TESTER (2005)

Sunday, 24.9., 20 - 24 p.m. 

6 hours of curated video/visual/film and lecture programs by 6 Tester's NODES: Fundación Rodríguez, Marina Gržinić, José Carlos Mariátegui, Marcus Neustetter, Oliver Ressler and Hito Steyerl

TESTER project has been initiated in 2003 as  a network collaboration of  5 artists/activists/theorists coming from Berlin, Johannesburg, Lima, Ljubljana, Vienna,  and a group Rodriguez org. from the Basque Countries (Spain). Rodriguez org. is the  initiator of the project TESTER (produced by Arteleku, San Sebastian).  TESTER has produced and displayed the following items:  a symposium, a book (on a CC bases), a web project www.e-tester.net,  a video-film (Tester by Gržinić and Smid, included in the DVD) and the DVD.

Rodriguez org. started the project and they invested funds in the project (secured by them through Arteleku) in an utopian adventure of  trust and  friendship in order to produce the  book,  a web project, a videofilm and a DVD. TESTER is an outcome of an extensive collaboration and sharing of production’s money by Rodriguez org. in order to develop a project based on copy left principles and politics of space and resistance.”

Five artists and a group called NODES within TESTER project are: Fundación Rodríguez, Marina Gržinić, José Carlos Mariátegui, Marcus Neustetter, Oliver Ressler and Hito Steyerl. Each  node is a specific member of a specific community that connects with other nodes. The terminology of nodes is coming from  a wireless connection community.

The TESTER DVD  (2005) is a final outcome of  a 2 years long project. In the DVD numerous artists, activists take part: Klub Zwei, David Kellner, Martin Krenn, Oliver Ressler, Hito Steyerl, Ivan Jurica, kuda.org, Tanja Ostojić and etc.