APHRA TESLA // NATAŠA BERK // Nina Baznik // Nina Dragičević // MARINA GRŽINIĆ // NIKA HAM // IDA HIRŠENFELDER // JASNA HRIBERNIK // MAŠA JAZBEC // Tjaša Kancler // ŽIVA KLEINDIENST // KAJA KRANER // EMA KUGLER // DUNJA KUKOVEC // NANCY BUCHANAN // SHU LEA CHEANG // KAROE GOLDT // HIROSHI HASEGAWA // LYNN HERSHMAN LEESON // KATHY RAE HUFFMAN // SANDRA JOVANOVSKA // KIKIMORE // BOJANA S. KNEŽEVIĆ // SUSANNE REGINA MEURES // NATAŠA MUŠEVIČ aka DOT // KATARINA PETROVIĆ // ŠPELA PETRIČ // PAULA PIN // MONIKA POCRNJIĆ // KAJA POGAČAR // NATAŠA PROSENC // PHURPA // RADIOCONA // TEJA REBA // LINA RICA // SANDRA SAJOVIC // MAJA SMREKAR // TONI SOPRANO // SAŠA SPAČAL // SVETLANA SLAPŠAK // EVELIN STERMITZ // ROBERTINA ŠEBJANIČ // AINA ŠMID // APOLONIJA ŠUŠTERŠIČ // NATAŠA TEOFILOVIĆ // POLONA TRATNIK // EVA URSPRUNG // MAJA ŽIGART // KAREN WERNER // AGNIESZKA WOLODZKO // SAŠA KESIĆ // MARKO ORNIK // JOŽE SLAČEK // BORUT SAVSKI // NEVEN M. AGALMA // DAVOR MIŠKOVIĆ // GEORG WECKWERTH // JURE KIRBIŠ // ŽIGA BRDNIK // PI // TERATOM // Pirate Sheep // TANEL RANDER // Reni Hofmüller // USCHI REITER // Saša Brdnik + Nuša Majcen + Ana Tomšič // Yvette Janine Jackson // JONAS ŽNIDARŠIČ // ARTUR ŠVARC // BOR GREINER // MARKO PIGAC //

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APHRA TESLA

Magister Aphra Tesla, iniciator kontinuiranega interdisciplinarnega razvojnega projekta Aphra Tesla Operating System Incorporated, je edina živeča umetnica po kateri so poimenovali tudi intermedijsko nagrado (Kiblixa; Beli Aphroid.) Na letošnjem MFRU nastopa s trilogijo del Mala šola anarhofeminizma: v okviru razstave Videastke iz Zbirke UGM v UGM Studiu s serijo Tako je govoril Huxtrl, v galeriji 0,04m³ s postavitvijo Poskus sobe/objekt mali A(ph) in v spletnem simpoziju s prispevkom: http://mfru.org/simpozij/aphra-tesla-tanel-rander-a-threealogue/

Aphra Tesla

Magister Aphra Tesla, iniciator kontinuiranega interdisciplinarnega razvojnega projekta Aphra Tesla Operating System Incorporated, je edina živeča umetnica po kateri so poimenovali tudi intermedijsko nagrado (Kiblixa; Beli Aphroid.) Na letošnjem MFRU – Mednarodni festival računalniške umetnosti nastopa s trilogijo del Mala šola anarhofeminizma: v okviru razstave Videastke iz Zbirke UGM v UGM Studio s serijo Tako je govoril Huxtrl, v galeriji 0,04m³ s postavitvijo Poskus sobe/objekt mali A(ph) in v spletnem simpoziju s prispevkom: http://mfru.org/simpozij/aphra-tesla-tanel-rander-a-threealogue/

Objavil/a MFRU – Mednarodni festival računalniške umetnosti dne Ponedeljek, 15. oktober 2018

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NATAŠA BERK

http://natasaberk.blogspot.com/

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Nina Baznik
url: SLO

Štipendistka MFRU-ja za študentske računalniško-umetniške projekte z Akademije za likovno umetnost in oblikovanje, Univerza v Ljubljani

Festival scholarship holder for computer art projects from ALUO – Academy for Arts and Design, University of Ljubljana

Hello, my name is Nina Baznik and I am a student of Video and New Media. I am making simple animations in After Effects and I also take courses in stop-motion animation with collage. I often do animals and people. Other subjects of my interest are female gender, instalations and internet art works.

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Nina Dragičević

Nina Dragičević is a composer, sound artist, and a writer. She holds a master’s degree in Sociology.

Nina is the author of three books: a novel Kdo ima druge skrbi (2014), and two essayist monographs – Slavne neznane: Zvočne umetnice v konstrukciji družbe (2016, en. Famous Unknowns: Women sound artists in construction of society), and Med njima je glasba: Glasba v konstrukciji lezbične scene (2017, en. The music between them: Music in construction of lesbian communities). Her texts were translated into English, German, Czech, and Spanish. Nina is a member of the Slovenian Writers’ Association.

She is the author of numerous electroacoustic compositions and sound installations. In 2016 her album Parallellax (Kamizdat Records) was released, while her piece HRTBRKS was included in the Access Frame: Property compilation (Kamizdat Records). Her sound works were presented at Spektrum (Berlin), Kapelica Gallery, ŠKUC Gallery, Sajeta Art & Music Festival, Cirkulacija2, Slovenian Writers’ Association, AKC Metelkova, Tovarna Rog, Radio Slovenia, Radio Študent etc.

