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»On the Internet, no one can hear you're a dog, a lecture by Luka Frelih (Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory) and a live performance by Container Doxa
at the Sonic Experiments
Tadej Droljc's presentation Composing with isomorphic audiovisual gestalts and a performance of his work Capillaries Capillaries, organised by Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory in the framework of the EASTN-DC project.
at the Festival for Art, Science & Technology
An installation Loops in transmission and SODA, A semi-modular instrument building DIY workshop by Staš Vrenko, produced by Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory
at the Agora Creative
Liminoid installation by Saša Spačal and Matic Potočnik produced by Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory, a member of the European Art - Science - Technology Network (EASTN) for Digital Creativity,
at the Queens Festival
The interactive sound installation Time Displacement: Chemobrionic Garden by Robertina Šebjanič, Aleš Hieng – Zeron and Ida Hiršenfelder (Projekt Atol Institute, Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory)
United Kingdom Mancheser Martin Harris Centre
A semi-modular instrument building workshop Soda by Staš Vrenko and a lecture by Luka Frelih (Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory, Creative Commons Slovenia) in the frame of the European Art-Science-Technology Network Week
Austria Graz/Gradec Esc medien kunst labor
Dark Drops by Robertina Šebjanič and Time Displacement / Chemobrionic Garden by Robertina Šebjanič, Aleš Hieng - Zergon, and Ida Hiršenfelder (Projekt Atol Institute, Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory),
Luka Frelih (Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory, Creative Commons Slovenia) and Dare Pejič (Creative Commons Slovenia) at the Creative Commons Global Summit
Croatia Zagreb Močvara Gallery
The interactive sound installation Time Displacement: Chemobrionic Garden and artist talk by Robertina Šebjanič, Aleš Hieng – Zeron and Ida Hiršenfelder (Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory)
Germany Berlin Spektrum,Werkstatt Berlin
An audio-video performance and workshops by the Theremidi Orchestra, produced by Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory and Projekt Atol Institute in cooperation with Werkstatt ThoughtWorks Berlin and SPEKTRUM and organised in cooperation with the Slovenian Cultural Centre in Berlin and the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Berlin,
Portugal Lisbon Escola das Gaivotas,Rua das Gaivotas 6
Luka Frelih (Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory, Creative Commons Slovenia), Dare Pejič (Creative Commons Slovenia) and Saša Kranjc (Creative Commons Slovenia, IPI Institute) at the Creative Commons Europe Meeting
Austria Linz OK im OÖ Kulturquartier
Aurelia 1+Hz / proto viva generator by Robertina Šebjanič and Slavko Glamičanin at the CyberArts exhibition, Time Displacement / Chemobrionic Garden by Robertina Šebjanič, Aleš Hieng and Ida Hiršenfelder (Projekt Atol Institute, Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory), Miserable Machines: Soot-o-mat by Špela Petrič, and Anatomy of Frozen Genesis by Dean Verzel
Poland Toruń Theatre "Baj Pomorski"
Light Oscilator by Tilen Sepič (Strip Core/Forum Ljubljana) at the Bella Skyway Festival, co-organised the Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory and Projekt Atol Institute,
Cyprus Nicosia ARTos Foundation
Noise Script, a workshop in DIY electronics with visual scores for experimental sound art, and live performances by the Theremidi Orchestra (Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory) at the X-Dream Festival
Sweden Gothenburg Åvägen 24,Brewhouse
Luka Frelih (Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory) among the speakers at the Beyond the Obvious Annual Conference by Culture Action Europe
Croatia Zagreb Gradec,Klovićevi Dvori Gallery
Aurelia 1+Hz / proto viva generator by Robertina Šebjanič, Liminoid by Saša Spačal and Matic Potočnik (Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory), and Self-Portrait by Boštjan Čadež at the festival Device_art 5.015, with curator Sandra Sajovic (Kapelica Gallery), organised in collaboration with Kapelica Gallery,
Portugal Cascais Galeria da Marina,Jardim da Igreja Paroquial,Pavilhão Multiusos
Projects In parallel by Natalija Črncec and Nina Šulin, Soundlighter by Izland (Gašper Milkovič Biloslav and Marko Vivoda) and Jesusonecstasy aka Mitja Cerkvenik (Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory and Projekt Atol Institute), and the workshop Clouds by Tilen Sepič (Strip Core / Forum Ljubljana) at the festival Lumina
Austria Linz Ars Electronica Center,SkyLoft
A presentation by Luka Frelih (Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory) at the Smart Creativity, Smart Democracy: 2nd Council of Europe Platform Exchange on Culture and Digitisation,
at the Ars Electronica Festival Linz
Israel Holon Israeli Center for Digital Art
An artist talk by artist-in-residence Tanja Lažetić and a presentation of the portal Culture.si by Helena Pivec (Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory), supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Tel Aviv,
Czech Republic Prague New Stage of the National Theatre
Špela Petrič and Robertina Šebjanič (Kapelica Gallery and Ljudmila) presenting their project Towards the (in)Human Spore at the MutaMorphosis Conference
As of 2017, Ljudmila shares the 8th floor of a skyscraper in the centre of Ljubljana with two other NGOs, the Delak Institute and the Projekt Atol Institute. Together, they work on running it as a multifunctional venue for new media art and contemporary theatre. It is called Osmo/za.
