- 2 Programme
- 3 Artists & performances
- 3.1 RaumZeitPiraten: HackenPorsche
- 3.2 Casperelectronics
- 3.3 Dewi de Vree & Neja Tomšič: Ground
- 3.4 Cirkulacija 2: Social interactions
- 3.5 Claudia Reh: Visitors, part 1
- 3.6 Michael Bosanko: Light graffiti
- 3.7 L. Đorojević, L. Rica, M. Burja, S. Vrenko & S. Spačal: Pile
- 3.8 Saša Spačal & Simon Bergoč
- 4 Graphite synth workshop for kids (8+)
The third edition of the Strictly Analog Ljubljana is moving away from the cold winter weather and is joining forces with the Lighting Guerrilla festival. Instead of a one-day event this years comprehensive audio-visual experience stretches into a three-day festival event with public intervention, AV performances and workshops of local and foreign artists. Saturday's event remains in the heart of Tobačna quarters - in front and inside of Cirkulacija 2 premises, Sunday's program continues in MoTA Point with practical workshop for children. We are finishing on Monday with public interventions in the open spaces of the Ljubljana city center.
SATURDAY, MAY 30th // Tobačna quarters: in front and inside of Cirkulacija 2
Michael Bosanko (light graffiti), Claudia Reh (projections) & Saša Spačal and Simon Bergoč (sound), Cirkulacija 2 (social interactions)
Lenka Đorojević, Lina Rica, Maja Burja, Staš Vrenko and Saša Spačal: Pile (AV performance)
Dewi de Vree and Neja Tomšič: Ground (AV performance)
Casperelectronics (AV performance)
Afterparty at Club ZOO
SUNDAY, MAY 31st // MoTA Point, Gosposvetska ulica 12
Dewi de Vree: Graphite Synth Workshop
9PM // Atrij ZRC, Novi trg
Michael Bosanko: Light Graffiti Workshop
MONDAY, JUNE 1st // Start at Novi trg, Atrij ZRC
Claudia Reh, Gulag Gverila, RaumZeitPiraten and Michael Bosanko (light graffiti, public interventions, projections)
Artists & performances
HackenPorsche are modified shopping trolleys for urban interventions and audiovisual guerilla performances. An analogue, optoacoustically intertwined machinery forming three light and sound emitting satellites played by the RaumZeitPiraten while getting lost in time and space of Ljubliana.
With custom-built, sound-reactive LED and laser projectors and light-controlled, musical machines they explore the city-scape transforming streets, walls, buildings and whatever crosses their way into experimental, audiovisual playgrounds.
The term public space sounds like an unfulfilled promise. Restrictive forces seem to work against what could be spheres of interaction and free communication for a community and all its inhabitants. We just do not know what the public and its places are capable of, that’s why we want to interact and learn about.
RaumZeitPiraten is an audiovisual, space and time bending artists collective and ongoing project of Tobias Daemgen, Jan Ehlen and Moritz Ellerich. In 2007 they started working as a group to get out of the spirals of egocentric self-stimulation. Besides the very inspiring concept of the four-dimensional "Raumzeit" of Albert Einstein, space and time are determining components of perception and creation. As pirates they feel free to mess around with these elements as they please, sailing away from industrial and commercial interests to custom-built lands.
With their opto-acoustic instruments and machines they are misusing and remixing ancient and up-to-date auditive and visual technologies for heterogeneous, organically improvised light and sound architectures. Their activities are aimed at playful, experimental connections of sound, image, object, space and time to an alternately-self-expanding-multimedia-performance-surround-spaceship-laboratory-travel to somewhere between science and fiction.
Casperelectronics aka Peter Edwards is an is an explorer in the field of circuit bending and experimental musical electronics. He uses handmade analog sound and light synthesizers to create sonic, visual and physical music. Experience a unfiltered sonic beat up!
Dewi de Vree & Neja Tomšič: Ground
Ground is an audiovisual performance in which graphite drawings are used as a control interface for several self built electronic instruments. Drawing, erasing and touching are the main gestures for a unique audiovisual composition.
Graphite is a conductor for electricity. By using graphite in stead of a variable resistor, the pitch, amplitude or sound color of different sound generators can be controlled. Each sound generator consist of a simple sound wave. When multiple generators are connected to one drawing (or 'circuit') more complex sonic behavior occurs.
