CAMP 2011 - Creative Arts and Music Project

Monday 06.06.2011. - Thursday 09.06.2011.

  • visual music - workshops, lectures, discussions, rehearsals @ Pogon Jedinstvo

Saturday 11.06.2011.

  • 21:00 concerts, performances, installations @ Pogon Jedinstvo
  • 24:00 CAMP festival party @ Club Močvara w/ DJ: Camp Soundsystem & VJs: Martina Mezak, Max Hattler

Sunday 12.06.2011.

  • 21:00 concerts, performances, installations @ Pogon Jedinstvo

The eighth edition of temporary interactive-research laboratory of CAMP, International festival for visual music, will take place in Zagreb, Croatia and present internationally renowned artists dealing with music, sound, video, installations, light and new media. The festival is envisaged as an innovative platform for progressive art research, dedicated to new forms of audio-visual and performance art as well as the theoretical development of related themes and concepts. Each festival edition takes place at a different location with new participating artists. The collaboration with new artists, alongside the challenges of new spaces and the associated design criteria creates enormous creative potential and fosters the exchange of ideas. The goal of the festival is the development of new forms of artistic presentation in the context of recent and future explorations of sound and light. The priority is to establish an intensive international exchange and collaboration between artists of different personal and artistic backgrounds. The artists' work produced over a period of several days is documented and analysed during and after the festival. The extensive amount of materials, including texts, photographs, video documentation, rehearsals and performances, is made available to the project partners and all interested external parties.

The first part of the festival focuses on the free exchange of ideas and creative collaborations. During the workshops and lectures the artists improvise, discuss and experiment with new approaches to music and various visual effects, and moreover, various topics and aspects are presented and developed in accompanying lectures and workshops. The weekend brings the opportunity to enjoy the results of creative work: the results are showcased to the public in concerts and performances of progressive and electronic music accompanied by light and audio-visual installations and screenings scheduled in the evening hours at Pogon Jedinstvo. The performances are followed by a Saturday night after party with DJ and VJ shows after midnight at Mochvara Club.

Prof Fried Dähn and Thomas Maos founded CAMP Festival in 1999. Since 2003 the festival is organised and coordinated by the CAMP e.V. organisation (Thomas Maos, Fried Dähn, Stefan Hartmaier, Martin Mangold). This year's festival is realised in cooperation with CAMP e.V. Kirchentellinsfurt; organisation KONTEJNER | bureau of contemporary art praxis; Culture Development Association (URK) and Club Mochvara.

Participants: Antun Božičević (HR), Fried Dähn (DE),Axel Hanfreich (DE), Max Hattler (DE), Ana Hušman(HR), Damir Bartol Indoš (HR), Jörg Kallinich (DE),Mark Lorenz Kysela (DE), Ivan Marušić Klif (HR),Thomas Maos (DE), Martina Mezak (HR), Phillipp Rahlenbeck (DE), Davor Sanvincenti (HR), Kurt Laurenz Theinert (DE).

Friedemann „Fried“ Dähn (DE)
A cellist, sound-artist and composer working in classical, contemporary and electronic music as well as in media and video arts. Between 1990 and 1993 he has been cellist of the Ensemble Modern in Frankfurt, where he had the possibility to work with K. H. Stockhausen, Ornette Coleman and Frank Zappa, to mention only a few. At the same time he developed an electric cello and started his own musical projects in the fields of improvisation, electronic music and jazz as well as projects combining different genres of art as sound and language or music and visuals. Since 2004 he owns a professorship for audio design and sound arts at the University for Applied Sciences in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany

Axel Hanfreich (DE)
After studying at the Musikhochschule in Stuttgart, he intensively studied electronic sound and rhythm generation in the broad field spanning between free improvisation, jazz and contemporary music. Leading the way in the late 1990s was his work with the musicians of the Nu Jazz Formation "Schnute". In 2002 he received a scholarship from the Arts Foundation of Baden-Württemberg. Gradually, the cooperation with advanced visual artists became the centre of his work. Performing Hammerhaus, a duet with the light artist Laurenz Theinert, he participated in numerous festivals across Europe, Asia and Australia.

