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Programme

Opening days

Friday, 10. 9.

15.30 | Kiss the Future
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15.30 | Kiss the Future

Friday, 10. 9.

Conceptual presentation of the fashion collection by the Kiss the Future X ISKRA DELTA agents.

Kiss the Future is a fashion label based in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Founded by Tanja Pađan. Tanja graduated in textile design and clothes design from University of Ljubljana. Tanja is inspired by science fiction, urban culture, cinema and experimental video, 1,000 page novels and Rococo style.
“In my work I research different topic that interest me at a given time. I consider my work as a creative playground for establishing an ambience full of imagination and theatrical fantasy and I design garments in order to communicate my ideas in relation to everyday environments. You can consider my end products as objects of desire without a definite purpose that you just must wear.”
Kiss the Future collections are presented in collaborations with other artists, photographer Katja Kremenić, video artist Tomaž Šantl and performance artist Anna Nowicka, just to name a few. Her work was published in international magazines such as Revs Magazine, Kneon Magazine, C-Heads Magazine, Outsider Magazines and numerous Slovenian publications.

16.00 | Opening tour
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16.00 | Opening tour

Friday, 10. 9.

16.00 @ headquarters (Tivoli Mansion)

Opening tour with the artists and curators of the Biennale. The guided tour will be as follows: Tivoli Mansion (meeting point), MGLC Švicarija, TR3 Gallery, Banka Slovenije’s exhibition room Mala galerija, Ajdovščina Underpass

Registration at trgovina@mglc-lj.si

19.00 | ŠUM X ISKRA DELTA
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19.00 | ŠUM X ISKRA DELTA

Friday, 10. 9.

19.00 @ Cirkulacija 2, Ajdovščina Underpass

ŠUM X ISKRA DELTA, Xenoslavia: Covert Chronologies

Normies will never understand what it’s like to be a non-based hyperpop-listening schizocore Tarkovsky timepunk. An omnicringe Outsideness oomfie and a Kanzi-kinning Reza reply girl. To be a Bratton bloomer, a Laruelle/Löffler/Land crossfic-writing institutional accelerationist. An x-risk aware xenofeminist inhumanpilled neoratcel and a true agent of reason.

To paraphrase Nick Land: “Read Xenoslavia, and vibe…”

Šum#16 is edited by Maks Valenčič and Tisa Troha. Texts by Callum Blake, Jesse Josua Benjamin, Maks Valenčič, Enea Kavčič, DeepChimera, Kazimir Kolar. Design by Eliška Jahelková.

Saturday, 11. 9.

11.00 | INSIDE JOB (Ula Lucińska & Michał Knychaus): Possibility We Are Poisoned
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11.00 | INSIDE JOB (Ula Lucińska & Michał Knychaus): Possibility We Are Poisoned

Saturday, 11. 9.

11.00 @ pop-up (Banka Slovenije’s exhibition room Mala galerija)

Conversation with the artists INSIDE JOB (Ula Lucińska & Michał Knychaus).

Ula Lucińska (1992, PL) and Michał Knychaus (1987, PL) work together as the Inside Job duo. Their practice is based on the use of different mediums and materials, which often leads to the creation of specific, multi-layered environments. They focus on the processes of how identities are constructed, including the identities of places, within the context of dynamic changes such as: the climate crisis, technological acceleration, political shifts and growing anxiety about the unknown future. Many of their projects refer to futuristic and post-catastrophic scenarios.

They are the finalists of the international Artagon IV competition in Paris (2018); shortlisted for the International Competition for Visual Artists Allegro Prize (2020); merited with the Poznań City Award for Emerging Artists (2020), Prize of the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (2018) and Santander Universidades Prize (2016). Their joint diploma project received awards from magazines: SZUM and Czas Kultury (2018). They have presented works during art residencies (Rupert Residency, Vilnius, LT; A-I-R FUTURA, Prague, CZ; Residency Gurzelen, Biel/Bienne, CH; TestDrive, Nicosia, CY; Kulturfabrik, Burgdorf, CH), at individual exhibitions (e.g. Eastcontemporary Gallery, Milan, IT; FUTURA, Prague, CZ; Pawilon, Poznań, PL; :SKALA, Poznań, PL; 9/10 Gallery, PL; Hot Wheels Projects, Athens, GR) and collective ones (e.g. Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, DE; BWA Wrocław, PL; TRAFO - Trafostacja Sztuki, Szczecin, PL; The Death of Man, Warsaw Gallery Weekend, PL; WallRiss, Fribourg, CH; Sattlekammer, Bern, CH; the Athens Digital Arts Festival 2018, Athens, GR; DuflonRacz, Bern, CH; the Ostrale Biennale of Contemporary Arts, Dresden, DE; Musrara Mix Festival, Jerusalem, IL).

12.30 | T+U (Technologie und das Unheimliche): E.E.S. (Earth Exit Statements)
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12.30 | T+U (Technologie und das Unheimliche): E.E.S. (Earth Exit Statements)

Saturday, 11. 9.

12:30 @ headquarters (MGLC Švicarija)

Lecture-performance E.E.S. (Earth Exit Statements by T+U (Technologie und das Unheimliche).

T+U (Technologie und das Unheimliche) is a Berlin and Budapest based publishing project and art collective initiated by Mark Fridvalszki, Zsolt Miklósvölgyi and Márió Z. Nemes. T+U aims to encompass the cultural phenomena that result from the confrontation between conditio humana and technology by thematic issues and related projects. For the 34th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts the Budapest-based artist and musician Máté Janky also joins T+U for their SIRIUS.exe installation and performance.

15.00 | OMSK Social Club: Utopiates Extension Pack
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15.00 | OMSK Social Club: Utopiates Extension Pack

Saturday, 11. 9.

15.00 @ headquarters (Tivoli Mansion) and Tivoli Park

Stroll through the RGP on the Telegram app.

Omsk Social Club’s work is created between two lived worlds, one of life as we know it and the other of role play. These worlds bleed into one. That is where Omsk positions their speculative fictions, through these immersive installations they move into a territory they coined in 2017 called Real Game Play (RGP). Their work aims to induce states that could potentially be a fiction or a yet, unlived reality. 

Omsk works closely with networks of viewers, everything is unique and unrehearsed. The living installations they create examine virtual egos, popular experiences and political phenomena. Allowing the works to become a dematerialized hybrid of modern-day culture alongside the participant's unique personal experiences. In the past Omsk Social Club’s Real Game Play immersive environments have introduced landscapes and topics such as otherkin, rave culture, survivalism, catfishing, desire&sacrifice, positive trolling, algorithmic strategies and decentralized cryptocurrency. 