Ground is originally developed by Dewi de Vree (NL) and Jeroen Uyttendaele (BE). The performance at Strictly Analog Festival however, will be a collaboration between Dewi de Vree and visual artist Neja Tomšič. Especially for the festival they will develop a performance in which they will explore different analogue techniques and integrate them into a unique audiovisual composition.
Dewi de Vree is a media artist based in The Hague, The Netherlands. Her projects are based on the sensual experience of physical experiments. She studied at the Audiovisual department at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and at the interfaculty ArtScience at the Kabk in The Hague, The Netherlands. With a background in visual arts, she started to research the relation between image and sound. She developed different graphical scores, sound performances and installations. Her interest in the interaction between the human and the machine led to different translating- machines and sound interfaces. Currently she is doing a research on electromagnetism and developing instruments which translate electromagnetic fields into audible sound. She is involved in 'Stichting Centrum', a collective of artists and musicians based in Villa K in The Hague, Instrument Inventors Initiative 'iii'. Together with Arno Verweij she runs 'Proefjeslab', an interactive science show for children.
Neja Tomšič is a visual artist, poet and writer from Ljubljana, Slovenia. Since graduating in painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana, she has been part of several group and solo exhibitions, performing and publishing poetry and prose among other. She researches documentary cinema and related practices in the contemporary art context, which is also the topic of her PhD in progress. She is a co-founder of MoTA – Museum of Transitory Art, a research and production platform devoted to transitory art and its project space in Ljubljana, the MoTA Point. She is currently performing in Škrip Inc, a theatre play directed by Jelena Rusjan and was part of the Screech Orchestra group which toured widely, in New York City among other. She created live visuals for performances of singer Katja Šulc, with which she also performs in the ongoing project Magma and Alaska. Currently, she is working on a new experimental comic researching the histories of pirates and martime histories related to the opium trade, and an artistic collaboration monumentalising erased histories in public space - the Nonuments - Baltimore project in Baltimore (US). She keeps a drawing diary at ne-ja.tumblr.com.
Cirkulacija 2: Social interactions
As a part of preparation for the next step in the creation of spatial multimedia levers, the Cirkulacija 2 team is preparing a parallel dispers events, with the main emphasis on interactivity and generativity of the audio-visual resources. Cirkulacija 2 will use "cultural interface", a concept by Lev Manovich formed in the time of new media, quite literally.
Cirkulacija 2 is a transdisciplinary art collective founded in 2007 dealing with longer-term practices in the area of contemporary technological art. They use different media approaches (radio, television, video, robots, mechanisms, devices ...), visual elements, and sound for an artistic expression. Cirkulacija 2 creates a platform for the continuous creation of experimental music and intermedia events and facilities, and maintains an independent common physical space for technology and art production.
Claudia Reh: Visitors, part 1
The artist sees her works as graphics in light. The light is the basic building material, used to express and convey her visualized thoughts. She operates mostly with metaphors and signs, where her role is to convey to the audience the invisible meanings that grow beneath the surface of the visual. She’s presenting her work in Ljubljana using tools that are very typical of her: the overhead projectors are used to create momentary visualized images of monumental dimensions. In front of live audience she will create a huge fresco with an extremely vivid color scale. Her eclectic selection of vibrant images is constantly balancing on a thin line between the visible and the invisible.
Claudia Reh (Echtzeitlich) is an artist residing in Germany where she’s finished her studies and been active as an independent artist since the late ’90. Her distinctly interdisciplinary work, always loyal to the principle of the analog, deals with the most diverse issues. She creates installations, animate movies and performances, holds workshops and also works as an organizer and producer. She’s participated with her works in many different exhibitions and festival all across Europe.
Michael Bosanko: Light graffiti
Michael Bosanko specializes in the so-called light graffiti. The principle of this technique is based on photography, where extremely long times of exposure enable a photographic recording of movement made by bodies of light. Exposures can last up to one hour and the artist makes use of different light sources: from torches to classical lights and LED lights. The end result is a photograph that uses this medium to record the light drawing in a certain space. The inclusion of people and elements of space, around which the light drawing is designed, enables the experienced drawing artist like Bosanko to create exceptional light compositions that only need to be projected somewhere. The artist thus documents otherwise fleeting images that result from gestuality and that are hidden and invisible at the first glance.
