Design and Webmastering / oblikovanje in skrbništvo spletnega mesta: Renderspace d.o.o.
Ljubljana, September 2008
Spot and map surveillance cameras in Ljubljana!
YouCam is a community project addressing the residents of and visitors to Ljubljana, inviting them to join in a research project that involves locating surveillance video cameras in public places and mapping the video surveillance systems in the city.
Photograph surveillance cameras in Ljubljana and their views!
Monitor surveillance cameras!
Monitor the ones that monitor us!
Return the gaze of the surveillance cameras!
How to participate?
1. Spot a surveillance camera in Ljubljana and make a detailed record of its location.
2. Photograph the camera and its perspective with your camera or your cell phone (stand as close as possible to the camera and photograph the camera’s view).
3. Upload the two photos to the YouCam/TiKam website and fill in the form with the information on the camera’s location.
Museum in the Street – The catalogue of the Museum in the Streets now available
23 September – 19 October 2008
Project’s opening: Tuesday, 23 September 2008
Alterazioni Video, Velibor Barišić, Jože Barši, Ajdin Bašić / Žiga Testen, Viktor Bernik, Sezgin Boynik, Jasmina Cibic, Ibrahim Ćurić, Andreja Kulunčić, Said Mujić, Osman Pezić; Vadim Fiškin, Dejan Habicht, Jeanne van Heeswijk, Minna Henriksson, Ištvan Išt Huzjan, Irwin, Gal Kirn, Miklavž Komelj, Gašper Kralj, Tanja Lažetič, Polonca Lovšin, Nebojša Milikić, Jaša, Novi kolektivizem, Cesare Pietroiusti, Anja Planišček, Tadej Pogačar, Marko Pogačnik, Marjetica Potrč, Marija Mojca Pungerčar, Franc Purg, radioCona, Renata Salecl, Sašo Sedlaček, son:DA, Zora Stančič, Mladen Stropnik, Kateřina Šeda, Nika Špan, Igor Štromajer, Tomaž Tomažin, Endre Tót, Matej Andraž Vogrinčič.
Curators: Zdenka Badovinac, Bojana Piškur
The project presents the specific features of Ljubljana from a different angle by redefining the concept of art in public spaces. The first to focus on art interventions in public spaces in Slovenia was the artists’ collective OHO; this still remains to be researched using contemporary methodology, and critically reflected. Museum in the Street project attempts to do this by focusing on the representations of the city, urban identity, exploring / mapping the city, interventions in the city, urban visions.
With the new global order and the ensuing different conceptualization of space, public space has literally disappeared. We are faced with a new spatiality, which cannot be categorized in the same way as before. There is no longer a single public space; now it is divided into spaces of various identities that are not based only on positivism, but include also a negative component. Negativity is understood in this context as a part of the identity of a given social group, and the antagonism which characterizes its identity also prevents it from becoming enclosed in itself.
In the context of the Museum in the Street project, artists, theoreticians and activists will explore and intervene in the so-called urban antagonisms, that is, those aspects of the city that are both present and at the same time invisible, marginalized, repressed, making them in this way visible in a new, artistic context. The project has three main topics: urban extremes (psychological particularities of the city – trash, diseases, sexuality, crime, rumors/gossip), urban margins (parallel strategies of survival, self-organizing practices, migrants, workers’ hostels, prisons) and urban antagonisms (partisan monuments and modernist architecture).
Adela Železnik, Moderna galerija Ljubljana