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SOFT CONTROL Final Meeting

The SOFT CONTROL Project coordinated by ACE KIBLA is reaching its final stage, with an official closing on 31 May 2015. Soft Control was planned as a multi-annual (3 years) cultural project aimedat actualizing cultural phenomena which are emergent when art, science andpublic awareness are interconnected. On Friday, 22 May 2015, KIBLA hosted the final   


VIRTUOSI symposium & RIXC’s 15th anniversary

Symposium “Virtuosi – multiscience art platform” takes place from May 14th until 16th, 2015, at RIXC Gallery (11. novembra krastmala 35) in Riga, Latvia. The symposium brings together three important events of Spring 2015 – the closing of the “Virtuosi” exhibition, 15th anniversary of RIXC and the ending of EU cooperation project “Soft Control”. The   

Spajalica 2015

Spajalica continues with the current cultural practice of reactivating public and urban spaces, focusing on people’s vulnerable position in socio-economic currents. It reflects on people’s dilemmas about the future, which could be brightened by a conscious redirection of individuals’ needs and desires. As in the previous years, Spajalica relates to our struggle with the rapid   

Grid Spinoza PROTOCOL

Grid Spinoza is a project that explores the artistic and scientificresearch processes, methodologies and dynamics. The project is built around an online platform that contains an open archive of articles and audiovisual interviews with artists and scientists while it develops a programme of experiments, residencies and workshops related to different national and international networks. Protocol   

SoftControl Residency / KLAU O. JAMETT

The project “EXOglands radical dynamics” by Klau O. jamett winner of the Soft Control – Grid Spinoza – Spring Sessions #3’s open call The duration of the residence will be three weeks, from the 20th of April to the 10th of May 2015. After reviewing all the applications we have received, the jury of Soft   


Enter the Interface / 24.4.2015

Could neurophysiological and BCI tools already control human mind? And could we vice versa build already an individual virtual realities using BCI systems, which can fulfill all humans’ desires? Can furthermore artistic project question the essence of human mind? And what exactly the humans actually desire? Those will be the frame questions of our Friday   


Enter the Interface / 23.4.2015

Iconize yourselves! On 23.rd April we’re kicking off the Iconuu on-line tool/interface for iconic communication with Michael Bielicky, Kamila Richter, BRAINZ collective, Betka Siruckova and others contributors for a development. Basically in Czech, but English friendly if demanded.. Feel invited for the first time run of the platform and a tool, working like an advanced   


Future of Art and Science Collaborations 20.02.2015

Open public event 20.02.2015 Centre for contemporary art DOX Poupětova 1 Prague, Czech Republic   Conceptual frame: Art and new technologies are becoming more and more connected together. Within the VETLICAT project a special module will take place – Future of Art & Science Collaborations. This module will focus on future of connecting these two   


Artist talks RIXC, Riga, Latvia 2013

SET 1 Bacteria Battery / Biotricity – exhibition & performances Dates: September 7 – September 8, 2013 Bacteria Battery / Biotricity is an innovative art and science collaboration project by Rasa Smite, Raitis Smits/ RIXC and Martins Ratniks together with sound artist and composer Voldemars Johansons and young biologists from University of Latvia. The project   


KIBLIX 2014: Parallels

http://www.kiblix.org With its thirteen-year-long tradition in Maribor, this year’s edition of the international festival KIBLIX, entitled KIBLIX 2014 – Parallels, addresses and concerns an array of research perspectives that pervade the field of contemporary interdisciplinary production. It is not limited to a specific niche, nor does it concern only the narrow field of authorial approaches,   



VISITAS GUIADAS 25.10 Opening visit / Visita inaugural Inês Moreira Curator / Curadora Technical Unconscious / FBAUP 01.11 The place and the projecto / O local e o projecto Gonçalo Leite Velho IPT / Technical Unconscious / FBAUP Joel Cleto Historian / historiador / PortoCanal 08.11 Cooperativism and the city / O cooperativismo e a   


IZTOK KOVAC : performance

Collective reenactment of the stone workshop Iztok Kovac and guests / Iztok Kovac e convidados Oficina, Cooperativa dos Pedreiros


ARTIST TALKS : program

FBAUP Tuesdays and Thursdays / Terças e Quintas 18h15 Auditório Fernando Pernes Pavilhão Carlos Ramos, FBAUP 23 Set Project Presentation / Apresentação do projecto Daniele Sambo, photographer (Italy / UK) 25 Set Joana & Mariana, designers (Portugal) 30 Set Máquina de Pensamento Pós-Industrial (Portugal) 2 Out Iztok Kovac, performer / choreographer (Slovenia) 7 Oct Manuel   


DANIELE SAMBO: performative visit

PERFORMATIVE VISIT 26.09.2014 – evening* Performative visit to the stone quarries and the backyards of Cooperativa Daniele Sambo, Cooperativa dos Pedreiros *depending on weather conditions



