MULTIPLACE 2007 / festival sieťovej kultúry / network culture festival / 13 - 22 04 2007
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000 Event
open participation
OST-960
installation
 
sound installations and other activities


1+1
Katarína Balážiková (SK)
Open Design Studio
lecture
1+1=? Graphic Design and Collaboration
 
Lecture about the history, forms, methods and examples of collaborative practices in graphic design.



Allians/ce
14. 18h – 30. April 2007 , SPACE Gallery, SK_Bratislava
Jaroslav Kyša (SK), Erik Šille (SK), Radovan Čerevka (SK), Mário Chromý (SK), Tomáš Makara (SK), Erik Binder (SK)
Billboart Gallery Europe
opening/exhibition
 
Allians/ce or aliens alliance project connects six artists from two „competing“ sides: so-called Kosicans – graduates or students of Art Faculty TU in Kosice (Radovan Cerevka, Tomas Makara and Jaroslav Kysa from Zilina) and, on the other, the so-called Bratislavans – graduates of AFAD in Bratislava (Erik Sille from Roznava, Erik Binder from Hnusta, and Mario Chromy from Bratislava, now living in Prague); in order to contest the theory about poor collaboration, and to highlight connections in the artistic community. A network consisting of three billboards in Kosice and three in Bratislava came out of a collaboration of „mixed“ artistic duos.
www.billboart.org



Amateurs: Fulfilled Utopia?
(streaming)

Palo Fabuš (CZ)
FaVU VUT, Jelibojelito (co-organiser), ACStream (co-organiser)
lecture
 
Video stream: stream.node9.org/live.sdp

The artists and theoreticians have called for Utopia since the beginning of 20th century is a part of many phenomena related to new media. Freedom of expression for everyone and liberation from content dictated by media magnates however brings about new, unpredicted factors – and it’s artists who call for a general sobering up.
Palo Fabuš is the culture publicist, critic and theorist. Not a journalist. His former interest in new media has progressively evolved into wide study of contemporary culture applying a variety of approaches such as sociology, media studies, art theory and philosophy. His research centers these days mostly on the relationship of ICT and evolution of cultural values, contemporary zeitgeist and perception of time.

Since 2009 editor of Umělec. Teaches Social Media course at Department of Media Studies and Journalism FSS MU Brno and occasionally FF MU Brno, FaVU Brno, FIT VUT Brno, FAMU Prague, AVU Prague. Studied Bc. (Applied Informatics) at Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University in Brno. MA Student at Department of Media Studies and Journalism FSS MU Brno. In 2004-2005 editor-in-chief of IM6. In 2005 and 2006 curator of Zoom festival. From 2005 to 2008 worked as an editor of Literární noviny. In 2007 co-founded Jlbjlt. After seven years of living in Brno, moved in 2009 to Prague.

palofabus.net
literarky.cz/index.php?p=autor&id=153
jlbjlt.net/user/10
 



Anna Daucikova – Selection from video art
Anna Daučíková (SK)
Central European House of Photography
screening
 



Anywhere But Here / Show 3
Fiume, FaVU VUT (co-organiser), Fléda Club (co-organiser)
screening
 
Half an hour of short but up-to-date video works and films of the Brno scene followed by soirée and live music production.
Fiume is a collective of nondistinct characters of a nonprogressive scene. Indians from Vertov and Pirates from Carbic. „Music as an organisational principle.“
www.fiume.cz, www.fleda.cz



Archimage night date and time
Gergely Nagy & the Academy of Arts and Crafts Collective (HU), Levente Polyák (HU), Radio Tilos Djs (HU)
Kortárs Építészeti Központ
 
The Archimage night connects artists‘ imagery to images of place. Thus it combines found images with composed ones. This audiovisual event brings together sound and visual artists who share their interpretation of architecture, the city and the neighbourhood of the Architecture Centre, previously called “Chicago”. The projections and the music will be provided by students of the Academy of Arts and Crafts and Radio Tilos DJs.



Chernobyl Support on Multiplace Heavymental
14. April 2007 20h, Yacht Club, CZ_Brno
ink_flo (CZ) (mash-up - Olomouc), Yarrdesh (CZ) (symphonic breakcore, bimetal - Prague), Sonority + 777 (CZ) (microbeats, granular trash, destroyed inputs, vocals from hell - Židlochovice / Brno), Tomáš Vtípil (CZ) (dekadentní laptopová poezie - Brno), Cabowitz + P.O.P. corp. (CZ) (ambient / puredata visual glitches - Prague / Brno), Svkschä Handarbyte (SK) (chrup-hop, Bratislava / SK), Backstreet Noiz (CZ) (glam 2rave - Třebíč), Kyl The DYJ (retarded djs crew - - Brno / Bratislava), Chernobyl DJs (CZ), TV Produkt (puredata visual master from Moravia - Uherské Hradiště), Šmek Ma Pikča (CZ) (minimal visual, Brno)
Chernobylmusick, Jelibojelito (co-organiser), ACStream (co-organiser)
concert
 



Contemporary videoart and digital image
Peter Rónai (SK)
Jan Koniarek Gallery
presentation
 
Professor Peter Ronai is a prominent Slovak artist who works mostly with video-installations. He studied painting at AFAD in Bratislava (prof. J. Zelibsky, 1974), painting and graphic art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest and theory of photography at the same academy. In the years 1990-93, together with Julius Koller, he was a member of a group „New seriousness“. Today, he leads Video Atelier at the FaVU VUT in Brno. He also leads the Department of Artistic Communication at the Massmedia Communication Faculty at the University of Cyril and Method in Trnava.

 



Cyclosymfonieta 2007
Miloš Vojtěchovský (CZ) (coordination)
Lemurie T.A.Z, Mlok
workshop, performance
 



Defining Space by the Light
12. – 22. April 2007 , Jan Koniarek Gallery - Koppel House, SK_Trnava
Martin Bastyan Sedlák (SK)
Jan Koniarek Gallery
opening/exhibition, installation
 
sound - visual installationMartin Bastyan Sedlak is a student in his 5th year at the IN Atelier of Ilona Nemeth at AFAD in Bratislava.

 



Designjockeys
14. – 21. April 2007 , MTP Infocentre Bratislava, SK_Bratislava
Katarína Balážiková (SK) (coordination)
Open Design Studio
 
daily 8-10pm
Evening design sets – a live broadcast from design screens from all over the world! Every evening you can find out that the designer can be jockey too. But instead of sound the designers will uncover the processes and secrets of their art by sharing their desktops. Be impressed and maybe enriched by watching the process – not just the product!



Do You Really Want To..?
(streaming)

Etnoise orchestra (SK/CZ)
A4 – Associations for contemporary culture, Atrakt Art
performance
 
My father was a good guy, i have to be a hacker. Slovak-Czech electronic orchestra after its Janosik Trip fights the establishment again, this time the Big System in live soundtrack to a messed up installation of a computer operation system. Say „ow“ and you’ll see revolutionary improvised music next to revolting visuals.



Dýchánek
Tereza Damcová (CZ), Jiří Suchánek (CZ), Antonín Koutný (CZ)
Eskort Gallery, FaVU VUT (co-organiser), Fiume (co-organiser)
performance, screening, concert
 
It's less about what music you really listened to as a kid, and more about what you remeber you had listened to.
www.fiume.cz
www.galerieeskort.net


Energy erekt
Zuzana Musilová (CZ)
FaVU VUT
performance
 



Evolution Night: Live Partition
(streaming)

Longital (SK), Floex (Tomáš Dvořák) (CZ), Tomáš Vaněk (CZ), Jakub Zítko (CZ)
A4 – Associations for contemporary culture, Culture Transfer (co-organiser), CIANT - International Centre for Art and New Technologies (organiser), Czech Centre (organiser), Atrakt Art
performance
 
Video recording: http://smecnet.itchybit.org/ public/longital.ogg

Forget VJing, there is a more provoking form of visual interpretation of music.
The first part of the evening will introduce musicians Sina and Daniel Salontay from the project Longital, also known as Dlhe Diely, who will be recorded in real-time and visually transformed via motion tracking by artist Tomas Vanek.
In the second part, the live partition supported by other musicians (Jakub Zitko, Tomas Dvorak) will bring the interpretation of Longital into live audio-visual form.
The inner logic of live partition can be metaphorically compared to the sun system. Sun is the sound object and particular planets are effect objects, that together by their combinations, sizes and distances from Sun create audio-algorithmic situations and let the sound develop further.



