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Exhibition, conference, camp and much more at Pixelache

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Pixelache Festival 2013 with its theme of Facing North Facing South profiles the work of the Bricolabs mailing list, an independent and dynamic network of people absorbed with sharing, DIY, open source software, hardware and environmental sustainability living in various localities across the world whose online and offline exchange of heterogeneous practices and ideas have driven the network since its formation in 2006.

Bricolabs’ Exhibition

Where: Suvilahti ‘Square’ (location to be confirmed), free entrance!
Opening: Thursday 16.5. at 19.00
Exhibition dates: 17.-26.5., from Wednesday to Sunday 13.00 – 18.00

Three shipping containers will host workshops and artworks made by various members of Bricolabs: A ‘brico-archive’ corner assembled by Gabriele Asbesto, including diverse documentation on processes, including “how-to’s”, video works, texts and brico-objects; A nearby graffiti wall will provide an evolving open canvas for demonstration and exchange of concepts, ideas and views; An interactive installation – Vjing Nature - created by Ivan Henriques & Kasia Molga and Erik Overmeire will invite us to address inter-connections between sensor technology, data vis and microbiology; In addition, the Sensorium project from Salvador de Bahia will be presented on video. Collaborative curation; visual design: Kruno Jost.

Bricolabs’ Conference

Where: Happi, Sörnäisten rantatie 31 (till 16.00) and Eesti MajaSörnäisten rantatie 22 (from 16.30),  free entrance!
When: Friday 17.5, 10.00 – 19.00

With two decades of mailing lists and related cultural practices, we have seen networks rise, disintegrate, or become rather resilient. Long term contributors to lists like bricolabs may see the network as an affective element that not only enables free sharing of information and concepts, but also expresses degrees of belonging to a hybrid of social relations, sets of idea(l)s and physically bound practice. The idea of network culture also builds on peer to peer collaborative approaches enshrined within free and open software communities.  Since these lists and networks are on one level placeless, if not unbound of places, the question is – belonging where? What kind of ‘bind’ is this affective relationship, and how does it configure place relations, and ultimately, another way of looking at geopolitics? Can networked practices be both grounded in various localities and unbound simultaneously, growing stronger as they mutually configure?

Camp Pixelache in Naissaar 18-19.5

Camp Pixelache 2013 is held on 18-19 May. Except for the keynote lecture planned in advance, typically like at unconferences, the agenda will be created by the attendees at the beginning of the event. Anyone who wants to initiate a discussion on a given topic can claim a time and a space. Our curated themes for the Festival are emerging as Creative Development (North-South, Tallinn-Helsinki & other relations), Virtuality, Resonance, Anti-disciplinarity, Waste, Techno-ecologies, and Control. Welcome to be inspired by these or introduce other topics into the Camp!

We have invited Mary Mellor to give a keynote presentation on Naissaar. Mary Mellor is a Social Science Professor at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne (UK), who has a long-standing interest in alternative, green and feminist economics. Within the concert hall and related buildings open workshops can also be organised.

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May 9th, 2013 at 10:53 am

De(con)structing Conformity

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De(con)structing Conformity – video documentation from GentleJunk on Vimeo.

De(con)structing Conformity is performance done during the opening of the exhibition REFLECTION – Ecology of Cultural Landscape on 22nd November 2012. in gallery Scheier, Čakovec, Croatia.
In De(con)structing Conformity Kruno Jošt together with collaborators Maja Kohek and Simon Podlauf destroys an armchair as a symbol of conformity in contemporary society. The armchair represents a passive attitude in an even more passive society where one doesn’t want to lose their armchair while making political moves. It gives us false security and is as such a symbol of power. The de(con)struction of the symbol enables reflection on our own conformity. The question now is how we confront conformity in contemporary society?

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November 30th, 2012 at 2:13 pm

CR 4.0 won Artemov 1st prize for locative media competition

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As it is, as it goes, prizes are starting to come in for the work that insisted on taking representative form from participative processes developed beforehand. Its 4th reincarnation happened in slightly different context, most notably in its new terms of negotiating project in the newly formed team. Positions that prizes involve: question of value, ownership, possible marketing strategies, group dynamics according to personal needs and acceptance of needs of others have surfaced at metalevel. CultureRobot became something that could easily be put into broad cultural concept and disseminated in the form it is trough events and festivals. Read more on Belo Horizonte and Salvador festival here >>.