Nina is the artistic director of the Topographies of Sound International symposium-festival, co-editor at the Idiot literary magazine, and the author of Famous Unknowns radio show at Radio Študent.

In 2018 she received The Knight of Poetry Award – both in Jury Selection and People’s Choice categories -, and was presented a Recognition Award for Outstanding Scholarly Achievements by The University of Ljubljana. In the same year she was a finalist for the Palma Ars Acustica European award (European Broadcasting Union) for her sound piece Parallellax.

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MARINA GRŽINIĆ

Članek v spletnem simpoziju MFRU 2018 / Article at MFRU 2018 web symposium:

Europe: Gender, Class, Race by Marina Gržinić

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NIKA HAM

Nika Ham (1991) is a graduated painter who is currently finishing her Master’s degree at the Academy of Fine Art and Design in Ljubljana. She studied in Great Britain, was involved in various projects supported by the city of Ljubljana and was part of many group and solo exhibitions.
She painted live at performances in the outdoor theatre Križanke and at an event for a book release of the author Miss Black Monroe in the Atrium ZRC Sazu. She organized her art classes for children in the city of Borovnica and was responsible for the visual image of Klub Tiffany for County Cunty events.
From the year 2016 she has been working as Head of graphic design for the LET’S CEE Film Festival in Vienna. Meanwhile, she has also been working at the Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana and in the Laibach Kunst department. In the year 2017 she studied at the School for curatorial practice and critical writing World of Art, SCCA, Ljubljana.
Although she studied painting, she has directed her focus into video and digital art, which gives her the dimension that is necessary when demonstrating present day social and political conditions. Sometimes she uses herself as a performative object of her expression.

project SQUAT page: https://www.tumblr.com/blog/klausvonhahm

EXHIBITIONS

– Med seboj različni, group exhibition; MIK, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2012

– Untitled, group exhibition; gallery Kresnička, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2012

– Untitled, group exhibition; Biotechnical Faculty UL, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2012

– Manifesto, group exhibition; University of Southampton , Library Hall, Southampton,
Great Britain, 2013

– Untitled, solo exhibition; Borovnica, Ljubljana, 2013

– Living Archive, group exhibition; moTA museum, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2015

– Technical barriers, group exhibition; Hostel Celica, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2016

– Klaus Von Hahm, solo exhibition; Dobra Vaga, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2016

– Appointment, group exhibition; Dobra Vaga, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2017

– SKVOT, online exhibition; Aksioma, City of Women, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2017-2018

– Appointment 2.0, group exhibition; Dobra Vaga, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2018

– »Hi, can you hear me alright?«, group exhibition; UGM, Maribor, Slovenia, 2018

– Air4, group exhibition; Ravnikar Gallery Space, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2018

– »STOP and GO, group exhibition; MGLC, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2018

– IGNOR, video; Club Gromka, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2018

– AAVV All That Happens Must Be Known, group exhibition; galerija VN, Zagreb, Hrvaška, 2018
– Speculum Artium – Digital Big Screen, video competition; Delavski Dom Trbovlje, Slovenia, 2018

PREPARATION AND EXECUTION OF THE EXHIBITION PROGRAM

– Ausstelung Laibach Kunst-Kontinuiteta čiste forme; Galerija Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
22.9.16

– Laibach kunst and red cross; Ceasar Gallery, Olomouc, Chezch Republik, 1.11.16

– Laibach Kunst Maschine; Sacred Hearts, Pula, Croatia, 3.12.16

– Dušan Tršar-Retrospektiva; Moderna galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 28.9.17

– Janez Janša; Museum of Contemporary art, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 19.10.17

– Marij Pregelj-Retrospektiva; Moderna galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 14.12.17

– Drago Tršar-The Monumental and the Multitude; Moderna galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia,
15.6.18
– Duba Sambolec – From the studio; Moderna galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 15.6.18

GRAPHIC DESIGN

– County Cunty event; Klub Tiffany, graphic design, 2015
– Laibach Kunst Maschine; Sacred Hearts, Pula, Croatia, print preparation, 3.12.16

– LET’S CEE Film Festival; art director; graphic design, catalog design, advertising,
september 2016- march 2017
– YU-GO, KOFEIN; graphic design; 2017
– Laibach WTC; graphic design; 2017
– LET’S CEE Film Festival; art director; graphic design, catalog design, advertising,
january 2018- march 2018

OTHER

– Rotary club, charity auction; Hotel Lev, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2012

– Jesus Christ Super Star, Festival Ljubljana, event painting; Križanke, Ljubljana, Slovenia,
2012

– Dan Borovnic, painting school; Borovnica, Slovenia, 2013

– Miss Black Monroe book release, event painting; Atrium ZRC Sazu, Ljubljana, Slovenia 2015

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IDA HIRŠENFELDER

SLO: Ida Hiršenfelder dela v Muzeju sodobne umetnosti Metelkova, +MSUM pri projektih, ki so povezani z digitalnimi arhivi. Je koordinatorka in urednica Mrežnega muzeja, repozitorija za sodobno avdiovizualno umetnost. Je tudi urednica muzejskih spletnih strani. Med leti 2007 in 2013 je bila arhivistka pri Centru za sodobno umetnost, SCCA-Ljubljana, kjer je so-razvijala Digitalni video arhiv, Postaja DIVA. Goji veliko zanimanje za medijsko arheologijo, arhive in njihovo izginevanje – za digitalno življenje in izginevanje. Je zagovornica in uporabnica prostega in odprtokodnega programja ter eksperimentalna zvočna umetnica pod psevdonimom beepblip.

