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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/
May 13- June 09 2018

A video document from 2017 program created byone of our participants Joshua Robinson. The document is an excellent introduction into the program and location.

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RadiOpolis 2018: is a 2-Session <(14)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 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 program. 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. There will also be an opportunity to contribute to the painting of a  significant  mural in Kefalonia. This year’s program is exceptional in our new collaborative partnership with The Odyssey Agrotraining International Program https://www.odyssey-agrotraining.gr/international-program/ allowing participants to explore areas in biodynamics, organic farming and cooking as it pertains to their inquiry and (artistic) interests.
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MURAL Painting
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The 2018 Program will provide interested participants the opportunity to design and execute a large-scalemural on and near Poros. Last year’s murals were created at a primary school in Agostoli.OriginalPhoto-517227276.527914This year’s mural(s) will take into account the Greek Tragedy Eumenides as its grounded theme. With that said, participants interested in being a part of the mural are encouraged to develop their ideas around this theme. We will also be exploring this as a larger form for theatrical/musical performances in public theater.OriginalPhoto-517518414.743842 (1) OriginalPhoto-517508925.666537 OriginalPhoto-517508809.659264 (1)

RADIO: 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  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.

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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Public Exhibitions: Participants will have the opportunity to exhibit at a number of different venues as well as explore alternative and site-specific locales around the island. The Odyssey Agrotraining Farm will provide a site for semi permanent installation and performance venue. We will also be exploring the wind and it’s sounds through Aeolian Harps in this context. Workshops on constructing Aeolian Harps will be part of this program. A small fee for materials will be requested here.

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Collaboration and Communion: Interaction with local talent and exceptional visiting artists are another significant component offering of the program. This includes access to island radio, critiques and artistic/musical interactions.

Public Outcomes:

•Presentation of work, music and/or concepts
•Collaborations with local artists and musicians
•Workshops in Drawing
•Demonstration in Sound Design
•Performance(s) at Ionion Center
•Aeolian Harps Workshop
•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

Interaction at Odyssey Agrotraining Farm learning farming techniques, biodynamics, cooking

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Artifacts from 2016 PROGRAM

MURAL: Below is a video document of mural completed by participants in 2016 program

The 2017 Program will provide interested participants the opportunity to design and execute a large-scalemural on and near the Greek Naval Academy. Last year’s video entitled Enceladus was inspired by the earthquake and seismic activity and the affects of the moon.

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This year’s mural will take into account the sea, ships, camouflage and the locale as its grounded theme. With that said, participants interested in being a part of the mural are encouraged to develop their ideas around this theme.

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Public Exhibitions: Participants will have the opportunity to exhibit at a number of different venues as well as explore alternative and site-specific locales around the island.

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Collaboration and Communion: Interaction with local talent and exceptional visiting artists are another significant component offering of the program. This includes access to island radio, critiques and artistic/musical interactions.

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Friendships through collaboration and communion and conversation (and GREAT Food):

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Beauty & Inspiration EVERYWHERE:

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FORCE of NATURE:

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My Dear friend Sophie Kagadis the Mind & Soul of this extraordinary Center

 

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

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

Ionion Center for Art & Culture