Ljudmila's programmes are rather diverse and wide-reaching. It runs the art&hacking meeting PIFcamp and organises workshops on the uses of open source software and on making DIY technological hacks; supports the production of new media artworks; and more. Since 2010, it operates the Culture.si portal and, as of 2013, also the metasearch engine and culture aggregator Kulturnik.si. For a time, starting in 2011, it acted as a public lead of Creative Commons Slovenia.
Ljudmila engages in the development and popularisation of open culture, free licences and software, and in new ways of data distribution. It detects the ways through which the transformations in the field of information and communications technologies affect the society and encourages the corresponding cultural and artistic practices.
The laboratory is a successor to the Ljudmila - Ljubljana Digital Media Lab, as of 1994, a programme of the Open Society Institute Slovenia and, later, also the KUD France Prešeren Arts and Culture Association. 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, software developers, hackers and computer engineers in 2010.
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.
Nevromat [Neur-O-Matic] by Lenka Đorojević & Matej Stupica, produced by Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory and Projekt Atol Institute, 2014
Ljudmila organises regular courses in basic and advanced use of open source software (Blender, Pure Data, MediaWiki), as well as the Free Circuit (Prosto-vezje) workshops and Digital Dish public lectures and artist talks by international new media artists.
The workshops usually feature various modes of "tinkering" with electronic circuits and technology in general, hacking and re-imagining it with the help of free software ("home-made synths" and "wearable electronics" serving as a typical example). The participants are encouraged to search for further uses and include the findings in their artistic work. Since 2013, Ljudmila has been developing its education programmes together with the Projekt Atol Institute.
Interactivos?’12 Ljubljana: Obsolete Technologies of the Future at Ljudmila - Ljubljana Digital Media Lab, 2012
Ljudmila's artistic endeavours, also often involving Projekt Atol, usually fall under new media art. It focuses on young artists, offering them technological and other support for their productions. Some of the artworks produced by Ljudmila are Neur-o-Matic, an awarded analogue media-art installation by Lenka Đorojević & Matej Stupica; and the interactive generative sound installation Time Displacement | Chemobrionic Garden, created by Robertina Šebjanič, Aleš Hieng and Ida Hiršenfelder, which was nominated for the STARTS Prize – the Grand Prize of the European Commission honouring Innovation in Technology, Industry and Society Stimulated by the Arts.
The laboratory also organises artist residencies, inviting and hosting one artist from abroad per year. Participating residents have included Hannah Perner-Wilson, Peter Edwards, Servando Barrerio, Bengt Sjölén, James Powderly & Eun-Jung Son and Chris Sugrue.
PIFcamp, a temporary hacker-base set in the idyllic valley of Trenta, Slovenia, was first set up in 2015. Hands-on workshops, presentations, field trips, artistic explorations and random gadget tinkerings take place in an atmospehere of collective research and creation. Participants are assisted by experienced local and international guests from different fields.
It regularly collaborates with Lighting Guerrilla Festival with its Lighting Guerrilla Laboratory programme. In 2020 it organised a week long international festival of new media art called A dela? [Is It Working?],
On the behalf of the Ministry of Culture, Ljudmila ran two web portals in the period 2009–2020: Culture.si, which offers information on Slovene cultural producers, venues, festivals and support services, all in one place; and Kulturnik.si, a digital aggregator and search engine for all things (Slovene) culture.
In 2013, Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory was invited by the Ministry of Culture to collaborate with the National and University Library and Archives of the Republic of Slovenia and organise a line of discussions related to the 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.
Ljudmila has also been collaborating with the Slovene Museum Society, organising discussions on museums and the web. It advises art institutions on web design, manages the servers infrastructure for various NGOs, and is generally interested in the developments of digital politics and policy.
In 2013 Ljudmila launched the Strictly Analog Festival, then an international joint project with partner institutions from Graz, Trieste and Tokyo as well as with the locally based Lighting Guerrilla Festival, MoTA Museum of Transitory Art and 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 from Cirkulacija 2. The Theremidi audiovisual public presentations at festivals are usually combined with open workshops on making DIY instruments and gadgets.
Theremidi Orchestra, group of enthusiasts from Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory performing at Mladi levi Festival and 7th edition of U3 Triennial of Contemporary Slovene Arts, 2013