Experimenting Liveness (Food for Thought Inspiration Session)

When: September 28, 2023 12:00 - 13:00

Where: Kohnstamm building (KSH) | Amstel Campus Wibautstraat 2-4 1091 GM Amsterdam

Experimenting Liveness

Introduction of the UKRAiNATV Network: STREAM ART experiments between Amsterdam, Krakow and Kyiv

Join the monthly live lunch meeting of the Centre for Applied Research FDMCI and CoECI, aimed at researchers, teachers and students. Several speakers update you on current research, new insights and their lessons learned. This time, the Food for Thought is dedicated to the tactical media room UKRAiNATV.

Stream Art & Tactical Media

In this live-streaming inspiration session -provided by the research group Network Cultures- a live connection will be created with two international partners and art collectives: UKRAiNATV (Academy of Fine Art Krakow / Fundacja 36.6) and Carbon Community from Kyiv.

UKRAiNATV emerged at the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and created a live-streaming collective uniting art, activism and technology. StreamArtStudio broadcast live from its gateway Krakow and created a hub for war-displaced refugees. They quickly became a multiplatform outlet for young voices that remain unheard in traditional media. A few months later, the war began.

The research group Network Cultures (also called the Institute of Network Cultures), started a collaboration with UKRAiNATV. Recently, this exchange has been further developed with a hub in Kyiv, the art community Carbon and the Collider Creative Culture Cluster. They join forces at the intersection of media art, experimental electronic music and revitalisation of post-industrial areas, promoting Ukrainian art and culture locally and globally.

Through the research project, these collaborations will be further strengthened and expanded into a European network for Stream Art and Tactical Media.

About the research group Network Cultures

The Institute of Network Cultures (INC) has a long track record of researching and developing hybrid formats, from developing an open-access digital publishing toolkit to critically exploring the possibilities of online video.

Lately, INC felt the need to expand the scope of its research to audiovisual content. During this period, they started developing a new audiovisual publishing series called The Void.

From interviews to documentaries and talk shows, through music performances and memes, The Void aims to be a place to experiment with those practices and methodologies, which go beyond ‘just’ text and meet a pressing need to express audio/visual possibilities.

Therefore, the ultimate goal of this project is to create a platform open to external collaboration with independent artists and researchers around the world, virtually or physically.

About the Speakers 

Geert Lovink founder of the Insitute of Network Cultres (INC)

Tommaso Campagna researcher INC and coordinator of THE VOID project.

Giulia Timis is part of UKRAiNATV and also a researcher at INC.

The UKRAiNATV team in Krakow: Rom Dziadkiewicz, Ksenia Mirgorodska and Gleb Dovzhuk.

Alexandra Khalepa is head of the Carbon Community.

VJ Yarkus is a media artist and coordinator of the CARBON Studio in Kyiv.


More information HERE