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FESTIVAL OF NEW MEDIA ART, MUSIC and ART - APRIL 17-21, 2012 - FREE/ZDARMA
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Echofluxx 12

The Echofluxx 12 is a festival of new media (sound and film), visual art, and experimental music. In cooperation with the Prague film school (CAS-FAMU), the Prague Academy of fine Arts (AVU), and early reflections, Echofluxx 12 will present international and Czech presenters in a five day festival at the new Tracfačka in Prague, Čerpadlová 4, Prague 9, April 17-21, 2012. All events are free to the public. Contact: info@echofluxx.org

Echofluxx 12 je festival nových (zvukových a filmových) médií, vizuálního umění a experimentální hudby. Ve spolupráci s Prague Film School, CAS/FAMU,
Prague Academy of fine Arts (AVU), a sdružením early reflections představí pětidenní festival Echofluxx 12 díla českých a mezinárodních umělců. Festival se koná 17. – 21. dubna 2012 v Praze v prostoru nové Trafačky, Čerpadlová 4, Praha 9. Na všechny akce je vstup zdarma. Kontakt: info@echofluxx.org

Gallery Exhibition curated by Petra Vlachynská
Media Performances curated by Dan Senn
Concert of Experimental New Music curated
  by Sylva Smejkalov
á of early reflections
Sound Installation by students of
Martin Blažíček
Live Streaming of Performances by Anja Kaufmann
Festival Celebration Party with music by
KPFRM and TRON & PAUL ABRAHAM

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Festival Concept


The echo of the fluxus movement resonates in this time—a ongoing hedge against the exclusivity of discipline-specific art and music. Echofluxx 12, a festival of new media, art and music, presents a spectrum of new art and music, from experimental film and poetry, to experimental music and art. It uses an organic curatorial method, with artists suggesting artists who would like to present with other artists, and so on. The festival is free to the public and made possible with the assistance of volunteer help and in-kind support.

V současném umění silně rezonují ozvěny hnutí Fluxus a jeho neustálého zpochybňování výhradního postavení jednoznačně definovaných uměleckých a hudebních proudů. Echofluxx 12, festival nových médií, umění a hudby, představuje rozmanitou škálu nového umění a hudby, od experimentálního filmu přes poezii až po experimentální hudbu a výtvarné umění. Festival volí organickou kurátorskou metodu, kdy přizvaní umělci navrhují spolupráci s jinými umělci, kteří se chtějí představit spolu s dalšími umělci atd. Díky pomoci dobrovolníků a možnosti využití technického vybavení zdarma je vstup na veškeré festivalové akce volný. 




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Echofluxx 12 offered free to the public and is produced gratis by Efemera of Prague by a small group of dedicated artists. The festival is further made possible by inkind contributions of audio and video equipment from Prague art & music schools, local businesses, individual artists and art organizations. Artists sometimes receive funding from international government agencies for travel. When they  arrive in Prague, they are housed in volunteer homes. There is a open bar for the festival which raises some money. But Efemera is mostly on its own to produce a festival which represents the current state of new media, music and art internationally in a truly great cities—and we need your help. Last year contributions ranged from $1 to $1000 and once everyone was paid, not a crown was left. Unlike most other edgy festivals, we pay our performers. The money we raise through contributions is simply divided amongst the presenters. So please click on the donate button below and send us what ever you can. All contributors will be listed in the festival program unless requested otherwise. Those contributing over $50 will be sent a Echofluxx 12 DVD of the festival presentations. If you contribute $1000 or more, we will find you a place to stay during the festival.



Vstup na festival Echofluxx 12 je volný. Celý festival zdarma produkuje skupinka zapálených umělců Efemera of Prague . Jeho organizace je možná rovněž díky podpoře pražských uměleckých a hudebních škol, místních firem a jednotlivých umělců a uměleckých organizací, které nám zdarma poskytly audio- a videotechniku. Některým umělcům hradí cestovné zahraniční vládní organizace. V Praze jim ubytování poskytují zdarma dobrovolní hostitelé. Určitý příjem máme také z provozu festivalového baru. Festival, který na půdě světových velkoměst seznamuje veřejnost se současným stavem v oblasti nových médií, hudby a umění v mezinárodním kontextu, však z převážné části připravují členové sdružení Efemera sami — a potřebují vaši pomoc. Veškeré příspěvky, které se loni pohybovaly od 1 do 1000 $ (od 20 do 20 000 korun), jsme do poslední koruny věnovali umělcům. Na rozdíl od jiných alternativních festivalů poskytujeme zúčastněným umělcům honorář. Utržené peníze mezi ně jednoduše rozdělíme. Chcete-li nás tedy jakoukoli částkou podpořit, klikněte prosím na tlačítko Donate. Jména všech, kteří festival.