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November 10th, 2009 at 2:08 pm

CultureRobot installation 1.0 and 2.0

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CR installation 2.0 at SESC Sao Jose dos Campos in Brazil followed 1.0 that was installed at HAIP festival in Ljubljana, Slovenia. CultureRobot is interactive installation that rises awareness about maps, open spaces and borders. It invites visitors/users/participators to rearrange, open or close borders and thus interact with the map inhabitants – CultureRobot (simple robots powered by batteries, moving randomly on the map) allowing them to consume more or less of different cultural aspects. CR is interactive installation made to raise awareness of social and political sphere that is affecting autonomous cultural sphere, synergies and correspondences in geo-techno-socio-political topology.

CR 1.0

CR 2.0

Check extensive blogging with video, photolog and process description on CR  here>>

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February 16th, 2009 at 11:26 pm

Constructing: ‘UMJETNOST JE…’

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Video installation ‘UMJETNOST JE…’ (ART IS…) can be seen on front windows of ex cinema ‘Kalnik’ in Križevci during night hours from 8th to 10th of June. Cinema ‘Kalnik’ is deserted and is not working for past 6 years.
Program ‘Unconquered City’ run by ‘Domaći’ has been researching unused or forgotten places (shops, factories, army barracks, etc.) in Dubrovnik, Karlovac, Pula and Križevci. This is second part of the project where, when spaces are located a temporary occupation and art exhibition is held inside or outside the building.
In Križevci ‘Domaći’ joined with ‘POUKŽ’ in financing the project. Part of the project is carried through network ‘Clubture’.
Beside ‘Art is…’ video installation by GentleJunk co. an theter will be run inside and throughout whole cinema by ‘Bacaći sjenki’ called ‘Exposition’.

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June 6th, 2007 at 8:10 pm

OPERACIJA GRAD: JEDINSTVO

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Manifestacija Operacija grad:Jedinstvo otvara PRIVREMENI ILEGALNI CENTAR ZA KULTURU I MLADE u bivšoj tvornici Jedinstvo na Savskom nasipu u Zagrebu. Tokom manifestacioje održat će se Impronedjeljci (improvizirani experimentalni glazbeni sessioni) i video instalacija TVTurnoffWeek.
Program>>
Pozadina događaja >>

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April 19th, 2007 at 9:09 am

Otvorenje izložbe DOKUMENTI

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U petak,09.03.2007.u 19 sati, galerija MMC Luka, Pula, Istarska 30 otvoriti će se izložba ‘DOKUMENTI’. Izložba ostaje otvorena do 22.03.2007.

Izlažu: Mirjana Batinić, Valentino Bilić Prcić, Dušan Božić, Marčelo Brajnović, Petar Brajnović, Bala Bujar, Marijan Crtalić, Branka Cvjetičanin, Eros Čakić, Vlatko Čerić, Tanja Dabo, Mihal Durovka, Romina Dušić, Ivana Djukić, Mario Gazić, Andreja Gregorić, Igor Grubić, Igor Gustini, Ana Horvat i Andreja Hotko, Zdravko Horvat, Dominik Hudoklin, Pino Ivančić, Toni Jakac, Jernej Jemec, Kruno Jost, Vanda Jurković, Boris Kajmak, Dejan Kljun, Ksenija Kovačević i Milena Nena Popov, Elvis Krstulović, Juliana Kučan, Mirjana Lukić, Aprilija Luzar, Sonja Majstorović, Tanja Malbaša, Hana Miletić, Jadranka Ostić, Robert Pauletta, Maja Radešić, Denis Sardoz, Zora Stančić, Sven Stilinović, Manuel Šumberac, Ana Tomišin, Eugen Varzić, Svebor Vidmar, Maja Vidović, Joanna Zajac.

Projekt “Dokumenti” nastavak je međunarodnog projekta započetog 2005. godine pod nazivom “Print to Art”.

Ovogodišnje izdanje projekta pod nazivom “Dokumenti” sadržava nekoliko odrednica koje upućuju na promišljanje o fenomenu elektronskih medija i poziciji koju oni zauzimaju u suvremenom umjetničkom djelovanju.

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March 8th, 2007 at 10:52 am

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