Robertina Šebjanič (SI), Luka Frelih (SI) Puffination

installation, 2008

Pufis represent microorganisms cohabiting in an open ecosystem. A group of objects functions as a sensitive sensor network. The visitor is subsumed into the artificially created 'biosphere' through active sensor-based interaction. Pufination is incomplete without interaction. There's no leading role, we're all just cohabiting.

The project thus highlights our relationship to other life as an important factor to every individual’s own survival. In Pufination, we find ourselves inside a simulated projection of our everyday. Decentralised control, close stimulus response and adherence to simple rules – this is what links robots and visitors in the Pufination.

Pufi robots are based on the Arduino platform. They communicate with each other by a wireless network and with people by touch, sound, light and vibration.

produkcija / produced by: Ciberpipe / Kiberpipa (ErrOr)

Robertina Šebjanič (SI)

Robertina Šebjanič is working in the intersection between humanist and natural sciences. Her art/research focus has for several years been oriented towards a project developed in the field of Living systems (bio-art), noise/sound art and ambiental immersive environments. The context for her ideas and concepts is often realized in collaboration with other authors, and is embodied in her work through interdisciplinary and informal integration. through interdisciplinary and informal integration embodies in her work. She is a member of Hackteria Network, Ljudmila, UR Institute and Theremidi orchestra.

She has exhibited, performed and presented at solo and group exhibitions: Le Cube / Decalab, Paris; Ars electronica / Stadtwerkstatt, Linz; Touch me festival, Zagreb; Eyebeam & CT-SWaM, New York; Poolloop, Zurich; Bandits-Mages, Bourgers; PORTIZMIR#3 - Triennale of contemporary art, Izmir; Kiblix festival, Maribor; Gallery Kapelica, Ljubljana; Prima Gallery, Berlin; Paraflows festival, Vienna; Liwoli festival, Linz; Gallery SC, Zagreb; Netaudio festival, London; Gallery Alkatraz, Ljubljana; Haip festival, Ljubljana; Amber festival, Istanbul; The Museum of contemporary art of Vojvodina, Novi Sad; Gallery KiBela-Kibla, Maribor; SCCA, Ljubljana; Pixel festival, Bergen; Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana; +MSUM U3, 7th Triennial of Contemporary Art in Slovenia, Ljubljana; Device_art 3.009, Zagreb, etc.

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Luka Frelih (SI)

Luka Frelih, born in 1974, is an artist working with computers and networks, a computer programmer, free software hacker and web designer. He is a core member of Ljudmila - Ljubljana Digital Media Lab since its founding in 1994.

Since 1994, he has produced many projects connecting technology and art: with Marko Peljhan, Vuk Ćosić, Cornelia Sollfrank and more. Member of Makrolab, ASCII Art Ensemble and pioneering community projects: 7-11, Refresh, Remote-C. Programmed the instant ascii camera, a net art generator and more than one web map interface for positioned radio-linked roaming agents.

Together with other Ljudmila programmers he developed the SLIX Linux distribution and diverse free software tools to publish and manage multimedia databases on the web. Now trying to apply the principles of free software and digital gift economy to other creative fields, he is a member of Creative Commons Slovenija and interested in open databases, personal media and free hardware.