Volunteer Echofluxx 12

We could use your help for the festival. We are looking for volunteer cars and drivers, flats for artists, technical expertise, lighting experts, docents, and art installers. Also, if you have a PA, especially a subwoofer, or video projector to lend, this would be useful.  Contact Dan at  dan@echofluxx.org.

Pomozte nám s organizací festivalu! Hledáme mobilní dobrovolníky s auty, řidiče, hostitele pro ubytování umělců, techniky, osvětlovače a pomoc při instalaci výstav. Vlastníte-li reprosoustavu, především pak subwoofer nebo videoprojektor, oceníme, pokud nám je zdarma zapůjčíte. Kontaktujte Dana na dan@echofluxx.org.


Live Streaming of Performances

Anja Kaufmann (Swiss): Echolfuxx 12 will be streamed live throughout with presenters interviewed using questions taken by viewers online.



Last Year's Festival Documentation (buy DVD)

e11poster(Click on artist for video)
Phill Niblock
, Phill & Katherine Liberovskaya, Katherine & Al Margolis, Al Margolis, Michal Rataj, Michal and Ivan Boreš, Ivan Boreš, Peter Szely, Martin Janíček & Petr Ferenc, Martin Blažíček & Krzysztof Topolski, Anja Kaufmann & Frances Sander, George Cremaschi, Hana Železná, Petra Dubach & Mario van Horrik, Hearn Gadbois.
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Echofluxx 11 site




KPFRM (Saturday's Party Band)




KPFRM/monstralego is a Czech Electronic experimental electro folk band which cooks high-octane blend of unusual ingredients. Their sound sophisticated cocktail is always astonishing and composition of the ingredients in the shaker an unpredictable masterpiece. More info at: BandZone, MySpace, Access4


With Special Thanks to...

Dagmara Tragorová festival poster design and program
Terezie Honsov
á festival site coordination
Jiří Sovinec equipment transportation

        
                          




  

     










Efemera of Prague - Festival Organizers

Dan Senn (USA), Anja Kaufmann (Swiss), Sylva Smejkalová (Czech), Petra Vlachynská (Czech), George Cremaschi (USA), and Caroline Daniel (Australia).

Echofluxx 12 Promo Documents for Printing


Ad Cards (pdf), Poster (pdf), Czech Press Release (pdf), English
Press Release (pdf)
Festival Schedule

Tuesday, April 17: festival gallery exhibition and Sound installation openings at 6p; Lukasz Szalankiewicz (Poland); Marcus Bergner (Australia) with Marek Bouda. Presentations start at 8p.

Wednesday, April 18: gallery/installations ongoing; Daniel Hanzlik (Czech) and Pavel Mrkus (Czech); Dan Senn (US). Presentations start at 8p.

Thursday, April 19: gallery/installations ongoing; David Means (US); Toine Horvers (Netherlands) with Marcus Bergner (Australia), Jose Pablo Estrada Torresca (Mexico) and Mojmir Pukl (Czech). Presentations start at 8p.

Friday, April 20: gallery/installations ongoing; early reflections experimental music concert at 8p
(see program below).

Saturday, April 21: gallery/installations final day; Festival Celebration Party; Krzysztof Topolski (Poland) and Anja Kaufmann (Swiss); ; Michal Cimala (Czech) with Aleš Zemene; George Cremaschi (USA); and KPFRM/monstralego, and TRON & PAUL ABRAHAM. Presentations start at 5p.



Úterý, 17. dubna: vernisáž výstavy v 17.00; Lukasz Szalankiewicz (Polsko); Marcus Bergner (Austrálie); Michal Cimala (ČR) a Aleš Zemene
(ČR); studentské práce CAS/FAMU. Začátek programu ve 20.00.

Středa, 18. dubna: pokračování výstavy/instalací; Daniel Hanzlik (ČR) a Pavel Mrkus (ČR); Dan Senn (US). Začátek programu ve 20.00.

Čtvrtek, 19. dubna: pokračování výstavy/instalací; David Means (USA); Toine Horvers (Nizozemí). Začátek programu ve 20.00.

Pátek, 20. dubna: pokračování výstavy/instalací; early reflections – koncert experimentální hudby ve 20.00 (viz program).

Sobota, 21. dubna: poslední den výstavy/instalací; festivalová párty; Krzysztof Topolski (Polsko) a Anja Kaufmann (Švýcarsko); George Cremaschi (USA); KPFRM/Monstralego, a
TRON + PAUL ABRAHAM. Začátek programu v 17.00.