They have exhibited across Europe in various institutions, galleries, theatres and off-sites such as Martin Gropius Bau, House of Electronic Kunst Basel, HKW, Berlin, Volksbühne, Berlin, Stroom den Haag, Den Haag Netherlands and Light Art Space Berlin. They have been included in CTM Festival (2021), 6th Athens Biennale (2018), Transmediale Festival (2019), The Influencers (2018) and Impakt Festival (2018). In 2021 they will co-curate the 7th Athens Biennale with Larry Ossei-Mensah.

19:00 | ISKRA DELTA Cocktail Hour and Kiss the Future
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19:00 | ISKRA DELTA Cocktail Hour and Kiss the Future

Saturday, 11. 9.

ISKRA DELTA Cocktail Hour and Kiss the Future, conceptual presentation of the fashion collection by the Kiss the Future X ISKRA DELTA agents

20:00 | ISKRA DELTA X Nimaš Izbire
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20:00 | ISKRA DELTA X Nimaš Izbire

Saturday, 11. 9.

20.00–03.00 @ headquarters (MGLC Švicarija)

On the horizon of today's unbreakable cycle of production, a new, alien star sparkles in Tivoli's sky. Hyperpop agents and designers of sonic worlds are already calibrating their dopamine equipment to overwhelm Švicarija on 11 Sept with a cute roar and ominous deconstructed rhytms in order to synthesize a vision of possible hypersaturated futures. Get ready to be reengineered

MGLC is preparing a full-length musical celebration after the opening day of the 34th Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts: ISKRA DELTA in cooperation with the Nimaš Izbire collective.

𝐑𝐄𝐒𝐄𝐑𝐕𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐒 𝐀𝐑𝐄 𝐅𝐔𝐋𝐋. 𝐔𝐍𝐑𝐄𝐆𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐄𝐑𝐄𝐃 𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐑𝐘 𝐏𝐎𝐒𝐒𝐈𝐁𝐋𝐄 𝐔𝐍𝐓𝐈𝐋 𝐅𝐈𝐋𝐋𝐄𝐃 𝐂𝐀𝐏𝐀𝐂𝐈𝐓𝐘 - 𝐖𝐄 𝐀𝐃𝐕𝐈𝐒𝐄 𝐓𝐎 𝐂𝐎𝐌𝐄 𝐄𝐀𝐑𝐋𝐘!

𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐝 𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐥 𝟐𝟏:𝟑𝟎

The programme will be held:
20: 00-00:00 courtyard in front of Švicarija - performative segment
00: 00-03:00 inside of Švicarija - club night

𝐏𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐬:

𝐵𝐴𝐵𝑖𝑖
Electronic multinstrumentalist, producer and vocalist from England, member of the GLOO collective founded by Igloo Ghost. Her eclectic vocals merge with sophisticated sound design elements and influences of UK garage music.

𝐶𝑎𝑟𝑜 ♡
French producer and vocalist, upcoming star of the PC music platform and frontwoman of the band Planet 1999. Cute aesthetics are imperative to her interned laced romantic hyperpop productions.

𝐻𝑖𝑚𝑒𝑟𝑎
Latvian producer of the youngest generation moving boundaries with his intense and playful approach. Alongside a rich internet repertoire of own releases he also did remixes for names like Sophie and Charlie XCX.

𝑇𝑜𝑦𝑜𝑡𝑎 𝑉𝑎𝑛𝑔𝑒𝑙𝑖𝑠
Czech guru of modular synthesis producing on self-built devices at the intersection of established “serious” electronics and hyperpop.

𝐸𝑣𝑎01
Czeck producer, member of the BCAA System collective whose sound is characterized by abstractly deconstructed and heavily sound designed productions.

𝑊𝑎𝑟𝑟𝑒𝑔𝑜 𝑉𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑠 (DJ set)
Local producer duo, known as the main representatives of the local post-club electronica. Leaders of the Ustanova collective and music programme curators at electronic experimental music hub Pritličje and associated Festival Grounded.

𝐺𝑎𝑠̌𝑝𝑒𝑟 𝑇𝑜𝑟𝑘𝑎𝑟 (DJ set)
Local explorative sound artist, mainly focused on creating music for theatrical performances and other diverse artistic projects.

𝐺𝑎𝑏𝑖98 (DJ set)
Founder and curator of the hosting Nimaš Izbire collective, in the recent years established also as a divergent dj of internet underground music.

𝐷𝑜𝑟𝑖𝑗𝑎𝑛 𝑆̌𝑖𝑠̌𝑘𝑜
Intermedia artist, designer as well as core member of the Nimaš Izbire collective, who will be in charge of lightning up the evening with his post-internet characterised live visualisations. Author of the cover artand other visual material for the musical programme.

Visitors are asked to adhere to preventive health measures! Entry is possible only with a valid vaccinated, tested or recovered certificate.

Sunday, 12. 9.

11:00 | Shy Radicals Get-together
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11:00 | Shy Radicals Get-together

Sunday, 12. 9.

Mental health zines as a survival tool is the starting point of the conversation between the artists Hamja Ahsan and Ana Čavić, hosted by the art critic Tea Hvala.

Exhibition opening event I DON'T BELONG HERE أنا لا أنتمي الى هنا.

In 2019, the artist Hamja Ahsan was awarded the Grand Prize of the 33rd Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts for his work Aspergistan Referendum. He invited the visitors to the Biennial to vote in a referendum on whether they should join Aspergistan, an independent country of shy, introverted and autistic people. Seventy-two per cent of the voters supported his proposal. With this call for autonomy, Hamja Ahsan breathed back into his art project Shy Radicals the rebellious character from which the project had sprung a few years earlier.

Tuesday, 14. 9.

20:30 | John Akomfrah: The Last Angel of History
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20:30 | John Akomfrah: The Last Angel of History

Tuesday, 14. 9.

20:30 | John Akomfrah: The Last Angel of History, film screening

The relationships between Pan-African culture, science fiction, intergalactic travel, and rapidly progressing computer technology have been hitherto unexplored.The Last Angel of History brings a searing examination of these relations where science fiction (with tropes such as alien abduction, estrangement, and genetic engineering) becomes a metaphor for the Pan-African experience of forced displacement, cultural alienation, and otherness.

Conference programme

Thursday and Friday, 16. and 17. 9.

9.00–19.00 | Loud Memories, Turbo People: Mapping of Sound, Image and Remembrance in the Post-Yugoslav Space
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9.00–19.00 | Loud Memories, Turbo People: Mapping of Sound, Image and Remembrance in the Post-Yugoslav Space

Thursday and Friday, 16. and 17. 9.

9.00–19.00 @ TR3 Gallery

Loud Memories, Turbo People: Mapping of Sound, Image and Remembrance in the Post-Yugoslav Space, international symposium 

How are new traditions, historical narratives and spaces of political intervention restored, renewed and established through sounds, images and memories? How do different cultural dynamics and affects function in the post-Yugoslav arena? How do affects, memories and images transform as they pass through different contemporary media and across the boundaries of different post-transition peripheries?

