NomadicMILK is an art project that is executed by the artist Esther Polak and a small team. The project is produced by the foundation Beelddiktee, in co-production with NIMk Amsterdam
Esther Polak is a new-media artist working in the field of locative media.
Edwin Dertien is an independent robot developer.
Floris Maathuis works on the robot software development.
Dirk Kruyder Video Editor
Hans Veldkamp was the cameraman (photo and video) during our fieldwork trip in November-December, 2009
Ivar van Bekkum Production
Bing Ie Freelance Producer
Aske Hopman Production Website.
Aske is an interaction consultant combining concept development with tech/project management. He worked together with Esther Polak on the earlier AmsterdamREALTIME and had a small advisory role with MILKproject.
Bente Bourgondien Website Design
Don Mader English text corrections
Aliyu Momale guide and interpreter, fieldwork trip, January, 2009
Musa Manu Suleiman guide and interpreter, fieldwork trip, November, 2009
Tijmen Schep cameraman (photo and video), blogger and all-around helper during our fieldwork trip, January, 2009
Ab Drent is an independent ecological anthropologist. His collaboration took place in the research phase of the project and the Cameroon Fieldwork Trip.
download Ab’s paper (.pdf; 2,9 MB) on pastoralism in Cameroon.
Stichting Beelddiktee will do the production in collaboration with:
Pastoral Resolve (PARE) Kaduna, Nigeria: contacts with pastoralist communities
CEDC/CML Haman Unusa, Maroua, Cameroon/Leiden, NL: contacts with pastoralist communities
NIMk, Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst Montevideo Time Based Arts -Artist in residence, Esther Polak, Spring, 2009
Mobilefest, Brazil: production, NomadicGrazing fieldwork in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
CO-OP’s provided the framework for Nomadic MILK phase 01.
CO-OP’s, ‘interteritoriale verkenningen in kunst en wetenschap’ is a project initiated by Rob Zwijnenberg at the Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research (NWO).
funding and financial support
advice and support:
Saleh Momale, (PARE and Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria)
Ignatio Granel, Abuja, Nigeria
Bisi Silva -curator, Lagos, Nigeria
Saddic Balewa – advice, Jos, Nigeria
Communicating for Change – Lagos, Nigeria
Gerbert van der Aa – journalist, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jaap van Ameele – advice, Jos, Nigeria
Diny Frauenknecht – advice, Jos, Nigeria
Theo Spierings – Friesland Foods, Meppel, Netherlands
Alexander van der Meer – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Daniel Plas – Abuja, Nigeria