"Sound Room" Installation

The "Sound Room" installation consists of independently developed concepts each based on common sound and audio devices. These merge to form a cohesive installation for the Echofluxx festival. Appliances, such as radios, speakers, amplifiers are used. Without an hidden poetic or metaphorical intention, they are used as simple objects and sound devices. Within the gallery context, they represent only what they are, out of their normal location and configuration, and, thus, playing with our perceptual habits.

The installation of sound objects from the students of Martin
Blažíček and include the artists Kateřina Bílková, David Šmítmajer, Jiří Rouš, and František Týmal. The installation will open at 6p, Tuesday, April 17.

Instalace „Místnost zvuku“ je souborem nezávisle rozvíjených myšlenkových konceptů kolem středového tématu zvuku a zvukového přístroje, které se v závěru propojují v podobě společně vystavěné prostorové instalace pro festival Echofluxx. Předmětem zájmu jsou přístoje, které sloužily, nebo slouží k poslouchání, radiopřijímače, reproduktory, zesilovače. Aniž bychom v nich hledali skrytou poetiku, nebo přenesené významy, díváme se na ně jako na prosté objekty, zdroje zvuku. Vytvořená situace v galerii je nečiní ničím jiným než jsou. Hledá nové místa a konfigurace pro jejich obvyklé funkce a zahrává si s našimi posluchačskými návyky.



early relections

Concert Program
(Friday, 20h)

Silence Talks by Michal Rataj
Lenka Kozderková - flute, Michal Rataj – electronics

I was not really thinking of this Cage-like “silence” while working on this piece. What really attracts me about silence is the fact that it talks to me in a language I am not able to hear when not alone, quiet, calm, more or less concentrated. Silence talks when I want it to talk but, apparently, I can’t really decide what to hear while it talks – is it worse or better for me?

 „Intimate Space“ by Andrea Sodomka
Electronic piece, Sylva Smejkalová – sound regie

Intimate Space, The poetry of transmission. Intimate Space is the area around a human body, about an arm's length, in which one is comfortable with loved ones and close friends A story about distance, communication and intimacy. This work was commissioned by Ars Sonora, Radio Clŕsica, RNE - Radio Nacional de Espana, and by ORF, Ö1 Kunstradio. Read more.
 
Twilgiht Night by Markéta Mazourová
For flute, bass clarinet and marimba

hidden word, hidden sight
by Sylva Smejkalová
Sound and video - Quido Sen, programmer - Andreas Schenk, flute - Lenka Kozderková, clarinets - Jan Mach, trumpet - Yasuco Tanaka, contrabass - Ondřej Melecký, percussion - Markéta Mazourová.
 
Sound Object
by Quido Sen
For live sound installation (example of Sen's work below).


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Als Jurij Gagarin John Glenn traf interaktive Installation (Detail), Galerie Billing Bild verschiedene Materialien, Elektronik, Sensoren, Lautsprechern.


The Composers and Artists

Michal Rataj composes electroacoustic and chamber/orchestral music which is presented throughout Europe. He is active as real-time performer of his acousmatic music giving solo performances and in collaboration others. He also works as radio art producer in the Czech Radio, Prague where he curates Radioatelier and the website rAdioCUSTICA. He is a member of the EBU Ars Acustica producers group and  teaches composition at the NYU in Prague and other art schools. yt  Video

Andrea Sodomka works in intermedia and installation art, electronic music, net art, radio art, video and photography. From 1982-89 she studied at the Academy of Applied Arts, Vienna, from 1984-87  at the Academy of Music, Vienna. She was the president of the society of electroacoustic music G.E.M., and curator for Media Art at the OK - center of contemporary art, Austria. yt


Markíéta Mazourová is considered the First Lady of Czech percussion. yt yt yt







Quido Sen
works in
graphic art, multimedia objects, interactive installations, and in sound art projects. He was born in Ostrava, the Czech Republic and now lives in Baar, Switzerland. His work has been shown at Socrates Sculpture Park New York, DAM, Berlin, Centro Cultural Borges Buenos Aires, The Czech Museum of Fine Arts Prague, Dům Umění Ostrava and elsewhere. He graduated from Swiss Institute of Technology ETH-Zürich, was a visiting artist in sculpture at the Hochschule für angewandte Kunst in Vienna.

