Summer Open Academy

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Poster for 2006 edition. Design: Vladimíra Pčolová.
Poster for 2007 edition. Design: Marek Kianička.

Letné dielne / Summer Open Academy was held in two editions on 12-26 August 2006 and 24 August to 7 September 2007 at the facilities of 13m3 and Tranzit initiatives at Zlaté piesky resort in Bratislava. The area was earlier refurbished from concrete factory into a complex of contemporary art gallery and artistic studios. Besides being situated within industrial zone at the periphery of the Slovak capital, the location is very specific also due to close neighborhood of large shopping palace on north and west and socialist holiday resort on south and east. The event was coordinated by Magdaléna Kobzová and Dušan Barok, and organised by 13m3.

In 2006 the programme consisted of workshops, lectures, performances and discussions between image, sound, text, software, hardware, objects, location, society and performance. Workshop facilitators included: Saša Gojdičová, Fero Krähenbiel, Andrea Slováková, Zuzana Wienk, Peter Kunder, Zuzana Černáková, Jana Milatová, Zdeno Hlinka, Róbert Szegény, Massimo Banzi, Mária Rišková, Palo Macho, Daniel Boekhoff, Róbert Bittner, Peter Gonda, Daniel Tóth, Michal Čudrnák, Alena Paulíková, Mirka Grešková, Radoslav Katuščák, Andrej Chudý, Barbara Huber, Guy van Belle, Yuka Shimura, Kentaro Shimura, Barbora Šedivá, Erik Šille, and Krisi P Hofer.

2007 's academy was organised into workshops where experimentation in collaborative setup has been a central issue. Altogether 17 workshops resulted in 18 public performances, 5 installations and 5 screenings. Workshops were facilitated by local and international artists and scholars: Stanislav Abrahám (cz), AFA (de), Guy van Belle (be/sk), Steven Ball (uk), Martin Blažíček (cz), Filip Cenek (cz), Zuzana Černáková (sk), Lenka Dolanová (cz), Jan Dufek (cz), Klaus Filip (at), Peter Gonda (sk), Arnold Haberl (at), Juraj Halas (sk), Magdalena Hrubá (cz), Barbara Huber (at/sk), Michal Kindernay (cz), Magdaléna Kobzová (sk/cz), Slávo Krekovič (sk), Lukáš Kvašňák (sk), Maxigas (hu), Mária Rišková (sk), Jan Rous (cz), Barbora Šedivá (sk/cz), Pavel Sterec (cz), Miro Tóth (sk), Miloš Vojtěchovský (cz), Anne Wellmer (de/nl), Ladislav Železný (cz), Jana Znášiková (sk), Mirka Zornová (sk). Guests: Nina Czegledy (hu/ca), Katherine Liberovskaya (ca/us), Ákos Maróy (hu), Ursula Scherrer (ch/us).

Following editions took place in Czech Republic, in Prague (2009) [1] [2] [3] and in Hranice u Malče (2010) [4].

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