John Duncan “The TELL” = world premier

Published on April 18th, 2018

Thursday, 26th April 2018 at 20.30: John Duncan, a shortwave composition “The TELL”
in participation with Cirkulacija 2; the circulation of shortwave spectrum
Cirkulacija 2, Tobačna Ljubljana

On the occasion of our second invitation John Duncan and two artists from Bologna | Italy and the C2 crew will prepare and perform a concert/ performance with spatial sound system of Cirkulacija 2. Sound sorces will be shortwave radio emissions. The shortwave radio medium has been one of Duncan’s instruments for decades. Every sound transmitted by radio from Earth is by way of atmospheric, solar and other influences transformed into something  unpredictable and non repeatable. Any of these influences also has its own radio dynamics. On the basis of these sounds Duncan will present a multi-channel composition, that will be distributed in space live.

Members of Cirkulacije 2 will also suggest a more immediate experience of catching the real-time radio signals. The project is a collaboration among three guest artists and three home artists.

John Duncan is an American, worked in Los Angeles, Tokyo, Amsterdam, currently in Bologna | Italy. His artistic areas are performance/ actionistic events, installations, contemporary music, video and experimental film. His events are jumps into basic existential situations – controverse and often almost brutally direct. Very important is his work in sound and music. He collaborated with Francisco López, zeitkratzer, Elliott Sharp, etc. In 2008 he started to teach sound art at Bologna Academy of Fine Arts. He remains active as artist, expanding it to music for contemporary dance.
http://www.johnduncan.org/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Duncan_(artist)

Yelena De Luca Mitrjushkina (Elena De Luca) is a photographer, chief of Narkissos Contemporary Art Gallery in Bologna / Italy and in 2012/13 she was editor in chief of Creazina (http://www.creazina.it) webzine – delaing with wide area of creative fields: art, movies, illustration, fashion, design.

Ivan Pjevcevic (Bologna/ Italy) is a video-artist. He participated in John Duncan’s TERRA AMARA project at AngelicA 26 festival (2016).
http://www.johnduncan.org/video/terra_amara.html

Participants on the side of Cirkulacija 2: Stefan Doepner, Borut Savski and Boštjan Leskovšek.

Is anybody at all still listening to radio nowadays? Or scanning the short and medium waves searching for far-away radio stations? Is anybody still fascinated by the notion of distance when everything is so readily available? Does anybody still transmit on these frequencies? Or has the medium simply slipped back to the its natural dynamics, and the radio has become a thing of media history – where it holds the most important place. Nowadays, scanning the medium waves with a radio receiver produces a strong feeling of listening to the pieces of the past – from the times of the big ideologies.

Radio waves are one of the so-called natural resources that are being territorialized – similarly to the others (subterranean under, air above, coastal line at, rain and water, collecting on a two-dimenional terrain) – they belong to a territory. This occurs most often on state/ national levels (public), but the ownership can be private also. In the case of radio waves the territory is mostly international, except with short distance waves.  Territorialization of natural resources is of course a typical colonisation act – in the case of radio waves: of a very abstract (multidimensional) territory.

For natural resources it is often said that they belong to everybody – more precisely: to nobody in particular. Often one hears the definition “public space”. It is clear however, that natural resources are on the market and given on the lease. The temporality of lease shows the understanding that the natural resources are self-sustainable, inexhaustible and everlasting. In the case of lower frequency spectrum they are left back to the nature.

Alessandro Di Giampietro made a video hommage to turning loudspeakers mostly made by Stefan Doepner

Photo: Boštjan Leskovšek

 


Events so-far:

2019 [pripravljamo] 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