Participating: Jernej Amon Prodnik, Robert Bobnič, Marija Dumnić Vilotijević, Nina Dragičević, Ana Hofman, Mateo Hočuršćak, Jernej Kaluža, Slobodan Karamanić, Mojca Kovačič, Maja Lazarova, Natalija Majsova, Rajko Muršič, Jessica Ortner, Vjeran Pavlaković, Svanibor Pettan, Aljoša Pužar, Boris Ružić, Maria Sokolova, Peter Stanković, Muanis Sinanović, Tea Sindbæk Andersen, Boris Stepanov, Ksenija Šabec, Jasmina Šepetavc, Anamarija Šiša, Eric Ušić, Mitja Velikonja, Fedja Wierød Borčak

In cooperation with the Centre for the Study of Culture and Religion, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana – CPKR FDV (UL).

Free entrance.

Tuesday, 26. 10.

18.00 | The Millennials in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
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18.00 | The Millennials in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Tuesday, 26. 10.

18.00 @ MGLC Švicarija

The Millennials in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, conversation 

Looking to the future, which the writers of The Millennial Files seek to understand in terms of Internet cosmopolitanism, they consider past futures, over-identification with pop, current culture wars and new-old world ontologies. At a time when they have nothing to lose, without the technophobia that has long characterised the field of the humanities, they contemplate the open possibilities offered by the new technological revolution from the perspective of Ljubljana's millennials.

Participating: Natalija Majsova, Jernej Kaluža, Tibor Hrs Pandur, Anja Radaljac, Urška Preiss, Robert Kuret

The conversation is led by Muanis Sinanović.

Free entrance.

Thursday, 18. 11.

10.00–17.00 | Being a Citizen of the World Today?
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10.00–17.00 | Being a Citizen of the World Today?

Thursday, 18. 11.

10.00–17.00 @ MGLC Švicarija

Being a Citizen of the World Today?, international conference of The Perennial Biennial project 

Due to global networking and liberal capitalism, cosmopolitanism has also become ubiquitous in contemporary art. In the case of biennials, it has been linked above all to postcolonial discourse and universal humanist values (human rights, equal opportunities, solidarity, hospitality, critique of global capitalism). Today, after the experience of a global pandemic that has yet to be resolved, how can we think about a "new cosmopolitanism" that works towards the multipolarity of the world order with different cultures and values? What role do biennials and large cyclical exhibitions play in this?

Participating: Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, MGLC/Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts, Bergen Assembly, Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art

Free entrance.

Friday, 19. 11.

9.00–16.30 | YUFU Conference
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9.00–16.30 | YUFU Conference

Friday, 19. 11.

9.00–16.30 @ MGLC Švicarija

YUFU Conference, international conference

While post-communist, post-socialist and post-Yugoslav discourses merely reinforce the appearance of an unchanging and unstable present with a more or less accurate expression of the situation, Yugofuturism follows the example of other ethnofuturist movements such as Afrofuturism, Sinofuturism, Baltic Ethnofuturism and Hungarofuturism, which tactically empower peripheral identities and subversively affirm individual cultural curiosities.

Participating: Tibor Hrs Pandur, Dinko Kreho, Vera Mevorah, eurovicious, Enea Kavčič & Maks Valenčič, Mladen Zobec

In cooperation with Zavod Maska.

𝗢𝗿𝗴𝗮𝗻𝗶𝘇𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗲:
Rok Bozovičar, Pia Brezavšček, Alja Lobnik, Muanis Sinanović, Lili Šturm.

Prijave na trgovina@mglclj.si

Admission to the event is free. The event will be held in English language.

𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺
𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝟭𝟵 𝗡𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭

9.00 Reception

9.30 Introductory greeting

9.45 Tibor Hrs Pandur: Tesla and Yugofuturism (lecture and Q&A)

Short break

10.30 Dinko Kreho: The Science-fiction Republic of Yugoslavia: The Yugoslav Future(s) of Yesteryear (lecture and Q&A)

Short break

11.15 Vera Mevorah: Ex/post-Yugoslav Digital (Meme) Culture: In Search for Subversive Affirmation Strategies (lecture and Q&A)

12.00 Lunch break

13.45 eurovicious: 21st Century Turbofolk (lecture and Q&A)

Short break

14.30 Enea Kavčič, Maks Valenčič: Fast Right (lecture and Q&A)

Short break

15.15 Mladen Zobec: Albanofuturism Before Yugofuturism: How Albanians in Yugoslavia Forecasted the Capitalist Future (lecture and Q&A)

Short break

16.00–16.30 Concluding panel

17.00–19:00 | ISKRA DELTA talks
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17.00–19:00 | ISKRA DELTA talks

Friday, 19. 11.

17.00–19.00 @ MGLC Švicarija

ISKRA DELTA talks

17.00–19.00 ISKRA DELTA talks
19.30 Announcement of the recipient of the Grand Prize of the 34th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts and the Audience Award
20.00 Closing of the Biennale and socialising with the screening of videos by Kukla Kešerović

The events with international guest will be held in English language.

17.00 @ Headquarters (MGLC Švicarija)

ISKRA DELTA acts as a fictional, virtual entity, a name for and an incantation of the future, a world yet to come. It features projects that use the power of fiction, speculative design, LARPing, gaming, the internet, pop and emerging technologies to re-imagine and engineer possible other realities and worlds to the one we inherited.
The panel will focus on world-building tools and practices for imagining, constructing, prototyping and enacting alternative present/futures. Talks by international speakers will touch upon approaches and ideas in art, (speculative) design, architecture and (science) fiction that are a source of inspiration behind the approach of this edition of the Biennale.

Participants: 𝗕𝗼𝗴𝗻𝗮 𝗞𝗼𝗻𝗶𝗼𝗿, 𝗞𝗮𝗷𝗮 𝗞𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗲𝗿, 𝗝𝗲𝗻 𝗞𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗰𝗵𝘃𝗶𝗹, 𝗦𝗶𝗺𝗼𝗻 𝗢'𝗦𝘂𝗹𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗻.

The lectures will be followed by a short performative lecture and a video projection by the 𝗗𝗶𝗳𝗳𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗖𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲, that emerged in 2013 as a platform for critical discussion on art and algorithm, and now works at the intersection of art and philosophy, focusing mainly on philosophy of technology, dromology, governance, semiotic economy, and conflict. After holding events at the Školská 28 gallery in Prague, the Collective relocated their activities to the Display z.s. gallery in the spring of 2016. Since then, it has become a platform for contemporary theory and praxis, mobilizing associations of artists, writers, coders and thinkers in the wider CEE region.

The discussion will be moderated by 𝗧𝗷𝗮š𝗮 𝗣𝗼𝗴𝗮č𝗮𝗿.

𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺

The day of conference lectures, presentations and discussions will conclude with The Award Ceremony of the 34th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts and socialising over the screening of videos by Kukla Kešerović, a Slovenian music producer and film director.

CONVERSATIONS, WORKSHOPS, GUIDED TOURS

Sunday, 19. 9.

11.00–13.00 | Marathon guided tours of ISKRA DELTA: The 34th Biennale of Graphic Arts
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11.00–13.00 | Marathon guided tours of ISKRA DELTA: The 34th Biennale of Graphic Arts

Sunday, 19. 9.

11.00–13.00 @ Tivoli Mansion

The guided tour will proceed as follows: Tivoli Mansion (meeting point), MGLC Švicarija, TR3 Gallery, Banka Slovenije’s exhibition room Mala galerija, Ajdovščina Underpass

Exhibitions are visited on foot!, during European Mobility Week.

Admission free.

Tuesday, 28. 9.

14.00–20.00 | The Other Internet (Toby Shorin, Laura Lotti, Sam Hart): ISKRA DELTA Network Identity: Headless Brand Workshop
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14.00–20.00 | The Other Internet (Toby Shorin, Laura Lotti, Sam Hart): ISKRA DELTA Network Identity: Headless Brand Workshop

Tuesday, 28. 9.

14.00–20.00 @ Faculty of Social Sciences

The Other Internet (Toby Shorin, Laura Lotti, Sam Hart): ISKRA DELTA Network Identity: Headless Brand Workshop, performative workshop

𝙵𝚛𝚘𝚖: 𝚒𝚗𝚏𝚘@𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚛.𝚗𝚎𝚝
𝚂𝚞𝚋𝚓𝚎𝚌𝚝: 𝙸𝚗𝚟𝚒𝚝𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 - 𝙸𝚜𝚔𝚛𝚊 𝙳𝚎𝚕𝚝𝚊 𝙴𝚟𝚎𝚗𝚝

𝙰𝚜 𝚠𝚎 𝚛𝚎𝚖𝚎𝚖𝚋𝚎𝚛 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚌𝚎𝚕𝚎𝚋𝚛𝚊𝚝𝚎 @𝚍𝚎𝚕𝚝𝚊𝚟𝚊𝚗𝚎 𝚘𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝟷𝟶𝚝𝚑 𝚊𝚗𝚗𝚒𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚜𝚊𝚛𝚢 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚒𝚛 𝚍𝚒𝚜𝚊𝚙𝚙𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚊𝚗𝚌𝚎, 𝚒𝚝'𝚜 𝚐𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚝 𝚝𝚘 𝚜𝚎𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙸𝚜𝚔𝚛𝚊 𝙳𝚎𝚕𝚝𝚊 𝙳𝙸𝚈 𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚙𝚞𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚗𝚎𝚝𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚔 𝚌𝚘𝚗𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚞𝚎 𝚝𝚘 𝚐𝚛𝚘𝚠 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚗𝚘 𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚙𝚊𝚗𝚢 𝚘𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚜𝚒𝚐𝚑𝚝.
𝚆𝚎 𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚊𝚠𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚜𝚘𝚖𝚎 𝙸𝚜𝚔𝚛𝚊 𝙳𝚎𝚕𝚝𝚊 𝚞𝚜𝚎𝚛𝚜 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚋𝚎𝚎𝚗 𝚍𝚎𝚕𝚒𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚎𝚍 𝚊 𝚗𝚎𝚠 𝚖𝚘𝚍𝚞𝚕𝚊𝚛 𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚙𝚘𝚗𝚎𝚗𝚝, 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚊 𝚖𝚎𝚜𝚜𝚊𝚐𝚎 𝚘𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚊𝚝𝚝𝚊𝚌𝚑𝚎𝚍 𝚕𝚊𝚋𝚎𝚕: "𝙸𝚜𝚔𝚛𝚊 𝙳𝚎𝚕𝚝𝚊 𝙽𝚎𝚝𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚔 𝙰𝚌𝚝𝚒𝚟𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝙲𝚊𝚛𝚍. 𝙿𝚕𝚎𝚊𝚜𝚎 𝚊𝚝𝚝𝚎𝚗𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙰𝚌𝚝𝚒𝚟𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝙲𝚘𝚗𝚐𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚜 𝚘𝚗 𝚂𝚎𝚙𝚝𝚎𝚖𝚋𝚎𝚛 𝟸𝟾, 𝟸𝟶𝟸𝟷."
𝙾𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝙸𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚗𝚎𝚝 𝚑𝚊𝚜 𝚋𝚎𝚎𝚗 𝚌𝚘𝚗𝚝𝚛𝚊𝚌𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚝𝚘 𝚏𝚊𝚌𝚒𝚕𝚒𝚝𝚊𝚝𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙰𝚌𝚝𝚒𝚟𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝙲𝚘𝚗𝚐𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚜. 𝙰𝚜 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚊𝚛𝚎 𝚜𝚘𝚖𝚎 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚗𝚎𝚝𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚔'𝚜 𝚘𝚕𝚍𝚎𝚜𝚝 𝚙𝚊𝚛𝚝𝚒𝚌𝚒𝚙𝚊𝚗𝚝𝚜, 𝚠𝚎 𝚒𝚗𝚟𝚒𝚝𝚎 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚝𝚘 𝚜𝚙𝚎𝚗𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚊𝚏𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚗𝚘𝚘𝚗 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚞𝚜. 𝙵𝚘𝚛 𝚗𝚎𝚝𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚔 𝚊𝚌𝚝𝚒𝚟𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚝𝚘 𝚙𝚛𝚘𝚌𝚎𝚎𝚍, 𝚊 𝚌𝚘𝚗𝚜𝚎𝚗𝚜𝚞𝚜 𝚘𝚗 𝚗𝚎𝚝𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚔 𝚒𝚍𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚒𝚝𝚢 𝚖𝚞𝚜𝚝 𝚋𝚎 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚌𝚑𝚎𝚍. 𝙿𝚕𝚎𝚊𝚜𝚎 𝚓𝚘𝚒𝚗 𝚞𝚜 𝚘𝚗 𝚂𝚎𝚙𝚝𝚎𝚖𝚋𝚎𝚛 𝟸𝟾 𝚝𝚘 𝚍𝚎𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚖𝚒𝚗𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚏𝚞𝚝𝚞𝚛𝚎 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙸𝚜𝚔𝚛𝚊 𝙳𝚎𝚕𝚝𝚊 𝚗𝚎𝚝𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚔 𝚊𝚜 𝚠𝚎 𝚞𝚗𝚛𝚊𝚟𝚎𝚕 𝚒𝚝𝚜 𝚖𝚞𝚕𝚝𝚒𝚑𝚒𝚜𝚝𝚘𝚛𝚒𝚎𝚜 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚎𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚋𝚕𝚒𝚜𝚑 𝚒𝚝𝚜 𝚊𝚌𝚝𝚞𝚊𝚕 𝚏𝚞𝚝𝚞𝚛𝚎.

