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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

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A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,800 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 47 trips to carry that many people.

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“Läbipõletajad” festivalil Estomania 2013/ “The Outburners” in festival Estomania 2013

25. oktoobril avati Helsinkis, Huuto galeriis festival Estomania 2013.

“Läbipõletajad” tõmbasid süsteemi käima 26. oktoobri õhtul.

Läbipõletajad/The Outburners

Läbipõletajad/The Outburners

October 25 in Huuto galleria, in Helsinki took place a vernissage of festival Estomania 2013.

“The Outburners” launched the system on October 26.

Läbipõletajad/The Outburners

Läbipõletajad/The Outburners

Läbipõletajad/The Outburners

Läbipõletajad/The Outburners

“Analogia” by Erik Alalooga in festival Dimanche Rouge in Paris.

„Analogia – A Story of Survivor“

"Analogia - A Story of Survivor"

“Analogia – A Story of Survivor”

Ambition of „Analogia“ is to define an intersection of technology and biosemiotics in the performance art.

By the great biosemiotist Jesper Hoffmeyer human´s relationships with surrounding environment can be divided into to two main code systems – analog and digital. Roots of analog code goes back to depth of evolution. It controls our immediate physical reflexes and reactions which have ensured our surviving during millions of years. It has been saved into our brains through the endless loops of sustainable decisions. Digital code enables us to use abstract thinking, manipulations with meanings, sensing chronological continuity etc. This code system is quite new in timeline of evolution and base on ability of using a symbolic sign system. Hominides started to use it around the era when human as separate species was formated. Digital code has given us a language and culture, including a technology. But operating with technology is not a pure act of digital code. Especially when we are talking about mechanical technology. To turn a wheel, to pull a bar or to push a button, it needs a physical impulse without any meaning or interpretation. If you want to write „A“ to the screen of computer, you must press „A“ on your keyboard – this is digital act. But technology allows us also to cross these borders. Analog actions (body motions in space) can be translated into digital units  (computer language) with a help of sensors and different interfaces. And digitally programmed random signal generator allow to syncronize body motions according to changes of sound, light or any other sensitive parameter in space.

This is the playground of “Analogia”. In the performance i use DIY technological solutions since stone-age tools to contemporary electronic devices to explore possibilities of  body – technology communication. Can we avoid to attach meanings when our culture is built up to manipulations with interpretations? What sense makes exploring evolutional surviving mechanisms if definition of surviving has been changed completely? Are we still animals or not any more?

„Analogia – A Story of Survivor“

„Analogia – A Story of Survivor“

A performance took place in October 20,  in venue Le Generateur as a part of festival Dimanche Rouge /http://dimancherouge.org//

Preparation of performance and travel expenses were supported by Estonian Culture Endowment.

Tehnotöötajate sügislaager 2013 / Fall-camp of techno-workers 2013.

5. ja 6. oktoobril 2013 kogunes arvestatav osa Eesti tehnoloogilise kunsti aju- ja loomepotentsiaalist Raplamaal Sipa külas. Kokkusaamise eesmärgiks oli tihendada ühiste huvidega loomeinimeste omavahelist läbikäimist. Tiheda programmi vägivaldse pealesurumise asemel domineeris pigem teemade orgaaniline esiletõus ja arutelu.
Vaid võimaliku “tehnofestivali” ideed ajurünnati eelneva teemapüstituse alusel. Valitsev õhkkond ning sarnane fookuspunkt (piisavalt laias mõttes) annab lootust, et juba lähitulevikus pannakse seljad kokku nii mõnegi potentsiaalika projekti elluviimisel.

Laiali minnes fikseeriti ka selge plaan jätkata kokkusaamistega. Talvelaager toimub juba jaanuaris-veebruaris Valgamaal Timo Tootsi juhitavas “Maajaamas”.

Janno Bergmann

Janno Bergmann

Sügislaagris osalesid: Timo Toots, Taavi Suisalu, Hans-Gunter Lock, Henri Hütt, Evelyn Raudsepp, Taavet Jansen, Maike Lond, Kaie Olmre – Hütt, Raul Keller, Urmas Lüüs, Janno Bergmann, Andrus Aaslaid, Hannes Aasamets ja Erik Alalooga

Kokkusaamine sai teoks Eesti Kultuurkapitali toel.

Henri Hütt ja Hans-Gunter Lock

Henri Hütt ja Hans-Gunter Lock

October 5-6 ,2013 in Sipa village in Raplamaa took place a gathering of avant gard of estonian technological art scene. Goal of fall-camp was to tighten communication of creators leaded by similar interests. Instead of strict list of topics we followed an organic way of discussion. Only brainstorming about an idea of possible “technofestival” was fixed forehand. Dominating vibe of update-meeting was extremely positive and progressive. It allows us to expect fertile techno-art cooperational projects in future.

Next techno-scene meeting will take place in winter of 2014 in Maajaam in Valga County, a project space curated by artist Timo Toots.

Timo Toots, Taavi Suisalu, Urmas Lüüs, Erik Alalooga, Maike Lond, Janno Bergmann

Timo Toots, Taavi Suisalu, Urmas Lüüs, Erik Alalooga, Maike Lond, Janno Bergmann

Participants of fall-camp: Timo Toots, Taavi Suisalu, Hans-Gunter Lock, Henri Hütt, Evelyn Raudsepp, Taavet Jansen, Maike Lond, Kaie Olmre – Hütt, Raul Keller, Urmas Lüüs, Janno Bergmann, Andrus Aaslaid, Hannes Aasamets ja Erik Alalooga

Hannes Aasamets

Hannes Aasamets

Gathering was supported by Estonian Culture Endowment.