Filling up the holes
14. April 2007 9h, Tranzit workshops, SK_Bratislava
open participation, Laco Teren (SK) (concept)
tranzit.sk
 
Selected artists will be invited to propose and realise the filling up of holes in the fence of the Studena 12 area. Technical assistants (welder, etc.) will be present. Only second-hand material available in the neighbourhood will be used. Each filled hole will be tagged with the authorship and the text „in the frame of MULTIPLACE 2007“. The project includes a practical aspect - the need for better security at the space, and metaphorically communicates the needs of a local cultural environment. On the spot we expect massive discussions on an informal basis.


Finis Terrae
13. April 18h – 03. May 2007 , 13m3 Gallery, SK_Bratislava
Nóra Ružičková (SK), Anna Daučíková (SK) (opening word), Mária Čorejová (SK) (coordination), Alena Adamíková (SK) (coordination)
13 kubikov
opening/exhibition
 
Finis Terrae means the end of earth in Latin. It is a place where the earth ends and doubt begins. For the author of the exhibition, in a general sense it gives a name to the provisional position in which she tries to put the viewer via her video-installations. It deals with uncertainty in the field of identification (visual, acoustic..) perception. The video works of Nora Ruzickova produced in 2002 – 2005 thematise bodily experience as the basic source of our linguistic understanding of the world, as immediate foundation for handling other experiences, and as the primary and richest source of metaphor.



From interactive to participative art from the informatics view
14. April 2007 16h, Jan Koniarek Gallery - Koppel House, SK_Trnava
Jozef Kelemen (SK)
Jan Koniarek Gallery
lecture
 
Jozef Kelemen, an informatician, researches artificial intelligence and expert systems and solves theoretical models of multiagent and expert systems. He also works with experimental and theoretical robotics, cognitive science and writes scientific essays. He is a professor at the Department of Informatics at Philosophical-natural Faculty of Silesian University in Opava (CZ) and a professor at the University of Management in Bratislava.

 



Full Service Video
14. 18h – 17. April 2007 , SPACE Gallery, SK_Bratislava
Jakub Pišek (SK), Mikuláš Podprocký (SK), Ivana Madariová (SK) (curator)
SPACE projects | residency lab | store
opening/exhibition
 
Exhibition Full Service Video examines the path film can take, not only its composition, but also its accessibility and technical setup.
Jakub Pisek will present an interactive video installation that is activated by sound. It also asks the question – to speak or not to speak while watching a movie?
The work of Mikulas Podprocky shifts more to a critique of content of mainstream film production. In his interactive animation he gives each viewer a choice – action, romantic/erotic film or drama – then has the Movie Generator create the film for the individual viewer out of typical film scenes. The originality and value of such a film corresponds to a number of today’s blockbusters, while production time and budget are incomparably more effective.



Harakiri
14. April 2007 19 - 23h, Kamikadze, SK_Bratislava
STUPIDesign, Kamikadze
screening
 
Stupid looks for.. a talkative parrot in a home environment with a fast internet connection. He can install a laptop with Skype and camera for him. From 7 to 10pm people from Stupidesign will call him.
Brano looks for.. an unlimited number of laser pointers, or the same number of light lavalieres.
www.stupidesign.sk/harakiri, www.kamikadze.sk/harakiri



I Would Like That – Multiplace Infocentre Brno
Barbora Šedivá (SK/CZ) (coordination), open participation
Multiplace 2007, Lemurie T.A.Z (co-operation), Uchoko (co-operation), Hucot, o.s. (co-operation), Fiume (co-operation), Chernobylmusick (co-operation), Jelibojelito (co-operation)
 
daily 3-10pm

Multiplace Infocentre is an environment for creative expression of anyone, pseudosociological research and creative chill out. Come and create – you can use the audiovisual space behind reception on Udolni 19. Bring your guitar or DVD with your films and put it on. Come and make a screening – we can make room dark for you. Come and play the lullaby to FaVU dean, we will invite him for you.
Besides your involvement there is a video and audio massage waiting for you (FaVU archive, Chicago selection, Zlin artistic school, MTP collection, etc..), workshops in progress, lectures, recycling container, meaningful streaming and refreshment for body and change of the space you will notice. Check it out!



Image vs text
Martin Mistrík (SK)
Open Design Studio
lecture
Text vs Image Text Without an Image, Image Without a Text?
 
A lecture about the age-old fight between text and image in graphic design, and what the score is now.



Itch My Ha Ha Ha
Kyl The Sistem (SK)
Fléda Club, FaVU VUT (co-organiser), Fiume (co-organiser), Chernobylmusick (co-organiser)
concert
 
„Semilegal mental stimulators from the perfection spheres smuggling music from the more quality realities. Popdeathmental3steptelescopicnewagediscohop par excelance. Natas!“ Truly adequate musically sophisticated opening of the Brno part of the Multiplace festival. Even though Kyl The Sistem have already been on the sceneseveral years, with each performance they become the surprising newcomer of the year. Hob!
www.myspace.com/itchmyhahaha, www.kylthesistem.com, www.chernobylmusick.net



Karbido
(streaming)

Karbido (PL)
A4 – Associations for contemporary culture, Atrakt Art, Polish Institute (co-organiser)
concert
 
Stream: tlis.sk:8000/multiplace.ogg

Furniture as a music instrument – total and at the same time funny avant-garde. Four men sit in the middle of a room around a table with built-in guitar and sensitive microphones. They put various objects on the table and musicalise them, sing for themselves. The Polish performance Stolik offers psychedelic music and theatre trance full of rhythm and melodies, stimulating the viewer’s imagination.



Karbido (PL)
14. April 2007 20h, Stanica Zilina-Zariecie, SK_Zilina
Karbido (PL)
Truc sphérique, Polish Institute (co-organiser)
concert
 
Furniture as a music instrument – total and at the same time funny avant-garde. Four men sit in the middle of a room around a table with built-in guitar and sensitive microphones. They put various objects on the table and musicalise them, sing for themselves. The Polish performance Stolik offers psychedelic music and theatre trance full of rhythm and melodies, stimulating the viewer’s imagination.



Karbido (PL)
Karbido (PL)
IC Culture Train, Polish Institute (co-organiser)
concert
 
Furniture as a music instrument – total and at the same time funny avant-garde. Four men sit in the middle of a room around a table with built-in guitar and sensitive microphones. They put various objects on the table and musicalise them, sing for themselves. The Polish performance Stolik offers psychedelic music and theatre trance full of rhythm and melodies, stimulating the viewer’s imagination.



Kebabprocess
Radovan Čerevka (SK), Anton Čierny (SK)
Truc sphérique, New Media Atelier, FU, TU Kosice (co-organiser), Intermedia and Audiovisual Art Deparment AKU Banska Bystrica (co-organiser), Space Communication Atelier doc. Anton Cierny, AFAD Bratislava (co-organiser)
workshop
 
Workshop of media ateliers from the academies in Bratislava, Kosice and Banska Bystrica.



Kebabprocess opening and Laptop party
Truc sphérique, New Media Atelier, FU, TU Kosice (co-organiser), Intermedia and Audiovisual Art Deparment AKU Banska Bystrica (co-organiser), Space Communication Atelier doc. Anton Cierny, AFAD Bratislava (co-organiser)
opening/exhibition, party
 
Exhibiton opening from the workshop of students from three artistic ateliers. A night of video and other pulp images, music selection by DJs Idols and Puppesh.



