Multiplace - Network Culture Festival
April 26 - May 3, 2008
Bahon, Banska Bystrica, Bratislava, Kosice, Nitra, Trnava, Zilina (Slovak Republic), Berlin (Germany), Brno, Prague, Ostrava (Czech Republic), Budapest (Hungary), Glasgow (UK), Novi Sad (Serbia), Reykjavik (Iceland), Wroclaw (Poland) & Internet
The seventh year of the International Network Culture Festival Multiplace will take place between April 26 and May 3, 2008, in 16 cities and towns and in 8 countries. There are two festival Infocentres: in A4 - Zero Space in Bratislava (Namestie SNP 12) and Dum panu z Kunstatu in Brno (Dominikanska Steet 9). Information about the program, its organizers, screenings, discussions with the festival participants, daily public events, as well as free internet access are available at these centers.
Multiplace is a network of people and independent organizations interested in the interaction between media, technology, the arts, culture and society. The activities of this network culminate each year in this festival that simultaneously takes place within various independent organizations internationally. There are workshops, installations, discussions, concerts, performances, exhibitions, presentations, screenings and live streaming.
Multiplace is distinguished from other similar European festivals not only by content, but by its informal structure. It attracts visitors through its support of unexpected and creative connections between art, culture and new media as well as by its decentralized character and openness to participation. This year, it includes around 40 independent galleries, art schools, art centers, clubs and many unaffiliated individuals in Bahon, Banska Bystrica, Bratislava, Kosice, Nitra, Trnava, Zilina, Berlin, Brno, Prague, Ostrava, Budapest, Glasgow, Novi Sad, Reykjavik, and Wroclaw. Visitors can enjoy more than 100 events, some of them taking place at several locations at the same time.
An unconventional music/internet performance; Ping Melody by Pawel Janicki from Wroclaw, and the premiere of the new local electronic group Bulkladung, will open the festival in Bratislava. A4 - Zero Space prepares a dance/motion/kinetic dance performance working with the electromagnetic field of performers also in Bratislava, while an opportunity to listen to an LP made of neon light will be available in the former synagogue in Trnava. On the top of Iceland’s Blafjoll Hill with a view of the Atlantic Ocean, the First May manifestation by Movement Freedom Sound group will take place. In the House of Art in Brno, online archives and new media education will be discussed. Brno will also offer the installation, Expogeneca, plastic figures which will melt if they do not get enough visitor’s attention. Additionally, this city will be the location for a survey of contemporary music-visual culture and communication called Uchoko and the Faculty of Fine Arts in Brno will be the host of a virtual cafe that will connect favorite cafes in Brno, Praha, Hradec Kralove and Budapest through streaming. Nomad Space’s Soundbus, the nomad gallery, will wander around various festival locations to present a selection of contemporary Austrian sound art.
Performance Beer Barrel Polka Accordion Theremin Reunion will mediate through the internet a collective play on accordion and theremin in several other cities at the same time. Through skype you will be able to train a parrot to talk at FreeDom in Bahon. At this location as well, Ursula Endlicher will discuss new media art in the USA and introduce her project html\_butoh, bringing the human body into the technical world of the Internet.
Contact and information:
Barbora Kalinova, Multiplace 2008 PR, +421 903 860 923, pr /at/ multiplace.sk
Viera Levitt, International PR, vieralevitt /at/ gmail.com, 001 401 714 9698
Bratislava, April 14, 2008
Banska Bystrica: Tvor
Berlin: Lady Gabi
Bratislava: Multiplace, A4 - asociacia zdruzeni pre sucasnu kulturu (A4 - Associations for contemporary culture), Atrakt Art, 13 kubikov, SPACE projects | residency lab | store, Film club 35 mm, Open Design Studio, Urbsounds Collective, Polish Institute, Goethe-Institut Bratislava, Itchy bit, Jürgen Rendl, Urban Flow
Brno: Hucot, Dum umeni mesta Brna (The Brno House of Arts), Dum panu z Kunstatu (House of the Lords of Kunstat), Kavarna Kunstatska trojka, FaVU VUT (Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Fine Arts), Chernobylmusick, Anymade, Fiume initiative, Galerie G99, Jan Zalesak, Ars Publica, Lenka Dolanova and Michal Kindernay, klub Desert, club Fleda
Budapest: Transformers Hacklab, PsyShip Medialab
Glasgow: Glasgow School of Art
Košice: IC Culture Train
Nitra: Nitra gallery (Bunker)
Novi Sad: Open Design Studio
Ostrava: Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Ostrava
Praha: Mlok, Institut Intermedii, Circle of Curators and Critics, CIANT - International Centre for Art and New Technologies
Reykjavik: The Lost Horse Gallery
Trnava: Galeria Jana Koniarka
Wroclaw: WRO Center Sztuki
Zilina: Stanica Zilina - Zariecie
Partners and Support
Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Prague - The Brno House of Arts - EU Education and Culture - Ministry of Culture of Slovak Republic - International Visegrad Fund - Polish Institute - Austrian Cultural Forum - City of Prague - Anna Lindh Foundation, 1001 Actions for Dialogue - tranzit.sk - Goethe-Institut Bratislava - and others
SME.SK - Radio FM - BKIS - Big Media - Gregi.net - Jlbjlt - Port.sk - 3/4 - Radio Tlis - Xmag - Flash Art - Zionmag.org - Changenet.sk - Inspire - Kyberia.sk - and others
Barbora Kalinova, PR of the Network Culture Festival MULTIPLACE 2008
+421 903 860 923, pr /at/ multiplace.sk, www.multiplace.org