Cirkulacija2GO – like Phoenix!

The Cirkulacija 2 saga has reached dramatic proportions! Of course, we are talking about the type of so-called Mexican sequels. The happy ending in the best possible form happened on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, when we received an official note that the City of Ljubljana will temporarily let us use the space in the Ajdovščina subway – the city downtown. You can expect our rebirth shortly after the commemoration of the national poet’s death (France Prešeren; d. February 8th, 1849).

Phoenix bird and such…


Phoenix by Friedrich Johann Justin Bertuch (1747–1822)

Over the past month (January 2020)  Cirkulacija 2 experienced a rapid series of turbulent turmoil regarding the continuation of rental of premises in Tobačna Ljubljana. Following the initial assurances from the new owner that their intention was to retain reliable partners – and to their initially positive (businesslike) approach, we also responded in similar fashion and found a (business) partner – and confirmed the owner’s conditions (rent increase to a market price of 2.5 eur / m2) .

However, the very next day (January 10, 2020), the owner responded with a total negation of his contract terms – with a threefold increase in price, which is an unrealistic market price – in fact, a suggestion about the eviction of Circulation 2. Probably similar happened with other small tenants in Tobačna Ljubljana. I am more aware of the situation with the Poligon Creative Center, which was notified of the eviction already at the end of 2019.

Dazed and amazed – within the next ten days – with the help of supporters and related organizations, we emptied the premises and move stuff to various warehouses. At the same time we kept the public and our program co-financer City of Ljubljana informed. The head of the Culture Department Mateja Demšič responded quickly, stating that they would help.

Now (then) – within ten days of oficially handing over the premises – this extreme cynicism (as the closest description of the situation) – was completely reversed. On January 30th, 2020 Mateja Demšič informed us that the temporary premises of Cirkulacija 2 could be the Ajdovščina subway – totally in tune with our suggestions! Of course, we are extremely excited (dazed and amazed…) about such a quick resolution of our situation by the city authorities – not in the least to be taken as granted / almost unbelievable over the last few years. It does not seem that one could see it as strategy. But hey, we are happy to find ourselves in such a ((Uros: anecdotal?) role.

So: Cirkulacija 2 will continue in the Ajdovščina subway along the principles that have been developed in practice so far. Especially in a very dynamic range of events as a result of various factors – individuals, groups, societies, institutions. The “artists house” – as we have been declaring since Cirkulacija 2 inception – should be the combined result of networking / collaborations / production at all these levels.

The ideas that have come up in this whole situation are multifold. There is a clear uncritical acceptance of the concept of private property and ownership in the local environment, which is showing as having no connection to the social responsibility category. At least in the case of Cirkulacija 2, there is a clear public interest shown via the public co-financing of our program by the city. In the case of other small tenants one could easily find similar public interest elements – since in the conglomerate of various tenants in Tobačna Ljubljana, a large extent of activities were so-called incubators – where the key motivation is to self-develop these activities into independent self-relient and self-sustaining businesses. This is a public interest clearly declared by the state of Slovenia – and there is contextual EU-money pouring into the state.

Let’s clarify the private ownership situation by comparing it with the ownership of a forest: the owner of the forest should consult with the foresters – before logging. In the case of the natural environment – the ecology, therefore, there is a wider interest that is enforced by the law. In the case of the social environment / “the social fabric” – there is no trace of any socio-ecology. The new Tobačna Ljubljana owner simply cut all young growth – without any responsability – and no public scrutiny.

Of course, this situation could be better assessed by lawyers. But self-motivated lawyers with a clear public engagement are again a weak point in the local environment (socio-ecology).