Killing Me Microsoftly
Peter Nosáľ (SK) (coordination)
Open Design Studio, AFAD (co-organisation)
workshop
 
Killing Me Microsoftly workshop is a collaborative project for 12 persons who create in groups of 4 in the seemingly non-creative environment of office software. The aim of the project is to learn in an unforced way to operate unattractive software and thus acquire a new view of working with these programs and uncover their undiscovered possibilities.



Language without words
FaVU VUT
screening
 
Project "Language without words" presents with financial support from EHP Norway
Video collection from students of Academy of Fine Arts in Reykjavik:


Lise Lecocq -Maison Boudier 10:45 minut
Anne Marte Overaa
- Soft 2006
- Projection 2007

Ethienne de France
"Eyma" 14:14

Maria Edit Antal
"Crosses withcircles" 0:56
"Light composition" 0:31

María Dalberg
"Vatnsbunur" 1:15

Erlingur Grétar Einarsson
"Cat ´s eye, Owner´s eye "1: 15"

Eva Rún Snorradótirr
"Sometimes love just ain´t enought" 1:44

Karl Ágúst
"Untitled" 5:55

Kristín póra Haraldsdótttir
"Untitled" 1:11

Snæbjörn Brynjarsson
"Untitled" 1:40

E. Sunnu Schram
"...iewz, snie" 2:53

Lydia Gretarsdottir
einn litill draumur 0:55

Vilborg Ólafsdóttir
Untitled 1:59

Thomas Freyr Thorgeirsson
I lyed here, dead and buried 2:00

Moody Artists Producton
"Failing Files" 20:00

Collection of these videos is brough by Beata Spacilova and Marta Svobodova.


Last Tag Show
14. April 2007 9h, online
Pash* (CZ), Palo Fabuš (CZ)
performance
 
internet performance at www.lostpostservice.net/lts

On 14th of April watch www.lostpostservice.net/lts for a net performance Last Tag Show exploring the facade of Web 2.0. Name it social media hack or Web 2.0 circuit bending, but above all the show
is going to refer to global performance of users building and enhancing their own web image setting thus a social mask and yielding a performance of it's kind. Last Tag Show will start at 8am London time, 3am NY time, 9am Prague time, 11am Moscow time for time converter tool go to:
www.worldtimeserver.com/time_converter.aspx?f=CZ

Pash* is known mostly as the author of weird characters in the Prague streets, recently he has jumped into painting, original animations and also interactive installations with which he feels more and more comfortable. He studies the camera at FAMU and doesn’t wash his feet.
www.lostpostservice.net

 
Palo Fabuš is the culture publicist, critic and theorist. Not a journalist. His former interest in new media has progressively evolved into wide study of contemporary culture applying a variety of approaches such as sociology, media studies, art theory and philosophy. His research centers these days mostly on the relationship of ICT and evolution of cultural values, contemporary zeitgeist and perception of time.

Since 2009 editor of Umělec. Teaches Social Media course at Department of Media Studies and Journalism FSS MU Brno and occasionally FF MU Brno, FaVU Brno, FIT VUT Brno, FAMU Prague, AVU Prague. Studied Bc. (Applied Informatics) at Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University in Brno. MA Student at Department of Media Studies and Journalism FSS MU Brno. In 2004-2005 editor-in-chief of IM6. In 2005 and 2006 curator of Zoom festival. From 2005 to 2008 worked as an editor of Literární noviny. In 2007 co-founded Jlbjlt. After seven years of living in Brno, moved in 2009 to Prague.

palofabus.net
literarky.cz/index.php?p=autor&id=153
jlbjlt.net/user/10
 



Lego
Little Artists (UK), Brendan Powell Smith (US), Zbigniew Libera (PL), Jan Kadlec (CZ), Stano Masar (SK), Juraj Čarný (SK) (curator)
SPACE projects | residency lab | store
opening/exhibition
 
The Lego, as one of the cult construction kits that affected not only today’s 30-somethings, but, despite the change in the situation in the repertoire of games for kids, is still popular and attractive. During its lasting influence it became a phenomenon that connects and inspires people. An exhibition inspired by the Bible built from Lego by Brendan Powell Smith focuses on the presentation of artworks using Lego and analysing game models in contemporary fine arts. The project is also oriented towards a children audience, which in the program of contemporary galleries do not always enjoy adequate attention.



Lot in Sodom
Maroš Rovňák (SK)
Truc sphérique, Intermedia and Audiovisual Art Deparment AKU Banska Bystrica (co-organiser)
presentation
 
Presentation of the results of the workshop led by Maros Rovnak where sound and music software will be used to create the music background to a film.



Machinima Films
IC Culture Train
screening
 
Selection from the production of Austrian authors of Machinima Films – a collection of short animations



Moving Images
David Možný (CZ)
FaVU VUT, Hucot, o.s. (co-organiser)
presentation
 
DFX (David Mozny) is a visual artist who has been involved with digital images in the past three years. He teaches at the Faculty Social Studies at Masaryk University in Brno and, as a VJ under nick dfx, performs in local clubs.

 



Multipis
14. – 21. April 2007 , MTP Infocentre Bratislava, SK_Bratislava
Martin Mistrík (SK) (coordination)
Open Design Studio, Multiplace 2007 (co-organiser)
workshop
 
This workshop introduces the techniques of recording multimedia activities (sound, video, screening, DJing, installation) to static magazine media – making multipis daily during the Multiplace festival.



Multipis, Open up!
Martin Mistrík (SK)
Open Design Studio
presentation
 
Presentation of the Multiplace magazine, made during the Multipis workshop, and a discussion about the collaborative work of a creative team.



Multiplace Infocentre
14. April 2007 14 - 22h, MTP Infocentre Bratislava, SK_Bratislava
Multiplace 2007
 
Free wi-fi, information, Multiplace TV (screenings and streaming), recycling container + recycling workshops, games and meetings. Lectures and discussions daily at 5pm.
Multiplace Infocentre offers a flexible program of discussions and lectures about the content of internet in Slovakia, design, the virtual world of Second Life, as well as presentations of various artistic projects.
For more info on the program, check www.multiplace.sk.



Multiplace Is Open
14. – 21. April 2007 , MTP Infocentre Bratislava, SK_Bratislava
Katarína Balážiková (SK), Zuzana Dimunová (SK), Peter Nosáľ (SK), Martin Mistrík (SK), Samuel Dahan (CH)
Open Design Studio, Multiplace 2007 (co-organiser)
 
Multiplace is open to all visitors and everyone interested in connecting in various ways. Right in the space of the festival infocentre in A4 you will get visual information about what is going on at other locations at that time.



Multiplace PL
The Manufactur (CH), Ikoon Art (PL), Okosanu (PL), Wojciech Kosma (PL), Pani K. (PL), Makaruk (PL)
Wici Foundation for Culture, DST Palacyk Zielinskich
concert, screening, opening/exhibition
 
Concerts: The Manufactur (CH) www.manufactur.ch
Videoart projections: Koon Art, Okosanu, Wojciech Kosma, Pani K. www.ikoon.art.pl www.zenial.audiotong.net www.wojciechkosma.com www.myspace.com/k_justka
Interactive installation: Makaruk (light sensitive installation that controls an external light system and reacts to movement). www.firmament.fan.pl
Screening of Multiplace live broadcast.



Navigation
13. – 22. April 2007 , 13 kubikov, SK_Bratislava
open participation
13 kubikov
 



Nonconventional music in Slovakia in late 80s and early 90s
Július Fujak (SK)
Jan Koniarek Gallery
presentation
 
Julius Fujak is a researcher in the field of the semiotics of contemporary nonconventional music, an experimental composer and an organiser of artistic events. As a multiinstrumentalist and nonconventional music composer he is also engaged with experimental art with the group tEoRia OtraSu and a number of intermedia projects in Slovakia and abroad.