Max Hattler (DE)
German experimental animator and media artist Max Hattler studied at Goldsmiths College and the Royal College of Art in London. Max has had solo shows at Lumen Eclipse, Media Art Friesland, Image Forum Festival, Fredrikstad Animation Festival and others. His works have been shown at hundreds of film festivals. Awards include the Visual Music Award (Germany), London International Animation Festival, Videofestival Bochum, Videologia, Eksjo Animation Festival, and 700IS Iceland. He has collaborated with music acts including Basement Jaxx, Diplo and Objeto Amarelo, and he has shown his audio-visual live performances across Europe, the Americas and Asia, including MIS (Sao Paulo), Electrovisiones (Mexico City), Cimatics (Brussels), SuperDeluxe (Tokyo) and the ICA (London). He teaches at Goldsmiths College, London.

Ana Hušman (HR)
Ana Hušman, born in Zagreb in 1977. She graduated in 2002 from the Department of Art Education, specialization multimedia, at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, Croatia. She attended a number of Croatian and International festivals and shows. Since *2006/2007* she is working at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, Department of Animated Film and New Media, position higher assistant. For her last works she received many international awards.

Jörg Kallinich (DE)
Jörg Kallinich's visual music instrument is a unique setup of slide projectors which he plays live, through faders, keyboards and self made foot switches. This very immediate approach enables him to improvise his projections dynamically and with a high degree of flexibility. Therefore he has been labelled a "visual pianist" and "slide-percussionist". Interaction with improvising musicians, complex rhythmic structures and spontaneous breaks are possible as well as laid back-flowing sequences.

Mark Lorenz Kysela (DE)
Born in 1971 in Stuttgart, Germany. He studied saxophone, chamber music and contemporary music in Frankfurt and Bordeaux and he works as a saxophone player. Tours and concerts in Europe, Australia, Asia and North America with ensembles “Oh Ton“ and "zZ". He creates and collaborates with composers such as Michael Maierhof, Alan Hilario, Robin Hoffmann, Christoph Ogiermann, Uwe Rasch, Christophe Havel, François Rossé Eckart Beinke, Maximilian Marcoll, Hannes Seidl, Hans-Joachim Hespos and Alberto Hortigüela from "Strom, Ensemble der Autoren”. He also worked with guitar player/composer Robin Hoffmann (musician of the Compagnie Loop Tanzperformance, Munich and COAC) and dancer/choreographer Fabian Chyle, along many other artists and musicians (Fred Frith, Albert Mangelsdorff, Daniel Gloger, Claudia Senoner, Nikola Lutz, architect Matthias Siegert, Martin Schüttler, Jörg Koch and Matthias Schneider-Hollek). Member of the composers/interpreters group “”.

Thomas Maos (DE)
Thomas Maos was born in 1964 near Stuttgart, Germany. He is a kind of „crossover artist“, performing and composing solo as well as working on projects together with other visual artists, actors, writers, dancers and musicians. His musical influences span from rock, noise, eastern folk, free improvisation to jazz and contemporary classical music. He received scholarships from the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg and at the Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart. He played hundreds of concerts all over Germany and other European countries and since 1999 he participated in every edition of the CAMP festival, which he also co-founded. His discography includes amongst others: „Mei Mutter mag mi net“// new interpretation of old German folksongs; SilentArtOrchestra // Larger than Life / Fastball, Sony; Thomas Maos_Solo // chill in drill out / nurnichtnur LC 05245.

Philipp Rahlenbeck (DE)
Philipp Rahlenbeck started VJing and performing electronic music in 2001. During his studies in computer sciences he worked for Native Instruments and the Media Lab MESO. He developed several of his own musical and visual instruments and software for live performances. Today he works as a freelance artist and is a member of the artist outlet Mongomania from Stuttgart.

Kurt Laurenz Theinert (DE)
Kurt Laurenz Theinert is a photographer, performer and inventor. His manipulated keyboard Visual Piano enables him to fill spaces with lines, objects and colours instead of sound. In his compositions and improvisations, he tries to open the static properties of his projection spaces in favour of those spatial correlations that can be perceived through dynamics.

Ivan Marušić Klif (HR)
Ivan Marušić Klif was born in 1969 in Zagreb. He graduated from the School of Audio Engineering in Amsterdam in 1994. His field of interest includes fine arts (light installations and kinetic objects), music and sound for the theatre, set design (theatre, film and television) and performance art. From 1996 he started working with computers – mostly in the field of multimedia programming, interactive video and problems of interfacing computers with the "real" world. Exhibited and performed in Holland, Germany, Japan, USA, Austria, France, Denmark, Italy, Poland, Macedonia and Croatia.