ENG:Ida Hiršenfelder works at the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, +MSUM on projects related to digital archives. She is a coordinator and editor of Web Museum, a repository for contemporary audio-visual art. She is also the museum’s on-line editor. From 2007 to 2013 she was a digital archivist at Center for Contemporary Arts SCCA–Ljubljana, where she was co-developing DIVA Station, Digital Video Archive with a great interest for media archeology, archives and their disappearance – the digital life and the digital afterlife.She is an advocate and user of free and open source software, and creator of experimental sound-art under an alias beepblip.

http://www.cityofwomen.org/sl/content/umetnica/ida-hirsenfelder

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MAŠA JAZBEC

Maša Jazbec (SI), is an intermedia artist, curator and academic researcher. She holds a Ph.D. in human informatics, attained at the University of Tsukuba (Empowerment Informatics program) and MA in interactive art, achieved at Interface Culture program at the University of Arts and Design Linz, Austria. She is engaged and committed to the vision and execution of the Trbovlje New Media Setting project in Slovenia, and organizes projects and events integrating science, art, technology and society at the international new media culture Speculum Artium festival. She was a visiting researcher at Ishiguro Laboratory at ATR, Kyoto in Japan. Her projects, exhibited as artworks, have always shown her understanding of new media as a research artistic practice, stemming from artistic and scientific thought, linked to the current situation in the contemporary society. Her latest research interests are mostly focused in social robotics and android science. She presented her research at conferences such as Computer Human Interaction 2016, Human Robot Interaction 2017, ISEA 2017 and System Man and Cybernetics IEEE 2017. In 2018 she was in the Prix Ars Jury for ‘Interactive Art +’ category at Ars Electronica. She is currently a guest professor at Interface Culture department in Linz, Austria.

Link to the project: Axon 4.0, video projection
http://www.masajazbec.si/?p=1705

 

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Tjaša Kancler

Članek v spletnem simpoziju MFRU 2018 / Article at MFRU 2018 web symposium:

Tjaša Kancler: Body-politics, Trans*Imaginary and Decoloniality

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ŽIVA KLEINDIENST
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EMA KUGLER

https://sl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ema_Kugler

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DUNJA KUKOVEC

Dunja Kukovec is an art critic and curator. The last noted curatorial project was international exhibition/event October Salon 2014 which she curated together with the feminist collective Red Mined. She was also co-directress of the International Festival of Contemporary Arts City Of Women (2007-2009), as well as curator of MFRU (2006, 2007). Today she mostly writes and takes care of her two kids. Meanwhile, she is setting up an educational and training art program within Mind Navigation Institute.

Članek v spletnem simpoziju MFRU 2018 / Article at MFRU 2018 web symposium:

Dunja Kukovec: Smrt kritiškega uma in rojstvo kvantnega mišljenja

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NANCY BUCHANAN

Nancy Buchanan has used various media for more than 30 years to bring social realities into view, while grounded in the observation of a lived history. An element of `serious play’ characterizes many of her performances, installations, videos and other static works. Her work has been shown internationally.

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SHU LEA CHEANG

Shu Lea Cheang is an artist, filmmaker and networker. Her recent films include FLUIDø (premiered at Berlinale Panorama, 2017) and WONDERS WANDER (a Madrid Pride commission, 2017). She is currently developing 3x3x6 for exhibition at Venice Biennale 2019.

http://mauvaiscontact.info

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LYNN HERSHMAN LEESON

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SANDRA JOVANOVSKA

Štipendistka MFRU-ja za študentske računalniško-umetniške projekte z Akademije umetnosti, Univerza v Novi Gorici 

Festival scholarship holder for computer art projects from Academy for Art, University of Nova Gorica

Sandra Jovanovska is a multimedia artist from Skopje, Macedonia. After finishing her BA studies in French and English language, she continued to build her career in arts. She has worked in various fields in the cultural sector and continues to participate in independent art and cinema initiatives abroad. For almost three years now, she lives in Nova Gorica, where she is finishing her master studies in multimedia at the University of Nova Gorica, School of Arts. In her creative work, she is fluctuating between digital and analogue media, frequently using the method of recycling, both physically and intellectually. Her first film “Scarecrow cross” won the best student film award at “Cinedays” in Skopje and her last film “Animals are special effects” won the best experimental film award at “Progeny Short film festival” in Blagsburg, Virginia, USA. Her multimedia works have been shown on festivals in Balkans, Italy, Austria, Norway, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Turkey, Egypt, Mexico, USA etc.

MFRU project description:

The aim of the project is to go for reinventing the classical screening of a film, and instead create a sight and sound specific setting where the spectator will be able to experience the story on a completely new way. The film is a stop-motion animation, which correspondingly has an atypical appearance, so instead of walls we see only armatures and outlines of the houses and buildings and…almost everything is made out of reused materials. This kind of an exposed situation makes possible for an open story to develop, and for every object to become what the viewer wishes it to be. Nevertheless, mysteries and obscenities are all around.

