An exhibition Powered by Ljudmila at the City Art Gallery Ljubljana presents documentation from its begining, 17 years ago, till present: events, projects and actions, in Slovenia and internationally. Ljudmila – Ljubljana Digital Media Lab is an open-access digital media laboratory with extensive experience since 1994 in connecting new media technologies and artistic projects as well as encouraging broader, savvier, and more creative uses of new technologies. It was initiated in 1994 by a group of new media artists and activists living and working in Ljubljana (Vuk ∆osiÊ, Marko Peljhan, Luka Frelih…) within the new media programme at the Open Society Institute – Slovenia.
Today Ljudmila is a well-equipped digital media lab that focuses on digital production as well as education, research and development of hardware and software. It also provides knowledge, equipment, Internet access, server space, electronic publishing and other affordable networking services to non-governmental and non-profit organisations, art collectives, active individuals, and others. In 2004, for its work as the Slovene epicentre of digital creation for group projects and autonomous artists and researchers, Ljudmila was bestowed the Golden Bird Award for the section of new media.