In her art projects, Robertina Š ebjaniÄ explores and works with various media such as video and spatial/ambiental installations and more broadly conceived cross-media projects. She had previously been featured as an independent author as well as in collaboration at many exhibitions and festivals in Slovenia and abroad. She is currently finishing her studies at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design (ALUO) and Famul Stuart – Applied Arts School, both in Ljubljana. In the academic year 2005/2006 she took advanced courses at the Valand School of Fine Arts in Gothenburg, Sweden (Department of Multimedia). In 2007, she won the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana Award.
Luka Frelih is a computer programmer with special affinity for open programming, a web page designer and media artist. He is one of the founding members of the Ljubljana Laboratory for Digital Media (Ljudmila) and one of its creative participants, and currently the leader of the Creative Commons Slovenia project. In 2004, he developed FRIDA V. – Free Ride Data Acquisition Vehicle – a project he presented at the DEAF 2004 festival in Rotterdam, at the Contemporary Slovenian Art 95’05 – Territories, Identities, Networks exhibition, at the MFRU 2006 festival during his residence in New York in 2005/2006, at the Crash Test Dummy festival in Ljubljana and München, Piksel festival in Bergen, and as part of the Orgnets project in Beijing in 2007.
We met Luka Frelih and Robertina Š ebjaniÄ at the HAIP festival and talked with them about Pufination. On the other hand we discuss the possibilities and problems around FRIDA.
FRIDA is an acronym which stands for Free Ride Data Acquisition Vehicle.
An interview from Simone Boria and Pamela Neuwirth