Accordingly, the setting from the film is to be positioned on the ground upon which a projection will be mapped. The viewer will be able to see the exact look of the film, as if visiting a theater play, but instead of actors, he will look at videos that testify for what is actually happening inside. As a result, the spectator will be able to see the partial film story, segmented in videos screened in the “open concept” houses and thus make its own experience from this post-theatrical-setting-kino-installation.

Director’s filmography

2016 – Armando Diaz (film)

7th Makedox creative documentary film festival, Skopje, Macedonia, 2016 (screening)
Church Film Night, Church St. Floriana, Gornji Trg, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2018 (screening)

2016 – Scarecrow Cross (film)

19th Slovenian film Festival, Portoroz, Slovenia, 2016 (screening)
15th Cinedays, Skopje, Macedonia, 2016 (AWARD BEST STUDENT FILM)
2nd Mediteranian Film Festival, Siracusa, Italy 2016 (screening)
64th Martovski festival, Belgrade, Serbia, 2017 (screening)
6th Student cuts, Maribor, Slovenia, 2017 (screening)
19th International Eskisehir Film Festival, Eskisehir, Turkey, 2017 (screening)
7th Balkan film food festival, Pogradec, Albania, 2017 (screening)
6th Tetovo International Film Festival, Tetovo, Macedonia, 2017 (to be screned)
1st AM Egypt Film Festival, Kairo, Egypt, 2017 (to be screened)
2nd Jacksonsville Documentary Film Festival, Jacksonsville, Florida, 2017 (screening)
2nd Geo Film Festival and Expo Cinema, Palermo, Italy, 2017 (screening)
2nd Caribbean Film Festival & Market, Miami, Florida, 2017 (screening)
16th Festival Internazionale del Cinema d’Arte, Bergamo, Italy, 2017 (screening)

2015 – Naked Across Borders (animation)

7th Speculum Artium Trebovlje, Slovenia (screening)
12th Kino Otok, Izola, Slovenia (screening)

2016 – Dzoni’s song (animation)

13th Animateka, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2016 (screening)
19th Slovenian film Festival, Portoroz, Slovenia, 2016 (screening)

2017 – Sweet Self-destruction (animation)

5th Drim On, Struga, Macedonia, 2016 (screening)
2nd Milwaukee Twisted Dreams Film Festival, Wisconsin, 2017 (screening)
8th VAFI – International Children and Youth Animation Film Festival Varaždin, Croatia, 2017 (screening)

2017 – The Mery and Jesus Galaxy (animation)

13th Animateka, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2017 (screening)
13th Kino Otok, Izola, Slovenia, 2017 (screening)
7th StopTrik International Film Festival 2018 (screening)
Short film night, Slovenia 2017 (paralel screening in a dozen od art cinemas in Slovenia)
VAF, New Talents, Trebon, Czech Republic, 2018 (screening)
2nd Reanima, International, Animated Film Festival Bergen, Norway 2018 (screening)
10th Fest Anča International Animation festival, Žiline, Slovakia, 2018 (screening)
46th Animafest, Zagreb, Croatia, 2018 (screening)

2017 – Baby Boom (animation)

13th Animateka, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2017 (screening)
7th StopTrik International Film Festival (screening)
20th Slovenian film Festival, Portoroz, Slovenia, 2016 (screening)
Short film night, Slovenia (paralel screening in a dozen od art cinemas in Slovenia)

2017 – Una di Loro (film)

8th Makedox creative documentary film festival, Skopje Macedonia, 2017 (screening)
14th Kino Otok, Izola, Slovenia, 2018 (screening)
7th Summer Cinema, Nova Gorica, Slovenia, 2018 (screening)
21th Slovenian film Festival, Portoroz, Slovenia, 2016 (screening)

2017 – Animals are special effects (film)

20th Student cultural center, Rjeka, Croatia, 2017 (exhibition screening)
20th Slovenian film Festival, Portoroz, Slovenia, 2017 (screening)
16th Cinedays, Skopje, Macedonia, 2017 (screening)
Short film night, Slovenia, 2017 (paralel screening in a dozen od art cinemas in Slovenia)
7 th Prokuplje film festival, Prokuplje, Serbia, 2018 (screening)
3rd Cefalu Film Festival, Palermo, Italy, 2018 (screening)
2nd Film Con Hollywood, Los Angeles, USA, 2018 (screening)
11th Festival de Cortometraje Universitario UVAQ, Morelia, Mexico, 2018 (screening)
3rd The Buddha International Film Festival, Pune, India, 2018 (screening)
19th Sajeta Art and Music Festival, Tolmin, Slovenia, 2018 (screening)
2nd Newark International Film Festival, New Jercey, USA, 2018 (screening)
3rd Festival Nacional de Cine de Rioverde, San Luis Potosi, Mexico, 2018 (screening)
6th Star Film Festival, Sisak, Croatia, 2018 (screening)
15th Progeny Short Film Festival, Virginia, USA 2018 (AWARD BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM)
1st Spook Screen Festival, Cork, Ireland, 2018 (to be screened)

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BOJANA S. KNEŽEVIĆ

At MFRU: in Tonšpur Pasaža with A Chance Event and in UGM Studio with http://femkanje.com/ Open Mic

Bojana S. Knežević is a multimedia artist and an art journalist, working in the fields of performance, video, audio-visual installation and sound art. In her socially engaged and participatory art projects she aims to redefine manifold stereotypes, with a focus on unheard voices of marginalized or hidden individual or collective identities. She holds BA and MFA degree (New Media Arts) from the Department of Fine Arts, Academy of Arts Novi Sad, and doctoral degree (Interdisciplinary doctoral art studies – Digital Art), from the University of Arts in Belgrade. Co-founder of the association and co-author of radio show/podcast, art and media project FEMKANJE dedicated to contemporary art, culture and feminism in Serbia, ex-YU region and Europe. In her sound projects she deals with voice-noise relationship, aesthetics of feedback, wider scopes of polyphony and extended vocal techniques, in combination with various analog and digital equipment.

