On sunny day of 24th of April MIMOSA installation was taken to the streets of Linz in search of everyday people that will use it as a free media and say whatever is on their minds without usual filters of commercial media. Our small group had lots of fun with trying to attract passers by to come and share their thoughts with us.
Many of them arrived and gave us their opinions on city of Liz, on independent culture, about ongoing Linz Culture Capital 09,Â free radio work in Linz etc.
Some of the passers by were students that have been demonstrating that day in Linz due to schools reforms affecting them. Estimated 12 000 students gathered that day at Hauptplatz, main square of Linz.
Thanx to the whole MIMOSA crew, audio interwievs will be published soon.
MIMOSA urban intervention vehicle was assembled during the first day of the Liwoli festival in Linz. Ricardo and me (Kruno) were working couple of days in Krizevci to make sure everything will go smooth during the workshop.
Workshop started with Ricardo giving background in MIMOSAs done before and about the general WHYs and WHOs and the BECKGROUND. We proceeded to disassembling old computer and reusing it’s parts to create new MIMOSA in the shoping cart so it can move in the city and can be used as urban interventions that aims to interfere at the currentÂ mediascape and people’s creative reinvention of media and technologies to reveal places, people and their tales.
Thanx to Claudia, Barbara, Sonja and Eddy for making MIMOSA together with us and Michael for getting us all the necessary parts. Thanx to Barbara also for shring with us Hardware workshop for women in Bratislava PDF