It’s been a while. 2018 was quite busy and we’ve been working on other projects. Pivilion is still going strong with continuous support from Akademie Schloss Solitude, where the project was started as part of the Schlosspost Web Residency, and where we currently reside IRL as part of the 2018-2019 Web Based Media fellowship at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany.
Oh wow, it’s been almost a year since an update… Guess we’ve been busy on different projects – but more Pivilion stuff is on the way – we’ll be visiting Akademie Schloss Solitude (where this project was first conceived) next year and doing a Pivilion-based research in collaboration with multiple international artists.
Right now we’re doing some art on the darknet (because that’s what we do here :)), as part of The Wrong — New Digital Art Biennale, collaborating (again) with lots of wonderful artists from around the world, and all of it hosted on Pivilions. 🙂
Be sure to check it out! Continue reading…
Pivilion is ready to launch! We finally feel like the project is ready. To celebrate, “Pivilion: ~ co-op~” is joining the selection of “25th Slavonian Biennale, Borders of visibility” at the Museum of Fine Arts, Osijek (Cro)!
The “~ co-op ~” exhibition is the first official expo following the initial release of the project and requires telepresent artists to collaborate in realtime. Artists can upload their work via Tor directly to a Pivilion box placed in the Museum and get it screened on a wall mounted display.
To co-operate as a co-author, follow the simple instructions here; upload your digital visual art; get it displayed on a screen as part of the Biennial; share the #pivilion_coop info; translate this open call.
Download Raspbian image
You can use either the full or the lite image, it’s up to you.
Rpi installing images
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We’re doing a test run tomorrow (March 18th) morning – from ~07:30 ~ 11:50 (GMT +1) from a bus driving from Osijek to Zagreb.
The 10 pieces in this test run mobile exhibition are by Domenico Barra, a (Dirty) New Media Artist based in Napoli (Italy) working with digital media with a major focus on internet culture. http://patreon.com/dombarra /// http://it.linkedin.com/in/dombarra from his project p!R4T3_P0R//0_//4T3R1L.
These are NSFW so be careful while viewing them. The test run exhibition will be open from ~ 07:30 ~ 11:50 in a bus driving from Osijek to Zagreb.
To access it just download Tor browser and navigate to
The exhibition may or may not be open after the bus arrives to it’s destination but you can check out Dom’s stuff anytime at
The online exhibition contains material which maybe be not suitable for children and adolescents.
Pivilion emerged as an extremely logical collab project at a time of extended telepresence opportunity in a time of scarcity in the cultural sector.
While doing our first net themed collab research (powered by net.cube & G-MK) we articulated a (common) necessity to broaden the limits of our
indicated art-void into a factual collaborative non-institutional (self-initiated and ideologically coherent) environment. Continue reading…
This time I’ll talk a bit about the technology behind Pivilion.
Let’s start with the Raspberry Pi.
As the website says, “The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a capable little device that enables people of all ages to explore computing, and to learn how to program in languages like Scratch and Python. It’s capable of doing everything you’d expect a desktop computer to do, from browsing the internet and playing high-definition video, to making spreadsheets, word-processing, and playing games.”
We won’t be using it for any of that, though exploration and education are part of what we’re trying to achieve. We’re using it primarily because of it’s low cost and availability. The Model A+ costs $20, the Model B+ costs $25, the Pi 2 costs $35, the Pi 3 costs $35, and the Pi Zero costs $5, plus local taxes and shipping/handling fees. Pivilion will be able to run on any of these machines. Continue reading…