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KATARINA PETROVIĆ

Katarina Petrović is an artist and researcher working at the intersections of art, science and humanities. A researcher at the Center Leo Apostel in Brussels, Katarina holds a MMus degree from ArtScience Interfaculty, Royal Conservatoire and Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague and an MFA equivalent from the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade. In her work, she focuses on the process of creation (cosmogony) and the notion of generativeness, using media such as text, language, sound and code.

https://soundcloud.com/james-blondic
http://femkanje.com/

>>> Femkanje

Femkanje is a podcast, art and media project dedicated to contemporary arts and culture in Serbia, ex-Yugoslavian region and Europe. It was initiated in Belgrade in 2013 by Bojana S. Knežević and Katarina Petrović. Both artists, with shared interest in radio, they have started the collaboration by creating the first radio series of Femkanje – live radio interviews broadcasted on NOFM radio every week. This format developed into a podcast and a platform for different artistic interventions, now including installations, organisation/participation in public discussions and sound compositions.

The central idea is to present and promote artists/cultural workers with special emphasis on female authors & gender equality, independent practices and self-organisation in contemporary culture. Each episode, through an intimate hour-long conversation, gives a comprehensive overview of one author or collective. Our guests come from many different areas including visual arts, sound art, (experimental) music, drama and applied arts, activism, education and science among others. The interviews are made in both Serbian and English.

http://femkanje.com
https://www.mixcloud.com/femkanje/

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ŠPELA PETRIČ

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LINA RICA

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SAŠA SPAČAL

SLO
Saša Spačal je postmedijska umetnica, ki dela na presečišču raziskovanja živih sistemov, sodobne umetnosti in zvočnih frekvenc. Njeno delo se osredotoča na postčloveški kontinuum, kjer človeška bitja obstajajo in delujejo kot eden izmed elementov v ekosistemu in ne kot suveren. Tako opušča kartezijanski sistem in sprejema dejstvo, da se je področje tehnologije razširilo ne samo od strojne na programsko opremo, ampak tudi do mokre opreme, od koder posledično izvirajo hibridni pojavi mehanske, digitalne in organske logike delovanja.
Njena dela so bila predstavljena na številnih mednarodnih prizoriščih kot so Ars Electronica festival (AT), razstava Prix Cube (FR), Transmediale festival (DE), Onassis Cultural Center Athens (GR), Chronos Art Center (CHN), Eyebeam (USA), Cynetart Festival (DE), National Art Museum of China (CHN), Muzej sodobne umetnosti Metelkova (SI), Galerija Kapelica (SI), Device_art festival (CRO), Art Laboratory Berlin (DE), festival Kiblix (SI), Galerija sodobne umetnosti Celje (SI), Muzej sodobne umetnosti Vojvodina (SRB), festival Lisboa Soa (PT).

ENG
Saša Spačal is a postmedia artist working at the intersection of living systems research, contemporary and sound art. Her work focuses primarily on the posthuman continuum, where human beings exist and act as one of many elements in the ecosystem and not as sovereigns. Therefore abandoning the Cartesian system of classification and accepting the fact that the field of technology has expanded not only from hardware to software but also to wetware resulting in hybrid phenomena inscribed in mechanical, digital and organic logic.
Her work was exhibited and performed at venues and festivals such as Ars Electronica Festival (AT), Prix Cube Exhibition (FR), Transmediale Festival (DE), Onassis Cultural Center Athens (GR), Chronos Art Center (CHN), Eyebeam (USA), Cynetart Festival (DE), National Art Museum of China (CHN), Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (SI), Kapelica Gallery (SI), Device_art (CRO), Art Laboratory Berlin (DE), Kiblix Festival (SI), Gallery of Contemporary Art Celje (SI), Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina (SRB), Lisboa Soa Festival (PT). She was awarded Prix Ars Electronica Honorary Mention and nominated for Prix Cube.

Foto: Kelsey Hayden

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EVELIN STERMITZ

Evelin Stermitz, M.A., M.Phil., studied Media and New Media Art at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and holds the degree in Philosophy from Media Studies. Her works in the field of media and new media art focus on post-structuralist feminist art practices. In 2008 she founded ArtFem.TV – Art and Feminism ITV (http://www.artfem.tv) and received a Special Mention for the project at the IX Festival Internacional de la Imagen, VI Muestra Monográfica de Media Art, University of Caldas, Manizales, Colombia, in 2010.