 



Open Stage
13. – 22. April 2007 , MTP Infocentre Bratislava, SK_Bratislava
open participation
A4 – Associations for contemporary culture, Multiplace 2007
concert
 
Daily from 8pm.
Concerts, DJ sets and audiovisual jam sessions.. Do you want to contribute to festival’s rush with your DJ set or concert? Write to admin@multiplace.sk.



Open Your Heartdisk
Open Design Studio
 
daily 6-8pm
Two or three designers, one cursor, one screen, one hard disk: what brings collaboration to design? Co- or contra-production? However, every collaboration can offer enrichment and experience. Especially when you silk-screen the result on your T-shirt.



OPENsultations
14. – 21. April 2007 , MTP Infocentre Bratislava, SK_Bratislava
Katarína Balážiková (SK), Zuzana Dimunová (SK), Peter Nosáľ (SK), Martin Mistrík (SK), Samuel Dahan (CH)
Open Design Studio
 
All participants and visitors to the festival infocentre can enjoy a consultation in the field of graphic design and visual communication for. Expect a nice and zealous consultant. Sitting on a couch can remind you of a visit at the psychiatrist – it is also about personal problem solving and the search for the answers to intimate questions.



Plug_In Café
open participation
A4 – Associations for contemporary culture, Atrakt Art
workshop, concert
 
6pm - workshop / 8pm - concert

Special edition of Sssound workshops, collective improvised search for new paths for sound and related media. Come and connect your laptops, gramophones, synths, ideas.. or just stop by for a tea. Open workshop with final concert has the form of electro-acoustic jam session full of image building sounds and clouds of visual noise. Opportunity to try it in a group experimentation with your own rules, but also the possibility to discover various ways of working with sound software and hardware. Free entrance to mixing board or beamer and co-players.



Presentation of new department IMD (Intermedia and Multimedia Department AFAD)
Ilona Németh (SK), Anton Čierny (SK), Anna Daučíková (SK)
Intermedia and Multimedia Department AFAD
presentation
 
Presentation of a new academy program and particular ateliers followed by open discussion.



Prix Ars Electronica
Truc sphérique
screening
 
Short films awarded the Prix Ars Electronica – International Competition for CyberArts 2006, that are setting the digital direction for the contemporary film-making and animation.



Prix Ars Electronica 2006
14. April 2007 18.30h, A4 - Zero Space, SK_Bratislava
A4 – Associations for contemporary culture
screening
 
Short films awarded the Prix Ars Electronica - International Competition for CyberArts 2006, that set the digital direction to the contemporary film-making and animation.


Prix Ars Electronica Films & YouTube
IC Culture Train
screening
 
Short films awarded the Prix Ars Electronica – International Competition for CyberArts 2006, that are setting the digital direction for the contemporary film-making and animation. and a personal selection from YouTube by director Peter Pikaso Pikna.



Radio Is Not Dead
(streaming)

Lemurie T.A.Z. (CZ)
FaVU VUT, Lemurie T.A.Z (co-organiser)
workshop, discussion
 
Audio stream: stuff.lemurie.cz/broadcast_live.m3u

Stream recording: archiv.lemurie.cz/sound_archive/
Ladin_broadcast/radio_is_nd.m3u


Discussion/lecture on the function and applicability of radio and radioart in contemporary Czech and Slovak Republic and an attempt at a comparison with surrounding countries. The search for identity and context in the functioning of European community FM and internet radios. What is the point of building a public audiovisual archive and netcasting?

The workshop is intended for everyone with a basic knowledge of computer manipulation of audio and video. It will focus on acquiring theoretical and practical knowledge in broadcasting – streaming sound and image material over the internet. Everyone with a computer, audio device and minidisc (or just old magnetophone or tape dictaphone) has the ability to build their own mini radio station.

Presentation of Radio Lemurie and its activities – theory of internet and idea of temporary autonomous zone – netradio genres overview (censorship, freedom, copyright) – idea of connecting more internet radios into the one (sharing) – netradio communities – Radio Territories, Radiactivity – technical conditions for streaming (software, hardware) – poetics of the internet ether with practical examples.

- video stream.node9.org/live.sdp
- audio stuff.lemurie.cz/broadcast_live.m3u

www.lemurie.cz, www.xiph.org/ogg, www.streamingsuitcase.com, www.silentway.com/tips/mp3stream.html, muse.dyne.org, www.tacticaltech.org, www.irational.org/sic/radio/, www.all-streaming-media.com, www.radiophony.com/html_files/frequency.html, www.icecast.org, wiki.hydrogenaudio.org, www.radio-copernicus.org, www.radioswap.net, www.node9.org, www.oldradio.cz, www.radiosimulator.org


Radio Tlis on the air
Tlis
 
daily at 7 pm - 12pm Radio Tlis broadcasts from Multiplace
concerts, interviews and Tlis program

stream:
live.tlis.sk:8000/live_128.ogg
live.tlis.sk:8000/live.ogg ||





Radioduoshow
(streaming)

Lemurie T.A.Z. (CZ), Radio Tlis (SK)
FaVU VUT, Tlis (co-organiser), Lemurie T.A.Z (co-organiser)
 
Audio stream: stuff.lemurie.cz/broadcast_live.m3u

Lemurie T.A.Z. invites Tlis.sk to a radio „match“ in live broadcast. Tlis.sk will introduce Lemurie T.A.Z. and Lemurie will introduce Tlis.sk. Have these two stations got anything to say? What is the situation in SK and CZ? Is it going to be a match or an interview? Any other unannounced input is very welcome.
Lemurie T.A.Z. is an initiative of artists, poets and musicians living in CZ built on a platform of the collaborative production of radio as an artistic tool, broadcasting and sharing sound and moving images.
Radio Tlis has been active for 20 years in Mlynska dolina in Bratislava and its refreshed team is on the way to finally refresh our epoch and spirit. Attempts to fair matches will be added to infocentre program according to need.
You can tune in to the match at stuff.lemurie.cz/broadcast_live.m3u



Reaktor
14. April 2007 10 - 16h, A4 - Zero Space, SK_Bratislava
Angakok Thoth / Daniel Tóth (SK)
A4 – Associations for contemporary culture, Peter Chmela (co-organiser), Atrakt Art (co-organiser)
workshop
 
“Be able to go deeper than you ever could.. or How to do it with Reaktor.”
Reaktor is a sound software with wide possibilities, a modular studio where you can built the instrument of your dreams and produce original sound. During a two-day workshop with a final jam you will learn the basic functions and try to create your first virtual synthesizer or sampler. Workshop is lead by Daniel Toth. Register by phone 0910 187 397 or at hormon1@post.sk. Limited number of places!



Recycle Bin [or "Green is sexy"]
13. – 22. April 2007 , MTP Infocentre Bratislava, SK_Bratislava
open participation
Itchy bit
 
One more attempt to impress humans with regards to the problem of toxic waste. A bin/container will be placed in the Bratislava infocenter for the purpose of collecting your electronic toxic waste. The collected material will be either reused [e.g. in the frame of the hardware jewelry workshop] or recycled at he end of the festival. There is the wish to place similar containers also in other centers and persuade people that "green is sexy":]. Looking forward to your cooperation.



Ring Free
open participation
35 mm
screening
 
Come and put it in our player, and stand face to face with a bloodthirsty audience; watch out for flying eggs! Enjoy the true author’s agony. Jump out of the anonymity of the network. We don’t have any rules or limitations. None. Only you and your films.



