Location: Gallery KiBela, Maribor – Slovenia
Organisers / Producers: ACE KIBLA
Benoît Maubrey is the director of DIE AUDIO GRUPPE, Berlin-based art group that build and perform with electronic clothes. Basically these are electro-acoustic clothes and dresses (equipped with amplifiers and loudspeakers) that make sounds by interacting thematically and acoustically with their environment. The AUDIO BALLERINAS use – among other electronic instruments – light sensors that enable them to produce sounds through the interaction of their movements and the surrounding light (PEEPER choreography). Via movement sensors they can also trigger electronic sounds that are subsequently choreographed – or “orchestrated”– into musical compositions as an “audio ballet” (YAMAHA choreography). A variety of other electronic instruments (mini-computers, samplers, contact microphones, cassette and MP3 players, and radio receivers) allow them to work with the sounds, surfaces, and topographies of the space around them in a variety of solo or group choreographies.
Kibla photo archive (Photo: Boštjan Lah, Matej Kristovič)
On 5th June, 2011 the internal project partners meeting took place at Transforming Freedom in Vienna, Austria.More Information
Future Fluxus – Symposium
Invited academics and artists include Fluxus expert Petra Stegmann (de), Raivo Kelomees (ee) as well as several protagonists from the Viennese Fluxus and Actionists´scenes.
The subject will celebrate the “50th anniversary” of Fluxus looking at artistic practises today, how they are transformed, made obsolete or democratized by the rise of collaboration over the internet. Is the Fluxus movement still alive? What criteria should we use to answer that question? What are the distinctive differences to art movements like the Viennese Actionism or French Situationism?What are artistic or political implications of the “12 Ideas of Fluxus” (s.b.)? Should they be adapted in the 21st century? And how? What similarities in methods and goals can be found in online Communities of the Free and Open Source Movements, or digital rights activists like the Electronic Frontier Foundation?