Her works have been exhibited and screened at various venues such as the MMoMA Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Russia / Vetlanda Museum, Sweden / Centro Nacional de las Artes, Mexico City / Museum of Modern Art, Buenos Aires, Argentina / PAN Palazzo delle Arti Napoli / CAM Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, Naples, Italy / Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia / Fundació Joan Miró and CCCB Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Spain / Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, USA / MAC/VAL Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, France / Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA / International Museum of Women, San Francisco, USA.

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ROBERTINA ŠEBJANIČ

https://www.mladina.si/176222/robertina-sebjanic-intermedijska-umetnica/

SLO: Robertina Šebjanič v svojih delih umetnost prepleta z znanostjo in tehnologijo. Vsebinsko svoje ideje in koncepte pogosto realizira v sodelovanju z drugimi avtorji, zato njena dela utelešajo interdisciplinarnost in neformalno integracijo. Leta 2016 je na festivalu Ars Electronica prejela častno omembo @Prix Ars Electronica in bila nominirana za nagrado STARTS 2016. 2017 je bila izbrana v  SHAPE2017 platformo. 2018 je bila residentka Ars Electonice (skupaj z Gjino Šutićem).
Pomembnejša razstavišča in dogodki,kjer je do sedaj razstavljala, performiarla , prestavila svoje delo so: Ars electronica Linz,  Kosmica_Mexico City, Le Cube_Paris, Art Laboratory Berlin, Mladi Levi_Ljubljana, Piksel_Bergen, Device art 5.015 Klovičevi dvori_Zagreb, Eastern Bloc_Montreal, Eyebeam_New York, PORTIZMIR#3_ Izmir, Kiblix festival_Maribor, Galerija Kapelica_Ljubljana…. //

ČRNE KAPLJE (LIGOFILIJA*): Odzvanjajoče kapljice v temi jam so zgoščen prikaz kompleksnega in ekstremnega okolja, ki je še vedno polno skrivnosti, teme in posebne lepote in kjer se zdi, da se geološki in biološki čas odvijata v drugih časovnih okvirjih. V jamah je zvok, ki prebija tišino, zvok kapljanja. Majhne, a vztrajno prisotne kapljice so prenos informacij, vsebujejo podatke o življenjskih pogojih, ki iz gozdov, travnikov, polj in mest pronicajo globoko v jamo in so tako vir hrane za biološko življenje kot tudi gradbeni material za geološke strukture. Zvočni posnetki, ki služijo za osnutek kompozicije, so iz Planinskega jezera, ki ga med drugim naseljujejo človeške ribice aka proteus aka olm..

*Ligofilija je serija raziskovalnih umetniških del, ki nastajajo na pobudo Robertine Šebjanič v želji, da bi raziskala ljubezen (gr.: philéō) do temè (gr.: lúgē) in do neznanih prebivalcev tistih krajev, ki so za ljudi negostoljubni.

Produkcija: založba SubAqua Zavod Sektor
Posebna zahvala: Zavod Projekt Atol, Pixxelpoint festival, Rene Rusjan ////

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Robertina Šebjanič works in the intersection of art, technology and science. Her work encompasses immersive installations, a-v performances, workshops that tackle philosophical questions of our society to the understanding of living systems and their interaction with the environment. Her ideas and concepts are often developed in collaboration with others, through interdisciplinary integration. She was awarded an Honorary Mention @Prix Ars Electronica 2016, nomination for STARTS2016. She is part of SHAPE2017 platform. 2018 she was on an residency at Ars Electronica (together with Gjino Šutić).

Notable events: Ars electronica_Linz,  Kosmica_Mexico City, Le Cube_Paris, Art Laboratory Berlin, Piksel_Bergen, Device art_Zagreb,  Eastern Bloc_Montreal,
Eyebeam_New York, PORTIZMIR#3_ Izmir, Kiblix festival_Maribor, Gallery Kapelica_Ljubljana … //

DARK DROPS (LYGOPHILIA*): Drops that resonate in the darkness of the caves, are a condensed representation of a complex and extreme environment that is still full of mystery, darkness and special beauty, and where the geological and biological time seems to happen in a different time span.
In the caves the sound of the water dropping has a strong presence, as it is the sound that breaks the silence. Those little drops are the information transfer; they draw information about the living conditions from above that are coming deep into the cave and are both a source of food for biological life and the building material for the geological structures.
The audio recordings used for the draft composition are from Planina Lake, which is inhabited by human fish aka proteus aka olm.

*Lygophilia is a series of research-based artworks initiated in 2017 by Robertina Šebjanič to explore the love (Gr.: philéō) for darkness (Gr.: lúgē) and the unknown dwellers in places inhospitable for humans.

Production: vinyls publish by SubAqua – Zavod Sektor
Special thx: Zavod Projekt Atol, Pixxelpoint festival, Rene Rusjan

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NATAŠA TEOFILOVIĆ

Nataša Teofilović is an artist who explores the manifestation and identity of the feminine and sensuous in the virtual spacethrough new media and computer art. Her artistic approach evolved from neo-conceptual art in early 90’s to digital art of new century which merge art, science and technology. She uses different media, from the experimental video to performance art to 3D character animations and digital ambience. Conceptually, these works share the subjects of identity in the void virtual space, perception of virtual creatures, as well as exploration of the boundaries between virtual and real space.

She won an honorary mention in the Prix Ars Electronica 2016, an honorary mention in the first Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN competition and Jury Recommended Work at 15th Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokyo, Japan, 2012.

