[NetBehaviour] Festival MULTIPLACE will connect 9 cities in Slovakia, Czech Republic and Poland

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Mon Apr 13 14:09:27 CEST 2009

Festival MULTIPLACE will connect 9 cities in Slovakia, Czech Republic 
and Poland

April 14 – April 18, 2009

The eighth year of Festival Multiplace will take place between April 14 
and April 18, 2009, in Bratislava, Nitra, Trnava, Zilina (Slovak 
Republic), Praha, Brno, Usti nad Labem, Zlin (Czech Republic), Krakow 
(Poland) and on the Internet. There will be various experimental 
programs prepared for visitors; concerts, projections, screenings, 
discussions, performances, parties and live streaming. Those who are 
braver can take part in network workshops or art installations where 
they can creatively use new technologies. This is a great event for fans 
of computer games and digital art as well as for those who are more 
interested in theory.

Multiplace is a network of people and independent organisations 
interested in the interaction between media, technology, the arts, 
culture and society. It is the biggest event of its kind in Slovakia and 
one of the main media art events in Central Europe. The activities of 
this network culminate each Spring with this festival that 
simultaneously take place within spaces and/or organised by, various 
independent organisations, including galleries, cultural centers, clubs, 
cafés, streets and flats. Many events are streamed live online and are 
open to everybody, some are only available on the Internet.

Program selection
In a street in Krakow, Marek Choloniewski prepares GPS Trans 10, mixing 
sounds and images sent from various places participating this year at 
the festival. You can find this ‘cocktail’ also on the website.
Marketa Cileckova prepares the performance, Trains Disperse Clouds, 
recording and mixing sounds, atmosphere and the energy of train 
stations, trains and roads that connect the different locations where 
Multiplace takes place. After its start in Brno, she will play ‘her 
journey’ in Bratislava and in the station, Zilina-Zariecie.

In Prague, the highlight of the festival is the official introduction of 
the Czech version of the Creative Commons license. At the Art Academy, 
there will be presentations, panel discussions, practical examples of 
use and creative sharing in the field of copyright, as well as the 
presentation of the Czech translation of the Laurence Lessig’s book Free 
The Experimental space Roxy/NoD will host Kyberia guild vs Facebook 
matrix which deals with social media and its skeptics (“Give me one 
reason why should I register on Facebook”).

Sewage Echoes II is the title of the festival program exhibited in the 
non-conventional space of a former waste water plant in Bubenec, where 
visitors are invited to participate in workshops and to enjoy 
visual-acoustic performances. You are welcome to bring your audio and 
video instruments, computers, and anything else you'd like to 
participate with, to SHARE audiovisual jam organised by Elsa Vieira and 
others, who invite everyone to come to the
real circus!

As they have done so in the past, the organisers in Brno have prepared a 
strong program with a dance play by Lenka Kocisova and an audio-visual 
performance (1A2V1, VJ Kolouch, Ink Flo, Anymade DJs) for the festival’s 
opening. An international conference about media activism will welcome 
theorists, philosophers and artists such as Keiko Sei (Japan), Martin 
Bricelj (Slovenia), Maxigas (Hungary) and the Czech art group Rafani. 
There will be also video art and sound presentations and the project 
Urban Reset, dedicated to interactions between video-projection and the 
public space.

Also, the Czech cities of Zlin and Usti nad Labem will have projections 
and exhibitions, organised by students of Tomas Bata University in Zlin 
(Department of Advertisement Photography, Faculty of Multimedia 
Communications) and Jan Evangelista Purkyne University in Usti nad Labem 
(Interactive Media Department).

A large-scale interactive exhibition dealing with the intersection 
between art and computer games, Play Cultures, will open the program in 
Bratislava’s A4 – Zero Space. There will be space to discuss art, pop 
culture or digital games with the participating renowned media artists 
such as Jody or AES + F. While there, you can also immerse yourself into 
the light and water installation of Slovak designer Jan Turzo. Workshop 
participants can perform at the concert, See the Sounds, that will also 
show original Meotar projections of the Prague-based electro-ambient duo 
Neco v krabickach.

As a finale to the festival, Multiples will host a special retro 
computer game party with the international fan team of the famous 
computer ZX Spectrum AY Riders (UK, RU, PL, CZ) and the visual artist 
from Brno VJ Texa, accompanied by the music of game consoles by duo Hugo 
and Hubero (CZ).

The experimental exhibition Web-Site-Specific will open in Nitra. Jan 
Koniarek Gallery in Trnava hosts a lecture about animation during last 
20 years in Poland. Stanica Zilina-Zariecie prepares a workshop of 
collaborative digital drawings for kids ages 6 years and older.


Contact and information

http://www.multiplace.org (Live streaming during the festival on 
Multiplace Online TV!)
MULTIPLACE, Jamnickeho 3, 841 05 Bratislava
PR: Barbora Kalinova, +421 903 860 923, pr /at/ multiplace.sk

International PR: Viera Levitt, vieralevitt /at/ gmail.com


SK_Bratislava: 13 kubikov, Multiplace, A4 – asociacia zdruzeni pre 
sucasnu kulturu (A4 – Associations for contemporary culture), Artrakt 
Art, Cvernovka, Filmovy klub 35 mm

CZ_Brno: Anymade, Dum umeni mesta Brna (The Brno House of Arts), Dum 
panu z Kunstatu (House of the Lords of Kunstat), Galerie Potraviny, 
Galerie Umakart, FaVU VUT (Faculty of Fine Arts, Brno University of 
Technology), FF MU (Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University), Hucot, 
Kunstatska trojka, klub Fleda, Stary pivovar

PL_Krakow: Academy of Music in Krakow

SK_Nitra: Nitra Gallery - Bunker

CZ_Praha: Waste water plant in Bubenec, DigiLab AVU, Iuridicum Remedium, 
National library of the Czech Republic, NoD Roxy, RogueWaves, Share, Yo-Yo

SK_Trnava: Jan Koniarek Gallery

CZ_Usti nad Labem: Interactive Media Department, Jan Evangelista Purkyne 

CZ_Zlin: Galerie 12, Department of Advertisement Photography, Tomas Bata 

SK_Zilina: Stanica Zilina-Zariecie

Partners and Support

Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic, Ministry of Culture of the 
Czech Republic, International Visegrad Fund, Iuridicum Remedium, City of 
Prague, National Library of the Czech Republic, Slovnaft and others

Media Partners
A2, freemusic.cz, Metropolis, Sme online, Radio_FM, BKIS, Port.sk, 3/4, 
In-spire, Changenet, Artycok TV, Flash Art, Kedykam, Kulturne, Twin City 
Journal, Radio Tlis, Gregi.net, Kyberia, Zionmag and others

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