Martina Mezak (HR)
Martina Mezak is a multimedia artist, born in Zagreb in 1973. She founds her work on multidisciplinary research work in the field of technology, science and art directed towards the transcendence of the conscious. She is most into interactive audio and visual installations and multimedia objects. She has exhibited at a number of individual and group exhibitions in Croatia and abroad (PM Gallery, HDLU, Zagreb; Device_art 3.009, Zagreb/Tokyo; Device_ art 2.006, Zagreb/Belgrade/San Francisco; Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea).

DB Indoš (HR)
Damir Bartol Indoš (Zagreb, 1957), performer and theatre artist, he creates experimental music instruments, sound sculptures called Schachtophones and graphic partitures. He took a degree in comparative literature and philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb. During his university days he took part in the work of the neo-avant-garde student theatre group Kugla Glumište and as initiator of the Kugla Group during the 1980s did a number of performances (Gigan Affair, Unmuffled Vibrations, Sixth Allelomorph and so on). As DB Indoš House of Extreme Music Theater, from the 1990s, he created a series of projects and world tours with a variety of foreign and domestic artists and musicians. Since 2005, in coproduction with the SC Culture of Change, the &TD Theatre and in creative collaboration with Tanja Vrvilo he has produced performances with actors, performance artists, musicians and dancers (Chinese Roulette, The Enchantment, Green Green, Book of the Dead (joint direction with Zlatko Burić), Anti-Oedipus and others. He has taken part in various international festivals at home and abroad such as Fringe Festival (Edinburgh), Klangarten Festival (Linz), Franklin Furnace (New York), Roskilde festival, Translacije (Piotrkow), Eurokaz (Zagreb), Extravagant Bodies: Extravagant Minds festival (Zagreb), CAMP – International Festival of Visual Music (Zagreb), etc. He is a permanent collaborator of the &TD Theatre, a member of the Croatian Freelance Artists' Association and the Association of Fine Art Artists ULUPUH. He won the City of Zagreb Medal for promotion of alternative culture in 2009, and was winner of the first prize in the T-HT@MSU competition in 2012 for the sound sculpture Schachtophone. Together with Tanja Vrvilo he won the group award of the Croatian selection at the Prague Quadrennial in 2015.

Davor Sanvincenti (HR)
Davor Sanvincenti (1979) is an international multimedia artist from Croatia, also known by monikers such as Messmatik and Gurtjo Ningmor. He is specifically interested in the field of audiovisual phenomenology and anthropology of visual culture, particularly focused on the conditions and forms of human senses and perceptions. His artistic practice takes shape in a variety of media – film and video, photography, physical light and sound installations and live media performances. His work plays with the concept of illusion, exploring the possible boundaries of perception and the construction of experience. Sanvincenti explores aesthetical and qualitative capabilities of different media as direct communication with the spectator who becomes an inevitable part of the work, the reflecting contemplative-physical structure. His work has been exhibited and presented internationally in venues including Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; HfG/ZKM, Karlsruhe; UniversalMuseum Joanneum, Graz; Lincoln Center, New York; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Oaxaca; FRAC Pays de la Loire, Carquefou; Camera Austria, Graz; MoCA, Zagreb; La Triennale, Milano; NIU, Barcelona; Filmoteca Española, Madrid; Glassbox, Paris; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. In 2010, he was recipient of the Radoslav Putar Award for the best Croatian artist under 35.

Antun Božičević (HR)
Born in 1970 in Andrijaševci, Croatia. Božičević graduated in 1999 from the Department of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. He lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia. The artist's interest lies in the relationship of society towards art and in providing a critical view on socially, politically and economically absurd situations, repression and aggression. He takes up current issues that are relevant to his profession, the crucial problems of society and potential individual fears. His installations are technology-based, with emphasis on sound and ready-made aesthetics. They are a combination of high- and low technologies with ready-made industrial objects and found footage. Through interactive installations and environments the audience often participates in creating artwork that depends on the audience’s movement and which draws it into the project through sound, smell, and feelings of insecurity, anxiety, irony and humour.

Supported by: The Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and Art, Stuttgart, Germany and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia and City of Zagreb - City Office for Education, Culture and Sports. The programme is produced in collaboration with the Zagreb Centre for Independent Culture and Youth.


Pogon Jedinstvo (Zagreb)