Nataša Teofilović has a PhD and MA in Digital Art (Belgrade University of Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies) and holds a BA in Architecture from Belgrade University. She lives in Pančevo, Vojvodina, Serbia.

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EVA URSPRUNG

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AGNIESZKA WOLODZKO

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SAŠA KESIĆ
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Dr. Saša Kesić is an art teacher and theoretician from Belgrade. He completed his Master of Music Theory at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, and received his doctoral title in 2016 from the Department of Theory of Arts and Media, University of Arts in Belgrade. Since 2005 he has been employed at the Music High School Vatroslav Lisinski in Belgrade, where he teaches several music subjects.

Članek v spletnem simpoziju MFRU 2018 / Article at MFRU 2018 web symposium:

Sasa Kesic: Queer in Serbian Postsocialistic Cinema: From Non-existence to Pinkwashing

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JOŽE SLAČEK
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je koordinator programov, grafični oblikovalec in mentor ter ustvarjalec na področju videa, animacije, multimedije. Iniciator Mednarodnega festivala računalniških umetnosti v Mariboru. Prvi v Sloveniji redno izvaja dejavnosti s področja intermedijskih umetnosti (od leta 1994), organizira predavanja, projekcije, razstave in festivale. Pomaga pri nastajanju produkcij in izdajanju knjig (Kiberfeminizem, V drobovju računalnika, Stelarc, Prihodnost računalniške umetnosti – 10 let MFRU). Vodil je in občasno opravljal vlogo selektorja festivala MFRU, od leta 1995 do 2008. Sodeluje pri nastajanju hiperfilma mfru in izgradnji arhiva festivala računalniških umetnosti. V letu 2009 izvaja projekta mfruTV-spletna televizija, Prodajalna robotov in Virtualni organizmi. Organizacijsko in avtorsko sodeluje pri izvedbi projektov VR – prostori in oblike, hiperFasada, Muzej robotov (skupaj z Meto Kordiš in Umetnostno galerijo Maribor), nanoUmetnost in Kibernetično gledališče.

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GEORG WECKWERTH

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JURE KIRBIŠ

Kustos v Umetnostni galeriji Maribor. Custos in Art Gallery Maribor.

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ŽIGA BRDNIK

SLO: Žiga Brdnik filmske kritike in druge prispevke o filmu piše za revije Ekran, Dialogi, Vklop in Manager ter časopis Večer. Redno obiskuje in poroča s filmskih festivalov v Sloveniji in širši regiji. Je programski selektor Intimnega kina v mariborskem interdisciplinarnem umetniškem laboratoriju GT22, Letnega kina Minoriti in projekta Mobilni Udarnik, pred tem pa je enako vlogo opravljal v Kinu Udarnik. Je sovoditelj serije pogovorov Ekstremno Slovensko s slovenskimi filmskimi ustvarjalkami, ki bo konec leta 2018 izšla v knjižni obliki, in serije Ekstremno lokalno z mariborskimi filmarji. In sovoditelj podcasta Maribor Is The Future na radiu YoureUp v GT22. ////

ENG: Žiga Brdnik works as a freelance journalist and film critic for the newspaper Večer, for the film magazine Ekran, for the social sciences magazine Dialogi and magazines Vklop and Manager. He is a program selector for the Association for development of Film Culture, which is organising the Intimate Cinema program in GT22, the Minoriti Open-air Cinema and Mobile Udarnik projections. Before, he had the same position at Kino Udarnik. He is also a co-host to Extremely Slovene, a series of talks that included Slovenian female filmmakers and will be published as a book at the end of 2018, and to Extremely local, that included filmmakers from Maribor. And the host of Maribor Is The Future podcast at YoureUp Radio in GT22.

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PI

https://pi-lubanjice.bandcamp.com
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6P_kZytpak7vsih3dpaiOg
https://www.instagram.com/pi_lubanjice/

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TERATOM
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„Teratom, ces`t moi. Je suis Teratom“

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Pirate Sheep

SWS SHOWREEL

Track by: https://soundcloud.com/baojiaxiangVisuals: Marta & Tea Strazicic

Objavil/a SwS dne Sreda, 20. september 2017

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TANEL RANDER

born in 1980 in the Soviet Union. ex-lawyer, currently artist, curator and writer. in 2018 he established Brivibas galerija that was firstly located at the Estonian/Latvian border town Valga/Valka. Brivibas (“freedom” in Latvian) galerija opposes itself to the market-driven art world and capitalist appropriation in the field of culture. while trying to find a place for itself in peripheral regions of Eastern Europe, it is simultaneously studying the psychological grounds of the notions of provinciality and peripherality.

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Reni Hofmüller

homebase: Graz, Austria

DIY artist, musician, composer, performer, organizer and activist in the fields of usage of (new) media, technology and politics in general, interested in free software and open hardware, engaged in development of contemporary art; unfinished studies in romanistic linguistics.

She is founding member of esc media art laboratory in 1993, an experimental art venue in Graz, that focuses on art in technological context; she is founding member of Radio Helsinki, a noncommercial community radio in 1996; founding member of murat, strategic plattform for internet experimentation and usage in 1998; last president of Eva & Co, a feminist artists group, member of the Institute for Media Archeology.

She is interested in art as a possibility to create space for exchange, that can build the basis for reflection about society. Art can offer an atmossphere for encounter of the other, and this can lead to a deeper and better understanding of our environment.

