Copula – part of the Soft Control project
Kolektiv Plattformer (Carl Richardson, Tim Mitchell & Nina Scholz) i Daniele Sambo
Planned as a multi-annual project, Soft Control intends to place in focus the cultural phenomena that occur at the intersections of art and reflection of the public sphere. As a long-term cultural project, it forms a kind of platform, a meeting point and exchange of artists, cultural workers and researchers. The project calls for linking and active participation of different target audiences, especially young people, students and elderly people. Art and science come together, by comparing and exchanging models of critical thinking, research, experimentation and activism. The project will be run as an exchange, production and mobility of artists and professionals, circulation of works of art of a wide spectrum, a series of small exhibitions, interviews with artists and other activities at the location of each partner, networked with each other and with other organizations in Europe. Each partner has created its own package of events which will result in a number of activities and presentations, both real and virtual. MMCA will bring together artists and researchers who explore the concept of public space, in conjunction with modern production, discussing its various manifestations and meanings as a cultural symbol. The consortium brings candidates for residences, art projects and cooperation. At the end of 2012. MMCA has announced a Call for temporary art projects in public space under the name Copula. The time and duration of the projects will be from May 13th till May 19th 2013. in Rijeka. In the selection process, a five-member jury chose eight art projects that will be implemented in May 2013. Selected artists for residency / interventions are: Daniele Sambo (Italy) – SOWN - light installation at different locations and art collective PLATTFORMER (Carl Richardson, Tim Mitchell, James Dunn and Nina Scholz) from the UK - SONIC-PLATTFORMING - site specific interventions.
Soft Control (Duration: 1.6. 2012th - 31/05/2015.)
The leading partner of the Soft Control project is organization KIBLA; Association for Culture and Education, Maribor, Slovenia and the partners are: Hangar, Center for research and production of visual arts, Barcelona, Spain; CIANT, Prague, Youth Center, Belgrade, Serbia; KGLU, Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia FBAUP, Guimaraes, Portugal, MMSU, Rijeka, Croatia, ozone, Belgrade, Serbia ; RIXC, Riga, Latvia.
Daniele Sambo graduated from a BSc. in Urban and Landscape studies at the IUAV University of Venice, Italy, in 2008. After few years working in the field of photography gained an MDes in Photography at the Glasgow School of Art in 2012. His personal work comprises the collaborative project Sismycity, event of the12th Biennale of Architecture of Venice. A one year long research project to re-compose the pieces of L’Aquila, an Italian city destroyed by the 2009 earthquake, and Sown, a long-term project aimed at connecting different urban edible gardens around Europe. He has exhibited internationally at Triennale Bovisa, Milan, Biblioteca Nacional de España, Madrid, and at the 12th Venice Architecture Biennale. Daniele is the recipient of numerous awards.
Plattformer, Carl Richardson, Tim Mitchell & Nina Scholz make a multidisciplinary collective that has been working together on projects in the public realm since 2004. Plattformer have collaborated with sound artist James Dunn on several projects since 2009. They see the city as a place where play and intervention can become a catalyst for innovative ways to address daily lives and challenge habitual routines. Their projects have social interaction as a core aspect. These projects, whether temporary or permanent have created new and inviting places for people to meet and exchange experiences. Plattformer have undertaken projects in streets, open parkland, community gardens and public squares (Russia, Serbia, U.K…). These site-specific collaborations have involved working with residents, artists, musicians and landscape architects.