𝙱𝚢 𝚊𝚝𝚝𝚎𝚗𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐, 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚊𝚐𝚛𝚎𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝
𝙾𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝙸𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚗𝚎𝚝 𝚒𝚜 𝚗𝚘𝚝 𝚕𝚒𝚊𝚋𝚕𝚎 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚊𝚗𝚢 𝚕𝚘𝚜𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝚊𝚜𝚜𝚎𝚝𝚜 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚖𝚊𝚢 𝚘𝚌𝚌𝚞𝚛 𝚍𝚞𝚛𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚘𝚛 𝚊𝚜 𝚊 𝚍𝚒𝚛𝚎𝚌𝚝 𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚞𝚕𝚝 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚗𝚝.

𝚃𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚒𝚜 𝚊𝚗 𝚊𝚞𝚝𝚘𝚖𝚊𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚖𝚎𝚜𝚜𝚊𝚐𝚎 𝚏𝚛𝚘𝚖 𝙾𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝙸𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚗𝚎𝚝 𝙽𝚎𝚝𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚔 𝙻𝚘𝚐𝚒𝚜𝚝𝚒𝚌𝚜, 𝚙𝚕𝚎𝚊𝚜𝚎 𝚍𝚘 𝚗𝚘𝚝 𝚛𝚎𝚙𝚕𝚢.

Iskra Delta CEO Vane Janežič logged off 10 years ago today. The day he vanished, the factories continued to stamp out new machines, employees kept receiving paychecks, the wheels of Iskra's multinational enterprise went on without notice. The only sign of Vane's disappearance was a note left for the secretary that read, "There's more work to do, the Iskra Machine is years ahead, but much remains before full autonomy."

The mystery surrounding Vane absence and Iskra Delta's seeming indifference was punctuated by his final tweet: "Whatever bizzare route we took to get here, an unmistakeable message emanates from our free markets: ''the economy'' should be discarded at all costs."

Since Vane's departure, Iskra Delta's homebrew computer system has nevertheless flourished into a sophisticated network of operators and a vibrant marketplace of modular components built around their core logical element, the "Iskra Machine." The Iskra Machine supports a firmware interface system allowing 3rd party manufacturers to create interoperable hardware modules extending the system functionality. Additionally, the Iskra Machine's hosts a networked operating system, allowing computers to connect P2P, hooking into the virtual service architecture to become contractors within the Iskra network.

When did Iskra Delta come from? And where along the way did it lose its head? What forces can be harnessed, and what unrealised alliances need to be forged, for these energies to be concentrated towards the creation of alternative, acephalous networks of value and sense-making? What vibes coalesce will in the relentless, evolutionary expansion of capital, the accumulation of energy, the incessant production of time?

Find out with us on September 28, 2021 for a hyperstitional exercise, a forensic investigation of the Iskra Delta brand, exploring its futures, presents and pasts.

Other Internet is a decentralized applied research organization. We study and build social technology.

What is social technology? Social technology is the hardware and software that determine how we organize and collectively live our lives. But it is also the the ideas, knowledge, economics, and institutions that drive culture and sustain societies. And it is the way this knowledge is embedded in the technologies we use.

Other Internet is a group of people building a deep understanding of technologically-driven change. We are developing narratives, initiatives, and software primitives that direct technology toward a future that is more free, fun, peaceful, and equitable. What brings us together is our shared interest in cultivating agency with technology, expanding technology literacy, and enabling our society to adapt to the dramatic technocultural changes of our time.

When building emerging technology, organizations face challenges with no playbook or known solution. These are the problems we are adept at working on. We develop powerful communications strategies where comparisons are impossible, product designs for undefined categories, social policies and interventions in complex governance and community ecosystems. Above all, we consult with people, organizations, and protocols that have a shared vision of the future.

Positive-sum. Meaningful. Just. Join us in building towards a future worth living in.

Sign up for a performative workshop 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗢𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗲𝘁 (𝗧𝗼𝗯𝘆 𝗦𝗵𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗻, 𝗟𝗮𝘂𝗿𝗮 𝗟𝗼𝘁𝘁𝗶, 𝗦𝗮𝗺 𝗛𝗮𝗿𝘁): 𝗜𝗦𝗞𝗥𝗔 𝗗𝗘𝗟𝗧𝗔 𝗡𝗲𝘁𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝗜𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝘁𝘆: 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗕𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗸𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗽.
The workshop is free for FDV students, others can join with biennale ticket.

Registration at trgovina@mglc-lj.si.

In cooperation with the Department of Cultural Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana – CPKR FDV (UL).

Sunday, 8. 10.

17.00 | Guided Tour: Inside Job (Ula Lucinska & Michal Knychaus): Possibility we are poisoned
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17.00 | Guided Tour: Inside Job (Ula Lucinska & Michal Knychaus): Possibility we are poisoned

Sunday, 8. 10.

At the end of the exhibition Possibility we are poisoned by the Polish tandem Inside Job (Ula Lucinska & Michal Knychaus), we invite you to a guided tour of the exhibition. We are preparing the guide in cooperation with Artfiks, a portal for cultural addicts, which develops the active participation and participation of students in the cultural life of the city.

You can read more about the exhibition at Inside Job (Ula Lucińska, Michał Knychaus)

Sunday, 17. 10.

11.00–13.00 | Marathon guided tour of the Biennale + Kiss the Future
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11.00–13.00 | Marathon guided tour of the Biennale + Kiss the Future

Sunday, 17. 10.

You are cordially invited to take a tour of the exhibition grounds of the 34th Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts. Simultaneously with the tour, a conceptual presentation of the fashion collection by the Kiss the future X ISKRA DELTA agents will take place.

Visiting the exhibition is only possible with a ticket for the 34th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts, guided tour is free.
Meeting point and start of the tour in front of Tivoli Mansion.

The guided tour will proceed as follows: Tivoli Mansion (meeting point), MGLC Švicarija, TR3 Gallery, Ajdovščina Underpass

Registration at trgovina@mglc-lj.si

Sunday, 17. 10.

ISKRA DELTA sound compilation (ISKRA DELTA x Nimaš izbire)
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ISKRA DELTA sound compilation (ISKRA DELTA x Nimaš izbire)

Sunday, 17. 10.

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As one of the most active agents of the ID sonic department Nimaš Izbire collective works to accelerate the spillover of future soundscapes to our everyday reality. As part of their mission, they prepared a digital sound compilation ISKRA DELTA: Onboarding Soundscapes that includes newly commissioned tracks and sounds by Astrosuka, Ascyth, Digitonica, Galen Tipton, Himera, Kristjan Kaluža, Princess Ketamine, msn_gf, Petal Supply, Toiret Status, Torus, umru, Toyota Vangelis, and Warrego Valles.

https://nimasizbire.bandcamp.com/.../iskra-delta...

