Cirkulacija 2 – Stroj za izboljšanje sveta v Celju | World Improvement Machine in Celje | 2. letnik

Published on July 12th, 2021

Straining our international forces into the latest version of the Expanded Cirkulacija 2: World Improvement Machine! After  an introductory event in Ljubljana the complete event will  take place on thursday, 15th July 2021 at 19.00 in Špitalska kapela in Celje.

Subtitle: Fragments of Machine

Participants: Ryuzo Fukuhara (movement, voice), Elvin Brandhi (voice, sound), Iva Tratnik (voice, sound, movement), Stefan Doepner (mechanisms, sound, voice), Borut Savski (projection, sound, voice).

The planned form of “Machine” transportation to Celje will be a comprehensive interdisciplinary multimedia event – a full-length evening situation that mixes the stage and the audience, seemingly acts as an installation in space – and as a performative environment where movement, sound, projections, cybernetic mechanisms (mechanical and computer generated) – mix together into an intense contemporary art mess. Narrative forms are abstract, but they capture directly from parables relating to the meaning of the World Improvement Machine.

Ecology

With regard to the (possible) ideological solutions for the future of Machine’s drive – when humanity is seemingly balancing at the edge of “the end of time”, Ecology is emerging as a candidate. Primarily as Political Ecology. The same with her catastrophic scenarios on climate change, which is imposed as the only imperative – everything else is a joke. Also humanism and democracy.

Ecology occurs around 1970 in post-hippie California. An intellectual movement that grew on ideas that sees the individual within the environment. Only a little later, in parallel with the other disappointed remnants of the American new left, the movement resorted to more radical actions. The most high-profile were Greenpeace‘s actions: pointing to ecological disasters due to oil spills of stranded tankers, nuclear tests in the Pacific, warning about increasing size of ozone holes, deforestation, campaigns to close nuclear power plants, rejection of genetically modified food & organisms, etc. All of this took place throughout the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s (of the last century) – and into the present. The organization has grown into a worldwide network.

At the moment, two imperatives are emerging as the most important: the fight for the environment and the fight against the virus. They may not even be very separate. They both warn of a global disaster. Such diction means that they put themselves before any other historical improvements of the Machine, such as the already mentioned humanism and democracy. Critical reflection is therefore primarily concerned with the possibility of Ecology taking a religious or overtly ideological position – which would be a regression of the Machine.

The umbrella concept of “World Improvement Machine” is a four-year series of Cirkulacija 2, entering in its second year. It is basically a mechanistic representation of the modern state as it was born all over Europe in the 16th Century and afterwards. Later, the idea of ​​the Enlightenment is added to this – bringing in Humanism – the human individual as the basic building block of society. This also means the beginning of the ideological end of the influence of religions. Afterwards comes the time of industrialization, the bourgeoisie, nation states and democracies. All these – in perspective – seem positives, despite the constant delusions and deviations in Machine development, but nevertheless prove to be an imperative of progress – development from worse to better. The desire for a smooth-running mechanism is supposed to drag the world forward.

The sudden global crisis due to the covid-19 virus in early 2020, which at the moment so decisively determines the global pulse, is directly related to the idea of ​​society / state as a “Machine”. Measures and restrictions, infantilization by protecting the population at all costs, the economic and health system from collapse, pose a great danger of regressing the operation of  World Improvement Machine to the time before humanism and democracies.

The internationality of societies is under attack by black&white visions: national and other sorts of mono(chrome)cultures. The role of all thinking individuals – and especially artists – at such a time is to oppose such regressions and attempts to reduce the diversity of societies solely to functionally identified / “necessary” segments of societies. We do not have any illusion that the realization of such scenario is impossible.

In 2020, the following set of Machine fragments was created under restrictive conditions:

Razširjena Cirkulacija 2: Stroj za izboljšanje sveta

 

Visit to the Špitalska kapela v Celju is a co-production of Cirkulacija 2 and KROG, a society for community art and space.

Event is part of Green Sounds | Zeleni zvoki  II project, co-financed by City of Celje and JSKD. Program Cirkulacije 2 is co-financed  by City of Ljubljana.


Events so-far:

2021 Tao G. 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Happy New Fear 2017! + RADART #7: RADAR NAD TOBAČNO + Zaprtje -> Dominik Mahnič – Kosi 2014-2016 + Robotanika na razstavi Robotica v TrstuRobotanica 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 VelenjeRobotanika = C2 gre v Velenje + Herman & Savski: Vračnica in bali; prva javna vaja! + : 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: Živa umetnost kot raziskava kulture in življenjaLive Art as Research of Culture and Life + Napovedujemo: Klima, dekadenca, človek|strojAnnouncing: Clime, decadence, human|machine + Kdo je Mike HentzIntroducing Mike Hentz + Dogodek O5 v C² Event O5 in C² + V iskanju izgubljene enostavnostiIn 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!Dobrodošli na ATT/AND Rijeka – Semenj umetniških orodij! + 2015 happy new fear 2016 – zabava na žicahparty on wires + Oscar Martin: Ekstremni Atraktorji v C2Extreme 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 + Hrup smo mi::Kulturni vmesnikiNoise 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 – otvoritev novega prostora Cirkulacije 2C² – 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 + Globoki temni gozdDark 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 + Tri muhe na en mah: Cirkulacija 2, Konrad Gęca in Ana Raquel PereiraThree mice: Cirkulacija 2, Konrad Gęca and Ana Raquel Pereira + Cirkulacija 2 v Zagrebu – galerija Močvara, 9. -13. junij 2012Cirkulacija 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 + Platforma za totalno umetnost na MFRU 2011Total art platform at MFRU 2011 + testna verzija: Urbi et Orbi intervencija – v vašem mestu, ko pade noč…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 + Razširjena Cirkulacija 2 na PixxelpointuExpanded 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 na festivalu Sajeta 2010Cirkulacija 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