Intermediate Spaces


23/09/2006 to 15/10/2006


Saturday, 23. September 2006 - 15:45

Stefan Doepner: LivingKitchen
Apparatus - IEFS: Kiesling & Stolberg
Nada Zgank - Photo Roll
Nicole A Pruckermayr - IOhannes m zmölnig: Race the Net
Borut Savski - Electric Jesus
Borut Savski - Bowlful of Sound
Phantom Orchestra | on 1m2 and 2 levels - Fränk Zimmer
DIVANOVA 06 - DIVANOVA 06 says the grace
Bostjan Leskovsek - Sound Baths
Miriam Raggam - und
Miriam Raggam, Gerhild Steinbuch - Arbeitstitel: küchengespräche/working title: kitches talks
Marija Mojca Pungercar - SOCIAL DRESS

Performances, Lectures, Presentations

Samstag/Saturday, 23.9.06
Bostjan Leskovsek Sound Baths

an experimental sound performance, saturday 23.09.2006

Problemlos Orchestra (PMS; Princic, Mancek, Savski) transform their identities/entities into a flow of sound - a sound drama, which is known to emerge always, when something is extended in time. We usually don't deal with topics of combined performance, except during a performance itself. Here we try to stress the importance of the difference between the so-called real-time (a live improvised performance) and the constructed time - meaning: preparation before the performance (composition, structuring, building). There is a composition process - but on the somewhat different position on "the wheel of creation". 
We approach the composition in various ways - with building of different objects of sound and thought (interfaces, sound machines). These can be mechanic, electric, electronic (mehatronic), computer - but in principle they already sustain a kind of a life of its own (a kind of dynamic inertia, or: their own algoritmic structures). We might even try to point out to the psycho-physical and social motivations/motivators/machines. homepage at 

Sonnstag/Sunday, 24.9.06

16.00 - 21.00 Uhr
Reni Hofmüller homebase
Intro to a space appropriation

Dunja Kukovec - A curator - it used to be a position to erase. And now? discussion on thoughts presented

Dunja Kukovec would shortly like to discuss her experience as a curator while seeing the working process of making an exhibition as a collaborative project. In a structural sense, she claims, curator is nothing else than first assured viewer, might be organiser, creative service provider or/and feed back loop. While working as a curator s/he is not an artist, and the same goes with an artist, who is not an artist, while working as a curator. Nevertheless, is the question Are you satisfied? asked by artists a symptom showing blurred position of a curator, before all of it becomes a collaborative process in an intermediate space, or are these just shifting roles that need to be acknowledged and requestioned? 

Keka Calic and Dunja Kukovec - How we become men? presentation, projection of a documentary video
Presentation of shoots, done by Dunja Kukovec and Keka CaliC together with Tjaza, on the streets of Ljubljana, where they have wanted to meet girls or rather women that are living on the streets or in the homeless centre. Documentary film in process tends to present similarities between them and us, whereas stereotipical thinking about their inabilities to realize themselves are to be disproved. Domestic research? project is based on dialogues, gatherings, collaboration and shifting roles and is focusing on a thin, but decisive line, that discriminates us, and is defining us as included vs. excluded in a social - economic sphere. (by Alenka Pirman) 

BARBATO KANAK. No communication. Just presentation.
video presentation by Neven Korda 
Barbato Kanak pays attention to momentary flashes, to constant evocation of beauty, to deep feelings. On Four Seassons. On Off. On Experiment. Why Experiment again? Why Off again? Re-reading. Read It! Remember: God is big, a tree is even bigger. 
100 % PURE VIDEO Neven Korda, a pure video practice and research. A pure video fan. Worshiping the pure video. Neven Korda is an independent pure video artist. He began working with video medium as a member of the Theatre FV 112/15 in the beginning of Eighties. He co-founded FVVideo, the independent video production group, which produced numerous art, documentary and music video projects. homepage at 

BROTHERHOOD AND UNITY Marija Mojca Pungercar
Presentation of the project (20 min) + projection of documentary film (39 min).
The Brother and Unity project is a story about two highways and people who built them. Between April and May 2006 I documented the construction works on the building site of the Hrastje - Le?nica highway section at Novo mesto in Slovenia. In 1958 the Yugoslavian volunteer brigade workers were building the Dolenjska highway, called the Road of Brotherhood and Unity, in the same place.

