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REMAKE / REthinking Media Art in K(C)ollaborative Environments

An international art project REMAKE is a follow-up to an ongoing collaborative research of history of media art and culture under the title Monoskop. Several cultural organizations, coordinated by Atrakt Art as a main organizer, started REMAKE with a simple idea: to approach this online research in an interesting and playful way and accept the challenge to create contemporary art works inspired by history of media art particularly in Central and Eastern Europe. Rather than framing itself in a traditional exhibition format, REMAKE is a dynamic event, presenting certain stage in this project’s thinking.

A central piece of this two-year creative and social experiment is a travelling exhibition REMAKE. Artists and independent curators from a network of congenial international teams were working to find the best way to mediate important pioneering media art works (often ignored by international art history) and approach them in today’s context. Works and practices of artists such as Stanisław Dróżdż, Vladimir Bonačić or a pioneer of Slovak acoustic-electric music Jozef Malovec had proven to be invaluable source of inspiration and a great material for progressive contemporary art. Some artists found works that were most inspiring for them: team from Icelandic Lost Horse Gallery picked synesthetic works by Russian group Prometei from the 1960s, students’ platform Standuino was inspired by kludging of a musician and teacher from the Faculty of Fine Arts (Brno University of Technology) Stanislav Filip and his specific DIY pieces.

The project aimed to lift the art works from their embeddedness in their local histories to international context. Their relationships and connections within the exhibition reflected subjective view of important parts of art history and development of technologies. The exhibition had several stages, and offered its visitors a range of events as well as a space for research and interaction. The idea of the show – working with already existing art works – contributed also to a discussion about perception of art as intellectual property or, on the contrary, as a source of inspiration.

Another outcome of this project is a bilingual issue of 3/4 magazine. It serves as a catalogue for the exhibition, and it also brings, for the first time, a selection of interviews done by Dušan Barok with personalities and media art and culture history-makers Diana McCarty, Michal Murin, Călin Man, Rasa Smite and Raitis Smits. Interviews are complemented by a passage from monograph about Steina and Woody Vasulka, entitled Dialogue with Daemons of Tools by art historian Lenka Dolanová, views on art scenes in Ukraine and Iceland and appendix showing the process of development of works for Remake exhibition.

Project curators

Dušan Barok (SK/NL), Katarína Gatialová (CZ), Mária Rišková (SK), František Kowolowski (CZ), Slávo Krekovič (SK), Catherine Lenoble (FR), István Szakáts (RO), Barbora Šedivá (CZ), Alexander Zaklynsky (IS), Rarita Zbranca (RO).

Cooperating organisations

The Brno House of Arts (CZ), Atrakt Art (SK), Alt Art (RO), Ping (FR), Multiplace (SK), The Lost Horse Gallery (IS), Institute of Music Science – Theory of Interactive Media MUNI (CZ), Olomouc Museum of Art (CZ), CIANT (CZ), Academy of Fine Arts and Design (SK), and others.

Project page

http://remakeme.eu

Exhibition[edit]

The main visible outcome and public achievement of the project is the exhibition in The Brno House of Arts (from March 6 until April 15, 2012, The House of Lords from Kunstat), travelling in May 2012 to in Bratislava (SK) and Cluj (RO).

Works
Profiles of the authors of remade works

Stanisław Dróżdż, Steina and Woody Vasulka, Nicolas Schöffer, Guy Debord, Jozef Malovec, Vladimir Bonačić, Bulat Galeyev, Stanislav Filip.

Coordination

Barbora Šedivá, Katarína Gatialová

Video documentation

Remake opening II, by Markéta Cilečková
     
REMAKE: komentář k tvůrčí strategii, by Ivan Floreš
Remake catalogue, August 2012. Free PDF.
Photo sets
Catalogue
  • Remake, catalogue. Edited by Barbora Šedivá, Atrakt Art, 2012. Design: The Rodina. ISBN: 9788097108908.
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Workshops[edit]

Photo set

Conference[edit]

Remake conference. Photo: Martina Uhlířová.
Talks
  • Dušan Barok (SK/NL): Monoskop collaborative research
  • Ianina Prudenko (UA): Ukrainian Media Art: Twenty Years of Experience
  • Bartosz Łukasiewicz (PL): Dangerous relations / about the term of “relation” in art on the example of conceptual and post-conceptual art
  • Johana Švarcová (CZ): Black Movie'
  • Mircea Dan Duta (RO/CZ): Forgotten premieres in the history of the Romanian cinematography
  • Michal Murin (SK): Recidivist palimpsest. About primary necessity of permanent vividness of dematerialized reality already gone
  • Darko Fritz (CR/NL): Computer-generated art by Vladimir Bonačić
  • Juraj Ďuriš and Miroslav Tóth (SK): Experimentálne štúdio SRo Bratislava
Program
Coordination

Barbora Šedivá

Photo set

Concerts[edit]

Video
Photo sets

Magazine[edit]

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3/4 magazine, No. 27-28 (2012)
Special issue on media art history: Remake (English/Slovak)

Special bilingual issue of 3/4 magazine dedicated to media art history. Serves as a catalogue of a travelling exhibition Remake. It also brings, for the first time, selection of interviews done by Dušan Barok with personalities and media art and culture history-makers Diana McCarty, Michal Murin, Călin Man, Rasa Smite and Raitis Smits. Interviews are complemented by a passage from monograph about Steina and Woody Vasulka, entitled Dialogue with Daemons of Tools by art historian Lenka Dolanová, views on art scenes in Ukraine and Iceland and appendix showing the process of development of works for Remake exhibition.

Editor: Barbora Šedivá
Editor-in-chief: Slávo Krekovič
Contributing editors: Dušan Barok, Katarína Gatialová, Oliver Rehák, Mária Rišková, Catherine Lenoble
Publisher: Atrakt Art, Bratislava, Slovakia
ISSN 1335-5309
134 pages

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Journal[edit]

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TIM – Teorie Interaktivních Médií, No. 4: Remake (2012) (Czech)

TIM ezin je odborný magazín studentů oboru Teorie interaktivních médií Masarykovy univerzity v Brně. Číslo 4 je věnované tématu REMAKE a také aktuálnímu projektu REMAKE z dílny Sdružení pro aktuální umění a kulturu Atrakt Art.

Projekt, který je založen na kolaborativní produkci a mezinárodní prezentaci nových uměleckých prací, inspirovaných bohatou historií mediálního umění v Evropě, představuje tematické východisko článků druhého čísla ezinu TIM.

Klíčová slova: remake, remix, remixability, postprodukce, apropriace, znovu provedení (reenactment), koláž, montáž, pastiš, postmodernismus, vizuální kultura, DJ culture, nová historiografie, produsage, prosumer technologies, autorské právo, open source, free software.

Editors Zuzana Kobíková, Jana Horáková
Publisher Ústav hudební vědy Filozofické fakulty Masarykovy univerzity, Brno
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License
ISSN 1805-2606

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Trivia[edit]

Unrealised proposals for the exhibition

Original artworks - TO BE REMADE:

  • GABOR BODY – COMPUTER FILM (1976)
  • VLADIMIR BONACIC - COMPUTER-CONTROLLED DYNAMIC OBJECTS (1968-71)
  • STANISLAV DROZDZ - COMPUTER-GENERATED CONCRETE POETRY (1970s)
  • EDWARD IHNATOWICZ – ROBOTIC SCULPTURES (1968-73)
  • ANDRÁS MONORY-MÉSZ – CYBERPUNK FILM (1990)
  • WOODY VASULKA & STEINA VASULKA – EXPERIMENTAL VIDEO (1970-2000)