Curated by Gabriele Steffe, Tjaša Pogačar and Dorijan Šiško / Artwork by Dorijan Šiško / Additional mastering by Toyota Vangelis

Learn more about the Nimaš Izbire project and featured artists on https://34.bienale.si/en/projects/nimas-izbire/.

Friday, 22. 10.

18.00 | The Secret of the Rise and Fall of the Iskra Delta Company
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18.00 | The Secret of the Rise and Fall of the Iskra Delta Company

Friday, 22. 10.

18.00 @ headquarters (MGLC Švicarija)

The Secret of the Rise and Fall of the Iskra Delta Company

Film screening:
𝙎𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙠𝙨 𝙞𝙣 𝙏𝙞𝙢𝙚 – 𝙒𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙𝙬𝙞𝙙𝙚 𝘾𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙪𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝘼𝙙𝙫𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙚
SLO, 2021, colour, 85'

Language: Slovenian, English, Chinese, Russian, German

Introduction to the film:
Conversation with Janez Škrubej, author of the book Hladna vojna in bitka za informacijsko tehnologijo [Cold War and the Battle for Information Technology], on which the film is based, and director and screenwriter Jurij Gruden. The conversation will be moderated by Lenart Kučić.

Iskra Delta was the name of a computer company from Slovenia and one of the largest computer manufacturers in Yugoslavia. The company was part of a broader computer industry that flourished after the Second World War as part of the modernisation project in the socialist republic. The Biennale found the impetus for the 34th edition precisely in this local case of technological development and its unrealised potentials. Against the backdrop of social and environmental unrest, in the midst of a pandemic that shackled our bodies to the city and our eyes to the screens, Iskra Delta has returned from the future to spark the imagination and construction of a possible alternative present.

The story of the rise and fall of Iskra Delta is shrouded in mystery and therefore prone to various projections, sometimes even bordering on conspiracy theories, but like any story of "missed opportunities", it stirs the imagination of "what might have been".

The dizzying rise and mysterious fall of the Slovenian information technology giant is also the central theme of the film Sparks in Time – Worldwide Computer Adventure created at Senca Studio. The story shows the enthusiasm and ingenuity of Janez Škrubej and a group of his classmates, the founders of Iskra Delta, and describes the steep road to success that attracted the interest of the two biggest secret intelligence agencies of the time. The film also sheds light on the unusual circumstances that caused the company to find itself behind the scenes of political intrigue at the height of the Cold War, which ultimately led to its bitter end.

In collaboration with I DELTA CLUB and Senca Studio, the producer of the film Sparks in Time – Worldwide Computer Adventure.

The film and conversation can be attended free of charge, with prior registration at trgovina@mglc-lj.si.

Wednesday, 27. 10.

Interdependence: IT Cold Wars with Janez Škrubej
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Interdependence: IT Cold Wars with Janez Škrubej

Wednesday, 27. 10.

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Interdependence: IT Cold Wars with Janez Škrubej, podcast

The Interdependence Podcast interviews Janez Škrubej about his book The Cold War for Information Technology, a first-hand account of his time as director of Iskra Delta. We talk about the early days of setting up the only globally competitive European personal computer company in the former Yugoslavia, building the first national computer network in China and the unexpected fact that he found himself at the centre of a Cold War confrontation between the CIA, the KGB and the Yugoslav intelligence community.

Link to the podcast: https://interdependence.fm

Thursday, 28. 10.

17:00 | Guided tour of ISKRA DELTA: 34th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts with curator Tjaša Pogačar
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17:00 | Guided tour of ISKRA DELTA: 34th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts with curator Tjaša Pogačar

Thursday, 28. 10.

Guided tour of ISKRA DELTA: 34th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts with curator Tjaša Pogačar

The guided tour will proceed as follows: Tivoli Mansion, MGLC Švicarija.

The guided tour of the Biennale exhibition venues in Tivoli Park will be conducted by the curator of the Biennale, Tjaša Pogačar. Works that are part of ISKRA DELTA are also exhibited at the TR3 Gallery and Ajdovščina Underpass, while the ZVKDS Gallery hosts the exhibition of the recipient of Hamja Ahsan, the Grand Prize of the 33rd Biennial.

Viewing of the exhibition is only possible with a ticket for the 34th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts and the guided tour is free of charge.
The meeting point and start of the guided tour is in front of Tivoli Mansion.
Bookings to trgovina@mglc-lj.si.

Saturday, 30. 10.

18:00 | Jure Kastelic & Mare Karina: Magic Internet Money
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18:00 | Jure Kastelic & Mare Karina: Magic Internet Money

Saturday, 30. 10.

18.00 @ online

Jure Kastelic & Mare Karina: Magic Internet Money, online guided tour

Jure Kastelic is an agent who hopes to propagate a basic questioning of the established money system and suggest a working strategy of opting out. As an artist leveraging Bitcoin he’s dealing with the unsexy side of money like its origin, issuance, governance and the seemingly related rising inequality, declining purchasing power and the fictional trickle-down-economy. What is the impact of the emerging Bitcoin mythology on the new economic reality? How value’s derived from scarcity and what are the parallels of moneyness and painting?

Link to the guided tour: TBA

Tuesday, 9. 11.

17.00–19.00| Guided tour with local ISKRA DELTA artists
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17.00–19.00| Guided tour with local ISKRA DELTA artists

Tuesday, 9. 11.

17.00–19.00 @ skyscraper (TR3 Gallery)

𝗚𝘂𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗜𝗦𝗞𝗥𝗔 𝗗𝗘𝗟𝗧𝗔 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝘂𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗲

The guided tour will proceed as follows: TR3 Gallery, Tivoli Mansion, MGLC Švicarija. It will be conducted by the curator of the Biennale, Tjaša Pogačar, who will also provide a short introduction to the biennale.

Participating artists: 𝗔𝗻𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗷 Š𝗸𝘂𝗳𝗰𝗮, Ž𝗶𝘃𝗮 𝗕𝗼ž𝗶č𝗻𝗶𝗸 𝗥𝗲𝗯𝗲𝗰, 𝗞𝗹𝗮𝗱𝗻𝗶𝗸 & 𝗡𝗲𝗼𝗻, 𝗗𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗷𝗮𝗻 Š𝗶š𝗸𝗼, 𝗟𝗶𝗮𝗿𝗮 𝗧'𝘀𝗼𝗻𝗶

The meeting point and start of the guided tour is in TR3 Gallery.

Bookings to trgovina@mglc-lj.si.

Final week

Monday, 15. 11.

18.00 | Giorgi Gago Gagoshidze: Experiment
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18.00 | Giorgi Gago Gagoshidze: Experiment

Monday, 15. 11.

