Platform for Art, Culture and the Public Domain ‘…the unfathomable distance between the individual and the geopolitical.’ – Firat Oruc This essay is an exploration of thoughts following an artistic event that happened a year ago, specifically in terms of how it deploys its own forms, intensities and energies that are essentially ungraspable by language. The type of reflection writing enables is therefore specific to its medium. As theorist Rebecca Schneider reminds us in discussing a politics of documentary practices, ‘…media has its specific ways of remembering and will leave their trace on the memory it creates.’ Writing inevitably translates the piece and my relation to it, and writing allows for reflective confrontation with the ambiguities of my position contained in the artistic process.
Ideas Island » How to stay at Ideas Island Do you think you should be selected to stay for free on a private island to work on your ideas? If so, let us know a bit more about you. Tell us 1) Who you are (briefly), 2) what ideas/projects you are going to work on 3) why we should pick you and 4) if you are ok to give some money to charity and if not why not. Please note that there is a MUCH bigger chance that you get selected if you answer ALL those questions.
About Us – Bicrophonic Research Institute Over ten years of international projects we have developed the sonic bike to do this. A bike with two mounted speakers on the front and GPS receiver and Raspberry Pi computer on the back. With our bespoke mapping software, different sounds are linked to different places meaning that the interactive music played by the bike changes dependent on where the cyclist goes and how fast they pedal. Not an app and free of the internet, the sonic bike creates an outdoor listening experience for everyone – reaching new audiences on the street or hillside, far beyond the confines of concert halls and galleries. Established by Kaffe Matthews and Dave Griffiths in 2014, the BRI works collectively from a London lab, undertaking multiple projects annually, each one realising new site-specific music made through residential collaborations with producers and communities. Politics, time, cycling possibilities, architecture and finances all bare on each project, making them utterly contemporary.
How to Be an Explorer of the World As a longtime fan of guerrilla artist and illustrator Keri Smith’s Wreck This Box set of interactive journals, part of these 7 favorite activity books for grown-ups, I was delighted to discover her How to Be an Explorer of the World: Portable Life Museum (public library) — a wonderful compendium of 59 ideas for how to get creatively unstuck by engaging with everyday objects and your surroundings in novel ways. From mapping found sounds to learning the language of trees to turning time observation into art, these playful and poetic micro-projects aren’t just a simple creativity booster — they’re potent training for what Buddhism would call “living from presence” and inhabiting your life more fully. It all began with this simple list, which Smith scribbled on a piece of paper in the middle a sleepless night in 2007:
Welcome to gmackrr 15.– 19. Feb 2015, from 19:09* (FM exhibition)radioCona FM 88.8MHz, Ljubljana and stream radioCona:ZimaFM is an exhibition project that takes place across an FM frequency. Upcoming Deadlines We are interested in projects that develop connections with what is there. We are interested in projects that develop connections with what is there. Practices involved with issues, spaces and local people groups, but with the possibility of being displace. Not only engaged with the place where them born but also capable to be moved to other contexts and continue growing. New narratives and thought forms to be assembled from previously limiting binaries such as local/global, rural/urban, tradition/innovation, knowledge/imagination, human/ non-human etc. Practices and forms of research in the way that they combine deceptively simple actions with multifaceted inquiries into the working of things, hybrid networks of culture, nature, science, discourse and technology, communal gardens and discussion groups.
Upcoming Deadlines Participatory workshop, collaborative and interdisciplinary approach, 1month research, final event Description of residency program AFFECT 2016 PROGRAM FOR COLLABORATIVE ARTISTIC PRACTICES IN BERLIN presents: If you don't pay attention to me, I WON’T PAY ATTENTION TO YOU. Upcoming Deadlines One month residence in 300 sqm studio based in Rome, Italy Description of residency programTthe Foundation’s activities will take place at their Rome headquarters of Via del Mandrione 105. The space is part of a post-war industrial building development of the 1950s; it is located between the railway-lines and the Acqua Felice aqueduct. This urban district of Rome, known as Il Mandrione, is a part of the city that has been in constant evolution since the 1943 bombing of nearby San Lorenzo. The area has been cited in various literary and filmic works, first among which, those by Pier Paolo Pasolini.
Upcoming Deadlines International Artist Residency at Budapest Art Factory, Hungary. Description of residency programBudapest Art Factory (BAF) is a not-for-profit studio, exhibition and project space founded in 2006. By organizing exhibitions, studio visits and panel discussions, BAF provides a platform for the dialogue of contemporary art in an international context. BAF is home to three Hungarian artists: Dóra Juhász, Márta Kucsora and Sándor Szász. BAF launched an artist and curator residency program in 2013. The mandate of this program is to invite internationally recognized artists, curators and art critics to Budapest to showcase their activities before the Hungarian public.