The Self-sustaining System of Force and Absurdity The concept of the exhibition continues my previous research on the flow of information through various media, and the possibility of converting visual impulses into audio or motor signals, but this time but this time by utilizing an electroencephalograph, a device that detects brain waves and converts them   



Copula #2 is a continuation of the current cultural practice related to the reactivation of public and urban space. Additionally, it refers to the lack of adaptation (positioning) of people in social and economic aspirations that channel the global capital flow. This year’s episode of Spajalica/Copula keeps its current focus – a collective appropriation of urban space and   


FIELDS Exhibition

Arsenals Exhibition Hall of Latvian National Arts Museum Riga May 16- August 3, 2014 the FIELDS Opening Programme will include Art+Communication Festival programme and RENEWABLE FUTURES – International conference on art, science and cultural innovation Riga May 15-18, 2014 Renewable Futures is new conference series, the launch of which will take place during the FIELDS   



NewMedia art exhibition Koroška galerija likovnih umetnosti / Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Koroška Curator: Andreja Hribernik Exhibition opening: FRI, 24 January 2014 at 6 pm Koroška galerija likovnih umetnosti, Glavni trg 24, 2380 Slovenj Gradec The exhibition entitled Temporary Objects and Hybrid Ambients concerns the unveiling of creative space established between art and   



Artist Talk Symposium Dom omladine Beograd, Americana Hall Tuesday and Wednesday, 26 and 27 November, 17:00 – 22:00 SUTRA / TOMORROW Belgrade Youth Centre as part of the European project Soft Control initiates a restart of SUTRA (TOMORROW) festival. The Artist Talk Symposium SUTRA will try in two days to present artists, concepts and projects   



Festival: November 6–9, 2013 Exhibition: November 6–25, 2013 Venue: KIBLA PORTAL, Valvasorjeva 40, Maribor, Slovenia The name for the joint festival platform MFRU-KIBLIX2013: When Worlds Collide was inspired by the 1951 science fiction classic. The symbolism of the movie highlights the split and the paradox of the gap between the developed and the underdeveloped third   

Stella and Dan

Stella Veciana and Dan Norton present “Raablabs”

“Raablabs“ explores new ways to read and process information that bridges artistic and scientific means for building knowledge. “Raablabs” invigorate and re-value collections and archives of knowledge by transforming them into experiences of space, sound, and play. This experiences intend to evoke new associations, values and meanings in order to keep alive existing archives of   

Workshop Synergy: Interdisciplinary Practice and Theory

Overview of workshop Interdisciplinarity and interdisciplinary research are widely acclaimed as being loci of innovation and new knowledge, and ways of solving difficult diverse problems with the capacity to bridge epistemological and ontological divides. Such practices involve many challenges, precisely because they necessarily cross disciplinary boundaries. These challenges are variously technical, methodological, philosophical, financial, institutional   

Grid spinoza grant

“Mixing-Up the Library” by Dan Norton winner of the Soft Control – Grid Spinoza -Spring Sessions #1 residency grant

Period of residency: from the 31st of May to the 1st of July 2013. After going through 39 project proposals, the Soft Control – Grid Spinoza – Spring Sessions #1 Jury has selected the project “Mixing-Up the Library” by the artist Dan Norton. During his residency in Hangar, Dan Norton is going to carry out   


Media Art Histories: RENEW

ART+COMMUNICATION 2013 Media Art Histories: RENEW The 5th International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology in collaboration with the 15th International Festival for New Media Culture “Art+Communication” Riga, October 8–12, 2013 The Media Art Histories: Renew conference will host three days of keynotes, panels and poster sessions on the histories of   


Enter 6: Biopolis

6th art | sci | tech biennale held in Prague, Czech Republic April 4–7, 2013 Exhibitions | Performances | Lectures | Debates | Workshops | Screenings Organized by CIANT Enter 6: Biopolis calls for theory and practice based proposals addressing uncertainty of the division between natural and artificial, novel approaches in interaction between body and   


MutaMorphosis: Tribute to Uncertainty

Wow!! A Mutamorphosis II event!! I went to the first one and thought it was one of the most amazing conferences that I had EVER been to! … Really looking forward to this event!” Rachel Armstrong, TED Fellow MutaMorphosis is a conference on mutant futures and a platform for sustained mutalogues. The first MutaMorphosis conference   


SOFT CONTROL: Art, Science and the Technological Unconscious

http://www.kiblix.org   Multimedia Centre KIBLA, Maribor and Koroška galerija likovnih umetnosti (KGLU), Slovenj Gradec announce the international contemporary art project – entitled “SOFT CONTROL: Art, Science and the Technological Unconscious” – to be held from November 14 to December 15, 2012. SOFT CONTROL: Art, Science and the Technological Unconscious exhibition, conference, workshops, lectures Dates: November