Events so-far:

2020 Cirkulacija2GO – like Phoenix! + Cirkulacija 2 uspešno izseljena! Exodos completed! + [izseljevanje] Cirkulacija 2 na prelomu + 2019 [napovedujemo] Javno-zasebno partnerstvo! + Angstblüten II / Timor Flores II + Nikolaus Woernle et al. – MODULAR MONSTER + Elvin Brandhi: Welcome in the harvest and usher in “the dark half of the year”! + Dre A. Hočevar et al – Verso Doxa / celotedenski intenziv + Terraformer predstavlja: Ž, Neo Cymex in Kikiriki + Robert B. Lisek & Cirkulacija 2: UI za umetnike – AI for artists + Boštjan Čadež: Mr Processor, do you understand life? + B-stran: Lab Irint + Dominik Mahnič – 1/200 + IvAnKe – Outsukisama | performens/ predstava + Rdeča Raketa & Patrick K.-H v Cirkulaciji 2 + Doepner & Summers: Tree harp (or: Just the Tree of Us), first part + Vida Vojić – Dreams of New Narratives + RAZPROSTOR – razstava in večmedijski dogodek + Secret Universe of Noldus + RHIZOMAS /Ryuzo Fukuhara, Tracy Lisk, Stefan Doepner/ + Urška Preis & Kaja Janjić – Razgaljeno + tridnevna kitarska šagra: Gino Lucente – Sagra + Sukitoa O Namau & Joe Summers live + Joe Summers | The Last Of England – live score + Congregation at the castle: Three hundred thousand souls + RADART #10: X/L Experiment: Radio Tovarna + Cirkulacija 2: Cacophonia Cacovisia at Osmoza + ALUO uho in ALUO+C2 praktikum + Program 2019 + 2018 Ne(do)konč(a)no… + “-O-” = Simon Svetlik, Ryuzo Fukuhara in Takatsuna Mukai v C2 + Sound Chambers Series vol. VIII meets C2 + “Bodi Jimi tudi ti!” – delavnica na Gradu Kromberk | Pixxelpoint 2018 + C2 na festivalu Umetnosti in robotike v Trstu | C2 at the Festival of Arte e Robotica in Trieste + Biti aparat | biti umetnik = Roboti risarji + Simpozij Umetnost umetne inteligence | The Art of Artificial Intelligence + Exodos: C2 v Helsinkih / Finska + Jesenski dnevi tečejo | As autumn days go by… + HONEY, CINNAMON, RAISINS AND TIME balletquintet + Večmedijski skupinski dogodek: MED ZVERJO IN NEMOČJO + Anže Sever – Rob + friformA\V / 16.08.2018 / Lina Rica (HR) / Bálint Bolcsó (HU) / Samo Kutin (SI) + Neven Korda – Daj mi mir! + Petek trinajstega: Trije zvočni pari + Vida Vojić: poezija, zvok in glas + Špica Ljubljana: Alessandro Di Giampietro – Thinga Things | Stvari + Jana Jevtović & Engin Can: Teleskopiranje | Telescoping + oOo! 5. oOobletnica poOovezoOovanj v C² + Blind Pilots Calculation + A Pit of Koelse | Luknja Koelse: Sublimacija znoja + Velenje v Ljubljani: Kutwyv + Nova londonska scena | New London underground Specimens, JC Leisure, Vida Vojić, Joe Summers + John Duncan “The TELL” = world premier + In vendar se vrti | Eppur Si Muove + Cirkulacija 2: Program 2018 + Disinformation + Savski in Zone + Alte Lezbiše Kunst; zvočni performans + 2017 Kikiriki in ROR v C2 + Doepner in Savski na Robotics Anteprima v Trstu + Marko Batista – Uspavanka za CIRKULACIJO + Nez Pez // Pez Pushing + Maribor: Ambasada Cirkulacija 2 na MFRU + Stiropor = ekspandirani polistiren + Klaus Filip ::optosonics:: + HuXterlTronik = Dani Bedrač + ::vtol:: = Dmitry Morozov + Peter Rauch: Ponavljanje – samostojna skupinska razstava + Knjiga