This is quite unique; a group of artists and activists took over one of the longest running independent TV stations in Copenhagen (tv stop). While continuing some of the political activism and interest in everyday life of the past they also set out to make TV about TV and art that reflects critically on the medium. It broadcasts for 2 hours three days a week in the larger Copenhagen area both on air and on cable. It is selforganized in the way that there is a steering comittee, and then it is open to a number of independent groups producing TV. Last week was Queer TV in relation to the Queerfestival in Copenhagen. Tv-tv is definately a must see if you are in the region.
For the Garage festival 09 Free Soil have conducted a site specific research project investigating the environment of the Baltic Sea.
We created an alternative archive of political and historical events that have occurred in the Baltic Sea region, especially Stralsund and linked these with the sea’s responses. The impact of Industrialisation, population growth and political changes has resulted in climatic and environmental changes recorded in the sea. Nature retaliates by creating new forms, one of the most significant being the spread and growth of toxic Blue Green Algae or “phytoplankton”
Images: wooden sewerage pipe from Stralsund. &
Portrait of William Lindley the designer of the first sewerage system in Stralsund, algae on paper.