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USCHI REITER

Us(c)hi Reiter is an artist, curator and project developer with a  special interesst in net.activism and audio-visual communication. She  has been collaborating with different groups (FACES, Genderchangers,  IMA, a.o.) and artists since 1998. From 2005 till 2017 Reiter run the  non-profit cultural backbone organisation servus.at/Kunst & Kultur im  Netz. She continues to research Free/Libre/Open Source Software in the  frame of cultural production and art as well as work on conceptual and  performative setups. She is one of the main founder of AMRO (Art Meets  Radical Openness – https://radical-openness.org) and since 2018 still  active at the board of the association servus.at

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Saša Brdnik + Nuša Majcen + Ana Tomšič

Štipendisti MFRU-ja za študentske računalniško-umetniške projekte s FERI – Fakultete za elektrotehniko, računalništvo in informatiko, Maribor

Festival scholarship holders for computer art projects from FERI – Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Maribor

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Yvette Janine Jackson

At MFRU 2018 festival
Tonšpur pasaža: A Chance Event, passage between Glavni and Rotovški trg (square), Maribor; with Bojana S. Knezevic, Katarina Petrovic and Karen Werner

Education
University of California, San Diego, CA Ph.D. in Music-Integrative Studies, December 2017
Columbia University, New York, NY Bachelor of Arts in Music, May 1996

Teaching
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA Assistant Professor of Music beginning July 2019
Amherst College, Amherst, MA Joseph E. and Grace W. Valentine Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, 2018-2019

Papers & Presentations
Open Lecture – Elektronmusikstudion, Stockholm, Sweden “Expressing Identity -exploring electroacoustic music as a method” hosted by Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts, September 12, 2017. Tonband 2017 Fixed Media Festival, Stockholm, Sweden “The electroacoustic music field -what’s new?” panel at Audiorama, September 7, 2017. New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, New York, NY “Radio Drama as Electroacoustic Composition” presentation, June 20, 2017 BEAST FEaST, Birmingham, UK “Soundscapes in Darkness” presentation at University of Birmingham, April 29, 2017. Borealis Festival, Bergen, Norway Beyond Afrofuturism: Revolutionary Tendencies in Black American Culture panel, March 12, 2017. Nutida Musik, Number 258 “Radioopera: lyssna i mörkret,” article translated into Swedish by Magnus Bunnskog, July 2016.

Awards & Recognition
2016 Naples Philharmonic Reading -American Composers Orchestra/JCOI
2015 Guest Composer Residency – Stockholm EMS (Elektronmusikstudion)
2015 American Composers Orchestra/Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute

List of Works
> Concert Composition Cannot Be (Unrung) ​ , Carillon New Music Festival, Chicago, IL (Carillon and electronics 11 min)
> Destination Freedom ​ , Tonband 2017 Fixed Media Festival, Stockholm Sweden (Fixed Media 20 min) Atlantic Crossing ​ , Naples Philharmonic, Yaniv Segal conductor, American Composers Orchestra/Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute reading, 2016. (Orchestra, 7.5 min)
> This Is Radio Opera ​ , electroacoustic, Audiorama, Stockholm, Sweden, 2015. (Fixed media (analog synthesis, voice, chamber ensemble), 70 min)
> Swan ​ , electroacoustic, Conrad Prebys Music Center, La Jolla, CA 2015. (Fixed media, 10 min 45 sec) 5150 ​ , UCSD Bass Ensemble, directed by Mark Dresser, Conrad Prebys Music Center, La Jolla, CA 2014. A Thin Line (A New Radio Opera), soprano and chamber ensemble, Conrad Prebys Music Center, La Jolla, CA 2013. (2 four-string basses, 1 five-string bass, 4.5 min)
> A Thin Line (A New Radio Opera) ​ , Conrad Prebys Music Center, La Jolla, CA 2013. (Soprano, piano, electric viola, 3.5 min)
> Invisible People (A Radio Opera) ​ , Space 4 Art, San Diego, CA, 2013. (Staged for soprano, soprano saxophone, 2 actors and fixed media, 45 minutes)
> Invisible People (A Radio Opera) ​ , Conrad Prebys Music Center, La Jolla, CA, 2012. (Fixed media (actors, soundbites, computer, chamber ensemble), 19 min)
> Vernaculus II ​ , UCSD Improvisation Ensemble, directed by Anthony Davis, Conrad Prebys Music Center, La Jolla, CA, 2012. (French horn, trumpet, violin, 2 pianos, 2 double basses, percussion, 13.5 minutes)
> Vernaculus I ​ , UCSD Bass Ensemble, conducted by Mark Dresser, Conrad Prebys Music Center, La Jolla, CA 2012. (Double bass quartet, 4 min)
> Theatre and Installation Composition and Sound Design Party Line ​ , installation, San Diego Art Institute ​“The Dead Are Not Quiet: A Group Exhibition of Macabre Art”, San Diego, CA 2016.
> Unicorn Graveyard ​ , Bread & Salt, 10-channel silo installation, San Diego, CA, 2016 Soldier ​ , The Qualcomm Institute, Recombinant Media Lab, 5-day immersive cinema installation with support from IDEAS and ArtPower!, La Jolla, CA, 2014, in collaboration with video artist Ava Porter

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ARTUR ŠVARC
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MARKO PIGAC