The Logic Space Metaphore - a playful situation arranged by Borut Savski
sound performance for four participants and two piano wires

First there was Machine - and Machine gave birth to Human
Prior to any cognition there is a differentiation of qualities to opposing values. The curved, spiral space flattens - to the opposingly positioned meanings, subjects, entities (-> dualisation, duality). It is only from this moment on, that we can operate with this space (-> measure). Bad is opposed to good (-> within the space of Ethics and Quality), black is opposed to white (-> within the space of Colour and Physics). Thus created multi-dimensional space is a reduced space of metaphors - of course, itself being a metaphor -> a rationalized model of the world. The structure is clear, but nevertheless, an image, a shadow, a reflection of the original curving. A forcibly flattened space, where there used to be Nature, is a space of Human. Contemplation (-> the personal) and communication (-> the collective) create an ordered logic space (-> a structure), which can also be a space of Aesthetics. homepage at 

solo guitar improformance
saMMan - unprepared guitar, electrix, hardware. A joyful de/re-construction of guitar sound into deep purpose. saMMan is Matjaz Mancek. since 1996 he has been involved in various music-related activities and actions in Ljubljana/ Slovenia: music editor, journalist and dj at Radio Student; dj and promoter of music events; editor for the experimental electronic music label rx:tx; organizer of various festivals and music series (rock, improv, electronica). He coordinates "Crossradio" a project encouraging the exchange of radio content and programs between independent radio stations from ex-Yugoslavian states. Lately he has been most occupied as a guitar player in the Free-Rock-Improv band Alzheimer Trio. He is the initiator and coordinator of "Klubski Maraton Radia student", a project designed with the aim to increase touring opportunities for young slovenian bands and musicians. In 2004 he was the artistic director of "Progress EX04 festival of Eastern-European Electronica". He also works as a coordinator for a series of improv events called "Impro Telos" at club Gromka, and as curator for the "Sound Explicit" series of experimental music projects in P74 Gallery. homepage at 

Dienstag/Tuesday, 26.9.06
starting at 16.00 DIVANOVA 06 "art as collective action"
debate; Sunday, 24/9, in the afternoon, and Tuesday, 26/9, 16:00 - 17.30

DIVANOVA 06 invites artists of intermediate spaces to participate in a moderated focus group (approx. 1-1,5 h) on cooperation in the art business.

The focus group as a social scientific research method will be documented, transcribed and evaluated. Firstly the focus group - and thus the project intermediate spaces itself - is the tipping point for a series of thematically similar focus groups to be carried out in different places with different artists during the next months and years. Secondly the evaluation and results could as well be done collectively on the intermediate spaces website (eg using a wiki), where we could work on a collective article, putting together references and even more evidence for our concerns and ideas.

Savski Borut
presentation of Metaphorical objects (video archives projections and talk)

Stefan Doepner
presentation of f18institute and LivingKitchen

Luka Princic - Open Source sound + software + linux + people + sharing
presentation / performance / debate; Tue, 26/9
This gathering is an open space, playfuly interwoven with interventions by everyone. It however starts from certain (possible) propositions, which are somewhat forced into the space:
- software/code must be free, as well as art wants to be free
- truth is individual but not necessarily material
- utopias, dreams and chaos are constitutive element of a life
- to be autonomous means to be free and connected, influenced, reappropriated and copied freely through any-waves (radio-waves, sound-waves, light-waves/particles, dark matter)
- accepting schizophrenia today means ?
The gathering includes sounds, images, hardware, code, projections, talk and you. 