Samartzis, La Casa and Guionnet
(streaming)

Philip Samartzis (AU), Eric La Casa (FR), Jean-Luc Guionnet (FR)
Pampaedia
concert
 
Stream: stream.node9.org/live.sdp




Sampling: From Regression To Transgression In Listening
Lucia Udvardyova (SK/CZ)
CIANT - International Centre for Art and New Technologies
lecture
 
Recontextualisation, remanipulation, remix. The modus operandi of a great part of 20th century art was characterized by recontextualisation of the “old“ into the “new“ by an increasingly active consumer. Following in the footsteps of the recontextualisation discourse of futurism, dadaism or musique concrete is music sampling as seen in contemporary music, be it hip hop, electronic music or pop. The grounds for the theoretical framework is the polemics of Theodor W. Adorno and Walter Benjamin on production and reception of media messages. Adorno´s assertion about the implicit passivity of recipients contrasts with the later theoretical paradigms of French neomarxism, semiotics and cultural studies (Michel de Certeau, Roland Barthes, Julia Kristeva, Umberto Eco, Stuart Hall; Chris Cutler and plundrophonics, Nicolas Bourriaud and postproduction), which emphasize the activity of the consumer of symbolic messages. Sampling, as an example of active “consumption“ has blurred the boundaries between consumption and production, paving the way for a so called “prosumer“.
Lucia Udvardyova graduated from Faculty of Humanities of the Charles University in 2006. She interested in elektronic music, street art, DIY media and subcultures.

 



Second Life
(streaming)

Kristian Lukič (YU), Marcela Straková (CZ)
Multiplace 2007, A4 – Associations for contemporary culture
discussion
 
Video recordings:
smecnet.itchybit.org/public/second_life_1.ogg
smecnet.itchybit.org/public/second_life_2.ogg



See You Later Maybe
Klára Doležálková (CZ), Pash* (CZ), Palo Fabuš (CZ) (curator)
FaVU VUT, Jelibojelito (co-organiser)
installation
 
Videoinstallation „So See You Later“ consists of five loops compiled from uncut video that Klara’s father filmed over several years at the family cottage holidays. We are watching seemingly innocent scenes where the father as a person behind camera sets recorded reality to the position he chooses without hesitation.

Klara Dolezalkova has performed several times with the experimental music group Kunst-ruch-ter as well as at the last year’s Multiplace in Bratislava. As a student of Audiovisual Studies at FAMU she works with various media.

 
Pash* is known mostly as the author of weird characters in the Prague streets, recently he has jumped into painting, original animations and also interactive installations with which he feels more and more comfortable. He studies the camera at FAMU and doesn’t wash his feet.
www.lostpostservice.net

 
Palo Fabuš is the culture publicist, critic and theorist. Not a journalist. His former interest in new media has progressively evolved into wide study of contemporary culture applying a variety of approaches such as sociology, media studies, art theory and philosophy. His research centers these days mostly on the relationship of ICT and evolution of cultural values, contemporary zeitgeist and perception of time.

Since 2009 editor of Umělec. Teaches Social Media course at Department of Media Studies and Journalism FSS MU Brno and occasionally FF MU Brno, FaVU Brno, FIT VUT Brno, FAMU Prague, AVU Prague. Studied Bc. (Applied Informatics) at Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University in Brno. MA Student at Department of Media Studies and Journalism FSS MU Brno. In 2004-2005 editor-in-chief of IM6. In 2005 and 2006 curator of Zoom festival. From 2005 to 2008 worked as an editor of Literární noviny. In 2007 co-founded Jlbjlt. After seven years of living in Brno, moved in 2009 to Prague.

palofabus.net
literarky.cz/index.php?p=autor&id=153
jlbjlt.net/user/10
 



Shalom Pax!
Communal Waste Sound System (CZ) (Noizer, Gulaz, Kootcha - breakcore, speedcore, noise - Prague), Wodnya (CZ) (Kalinga Crew - amenbreaks - Brno), Companiera Curie Crew (CZ) (freenoise - Brno), Dstepz (CZ) (Jihlava), Vanja (CZ) (nbs), Drsh, Sleepy (CZ), Wodnya & mateyka (Pawlac Zewls), TV Produkt (VJ)
Chernobylmusick, Boro Club (co-organiser), Jelibojelito (co-organiser), ACStream (co-organiser)
party
 
Multiplace afterparty
Breakcore / Noise stage & Dubstep stage


Show me your city!
14. April 2007 19h, Bastart Gallery, SK_Bratislava
Illah van Oijen, Jürgen Rendl, Lubo Nosko (SK)
Citylab
presentation, discussion
 
Show me your city! is 1st event of project HumanLandscape, composed as assay contest inspired by region of Bratislava by motto: "City-sprawl bites Rural-shrink!"
Do you think Hotel Kiev should be torn down with the reconstruction of Kamenné Square? What is the most beautiful green space in the city? Does a new glass office building block your view? Show us!
„Ukážte mi naše mesto!" is a new internet platform on the website of CITYLAB where people can comment the transformations that Bratislava is going through. The platform will be a place where a historical, planological, environmental and social debate on the city can take place on internet. This event offitialy launchs the webforum „Show me your city!" on web page citylab.sk and presents the general idea and main aims of project „HUMAN LANDSCAPE" and cooperation with citylab.sk. On this event will be Citylab-guest project of URBANFLOW presented. Bratislava-Vienna project „TwinCity View" is similar to project Human Landscape, but it is using photography and psychogeography as a tool and media for creating an eteric city model and discussion.
Bring to this launch-party your (digital) photographs, comments and show us your vision on our city. (and don't forget to dance!) Program of event „Show me your city!"(Launch-party of assay cont. proj. „HumanLandscape"):
presentation of Citylab.sk and its projects
presentation of project HUMAN LANDSCAPE
start of assay contest "Citylab assay contest"
launch of web forum "Show me your city!"
presentation of project "TwinCityView" of URBANFLOW.AT that is rising in present days
discussion and check of web forum in dance brainstorm musical support.



Small Studies on Translation
(streaming)

Michal Kindernay (CZ), Gívan Belá (BE/SK)
Society of Algorithm
performance
 
Stream: qt.okno.be:8000/bakala.sdp

Sa 7.4.2007, 7pm, OKNO, Brussels, for Public 3
Fr 13.4.2007, 7pm, 13 kubikov, Bratislava, for Multiplace 6
We 18.4.2007, Bakala Cafe, Brno, for Multiplace 6
Th 19.4.2007, Bast’art Gallery, Bratislava, for Multiplace.sk
Fr 27.4.2007, internet, just for you

Michal Kindernay and Givan Bela explore their network audiovisual lab live in 5 different locations. Techniques of micromontage, granularity, transcoding, distributed networked processing and many others will be tested in real-time. One day the real piece will emerge - or maybe not at all if the idea of a real piece disappears by then. Is there a future for art when old retards persist in asking useless questions like: "Ist die Moderne unsere Antike?". Meantime, come and visit the labs at the designated locations. Or connect to the websites. Beauty not included.



Synchroni-cities
14. – 22. April 2007 , online
open participation
AltArt Foundation
 
Synchroni-cities is a simultaneous urban exploration quest playing with the idea of creating "multiplaces" (sets of synonymous places that have the same definition: the same trail leads to them).

The game takes place in the real world (in different cities of different countries) and the internet.

The concept: "A trail can lead to many places. Places a given trail leads to define a multiplace."

Gamers have to subscribe to the game website to be able to play. This is how the game unfolds:
The player receives a trail to complete. Each trail is represented by a "flag", and before starting his journey, the player has to create the flag of the trail. The player has to go out in the real world and complete the trail. The player is required to document his trail by uploading texts and images telling the story of his journey. The final photographs belonging to a trail completed by different players form sets. Each set of places defines a multiplace. Players are also encouraged to submit new trails and rate other's completed trails.

