What is Makrolab?
Makrolab is an autonomous communications, research and living unit and space, capable of sustaining concentrated work of 4 people in isolation/insulation conditions for up to 120 days. The project started in 1994 and was first realised during an art exhbition, documenta X in Kassel in 1997.
Who is behind the project?
The project was started by Marko Peljhan, but has evolved and includes work of many people from many different disciplines. The current setup of the project, the mark II, was designed by the architects Matevz Francic and Aljaz Lavric, the metal work is the work of Joze Miklic. The construction itself was designed already in 1997 and you can find more information on it on the 1997 website.
How long has Makrolab project lasted?
Makrolab has a projected life span of 10 years. The project has ended its active life in 2007.
What do people in the Makrolab do?
Makrolab is equipped to accommodate artists, scientists, tactical media workers and creators and provides them with tools and means for their joint independent progressive work. People in the Makrolab do research primarily in the fields of telecommunicatons, weather systems and migrations on a very wide basis.
Why telecommunications, weather systems and migrations?
We at Makrolab see these three multiple-dynamic global systems as the source of understanding how our planet functions on social, technological and natural levels and see the knowledge inherent in them as the primary source of new cognitive and evolutionary strategies.
Why is Makrolab art?
Art is the field of human activity, where the notion of freedom in its widest sense still has a primary position. Makrolab is a machine to retain this position in the domain of art also in the future.
Why is Makrolab science?
Science is the field of human activity, where concentrated cognition, coupled with the dialectic of the clear goal and target and the exploration into the unknown is most present. If the methods and systems of art give us freedom, methods and systems of science give us the ability for progression and reflection.
Who supports Makrolab?
Makrolab is supported by national governments, international organisations, private companies and private individuals which do not necessarily share the views and goals of the project.
What do a people see when they enter the Makrolab?
Makrolab is equipped with systems to provide the most comfortable conditions of work in a confined environment, and has five main sections: working suite, galley, storage systems, crew rest area and hygiene systems.