18.00 @ headquarters (MGLC Švicarija)

Giorgi Gago Gagoshidze: Experiment, projects presentation

Gago Giorgi Gagoshidze will present three of his previous projects – The Invisible Hand of My Father (2019), It's Just a Single Swing of a Shovel (2015) and Mission Accomplished: Balenciege (together with Miloš Trakilović and Hito Steyerl, 2020), which explore the conditions of capitalist production, the mechanisms of commodification and the role of digital technologies in this context. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of the current research project with the working title Experiment, which is based on two parallel events: the first attempts to use computers in the Soviet Union and the beginning of the introduction of limited forms of ownership to boost the economy. Experiment opens up a debate on the current forms of technology that – especially since 1989 – enable the methodologies of mass privatisation. The talk will be moderated by Tjaša Pogačar.

Bookings on trgovina@mglc-lj.si

The event will be held in English language.

Giorgi Gago Gagoshidze (b. 1983 in Kutaisi, Georgia), graduated in 2007 from Tbilisi state academy of arts. In 2016 he received his Meisterschule degree at Professor Hito Steyerl’s new media class at UDK Berlin. Gagos’s works has been shown internationally in various exhibitions such as Lulea, Luleå Biennial 2020 / Vienna, Kunsthalle Wien / Graz, steirischer herbst ‘19 / Stockholm, Konsthall Mint ABF / Berlin, n.b.k./ Recently he lives and works in Berlin. In his works, Gagoshidze considers issues such as the moving image, the political background of its production and distribution, and its socio-political significance.

Thursday, 18. 11.

18.00 | Shy Radicals, film portrait of the artist and activist Hamja Ahsan
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18.00 | Shy Radicals, film portrait of the artist and activist Hamja Ahsan

Thursday, 18. 11.

18:00 @headquarters (MGLC Švicarija)

Shy Radicals, film portrait of the artist and activist Hamja Ahsan

Screening. Director: Tom Dream, UK, 2020, colour, 23', Slovenian subtitles

Conversation: Hamja Ahsan, Tom Dream, Matic Majcen (Moderator)

Film portrait of the recipient of the Grand Prize of the 33rd Biennial of Graphic Arts, Hamja Ahsan, an artist, writer, activist and curator who lives and works in London and Maastricht. The film Shy Radicals is based on Hamja's book Shy Radicals: The Antisystemic Politics of the Militant Introvert. It follows the artist as he deals with the unfolding events of his brother's extradition case in USA whilst travelling the world, where real life and imagination blur to inspire and educate through creativity and activism.

The film screening is accompanied with a conversation with 𝗛𝗮𝗺𝗷𝗮 𝗔𝗵𝘀𝗮𝗻 and director 𝗧𝗼𝗺 𝗗𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗺. The conversation is moderated by 𝗠𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗠𝗮𝗷𝗰𝗲𝗻.

Admission free.

Hamja Ahsan's exhibition I DON'T BELONG HERE أنا لا أنتمي الى هنا is on view in ZVKDS Gallery (Trg francoske revolucije 3), until 21 November.

Friday, 19. 11.

9.00–16.30 | YUFU Conference
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9.00–16.30 | YUFU Conference

Friday, 19. 11.

9.00–16.30 @ headquarters (MGLC Švicarija)

YUFU Conference, international conference

While post-communist, post-socialist and post-Yugoslav discourses merely reinforce the appearance of an unchanging and unstable present with a more or less accurate expression of the situation, Yugofuturism follows the example of other ethnofuturist movements such as Afrofuturism, Sinofuturism, Baltic Ethnofuturism and Hungarofuturism, which tactically empower peripheral identities and subversively affirm individual cultural curiosities.

Participating: Tibor Hrs Pandur, Dinko Kreho, Vera Mevorah, eurovicious, Enea Kavčič & Maks Valenčič, Mladen Zobec

In cooperation with Zavod Maska.

𝗢𝗿𝗴𝗮𝗻𝗶𝘇𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗲:
Rok Bozovičar, Pia Brezavšček, Alja Lobnik, Muanis Sinanović, Lili Šturm.

Prijave na trgovina@mglclj.si

Admission to the event is free. The event will be held in English language.

𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺
𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝟭𝟵 𝗡𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭

9.00 Reception

9.30 Introductory greeting

9.45 Tibor Hrs Pandur: Tesla and Yugofuturism (lecture and Q&A)

Short break

10.30 Dinko Kreho: The Science-fiction Republic of Yugoslavia: The Yugoslav Future(s) of Yesteryear (lecture and Q&A)

Short break

11.15 Vera Mevorah: Ex/post-Yugoslav Digital (Meme) Culture: In Search for Subversive Affirmation Strategies (lecture and Q&A)

12.00 Lunch break

13.45 eurovicious: 21st Century Turbofolk (lecture and Q&A)

Short break

14.30 Enea Kavčič, Maks Valenčič: Fast Right (lecture and Q&A)

Short break

15.15 Mladen Zobec: Albanofuturism Before Yugofuturism: How Albanians in Yugoslavia Forecasted the Capitalist Future (lecture and Q&A)

Short break

16.00–16.30 Concluding panel

17.00–19:00 | ISKRA DELTA talks
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17.00–19:00 | ISKRA DELTA talks

Friday, 19. 11.

17.00–19.00 @ MGLC Švicarija

ISKRA DELTA talks

17.00–19.00 ISKRA DELTA talks
19.30 Announcement of the recipient of the Grand Prize of the 34th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts and the Audience Award
20.00 Closing of the Biennale and socialising with the screening of videos by Kukla Kešerović

The events with international guest will be held in English language.

17.00 @ Headquarters (MGLC Švicarija)

ISKRA DELTA acts as a fictional, virtual entity, a name for and an incantation of the future, a world yet to come. It features projects that use the power of fiction, speculative design, LARPing, gaming, the internet, pop and emerging technologies to re-imagine and engineer possible other realities and worlds to the one we inherited.
The panel will focus on world-building tools and practices for imagining, constructing, prototyping and enacting alternative present/futures. Talks by international speakers will touch upon approaches and ideas in art, (speculative) design, architecture and (science) fiction that are a source of inspiration behind the approach of this edition of the Biennale.

Participants: 𝗕𝗼𝗴𝗻𝗮 𝗞𝗼𝗻𝗶𝗼𝗿, 𝗞𝗮𝗷𝗮 𝗞𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗲𝗿, 𝗝𝗲𝗻 𝗞𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗰𝗵𝘃𝗶𝗹, 𝗦𝗶𝗺𝗼𝗻 𝗢'𝗦𝘂𝗹𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗻.

The lectures will be followed by a short performative lecture and a video projection by the 𝗗𝗶𝗳𝗳𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗖𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲, that emerged in 2013 as a platform for critical discussion on art and algorithm, and now works at the intersection of art and philosophy, focusing mainly on philosophy of technology, dromology, governance, semiotic economy, and conflict. After holding events at the Školská 28 gallery in Prague, the Collective relocated their activities to the Display z.s. gallery in the spring of 2016. Since then, it has become a platform for contemporary theory and praxis, mobilizing associations of artists, writers, coders and thinkers in the wider CEE region.