The duration of the game is 9 days. The game winners will be awarded prizes consisting of objects from other cities participating in the game (having a local specific character).

www.altart.org/synchroni-cities


T.O.U.C.H.
14. – 22. April 2007 , MTP Infocentre Bratislava, SK_Bratislava
Ana Filip (SK/RO), Carlos Katastrofsky (AT), Sebastian Klemm, Marcus Graf (DE/NL)
Itchy bit
 
After meeting at Ars Electronica's Electrolobby workshops, few newly made friends made the promise to stay in touch, to learn from each other and once to meet again and play with code and microchips, with PureData and Processing, with music and image. Since Multiplace festival offers the ideal framework, we will try to gather and either work on a new project or ad-hoc installation, or just hang around and share waht we know and like. If our attempt will be successfull, you will meet as in the infocenter, coding with heads in our laptops and speaking various kinds on English and looking around for peopel interested to watse time and join us. If not in the physical world, then a second chance is to trace us on the festival's website or on an.itchybit.org, plotting on the networks. One way or another, one form or any others, we will show ourselves.



Talk/Show
14. April 2007 14h, Tranzit workshops, SK_Bratislava
Stefan Kalmar (DE), Daniel Pies (DE)
tranzit.sk, Kunstverein München
opening/exhibition
 



Taming The Error Beasts
ufoun (CZ)
FaVU VUT, Chernobylmusick (co-organiser)
presentation
 
Glitch art is nice but if the person wants to archive errors consciously he should know how they work, no? A deep Cut into the jpeg format with a shaking hand holding a very sharp scalpel brings about unexpected results – with python and Pure Data & GEM helping us. At the end, just ask and maybe a magician will come too.
www.chernobylmusick.com, www.popcorp.org, www.ffa.vutbr.cz



Tasty Showroom
Samuel Dahan (CH), Zuzana Dimunová (SK)
Open Design Studio
presentation
 
Presentation of the workshop at Haute Ecole d’Arts et de Design (HEAD) in Geneva where a world-renowned producer of perfumes presented the aromas and flavours of the future. Collaboration lied in creating a unique, artificial world consisting of five rooms that visually represented the immaterial product.



Total Multiplace Party
13 kubikov, Multiplace 2007
opening/exhibition, performance, party
 
Exhibition opening of Finis Terrae by Nora Ruzickova and a networked performance by Michal Kindernay and Givan Bela.



Tract Collectif
Samuel Dahan (CH)
Open Design Studio
presentation
 
Presentation of design association Tract Collectif and a look into their work in the building GUS Artist Place in Geneva, consisting of the studios and ateliers of sculptors, painters, fashion designers, architects, illustrators and graphic designers.



Transgenetic Art. From Biology to Gallery
14. April 2007 17h, Jan Koniarek Gallery - Koppel House, SK_Trnava
Ľuba Lacinová (SK)
Jan Koniarek Gallery
lecture
 
Lubica Lacinova, a scientist, works with the physiology of animals and molecular biology. She studied nuclear physics, biophysics and artistic photography. She co-founded the Green Party and the Alliance of Women Slovakia. Lacinova is a member of the Society for Sustainable Life (STUZ), cooperates with the feminist cultural magazine Aspekt, the monthly Sedma generace and the weekly Mosty. She is also involved with photography and publishes both expert studies and popular articles on the internet portals www.changenet.sk, www.aspekt.sk, and www.ruzovyamodrysvet.sk.

 



Typetrace
11. April 19h – 05. May 2007 , Ciant Gallery, CZ_Prague
Takumi Endo (JP)
CIANT - International Centre for Art and New Technologies
opening/exhibition
 
TypeTrace is an interactive application that records all the keyboard strokes you make, similar to Spyware. The application plays back the writing along a timeline just like a movie; the main feature is that it reflects the delay time between each keystroke into various visual representations of the output text. For this version, the more time the writer spends before typing a word, the bigger the font size become. Using this visual translation, the viewer can visually understand the process of each person’s writing experience. All the text inputs are licenced under a Creative Commons licence, and it is used for a text mash-up function that is included in the alpha release of the software (with GPL) on the project website. This is aimed at developing not only the individual piece as an end product, but also to propose a new aesthetics and custom which pays more attention to the process of production than the end result. TypeTrace Kinetic Keyboard (T2K2) is a hardware keyboard that synchronizes with the TypeTrace application. Each T2K2 key is respectively linked with a solenoid, allowing each key to function physically, as the player piano, in accordance with the file running on the application. TYPETRACE is the first in a series of exhibitions at CIANT Gallery entitled Hic sunt leones which is focused on artists coming from non-European countries.
www.inexhale.net


Uchoko 03
(streaming)

David Vrbík (CZ), Petr Krušelnický, Stanislav Abrahám (CZ), Ladislav Železný (CZ), Jan Dufek (CZ)
Hucot, o.s., Lemurie T.A.Z (co-organiser), FaVU VUT (co-organiser)
concert
 
Video stream: stream.node9.org/live.sdp

Video archive:
uchoko.ffa.vutbr.cz/stream03_skb.html
uchoko.ffa.vutbr.cz/stream03_krus.html

David Vrbik and Petr Kruselnicky / 3 set / Audio / visual / performance / ADDA / stream / R225cope / 518freehand / antena / 3schowes one play

„SKB“ – retro-sono-graphy (live edition) – vagarious sound findings between the sunken tentacles of memories rise to the surface and look around with caution, breathing in and letting their voices resound. Voices are bound from the surface and the surrounding environment, creating echoes, loops, resonating with others and leaving a path. A pseudoimprovised commented search for the final sound.

uchoko.ffa.vutbr.cz



Uchoko 04
(streaming)

Mateřídouška (CZ), Mimo-tv - isawiwasi (CZ), Natur Produkt (CZ)
concert
 
Video stream: stream.node9.org/live.sdp

Video archive:
uchoko.ffa.vutbr.cz/stream04_mater.html
uchoko.ffa.vutbr.cz/stream04_mimo.html
uchoko.ffa.vutbr.cz/stream04_natur.html

Materidouska – Tereza Damcova (voice, performance, image), Jiri Suchanek (music, animation, camera). Brno-based duo creates sound-tales and visual flights of imagination from the dreamworld where the main character – the weirdly smiling, permanently morphing, cosmically comical, loved and hated Bubacka doll – walks about. Audiovisual performance combining processed voice, live mixed authored music, video-projections from animated pen-drawings, a plastic alien and masks of mostly leopardese mutants.
www.materidouska.muteme.cz

 
Mimo-TV – isawiwasi – alcaloide generator of crystal sounds presents your ears with another deep, sparklingly sharp, even freezing, sometimes dry and overlying orange story of silence. Out of the moss and bracken with the oinking sounds, pitipa melodies and tampatynk rhythms comes Daniel Spacek Embryo and Barka Mottlova with Milan Malik 000333 as the downtempo&chillout live audio project alien broadcasting of Mimo-TV central. And the icebergs are melting..
www.mimo.cz

 
Natur produkt – „VJing itself was not our aim. We connected the experience of film editing with DJing and nowadays we do audiovisual sets composed from sampled videoclips and films of all genres, while from particular samples we use both sound and image. In other words, at live performances we mix ie. videoclip with another videoclip, or a film. This is the great way to link DJ and VJ into one person, which is not possible when the image and sound are reproduced separately.“
www.naturprodukt.tv

 



Uchoko 05
(streaming)

Zaum, Tomáš Hrůza (CZ), Opuka
Hucot, o.s., FaVU VUT (co-organiser), Opuka (co-organiser)
concert
 
Video stream: stream.node9.org/live.sdp

Zaum – audio-visual performance. Prepared guitar + post-folk + glitch (Hotbot, Rampula, Marencik).

