HAIP 06 /Cyberpipe/
2nd Multimedia Festival of Open Technologies
October 17th to 21st 2006
The HAIP Festival puts on display multimedia art forms resulting from creative use of open technologies. It presents works of the young, promising artists and creative engineers from Slovenia and many other European and even Asian countries, who specialize in top-notch, open-standards-supported arts and multimedia art practices. HAIP is organized by center of multimedia Cyberpipe from Ljubljana.
/Main topic of the festival/ Open approaches to technologies and creativity.
The main topic of HAIP 06 is the new freedom of artistic expression in opensource media through networking. The main line of presentation will focus on the new art of free digital media – and new media content that enabled it in the first place – while laying special emphasis on technical and legal aspects of new digital media with free access. The topic was selected with regards to the current time of political involvement in the changes of national strategies regarding the digitalization of mass media and the significant political, contentual and creative consequences thereof.
- exhibitions and installations,
- forum (presentations / symposium),
- live performances,
- five days of networking, fun and party.
- Cyberpipe (Oct 17th – 21th: all days of the festival), 6 Kersnikova Street
- Club K4 (Oct 21th: the main stage, free entrance until 12 p.m.), 4 Kersnikova Street
- Rog, Petkovškovo nabrežje
- Študentska Arena 2006, (project Decoupage and live stream of all festival venues), Gospodarsko razstavišče
- Cafe Metropol, 6 Kersnikova Street, above Cyberpipe
- ex bookshop Transtroemer, 6 Kersnikova Street, above Cyberpipe
Free entrance for all festival events! Invited!
HAIP is an abbreviation for “Hack-Act-Interact-Progress”. The main aim of HAIP is to establish a creative production platform that takes action at the time of festival realization and five-day happening, and at the same time ecourages direct mutual interaction and furter connecting and networking among all participants of the festival. One of the main attributes is to encourage the HAIP audience to interact actively with HAIP events.
Artists and groups, presenting themselves on HAIP, critically use and treat technology that surrounds us and which is part of our everyday lives. For the most part, they use open and free technology, be it a practical or ideological choice.
The western model of consumtion, incesantly intruding us the idea of neccessary perfection, is gaining more and more passive consumers, who do not realize having the possibility of choice. If people manage to reflect from time to time upon what tipe of food they eat; that is to reflect upon how they communicate, who tells them how to connect, interact, prostest or participate, they will quickly find out that it is their time to act and they have to decide for or against it. They still do.
The first HAIP Festival took place in 2004 in Ljubljana: www.kiberpipa.org/haip04.