Marko Peljhan, Sašo Podgoršek
From 2007 on, the Makrolab mark VII modules will first start to roam the territories of Nunavut, operated by the Inuit tactical media workers and hunters. A new systems architecture for a new era of regained nomadism will start. This time, the tools for moving back on the land will include high speed satellite links, high frequency spread spectrum radios with automatic link enabling and an array of sensor networks. A new layer of radiance.
LADOMIR QIKIQTAQ is a work that can be understood on one hand as a conceptual landscape, encompassing moving image memories from a Nunavut research trip in April 2006 and on the other as a "plan for the future", exposing the communications and aesthetic tactics of the broader LADOMIR project interests, including a live high frequency connection between Latvia and the northern latitudes.
Medium: 3 channel film, installation, sound system, HF radio system
Produced by Zavod Projekt Atol
Support by Ministry of Culture, Republic of Slovenia
Thanks to: Zacharias Kunuk, Pauloisie Qulitalik, Paul Quassa, Stephen Kovats, Katarina Sokup
Marko Peljhan, born 1969, studied theatre and radio directing at the University of Ljubljana. In 1992 he founded Projekt Atol, in 1995 its technological branch Pact Systems and in 1995 he co-founded Ljudmila - Ljubljana Digital Media Lab. From 1997 on he is coordinating the Makrolab project (1997-2007) and the Insular Technologies initiative. From 1999 on he served as the flight director of seven art/science related parabolic flights with the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training
Center in Zvyozdny Gorodok. In 2000 he received the special Medienkunst prize at the ZKM and in 2001 the Golden Nica Prix Ars Electronica together with Carsten Nicolai for their work Polar. In 2004 Makrolab was awarded the second prize of the Unesco Digital Media Art Award. His work has been presented at major international exhibitions and institutions, such as Documenta, Venice biennale, Gwangju Biennale, PS1 MOMA, Manifesta, NTT ICC and others.
He is currently Associate Professor of interdisciplinary studies at the University of California Santa Barbara, the director of Projekt Atol and co-director of the Interpolar Transnational Art Science Constellation.
Sašo Podgoršek (Slovenia) born in 1964 in Bre˛ice, graduated from the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television in Ljubljana. He has since completed two feature length films, three world renowned dance films, numerous documentaries and countless commercials. His films received numerous awards at European and world film festivals. He is a collaborator of Arxel Tribe production house (computer animation), Iztok Kovac and his group En-knap, as well as of Mute Records, Ajax Studio and ZRC SAZU among others. His latest two movies, a documentary of the Laibach group tour of the United States in 2004, "Divided States of America" and his latest film with Iztok Kovac have both received great critical acclaim and several prizes.
He has been collaborating with Marko Peljhan since 2000, working on the Makrolab image spot and co-authoring the Venice Biennale multi channel installation.
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