 
Tomas Hruza – since 1998 Hruza has been working with linear video, sound, interactive CD-ROMs, installations, programming. He started to discover „New media“ while studying at FaVU VUT in Brno at the atelier of Keiko Sei and Peter Ronai. He uses software such as Max/MSP and Pure Data, cooperates with theatre and improvising musicians and is the author of a number of audiovisual interactive installations and performances.
www.v2atelier.com/ht/

 
Opuka – in Opuka’s music we can hear click’n’cuts techniques, a combination of electronics and acoustic instruments, abstract soundscapes, etc. A year and a half ago Opuka extended its interest to images and started to experiment and search for particular parallels between image and sound and possibilities for their communication. Currently the core of Opuka consists of musician Radek „Kedar“ Herold, poet Jiri Marecek and video-artist Dusan Urbanec.
www.opuka.de

 



Unsound on tour across borders I.
Kosmischer Pitch with Jan Jelinek (DE) (live), Dictaphone (DE) (live), Neutrino (CZ) (live), Kotra (UA) (live), Subsist (CZ) (dj set)
Postmusic Production, Culture Transfer, Goethe-Institut Prag
concert
 
Kosmischer Pitch is Jan Jelinek's band project, an artist whose original recordings were sourced from old jazz records. Made up of Jelinek on laptop, Andrew Pekler on guitar and Hanno Leichtmann on percussion, the music of Kosmischer Pitch makes plenty of allusions to Germany's Kraturock era in the mood created by the loops and layers of drifting sound. Minimalism, psychedelia and deep house - these genres also influence this project, in the way the music creates a sustained intensity that enfolds the listener.

 
Dictaphone - Made up of Oliver Doerell on electronics and Roger Doering on clarinet, Dictaphone fuses jazz, electronics and field recordings to create extremely atmospheric, beautiful music that defies classification. City Centre Offices release Dictaphone's work.
www.dictaphone-music.de

 
Neutrino is the project of Petr Mares on the edges of the electronic music spectrum, genre eclecticism and electronic experiments, looking for possibilities in genres like downtempo, abstract hip hop, ambient and post-dub.

 
Kotra is the solo project of Dmytri Fedorenko, who is the director of the Detali Zvuku festival which will host Unsound On Tour in Kiev. He has released 12 full-length albums of precise digital sound manipulation. His live shows are intense experiences, often involving overwhelming blasts of noise and stumbling beats.
kotra.org.ua

 
Subsist - Petr Toman, a tireless promoter of minimalist music in the CZ knows how it feels to be a pioneer of a minority music during his career behind the decks. After leaving his regular nights at the club Bristol in Letohrady he tried to go his own way with clicks and cuts, which was particularly tough in the beginning. Today, Petr belongs among the Czech top minimal DJs.

 



Unsound on tour across borders II.
Cobra Killer (DE) (live), Kate Wax (CH) (live with drummer), Mitch & Mitch (PL), Justice Yeldham (AU), Andrey Kiritchenko (UA) (live), Machine Funck (CZ) (advanced dj set), Natur Produkt (CZ) (a/v set)
Postmusic Production, Culture Transfer, Goethe-Institut Prag
concert
 
Cobra Killer - Known for their explosive live shows, Cobra Killer is a female duo from Berlin including Annika Line Trost and Gina V.D'Orio. They make 60s-sound electronic rock with subversive lyrics and sharp breaks, and have albums released on the Monika Enterprise label. Their international shows include dates for Sonic Youth. The Wire wrote of their live show: "Cobra Killer.. look like refugees from faster pussycat! Kill! Kill! And perform their set of charged, mutant disco like a pair of deranged go-go girls.."
www.cobra-killer.org

 
Kate Wax - Half-Swiss and Half-Tibetan, Kate Wax plays lo-fi electro(clash) songs with lyrics both spoken and sung, blending styles such as minimal techno, electro punk, grime, ambient industrial blues, and more. For her frenetic live shows she now plays live with Swiss band Dave The Hustler on drums. Her UOTab appearances will coincide with the release of her new album The Dark Heat Collections, including remixes by Ellen Allien, Apparat and Roman Fluegel.
www.myspace.com/katewax

 
Mitch & Mitch - A five-headed duo started in 2002 as Mitch and Mitch released their now legendary debut "Luv Yer Country" in 2003 and a new album "12 Catchy Tunes (We Wish We Had Composed)" in 2006. Mitch & Mitch have caused panic in many Polish and European cities. The future looks bright for them! Whatever happens, they'll continue with their tour, wrecking clubs and stadiums on their way. You've been warned! They will arrive!
www.mitch-and-mitch.com

 
Andrey Kiritchenko is the founder of Nexsound, Ukraine's most adventurous music label with a strong international reputation. Having released more than 30 albums, he now describes himself as a "cross-genre experimental sound artist" combining acoustic and digital esthetics, tiny melodies and noise. In 2006 he was nominated in the discovery category of the Quartz Electronic Music Awards.
www.nexsound.org

 
Machine Funck - Bringing together people with machines allows us to create a fusion known as electronic music. The basis for this is record decks, but the fun does not stop here. Samplers, effects, synths, vocoders, and more decks and mixers - all of this forms a pulsing entity from which you can hear the sounds of advanced electronic music, slower fairytale-like ballads to aggressive pumping robotics. On-line remixing, live and direct.

 
Natur produkt – „VJing itself was not our aim. We connected the experience of film editing with DJing and nowadays we do audiovisual sets composed from sampled videoclips and films of all genres, while from particular samples we use both sound and image. In other words, at live performances we mix ie. videoclip with another videoclip, or a film. This is the great way to link DJ and VJ into one person, which is not possible when the image and sound are reproduced separately.“
www.naturprodukt.tv

 



Unsound On Tour I.
(streaming)

Cobra Killer (DE), Kate Wax (CH), Mitch & Mitch (PL), Mateřídouška (CZ), Natur Produkt (CZ)
Unsound, Goethe-Institut Bratislava, A4 – Associations for contemporary culture, Atrakt Art, Culture Transfer
concert
 
Video stream: tlis.sk:8000/multiplace.ogg
Video recordings:
smecnet.itchybit.org/public/ kate_wax.ogg
smecnet.itchybit.org/public/ mitch_and_mitch.ogg
smecnet.itchybit.org/public/ materidouska.ogg

Support: EU2007.de

Cobra Killer - Known for their explosive live shows, Cobra Killer is a female duo from Berlin including Annika Line Trost and Gina V.D'Orio. They make 60s-sound electronic rock with subversive lyrics and sharp breaks, and have albums released on the Monika Enterprise label. Their international shows include dates for Sonic Youth. The Wire wrote of their live show: "Cobra Killer.. look like refugees from faster pussycat! Kill! Kill! And perform their set of charged, mutant disco like a pair of deranged go-go girls.."
www.cobra-killer.org

 
Kate Wax - Half-Swiss and Half-Tibetan, Kate Wax plays lo-fi electro(clash) songs with lyrics both spoken and sung, blending styles such as minimal techno, electro punk, grime, ambient industrial blues, and more. For her frenetic live shows she now plays live with Swiss band Dave The Hustler on drums. Her UOTab appearances will coincide with the release of her new album The Dark Heat Collections, including remixes by Ellen Allien, Apparat and Roman Fluegel.
www.myspace.com/katewax

 
Mitch & Mitch - A five-headed duo started in 2002 as Mitch and Mitch released their now legendary debut "Luv Yer Country" in 2003 and a new album "12 Catchy Tunes (We Wish We Had Composed)" in 2006. Mitch & Mitch have caused panic in many Polish and European cities. The future looks bright for them! Whatever happens, they'll continue with their tour, wrecking clubs and stadiums on their way. You've been warned! They will arrive!
www.mitch-and-mitch.com

 
Materidouska – Tereza Damcova (voice, performance, image), Jiri Suchanek (music, animation, camera). Brno-based duo creates sound-tales and visual flights of imagination from the dreamworld where the main character – the weirdly smiling, permanently morphing, cosmically comical, loved and hated Bubacka doll – walks about. Audiovisual performance combining processed voice, live mixed authored music, video-projections from animated pen-drawings, a plastic alien and masks of mostly leopardese mutants.
www.materidouska.muteme.cz

 
Natur produkt – „VJing itself was not our aim. We connected the experience of film editing with DJing and nowadays we do audiovisual sets composed from sampled videoclips and films of all genres, while from particular samples we use both sound and image. In other words, at live performances we mix ie. videoclip with another videoclip, or a film. This is the great way to link DJ and VJ into one person, which is not possible when the image and sound are reproduced separately.“
www.naturprodukt.tv

 



Unsound On Tour II.
(streaming)

Kosmischer Pitch with Jan Jelinek (DE) (krautrock, minimal, psychedelia, deep house), Kotra (UA) (radical breakbeat sounds), Andrey Kiritchenko (UA) (acoustic & digital, tiny melodies & noise), Dictaphone (DE) (new electronic jazz)
A4 – Associations for contemporary culture, Culture Transfer (co-organiser), Unsound, Goethe-Institut Bratislava, Atrakt Art
concert
 
Video stream: tlis.sk:8000/multiplace.ogg

Support: EU2000.de
Kosmischer Pitch is Jan Jelinek's band project, an artist whose original recordings were sourced from old jazz records. Made up of Jelinek on laptop, Andrew Pekler on guitar and Hanno Leichtmann on percussion, the music of Kosmischer Pitch makes plenty of allusions to Germany's Kraturock era in the mood created by the loops and layers of drifting sound. Minimalism, psychedelia and deep house - these genres also influence this project, in the way the music creates a sustained intensity that enfolds the listener.