oglja / DopisovanjeM + Monika Pocrnjić – SVAROG.3 + Ponovni vzpon Poljske kraljice! + Tatsuru Arai – Arkhitek-ton /+\ Tinitus – Ljubezen je hladnejša od smrti + M / DopisovanjeM + Tanja Vujinović – Universal Objects (Explosions, BBFs2, Still Life) + Mešani dvojni trojček | Mixed double triplet = Mike Hentz, Javier Areal Vélez, Strunarja + Derek Holzer – VECTOR SYNTHESIS | VEKTORSKA SINTEZA + OPERA ROBOTANIKKA GENESISI Karl Heinz Jeron + ZASAVJE NOISEFEST v C2/Tobačna/Ljubljana! + Adam Donovan & Katrin Hochschuh: Psychophysics Machines and Swarms + Ewa Justka at Robotanikka: Light = Sound || Zvok=Svetloba? + Robotanika: Genesis + Mini Maker Faire @ C2 Tobačna Ljubljana! + Z.B.Ø.R. (Boštjan Perovšek, Marko Košnik, Borut Savski) + Alessandro Di Giampietro – Whatever you think I am that is what i’m not + Seppo Gruendler in Josef Klammer – Mali pribor | Kleines Besteck + Cirkulacija 2: Program 2017 + Preko vode do svobode v Kinu Šiška + Luka Prinčič: Razpoke vmesnika IF4Q + 2016 Duplerica: Boštjan Čadež “ROJ” in DivinaMimesis “AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL ANIMAL” + Simfonija groze. Happy New Fear 2017! + RADART #7: RADAR NAD TOBAČNO + Zaprtje -> Dominik Mahnič – Kosi 2014-2016 + Robotanica at Robotica exhibition in Trieste + slikarska razstava -> Dominik Mahnič | Kosi 2014-2016 + John Duncan v C² ! + Simptomi meta mesta #37: Želja + Anyma na obisku v Cirkulaciji 2 + MC2=Ǝ / gibalna razstava + Neverjetno! 10 let Cirkulacije 2 + Herman & Savski: Vračnica in bali; druga javna vaja + Nina Dragičević: Parallellax release + V nedeljo se dobimo: Na stalnem naslovu najinega početja + Robotanica = C2 does Velenje + Herman & Savski: Vračnica in bali; prva javna vaja! + 3rd august 2016 : Niku Senpuki & Emerge, pavleisdead, Emerge & Neven M. Agalma + Atlas of Tremors v C2 + Zasavje NoiseFest 2016 v C2-labu! + Klima: Nedekadentni koncert? + DekaDANCE + Mike Hentz: Live Art as Research of Culture and Life + Announcing: Clime, decadence, human|machine + Introducing Mike Hentz + Event O5 in C² + In search of the simplicity lost + Urkuma in ROR v C² + April/ maj v Cirkulaciji 2 – uvod v antidekadenco + Sejem Dostop do orodij | Access to Tools + Welcome to ATT/AND Rijeka – abandon normal devices fair! + 2015 happy new fear 2016 – party on wires + Oscar Martin: Extreme Atractors at C2 + Jesenski odmevi Hrup smo mi: Dušan Zidar + Jesenski odmevi Hrup smo mi: Arturas Bumšteinas + Predstavitev C2 tehnologij na #MTFCentral + šmarnica in cvičk v C2: N’toko in Igor Vuk + Cirkulacija 2: Showcase 0.3 = prigodna razstava preteklih in prihodnjih del in opravil + Noise is Us::Cultural Interfaces + Strictly Analog 3# in Svetlobna Gverila v Tobačni & C² + RADART #6 :: RADAR RIZOM :: 4 LETA PLATFORME RADAR + Ars ac²ustic²a -> ART’S BIRTHDAY PARTY, 16. januar 2015 + 2014 Happy New Fear! + Hrup smo mi: Prostor časa | Space Time + Microbot (Stelarc in Doepner) v Cirkulaciji² + C² – the opening of the new Cirkulacija 2 space + Smernice razvoja: Prostor časa + 2013 VELIKA POŽRTIJA – sobota 21. december ob 20.00 + Arduino praktikum = novodobni tehno intenziv + Dva ugrabljenca z MFRU: John Smith in Oscar Martin + C2 / Platforma za totalno umetnost: Tri socialne skulpture + Izjava Cirkulacije 2 – skupine začasnih uporabnikov Roga + Dark forest disko + Zvok organizma – Organizem zvoka + Fruity-Box (Karl Heinz Jeron v Cirkulaciji 2) + Taste of Vtol/ Okus Vtola + Redno letno srečanje ljubiteljev cirkulacije + 2012 Cirkulacija 2: pričetek predstavitev in delavnic Uvod v arduino v RogLabu + Multipla cirkulacija – socius urbis / otvoritev RogLaba + Interšmano = Cirkulacija 2 praznuje… + Sajeta 2012, tehnološke delavnice -> Združene sile C2_TO + Three mice: Cirkulacija 2, Konrad Gęca and Ana Raquel Pereira + Cirkulacija 2 in Zagreb – Močvara gallery, 9. -13. June 2012 + Total Noise Session #3 – Marcus Beuter = umetnost zvoka + v Cirkulaciji 2: Uvod v arduino + Kunst und Brot – Salon des Refusés 2012/1 + 2011 Drevo spoznanja in Hrupni robot v C2 + Total art platform at MFRU 2011 + trial version: Urbi et Orbi intervention – in your city, when the night comes… + Paralelni svetovi na Metelkovi + Cirkulacija 2 na Sajeti 2011 + Cirkulacija 2 na Svetlobni gverili + 42 let RŠ – platforma RADAR + Redundantne tehnologije – zbiralna akcija + Cirkulacija 2: Space is the Place + Indija v Cirkulaciji >< Cirkulacija v Indiji + 2010 Zvoki Cirkulacije 2 na Novem trgu v Ljubljani + Expanded Cirkulacija2 at PixxelPoint + C2_Kiblix_Mfru_Haip : Total Noise Session v Cirkulaciji 2 + Jesenski sadeži Cirkulacije 2 + Social Noise Session + C2 na Paralelnih svetovih na Metelkovi + Cirkulacija 2 at Sajeta 2010 + New media drivers feat. Cirkulacija 2 + Expanded Cirkulacija at Alkatraz + Expanded Cirkulacija at Alkatraz – scheduler + Cirkulacija na Vstop prost v Celju + Cirkulacija 2 prejme Zlato ptico + Predstavitev Cirkulacije 2 v Novi Gorici + Cirkulacija 2: Pomladanski zvitki in Mehki zvoki naveličanosti + Cirkulacija 2 gosti vegetarijanko, aktivistko, umetnico, glasbenico in galeristko Reni Hofmueller + 2009 Cirkulacija 2 na Netart Community Convention v Grazu + javno snemanje: Analogična kompozicija + Reality show – “voice-noise karaoke” + Moška umetnost / Male art + CIRKULACIJA 2 na festivalu SAJETA pri Tolminu + Prostor zvoka = telo zvoka + Cirkulacija 2 in Antikonzum + Netart – krompir v žerjavici + 2008 Cirkulacija 2: Vladavina Konzuma + Majda Gregorič v Muzeju premoderne umetnosti + Transpozicije prostorov na Paralelnih svetovih + Odprta Cirkulacija 2 + Cirkulacija na koruzi / Dario Seraval v Brlogu + Napoved: Cirkulacija pod pritiskom + Elektro / Elektra + Zvočenja v Cirkulaciji 2 + Novi okusi Cirkulacije 2 + Video: Kerber nezavednega + Kerber nezavednega in druge zgodbe + Okus Cirkulacije 2 – st. 3 + Video: Event C + Čisto običajen večer v Cirkulaciji 2 + Totalna razprodajna razstava umetnosti + Event C: Taljenje umetnosti v dogodek + Hobotnica s polento + Brlog + 2007 Rotirajoči dogodek v Cirkulaciji 2 + BRLOG + Predstavitev Trivia Records / Zapisi v Cirkulaciji 2 + Razbita lepota, Broken beauty + Reanimacija Cirkulacije + CIRKULACIJA 2 v tovarni Rog nadaljuje + Boj se kreativnosti oblastnikov! + INTERDISCIPLINARNA POSTAJA