Princic is a researcher of signal and noise.
Luka homepages:

Mittwoch/Wesdnesday, 27.9.
Milena Kosec - Heartbeat
: Austrian parlamentary elections
Public action performed on Wednesday and Thursday, 27. and 28. 9. 2006.

Graz, september 2006. In the time before the parlamentary elections the PR of the Republic of Austria hires the most effective creative core of the Scarecrow State, to give boost to the mood and the civic conscienceness with the citizens of Austria and to present the state in the most enticing manner. After an intensive reasearch among the people it was realized that the state seldomly really listenes to the citizens. Therefore a suggestion was accepted that the promotional action moves even further on and that each citizens heart should be listened to individually. So the formally acknowledged representative of the Scarecrow State - Milena Kosec, the career contemporary artist, will perform among the citizens of Austria her beloved action HEARTBEAT. Is it about the hidden wish, for the citizens to listen to the heartbeat of the state? Will this add new foundation to the development of the relation citizen-state from the current level of simple sex to the more noble form of erotic and with the possibility to develop into mutually understanding partnership? Together we can make it. Lets trust in the power of the INDIVIDUAL in the COLLECTIVE! 

Milena Kosec - Art network
I started to build »Art network« with the last year's »Art project«. This year I spread it mainly accross Slovenia. Next year I plan to continue in the international space. The ESC gallery, Graz will be my first station abroad. The basic elements of the project are group photo with the staff of the gallery or center of contemporary art, personal talk with the employed about their work, the description of the mission of the place in question, their yearly program and the list of similar institutions, active in the international space, that they actively collaborated with in the last three years. Out of this material I build a network on the internet as my personal experiental map of the institute of galleries or centers of contemporary art. Included is the photo, the list of the people portraited, link to the institution and a shorttext about my personal feelings and experiences. When the net reaches the majority of Slovene places for contemporary artit will together with their international connections show an interesting inclusion of Slovenia into the world. Publicly accessible on the internet it will provide a handy tool for artists and the specialized public for making new connections and collaborations, and to the public it will speak about the meaning of contemporary art in the international dimensions.. 
homepage at 

Nada Zgank & friends - Autobahn
a live vj & dj set; an impro sound,vision & choreographed session 

Donnerstag/Thursday, 28.9.
Marija Mojca Pungercar - SOCIAL DRESS a workshop with participants from Graz
28. 9. 2006 (Thursday), 17.00 - 20.00
29. 9. 2006 (Friday), 17.00 - 20.00
30. 9. 2006 (Saturday), 11.00 - 15.00

VARIOUS PROJECTS , 1983 - 2006
Presentation of selected projects: installations, performances, site-specific interventions.
The presentation is based on documentary videos + comments (1h).
Interviews with Kiki Smith, Robin Winters, Alex and Alyson Grey; video projection (1h).
This is the video serial of interviews with three recognized American artists. During interviews they explained their art careers by answering questions on family background, sex and national identity, working, dress and drug habits, relationship to money, incorporation in art system etc. 

Nicole A Pruckermayr - IOhannes m zmölnig: Race the Net

Freitag/Friday, 29.9.
VARIOUS FILMS, 1996 - 2004
Projection of selected video films: low-budget or no-budget experimental & short video films (1h).
homepage at 

Phantom Orchestra | on 1m2 and 2 levels - Fränk Zimmer

Samstag/Saturday, 30.9.2006
starting at 11.00

Social Dress Workshop
Moijca Pungercar
11.00 - 15.00

Reni Hofmüller
16.00 - various projects

spontaneous interventions

Sonntag/Sunday, 1.10.2006
starting at 14.00 with Introduction to the productions principles

16.00 PowerPointPanic
Karl Stocker & Seppo Gründler
17.00 1. Hochrechnung/1. estimate on elections
17.30 Politics
Jogi Hofmüller
18.30 dinner
19.30 - 20.30 Intermediate Spaces meets open_gates at ESC


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