 
Kotra is the solo project of Dmytri Fedorenko, who is the director of the Detali Zvuku festival which will host Unsound On Tour in Kiev. He has released 12 full-length albums of precise digital sound manipulation. His live shows are intense experiences, often involving overwhelming blasts of noise and stumbling beats.
kotra.org.ua

 
Andrey Kiritchenko is the founder of Nexsound, Ukraine's most adventurous music label with a strong international reputation. Having released more than 30 albums, he now describes himself as a "cross-genre experimental sound artist" combining acoustic and digital esthetics, tiny melodies and noise. In 2006 he was nominated in the discovery category of the Quartz Electronic Music Awards.
www.nexsound.org

 
Dictaphone - Made up of Oliver Doerell on electronics and Roger Doering on clarinet, Dictaphone fuses jazz, electronics and field recordings to create extremely atmospheric, beautiful music that defies classification. City Centre Offices release Dictaphone's work.
www.dictaphone-music.de

 



Video In Progress
Special Edition: New Video Art from Central Europe

Viera Levitt (SK/US) (curator)
Viera Levitt, RISD Museum (co-operation)
opening/exhibition
 
Part 1: Azzoro Group (Oskar Dawicki, Igor Krenz, Wojciech Niedzielko, Lukasz Skapski), Anetta Mona Chişa & Lucia Tkáčová, Little Warsaw (András Gálik, Bálint Havas)
Part 2: Ilona Németh, Pavel Mrkus, Juraj Dudáš
Part 3: Pavlína Fichta Čierna, Zbyněk Baladrán

The RISD Museum presents a rotation of three programs guest-curated by Viera Levitt: Art Power 17.4. - 13.5., Global Impact 15.5. - 10.6., Their Stories 12.6.-8.7. Each program centers on emerging questions specific to this post-communist region.

New Video Art from Central Europe, Part 1: Art Power
With an eye for Central European artists' marked sense of irony and sarcasm, this program explores contemporary art's social side, its relationship to power, and how it can be used or misused by artists such as the Azzoro Group (with artists Oskar Dawicki, Igor Krenz, Wojciech Niedzielko, Lukasz Skapski) of Poland, Anetta Mona Chisa & Lucia Tkacova of Slovakia, and Little Warsaw (with artists Andras Galik and Balint Havas) of Hungary.

New Video Art from Central Europe, Part 2: Global Impact
Are artists from the Central European region dealing with the same issues as Americans? This program underlines the connections between Central Europe and United States, looking at omnipresent globalization and notions of civilization. Artists include Ilona Nemeth (Slovakia), Pavel Mrkus (the Czech Republic), and Juraj Dudas (Slovakia).

New Video Art from Central Europe, Part 3: Their Stories
The final instalment of this series, featuring artist Pavlina Fichta Cierna (Slovakia), looks closely at the stories of those who live on the margins of society; and forgotten histories from the communist past in Zbynek Baladran's video collages using the archive materials (Czech Republic).

Video in Person: Viera Levitt, Curator
May 17, 6:30-7:30 pm

Viera Levitt talks about issues in contemporary art from the Slovak Republic, the Czech Republic, Poland, and Hungary. These countries have had similar upheavals in their recent history and are now confronting a newly emerging capitalism that is creating an interesting cultural clash. How is the contemporary art from this region different from that of Western Europe or the USA? Do artist express their experience or try to forget it in order to become global citizens? Is this concept of "region" still legitimate or important?
Free and Open to the Public

Thanks: Raster gallery, Warsaw

Viera Levitt (formerly Viera Jancekova) worked as a curator in one of Slovakia's leading Contemporary Arts Museum, the Jan Koniarek Gallery located in the historic town of Trnava from. She became director of this space in 2002, as the youngest director ever in a public art museum in the Slovak Republic.
Since 1996, she has curated or co-curated more than thirty exhibitions in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, and the USA. She gave lectures or presentations about contemporary art in Bratislava, Berlin, Rotterdam, Hiroshima, New Delhi, Caracas or Providence, RI.
From January 2006, she has lived in Rhode Island, USA as an independent curator.
vieralevitt[at]gmail.com
 



Video streaming from Multiplace in A4 - Zero Space in Bratislava
Itchy bit
 
Stream: tlis.sk:8000/multiplace.ogg

daily streaming from A4



Videoworks & Laptop Party FUTU DJs
FUI TU students
IC Culture Train
screening, concert, party
 
Collection of videoart by students of the Art and Intermedia Faculty of TU Kosice, a night of videos and other pulp images and music selection by the FUTU DJs.



Visitors + ONO OKNO
14. April 2007 9 - 12h, OST-960, SK_Bratislava
open participation
OST-960
 
Open space, sound installation „OST 960 pump“ is a space for meditation in a dark room with the sound of heat distribution. You can arrange other events during the upcoming Multiplace days. Since the space will probably still have no electricity, everything will be un-plugged, on its own engine, batteries, candles.. maybe a rallye and hurdle for remote control cars? Mobile music production – trying out the composition with a choir of melodies of participants‘ cell phones? Beat box or vox? Energy created by a hamster in a wheel? Ways of creating energy, heat in plastic bags, dynamos??? Bring something that runs on batteries (for sure you already have something like that with you)!
Call: I am looking for paper egg boxes in order to create a sound-isolated room.



Web / Content / SK
(streaming)

Tomáš Bella (SK), Patrik Garaj (SK), Ján Šifra (SK), Tomáš Ulej (SK), Robo Zelník (SK), Michal Čudrnák (SK) (moderation), Dušan Barok (SK/CZ/DE) (moderation)
13 kubikov
discussion
 
Video recording: smecnet.itchybit.org/public/ webcontent_sk.ogg

Link to IRC chat: www.13m3.sk/chat.htm

What phase is the Slovak internet in right now? Is it lagging behind the more developed or is it rising, thanks to the suffix 2.0? It was not such a long time ago that the Slovak Wikipedia could be browsed in an hour. Today, with more than 60 000 articles, you would need several days. Original content, in the form of video was not ever dreamed of. Tomorrow, it might be offered by all the bigger portals. Despite a delay, this medium is also becoming an integral part of the personal and of the public in Slovakia. Enthusiasts scan books for free, comment on everyday life on their blogs, and experiment with form and with collaborative approach. Amateurs become professionals and users become curators of digital content. We will let it reflect in a critical mirror and we will look into the crystal ball - bring your questions.



Well Tempered Bike
14. April 2007 10 - 16h, Školská28, CZ_Prague
Miloš Vojtěchovský (CZ) (coordination)
Mlok, Lemurie T.A.Z
workshop
 



YouTube videowars, or fight for mind in a new dimension
Peter Pikna (SK)
Truc sphérique
lecture, screening
 
Personal selection from YouTube by director Peter Pikas Pikna.
 
 
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