patterns of today’s society. People were encouraged to think of plants and seeds that are mainly forgotten in today’s industrial food production (like nettle). Collective food preparing was introduced and food sharing was organized where each participant brought their food with them. Other part of the event was making the sound by cooking and mixing of this two disciplines. Prague non for profit venues and organizations were involved, like art magazine A2 and venue Školska.

Collaborative food preparing and eating

Cooking and making music at the same time

Again, to prepare such an event with international participants and without firm commercial plan this kind of collective and participatory event had to be thought of on different fields and had to serve as a vehicle for more than just stage for evening performances and day workshops. Further actions were discussed and plans made. Somewhere a common feeling of lack of structure that brings messy event time-line is something participants are looking forward or fearing. Some yearn for more structure, some like its organic development. Overall, and event that follows more or less conscious group interaction that brings experimental art out of realm of individual and singular signature work.

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Developments on participation front of ART01

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ART01 has come to the point where two participants can not make it. In the case of Ricardo Palmieri from Brazil a carefully managed plan of bringing him first to Croatia to take part at cultural events that would pay the ticket and rest for his participation at ART01 Berlin was interfered with 2 things: his exhibition in Brazil and price of the tickets which sky-rocketed presumably because of this or that football championship taking place at that time of the year. Guy van Belle cannot make it as he will be in Belgium on meeting for Time Inventors Cabinet meeting. Both of them will be participating remotely with informations from those two events.

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Other participants are coming in the project. Barbara Hubert is part of organization from Bratislava, originally from Austria. She will be helping a great deal with all FOSS inputs and outputs. Also, she will be working with questioning our perspectives on living/working/common/private space, which is partly question of ART01envisioned as TAZ in the ContentArt gallery. Maria Karaginani from Greece, living in Rotterdam will partly be working with sensors and partly with databases and questions of open contents and licensing. Glerm Soares from Brazil was supposed to be at ART01but is lost in the virtual world somewhere. His case can be explained with the story from Brazil that goes something like this: when a person goes to meet another person, and second person is not there, first person doesn’t say he haven’t met the second one, but he says he met second persons absence. Pedro Zaz originally from Portugal, living in Berlin was always into TAZ and will be there for visual and sound extravaganza. Also, Pod P, USA freedomfighter living in Berlin will be there with pirate cinema and helping hand.

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Remote participation – turning bad to good

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When organizing an event with international participants one has to consider that their calender can change which can bring a havoc to original meeting plans. This is why the process has to be open enough so that changes in participation do not stop the realisation. Also, an event can collide with another event with similar features. This two cases can be taken as possibilities, rather than obstacles.

Best way to turn this two cases from a problem to optional add to the program is remote participation that can be organized with on-line tools, video and audio streaming. Other types of loop process can be initiated too, using scope of different information types that are exchanged. Programs can be exchanged with audio for example where each of events pick up the stream of other one and play it on the speakers. Same can be done with video streams where lectures, performances and conferencing can be arranged.

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