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GREECE: Master Class in Art & Technology with Craig Dongoski
Ionion Center for Culture & the Arts

http://www.ionionartscenter.gr/the-institution/
June 01- June 15
2016

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RadiOmega is a 2-Session <(8)days per session> Masterclass led by artist Craig Dongoski. The class will be held on the island of Kefalonia, Greece and hosted by Ionion Center for Arts & Culture. A call for applications is open and a mix of (12) visual artists, musicians, programmers, filmmakers, writers, performers will be selected based on individual strengths and willingnesses to cooperate within group dynamic. This will be a multidisciplinary course. There will be no priority placed on a particular medium. We will instill and operate from an openness dictated by the make-up of the collective artists meshed with the experience on the island. Our focus is on producing new models & new vocabularies. Artists will have the option in their pursuits to be as raw and removed from technology as they prefer and/or as  immersed.

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Exploring, expressing, discovering and articulating the energies of the island will be at the center of this course. Radio will be our primary vehicle. This will include building and using crystal radios and Aeolian harps to use as tools to capture raw material and ponder the difference of natural vs. constructed signals. We will also use radio to broadcast content that we produce on a local station.

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Another aim is to propose an alternative to the Black Box (aka Theater) and the White Box (aka Gallery) by considering radio’s ability to receive and broadcast as analogs to inscription & transmission. We will approach radio as a model that is neither hear nor there…a Gray Box, perhaps.

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Though radio, ionosphere and wind will be primary materials to expose energies, we will dedicate considerable time to terrain, particularly energies within the stones that are ubiquitous on the island. Sophisticated BioFeedback will be at least at least one tool available in this context.

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Drawing VoicesDrawing Voices Workshop with students from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois 2015

Public Outcomes:

•Presentation of work, music and/or concepts
•Workshops in Building Aeolian Harps and Radios
•Workshops in Drawing
•Demonstration in Sound Design
•Performance(s) at Ionion Center
•Program presentation on local COSMOS Radio Station
•Exhibition(s)/Installation(s) at Ionion Center
•Interaction or Performance at Ancient Ritual Site
http://vlahatasamis.gr/
•Interaction or Performance at Melissani Cave
•Interaction or Performance on Various Beaches using Wind Harps

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IMG_2216aMysterious Rock I discovered and adopted in Kefalonia 2015. I named him Enceladus.

 

Craig Dongoski Kefalonia, Greece 2015

 

Photo by Craig Paulson http://cpaulson.com/
Documentary Photo of Eidetic Channels Installation and Performance in Melassani Cave, Kefalonia 2015;

Photo by Craig Paulson
http://cpaulson.com/

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Sophie Kagadis (Director) & Craig Dongoski

 

A Small Collection of Sights & Experiences from 2015 Collaboration with John Roach

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Keywords: (Natural) Radio, BioFeedback, Aeolian, Energies, Ritual, Meditation, Drawing, Painting, Music, Poetry, Language

Ionion Center for Art & Culture