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.
Have a look at MMK activities since 2006. on http://mmkamp.gentlejunk.net
Croatia, region of Lika, Lovinac.
Gospić and Gračac have a train station that is connected to Split and Zagreb. Both cities are some 30 km from Lovinac
Call 00 385 95 81 444 15 if you like to be picked up from the station by our shuttle. Cost is 10 €.
Gospić and Gračac have a bus station that is connected to major cities - Zagreb, Split and Zadar. Bus stations are some 30 km from Lovinac
Call 00 385 95 81 444 15 if you like to be picked up from the bus station by our shuttle. Cost is 10 €.
The closest airport is Zadar, from which there is a bus to Gračac.
There is a bus from Zadar to Gračac.
Call 00 385 95 81 444 15 if you like to be picked up from the station by our shuttle. Cost is 25 €.
From Zagreb direction: “old road” coming form direction of Plitvice turn to Gospić at roundabout in Graćac. Some 30 km and turn right to Lovinac. When in Lovinac, before school, at only pub in the city, turn right, drive for 2 km, left to MMK.
If taking highway from Zagreb to Split, exit at Sveti Rok, turn towards Graćac, after 5 km turn left to Lovinac, follow the sign.
From Zadar: at the roundabout in Gračac, turn left (third exit) towards Gospić. After some 30 km turn right to Lovinac. When in Lovinac, before school, at only pub in the city, turn right, drive for 2 km, left to MMK.
If taking highway exit at Sveti Rok, turn toward Graćac and after 5 km turn left to Lovinac. When in Lovinac, before school, at only pub in the city, turn right, drive for 2 km, left to MMK.
MMK16 has all-summer flexible dates between 01st July to 01st September 2015.
Specific dates find in Activities section.
Gijs Borstlap residency - 23 June - 23 July.
Karl heinz Jaron residency - 05th - 25 August.
Tin Dožić residency - 17th - 27th August.
4th August - presentation Eco Art Youth project and exhibition at Culture House.
Late July MMK visits Lika Camp in Gubavčevo polje .
Other activities include mushroom picking, swimming in lakes, rivers and the sea, visiting caves, tracking, mountain bike riding, visiting Lost Theory festival.
Groups and individual tickets as well as guide can be arranged on the request.
If you have an idea, workshop, presentation, talk, discussion that connects to art and environment, off grid, autonomy … pls. contact us → udrugauke at gmail dot com
Local self-government Lovinac, Croatia
Camp is collaborative effort so we kindly ask you all to take care of your tent area are as well as nature around it. This includes taking care of trash, recycling, taking care of waste and toilets. Be considerate to plants, water and animals. Give back to the land and camp more than you are taking.
Also, we invite you not to smoke for the period of your stay, but if there is no other way, please do keep cigarette buts closed with lid in glass jars and when you leave take it with you.
We are going to leave no trace, and we will make this piece of land more beautiful!
Do take extra blankets/sleeping bags, nights in Lika tend to be quiet cold and days quite warm.
Bring your own camping gear including solar showers, knifes, spoons, cooking equipment, ropes, hammocks, 2 way ham radios, flash lights, hiking shoes and other gadgets…
As we are advocating chemical/plastic-free camp please do consider bringing organic/bio shower gel, soap, tooth paste, etc. We will be offering organic/bio toiletries at the camp shop too.
All electricity is produced from renewable energy sources. Small projects, new inventions, experiments and renewable energy art is most welcomed. Electricity is free, but do consider a donation. We advise appliances with low consumption (led light, etc…)
Mobile broadband → get a bon bon card and 88 kn (10€) credits, for 45 to 50 kn 5 giga. Rest for calls or SMSing.
Own food on fire, or local restaurant some 5 km away, or youth hostel some 6 km.
During MMK16 accomodation is or at the camp, or private houses.
There is a youth hostel for individual or group accommodation.
Wolfs, bears, wild boars: wild animals are keeping to themselves in the high mountains. Wild boars swimming pits were noticed around the camp.
Viper snakes: we have been worn they reside in the Lika area, but haven't seen one during our stays. To be on the safe side consider where you walk, keep in groups, if you see a snake do not approach and bother it and all will be OK.
Mosquito: there are few, nights too cold for them. Take some bio-repellent.
Poisonous mushrooms: well, we don't have to tell you not to pick those. We can provide guide for mushroom hunting trips.