A series of events connected with solar energy will take place at the end of June – beginning of July in Hranice. It will freely start on Saturday June 29 with a series of concerts, organized – as well as last year – by local Moth Catchers collective. (A special invitation will follow). In the afternoon you can attend various garden workshops, cooking course using local food with Filip Kavka Smiggels, solar guitar making with Guy Van Belle and others. Vegetarian food available.
On Wednesday July 3 – Sunday July 7 solar workshops with Berlin-based artist Ralf Schreiber will take place. He is involved in minimal robotics, sound installations, self-preserving systems. His playful works produce tiny sounds and movements, deal with weak energy transformation processes. He is author of solar engine suneater getting energy from sunlight.
The idea is to use solar energy to develop artistic tools for gardens – for example solar-based modular system for environmental data monitoring (temperature, humidity, pollution of soil and air), as well as little solar sound objects – crickets.
On Saturday afternoon, a special solar workshop for kids takes place. In the evening a concert together with workshop participants (solar, naturally).
Our partners from Periférne Centrá will come from Slovak village Dúbravica, as well as other artists that will artistically intervene in the surroundings, within the Czecho-Slovak summer tour with specially adjusted bus (unfortunatelly, probably not solar-based). Also our partners from Belgian Okno and other friendly organizations. It is the first event of EU supported Alotof project.
It is possible to camp in the garden during the workshops, shower will be provided.
Project, prepared for 2013 – 2014, has the aim to research rural and urban gardens as spaces for work of artists, to set up an outside art laboratory, and to develop various “practical”, as well as “art” gardening tools using natural processes and energies.
Festival about art, culture, and ecology in the villages
July 6 – 8, 2012, Hranice u Malče, Vysočina
The aim of the meeting of cultural, artistic and ecological organizations and individuals based in the rural context is to offer a new view of the countryside as a resource for artists, and present various initiatives taking place in the countryside. The festival freely follows the conference On a different soil (November 2011, Prague), which dealt e. g. with the city approach to gardening. It takes place in the rural area, in the old cow-house.
Music festival takes place on June 30th 2012 in Kravín in Hranice u Malče
Yo-yo hosts a series of concerts and additional program, prepared by the group Moth Catchers Collective from Chotěboř.
Yo-yo on the road
Yo-yo invites you for two events, the culmination of the project aimed at interconnecting the urban and rural spaces (RUB: Rural-Urban at the Border), taking place in our partner organizations (Stanica Žilina-Zárečie and Okno in Brussels):
MAY 11 – 13, 2012
OKNO, iMal aND Q-02
(Koolmijnenkaai 30 – 1080 Brusel)
Two-year-long collaborative experiment with time. Yo-yo has participated as one of the associated partners in the project Time Inventors’ Kabinet [TIK], which comes to a head during the festival in May. The resulting projects devising future in ecological time, translating environmental information into sound and image, or interconnecting city gardens and gardeners, will be presented.
A festival. An exhibition. Talks and dialogues. A market place. A publication. Streams. Presentations. Demonstrations. Discussions. Walks. Workshops. Seeing Wind Time. Tasty drinks & snacks. All about other views on the world.
YO-YO GARDENING AT STANICA
JUNE 2, 2012
An afternoon with Yo-yo at Stanica, aimed at insect and wind. In a short workshop, we will construct the bumblebee nest boxes – simple and practical dwellings for bumblebees for every garden, and sow the melliferous plants, as a contribution to joyous co-existence with insects in the city.
The installation Vítr, which is the result of the marching band festival in Hranice u Malče in October 2011, will be presented – you can bring your own instruments, become the part of the installation and play in the rhythm of the wind. The garden activities will be recorded by Wind camera. The recordings from both installation will be shown in the evening.
The evening with Compagnie En Croq: Funky Pudding follows:
The performance with the elements of commedie de’ll arte, grotesque as well as drama is a radical critique of capitalism and western civilization. It points to the inbalance between the individual and society, people and surplus, people and garbage. It is an interactive play, appreciated by the audience, engaged in environmental and societal themes.
This year’s meetings at Kravín have the theme of “Rural vs. Urban at the Border“ (RUB). We want to interconnect urban and rural experiences, exchange the working methods of the art organizations from various cities and villages, and involve the locals in a dialogue.