Spreadkom / BridA
Spreadkom is on tour and will be restaged in Ljubljana, in collaboration with Aksioma in January 2016.
Spreadkom was an alternative communication system created especially for the forest by Slovenian collaborators BridA (Tom Kerševan, Sendi Mango and Jurij Pavlica) . This new commission encouraged you to think about our forgotten and hidden abilities to communicate, distributed throughout the forest with a series of devices, all powered by air, water or sunlight. These devices were able to communicate with each other and with listeners (visitors) by sending different sound codes, mimicking the natural sounds of the forest.
Spreadkom avoided the use of a central operation unit based network like GPS or internet and emphasized alternative ways of communication and orientation without relying on standard technology that permit all sorts of abuse by the possibility of tracking or spying.
Spreadkom was a co-production with Aksioma (SI) and was realized in the framework of Masters & Servers, a joint project by Aksioma (SI), Drugo more (HR), Abandon Normal Devices (UK), Link Art Center (IT) and d-i- n-a / The Influencers (ES).
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the Municipality of Ljubljana. This project reflects the views only of the author, and the European Commission cannot be held responsible for any use, which may be made of the information contained there.