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Multiplace is a non-profit organisation based in Bratislava.

It originated as an annual festival of new media and network culture, which since 2002 has taken place in various locations in Slovakia and the wider Central European region. In the 2000s and 2010s it became a major event for media art and culture in Central Europe, alongside Enter in Prague, the WRO Biennale in Wroclaw and Ars Electronica in Linz.

The festival took place in the spring, lasted between 1 and 2 weeks and included up to a hundred events, including performances, exhibitions, workshops, discussions, presentations and screenings. It was coordinated by Mária Rišková (2002-2004), Katarína Kucbelová (2005), Zuzana Duchová (2006-2007), Dušan Barok (2008-2009) and Barbora Šedivá (2010-2017). Other members of the coordination and programme groups were Slávo Krekovič, Viera Levitt, Magdaléna Kobzová, Zdenka Konečná, Peter Gonda, Katarína Gatialová, Barbora Kalinová, Barbora Námerová, Dáša Peštová, Michal Kindernay and many others.

The festival began as a coordinated event organised by people with a common interest in presenting new forms of creativity. In April 2002, Buryzone, Jan Koniarek Gallery, Space Gallery, Atrakt Art Association, Rokast, Subterra, the Czech Centre in Bratislava and the Austrian Cultural Forum in Bratislava joined forces to organise five days of presentations and performances by media artists, digital filmmakers, video artists, musicians and programmers from Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Austria and Finland at seven venues in Bratislava, Trnava and Nitra.

Multiplace was presented as a platform for art and technology aimed at critically reflecting on life in a culture shaped by technology, emphasising experimentation and encouraging collaboration and networking between participants in the network. Throughout its existence, the festival did not award prizes.

Since January 2008, Multiplace has been running the internet server Sanchez, which hosts more than 80 websites of artistic, cultural and social initiatives.

Open organisation[edit]

From c.2007 to c.2009, Multiplace operated as an open organisation with several working groups (for more details see concept and charter of the organisation). Every group's mailing list communication was public.




  • Multiplace 2007, Bratislava, 2007. Brochure.

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