Igor Brkić will be a maker-in-residence as a Croatian representative in the international project Creative Museum at Nordefjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum in Trondheim, Norway. The residency is set to take place during August, 2016 and it will coincide with the Trondheim Maker Faire.
Igor Brkić will have during the residency access to the local maker community and Trondheim Mobile Maker Space filled with 3D printers, electronics and tools. He plans to make an interactive installation in relation with the museum collection, as well as workshop related to interaction and interactivity.
A piece from product design collection of Nordefjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum
Igor Brkić graduated at the Electrical Engineering and Computing Faculty in Zagreb, currently working there as an expert associate while doing research for his doctorate. He has specialised in the area of the digital processing of audio signals. He deals with embedded programming, open code, Linux, music, construction of MIDI devices and taking anything he gets his hands on to pieces. He has taken part in many exhibitions and projects and for a number of years has run successful workshops with a special focus on Arduino and the creative use of sensors in interactive installations. He has created many robotic and electronic solutions for museums, exhibitions, theatre productions in Croatia and abroad as well as for television broadcasts.
The Nordefjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum is a museum of decorative arts and design, situated in Trondheim, Norway – and is one of the units in Museene i Sør-Trøndelag. Its collection consists of more than 30 000 objects with special focus on Scandinavian Design, Japanese Craft, Textiles and Jewellery. Unique for the museum are two interiors designed by the museum by Henry van de Velde and Finn Juhl.