Rozmanova ulica 12
1000 Ljubljana
Prostori: osmo/za

Grant & Vasiliev: Experimental broadcasting

Workshop on principles of broadcasting


DATE: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | 3PM – 9PM
MENTORS: Sarah Grant & Danja Vasiliev
LOCATION: osmo/za, Slovenska 54 (8th floor), 1000 Ljubljana
REGISTRATION: delavnica@ljudmila.org

About the workshop

Ljudmila’s resident artists, Sarah Grant and Daniel Vasiliev, are organizing a workshop during their second stay in Ljubljana in the spirit of the Critical Engineering Manifesto that was published in 2011 and is translated in 18 languages already.

At the workshop »Experimental broadcasting« the participants will learn about the basic principles of radio broadcast and its use in a variety of different contexts.

A practical application of a learned technique will constitute in the creation of an RPi-based, handheld pirate FM radio-station with a web-browser interface for uploading broadcast materials.


Participation at the workshop is free of charge. The places for the workshop are limited, to secure your place please send an email to: delavnica@ljudmila.org.

A practical application of a learned technique will constitute in creation of a RPi-based, handheld pirate FM radio-station with web-browser interface for uploading broadcast materials. The workshop will be held in English. The participants are required to bring: a laptop, a portable AM/FM radio receiver (a mobile phone with FM receiver function might work too).

About the mentors

Sarah Grant is an American media artist and educator, currently based in Berlin. Her areas of focus are bio-circuitry, sculpture, radio and computer networks. She has taught workshops on self-hosting and DIY networks around the world. She is a former research fellow at the Tow Center for Journalism at Columbia, adjunct professor at NYU Polytechnic in Digital Media, and resident at the Eyebeam Art and Technology Center. Additionally, she is the author of Subnodes and organises Radical Networks, a community conference and arts festival for creative, critical and alternative applications of internet technology.

Danja Vasiliev is a Berlin-based, Russian artist and Critical Engineer. He studies systems and networks through anti-disciplinary experimentation with hardware, firmware and software. Using computational platforms, he engages in the examination and exploitation of system and network paradigms in both the physical and digital realms. Based on these findings, he creates and exhibits works of Critical Engineering. Since 1999, Vasiliev has been involved in computer-technology events, media-art exhibitions and seminars around the world. He has received several awards and mentions at Ars Electronica, Japan Media Art Festival and transmediale, among others. In October 2011, together with Julian Oliver and Gordan Savičić, he co-authored the “Critical Engineering Manifesto”. He gives public workshops and talks as well as regularly teaches courses on network insecurity, software/OS modification, hardware re-engineering, digital forensics and other technology related subjects.

Production: Ljudmila, Art and Science Laboratory and Projekt Atol Institute.

The residency and the workshop were made possible with support from the Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Public Administration, Municipality of Ljubljana, Department for Culture, and JSKD – Public Fund for Cultural Activities.The project is part of EASTN-DC, which is co-funded by the Creative Europe program of the European Union.

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