The project is of participatory and performative character, as it requires an active involvement of the audience. The artist creates light graffiti with the audience, saves them and promptly projects them unto space. A free workshop where participants will be able to get acquainted with the basics of this technique and creative possibilities it offers will be held during the artist’s stay in Ljubljana.
The Welsh artist Micheal Bosanko is a self-taught who in the beginning only did classical photography. He was born in Cardiff but he lives and works in South Wales. At the beginning of the new millennium he’s begun gradually and randomly discovering the possibilities offered by contemporary digital photography that he started to use for the light graffiti. He’s considered one of the leading artists in Great Britain in this creative niche. He’s being regularly invited to many different festivals around the world. He worked with various private and commercial clients as well.
L. Đorojević, L. Rica, M. Burja, S. Vrenko & S. Spačal: Pile
Pile as /Born in nature / hyperreal hybrid /I have four natures/ combines different ambivalently /I have two things/ audio /I have five senses/ -visual interventions /sense is not a thing/ into orchestration of different mimicries /nature is not a sense/ of space. Potentiality/space/ existing dystopic landscapes /for nature/ provides the blending of analog and digital processes and photo-, bio-, visual and sound material. /artistic pile is nonsense / *
- fragments between slashes are poem verses from the Configurations 1918-1932 poetry collection by Hans Arp.
Lenka Đorojević makes heavy use of the graphic medium in her work and often applies it with connection with other media. She’s graduated in 2008 from the Academy of Visual Arts in Trebinje (BiH). She also works as a scenographer and a collaborator with Radio Študent. Lina Rica graduated in 2008 at the Graphic department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. Alongside graphics, se also does photography, video and animation. She’s participated in group exhibitions, festivals and workshops in Croatia and abroad. She’s also received many awards for the her graphic works. She’s opened a gallery in Makarska, her birth-town, in 2012. Maja Burja is currently attending the third year of painting at the Academy of Fine arts and Design in Ljubljana. She works with photography, sculpture, painting, film and sound, but also with light, architecture, urbanism and (visual) books. Staš Vrenko is a student of sculpture at the Academy of Fine arts and Design in Ljubljana. His artistic practice consists of the exploration of different artistic fields with a special emphasis on sound, sound design, sculpture, performative arts and kineticism. He also makes DIY musical instruments and is a member of the poetic audio group Nevem Nevem besides his independent artistic endeavors. Saša Spačal is an intermedia artist that explores living systems and sound phenomena. Her works combine hardware and firmware with organic materials, woven together into communications, where human beings are only one of the elements of the ecosystem and not a autonomous subject. She’s exhibited her works in more that fifteen international venues and she’s a member of the musical group Theremidi Orchestra from Ljubljana.
Saša Spačal & Simon Bergoč
Graphite synth workshop for kids (8+)
Can you see sounds or hear images? In this workshop you will build an electronic instrument which you can use to make music by drawing.
The participants will get a little introduction into basic principles of electronics and examples of visual sound. After this everyone will build their own ‘graphite synthesizer’. A graphite synthesizer transforms a simple pencil into an electronic instrument. You will be able to draw sounds or to translate drawings into sounds.
Credits: Zala Vidali, ekipa Poligona, Gašper Milkovič-Biloslav, Polona Torkar, Cirkulacija 2, Luka Bernetič, Tilen Sepič, Katerina Mirović, Uroš Veber, Jan Jordan Frangeš, Eva Lep, Lidija Zupančič (Količevo Karton), Boris Kovačič, Boštjan Sambolec, Grega Erman (Tobačna - IMOS G), Davorin Gorišek (Klub Zoo),
Jelena Rusjan, Neja Tomšič and Martin Bricelj Baraga (MoTA Point), Kristijan Tkalec and Maja Zorman (RAMPA Lab), Luka Cerar, Ida Hiršenfelder, ...
Production: Zavod Projekt Atol (Uroš Veber), Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory and Forum Ljubljana/Strip Core.
In collaboration with: MoTA - Museum of Transitory Art.
Organisation: Zala Vidali, Ljudmila Lab (Tina Dolinšek) and Forum Ljubljana (Katerina Mirović)
Festival is supported by the Slovene Ministry of Culture and MOL – Department for Culture and Employment Service of Slovenia.