The discussion will be moderated by Tjaša Pogačar and Maks Valenčič.

𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺

The day of conference lectures, presentations and discussions will conclude with The Award Ceremony of the 34th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts and socialising over the screening of videos by Kukla Kešerović, a Slovenian music producer and film director.

Saturday, 20. 11.

11.00 | Presentation of work with the artist Aleksandra Domanović
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11.00 | Presentation of work with the artist Aleksandra Domanović

Saturday, 20. 11.

11.00 @ skyscraper (TR3 Gallery)

Aleksandra Domanović, presentation of work with the artist

Aleksandra Domanović will present her project, Worldometers – named after a website that aggregates live tickers for various real-time statistics – gives form to things that are difficult to imagine. Hybrid image-objects that display the coronavirus data also show the proximity of life and its absence and act as a kind of capsule from a time defined by the porosity of the boundaries between dream and reality, fact and fiction, statistics and the unconscious.

More information about the project and the artist here.

17.30 | Lawrence Lek, screening of AIDOL film and conversation with the artist
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17.30 | Lawrence Lek, screening of AIDOL film and conversation with the artist

Saturday, 20. 11.

17.30 @ headquarters (Tivoli Mansion)

Lawrence Lek, screening of AIDOL film and conversation with the artist

Artist Lawrence Lek will prepare a live presentation of the sonic environment Nepenthe Zone, named after the medicine for sorrow in Greek mythology, is designed to help forget the troubles of the world. Chill-out club environment of the near future where entertainment and culture have become fully automated draws parallels between ‘healing’ lifestyle design and future ‘wellness cultures’. The zone features a CGI fantasy ‘AIDOL’, set in the year 2065 against a backdrop of increasing tensions between man and machine. We follow Diva, a fading superstar who enlists the help of an AI songwriter for her comeback performance at the eSports Olympics. Fame – in all its allure and emptiness – is set against the contradictions of a post-AI world. In this scenario, originality is no more than an algorithmic trick and machines have the capacity to love and suffer.

PROGRAMME:
16:00: Screening of AIDOL film (83min)
17:30 - 18:00: Artist talk
18:00 - 18:30: Discussion moderated by Tjaša Pogačar and Maks Valenčič

You can find more information about the project and the artist here.

Film trailer: https://vimeo.com/331655114

19.00 | Artist talk with Marko Peljhan
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19.00 | Artist talk with Marko Peljhan

Saturday, 20. 11.

19.00 @ headquarters (MGLC Švicarija)

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗟𝗮𝗱𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗿
𝗣𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗼 𝗣𝗲𝗹𝗷𝗵𝗮𝗻

"But first I will speak of the province of Ladomir. Here, on the Earth-Moon of the island of Krk. People, wrapped in cocoons of survival, sleep. Other people visit them. They speak quietly to each other. A stage appears on the horizon, moving slowly. On it, the sailors of Ladomir steer a spinnaker of thought. Large sails propel it forward, a complex mechanism makes its legs lift and turn. There is no metallic sound. The materials are new and unfamiliar. It has legs and looks like an insect. It has the functionality and energy balance of a bee and the armour of an apocalyptic cockroach. /... / They will connect with satellites, they will roam the planet. They will discover its deep laws. They will be creators from all directions, brought to the platform by different winds. Scientists and artists. They will discover the laws of time. Communication. Electromagnetic flow. Navigation of whales, birds and humans. They will measure and calculate the dynamics of thunder and cells. They will coordinate and understand. The final equation and law. They will sail far away. With incredible speed. And the world will be their stage." (Excerpt from Krk – The First Concept of Makrolab, 1994).

𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗼 𝗣𝗲𝗹𝗷𝗵𝗮𝗻 (1969) founded the art organisation Projekt Atol in 1994 and became co-founder of the Ljubljana New Media Laboratory Ljudmila a year later. He first presented one of his best-known projects, Makrolab, at Documenta in 1997 and at the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003. Since 2008, he has co-directed the Arctic Perspective Initiative with the American-Canadian artist Matthew Biederman, which reflects on the global significance of the geopolitical, natural and cultural dimensions of the Arctic. Peljhan is also dedicated to research and pedagogy at the intersection of art, technology and media at the University of California, UC Santa Barbara, where he holds the title of full professor. In Slovenia, he was one of the initiators for the establishment of the Slovenian Centre of Excellence for Space Sciences and Technologies and started to work actively in space and aeronautics research and culturalisation in 1998. In the radio spectrum, he is known as S54MX.

𝗔𝗱𝗺𝗶𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗲𝗲.
𝗕𝗼𝗼𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗿𝗴𝗼𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗮@𝗺𝗴𝗹𝗰-𝗹𝗷.𝘀𝗶

Sunday, 21. 11.

11.00 | Nascent (Paul Seidler and Max Hampshire): Temporal Secessionism, project presentation, followed by marathon guided tour
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11.00 | Nascent (Paul Seidler and Max Hampshire): Temporal Secessionism, project presentation, followed by marathon guided tour

Sunday, 21. 11.

11.00 @ skyscraper (TR3 Gallery)

Nascent (Paul Seidler and Max Hampshire): Temporal Secessionism, project presentation and marathon guided tour

The Biennale will conclude on 21 November with 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝘁 𝗱𝘂𝗼 𝗡𝗮𝘀𝗰𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝗧𝗲𝗺𝗽𝗼𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗦𝗲𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗶𝘀𝗺. Timezone #1 & Timezone #3 are pieces of alternative infrastructure that aim to catalyse different experiences of time in their local areas. Like a kind of public information terminal, these objects present alternate time counting systems based on a selection of technological processes. The passage of time is affecting fragmentation and re-arranging of a text by Amy Ireland, providing a generative framework of textual references. Timezone #1 at MGLC opens up a zone of BTC/energy time. Timezone #3 at the TR3 Gallery opens up a zone of Paxos/machine time.

Their presentation will be followed by 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗺𝗮𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗻 𝗴𝘂𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝗜𝗦𝗞𝗥𝗔 𝗗𝗘𝗟𝗧𝗔: 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝟯𝟰𝘁𝗵 𝗟𝗷𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗷𝗮𝗻𝗮 𝗕𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗚𝗿𝗮𝗽𝗵𝗶𝗰 𝗔𝗿𝘁𝘀, introduced by its curator Tjaša Pogačar (TR3 Gallery, Tivoli Mansion) and guided by assistant curator Lara Mejač (Ajdovščina Underpass, MGLC Švicarija).

Find more information about the project and the artists on
https://34.bienale.si/.../nascent-paul-seidler-and-max.../