Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory
|Društvo Ljudmila, laboratorij za znanost in umetnost|
|Rozmanova ulica 12, SI-1000 Ljubljana|
|Phone||386 (0) 1 426 9530|
|Fax||386 (0) 1 426 9531|
|Luka Frelih, President|
|Živa Zupan, First Secretary|
|Rimska 8, SI-1000 Ljubljana|
|Tina Dolinšek, Art Programme Coordinator|
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- Changing Weathers, 2014
Self-proclaimed as 'the latest spin-off' from the Open Society Institute - Slovenia (1992–2000), the Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory was established by 10 new & all media artists, developers, hackers, programmers, and computer engineers, engaged in the Ljudmila - Ljubljana Digital Media Lab, a programme of KUD France Prešeren Arts and Culture Association.
The founding members of the Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory are Urban Belina, Mitja Doma, Luka Frelih, Tomaž Ižanc, Žiga Kranjec, Igor Križanovskij, Zoran Obradović, Alenka Pirman, Robertina Šebjanič, and Živa Zupan.
Next to other innovative art projects developed by Ljudmila (acutally a continutation of the Ljudmila - Ljubljana Digital Media Lab programme), the Theremidi Orchestra audiovisual public presentations and open workshops for making DIY instruments and gadgets is internationally quite propulsive practice. An electronic noise ensemble sprang from a theremin and theremidi physical interface workshop at Ljudmila in 2011, in collaboration with Borut Savski, Cirkulacija 2.
Ljudmila organises regular workshops in basic and advanced use of open source software (Blender, Pure Data, MediaWiki), as well as the Free Circuit workshops and Digital Dish public lectures and artist talks by international new media artists. The Prosto-vezje programme in general engages in the experimental ("circuit bending", "tinkering" and "kits") development and making of the electronic circuit hacks based on the free software. The participants are encouraged to develop further uses and include the findings in their artistic work. Since 2013 Ljudmila has developed the education programme in collaboration with the Projekt Atol Institute.
As a result of a theremin and theremidi physical interface workshop at Ljudmila in 2011 the electronic noise ensemble Theremidi Orchestra was founded in 2011, in collaboration with Borut Savski, Cirkulacija 2. The Theremidi audiovisual public presentations at festivals are usually combined with open workshops for making DIY instruments and gadgets.
In 2013 Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory was invited by the Ministry of Culture to collaborate with National and University Library and Archives of the Republic of Slovenia and organise a line of discussions related to Digital Agenda in the Field of Culture in order to identify the issues and outline basic standards and recommendations for a common strategy. The working group led by Ljudmila focused on data acessibility, while the other two groups discussed the processes of digitisation and permanent data preservation.
- Creative Commons Slovenia
- Ljudmila - Ljubljana Digital Media Lab
- Theremidi Orchestra
- Projekt Atol Institute
- Ljudmila Lab website
- Powered by Ljudmila - exhibition at City Art Gallery Ljubljana in June 2011
- Documents of the programme Digital Agenda in the Field of Culture, 2013 (in Slovenian)
- The final document Digitalisation Guidelines - Cultural Heritage Long-term Preservation and Access (in Slovenian)