About
early relections

Sylva Smejkalová founded, in 2003, along with fellow composer Michal Trnka, "early reflections" for the promotion of Czech and international contemporary classical music. Projects have included domestic and foreign festivals such as Festival Alternativa, Moscow, Der Film Festival, Prague, and now Echofluxx 12. Born in 1974 in Ostrava, Sylva studied at the Janacek Conservatory in Ostrava and then at the Prague Academy of Performing Arts in Prague where she earned master's degree in music composition and music direction. Read full bio. Contact: music@echofluxx.org



Gallery Exhibition
(Tuesday-Saturday)

Petra Vlachynská is visual artist working specially in sculptor and architecture. In 2010 she graduated from the Academy of Art, Architecture and Design, Prague, in the sculpture studio of Kurt Gebauer. 2000-2006 she studied CTU, Faculty of Architecture, Prague and at École d’architecture Val de Seine in Paris. For Echofluxx 12 she is curating EVERYDAY NATURE, presenting the work of five artist who address aspects of everyday life.  Contact: art@echofluxx.org

The words EVERYDAY (všední, každodenní, obyčejný, běžný, obvyklý, nezajímavý) and NATURE (příroda, podstata, přirozenost, základní vlastnost, povaha, charakter, nátura, nahota) are inseparable, in various meanings influencing and determining each other. The dynamics of their relastionship is recognizable in perception of our surroundings,  in movements we create, in changes we participate.

The Artists of EVERYDAY NATURE

Dagmara Tragorová (Slovakia) is a street artist, illustrator and graphic designer, graduated from the Department of mass media communication in Nitra in 2009. Her interventions in public spaces often engage the passers-by in the creative process. She is regular host of street summit at Žilina-Žáriečie.

Michal Kohút (Czech) writes "I am studying the sculpture at Academy of Art, Architecture and Design. I am trying to have a detached view and to enjoy the simple things."






Linda Čihářová (Czech) art often comments on natural processes and the relations of living entities to their environment. She graduated from the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, and she also gained experience as a visiting student at FAMU (Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague), the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and the Academy Beeldene Kunste in Maastricht. Another valuable source of inspiration for her is travelling and experiencing various landscape characters. Her works often reflect on the places she has visited.

Diana Winklerová (Czech)
, musician and visual artist, graduated from the Academy of Art, Architecture and Design, Prague, in the sculpture studio of Kurt Gebauer. She earned a scholarship to the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou and now works as a tutor at the AAAD in Prague. Diana's engages with a broad range of media and materials, most often expressing ideas in sculpture, objects, digital or computer transformed photography and video—with the medium adjusted to fit the message.

Quido Sen (Swiss) see bio above

Martin Tůma is a visual artist working with photographic media. He graduated from the University of Tomáš Baťa, the Faculty of Multimedia Communications, in Zlín (2011). Martin is a conceptual photographer often using landscape and the metaphysics of the photographic media as his subject matter. He is continuously exploring the idea of deconstruction of a landscape, new possibilities of its visual presentations and discovering cultural patterns which establish ways of its perception. He is a member of the Boysplaynice Studio and MIMO, an association concentrating on pushing the limits of photography.

Post Festival Documentation

EVERYDAY NATURE see gallery exhibition.

Presentations by Lukasz Szalankiewicz; Marcus Bergner with Marek Bouda; Daniel Hanzlik and Pavel Mrkus; Dan Senn; David Means; Toine Horvers with Marcus Bergner, Jose Pablo Estrada Torresca and Mojmir Pukl; Krzysztof Topolski, Anja Kaufmann and Kate Lee; George Cremaschi; Michal Cimala and Aleš Zemene.

"Sound Room" Installation see exhibition

early reflections concert: compositions by Michal Rataj;
Andrea Sodomka; Markéta Mazourová; Sylva Smejkalová with Quido Sen.

David Means' interviews
with Krzysztof Topolski and Lukasz Szalankiewicz on USTREAM.

Festival Photos see slides



USTREAM


Streaming live video by Ustream
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rtists

zenialLukasz Szalanklewicz, aka Zenial, (Poland) is historian, sound designer and electronic music artist, member of the Polish Society for Electroacustic Music (PSeME).He has presented  at the Audio Art Festival and Unsound Festival in Krakow, Wro Festival in Wroclaw and Moving Closer Festival in Warsaw, and at Polish art centers including Kordegarda Gallery and The Contemporary Art Centre Zamek Ujazdowski in Warsaw, Contemporary Art Gallery Arsenal in Bialystok, Contemporary Art Gallery in Wroclaw and Contemporary Art Center in Torun. Lukasz lives in Posnan.

cimalaMichal Cimala (Czech) is an unique figure in the contemporary Czech contemporary art. He was born in 1975 in Havířov and graduated at the Academy of Arts, Architecture, and Design in Prague where he was a student in the metal and jewellery studio headed by V. K. Novák. He operates on the borders of design and free art, using diverse materials and media. Michal will be performing with Aleš Zemene (Czech) yt

bergnerMarcus Bergner (Australia) has made over twenty experimental films that have been screened widely in Europe, United States and Australia. He is long-term member of the Australian sound poetry group Arf Arf, (othes include Micheal Buckley, Marisa Stirpe and Frank Lovece) a group that has produced and mounted hundreds of live performances in Australia and Europe over a fifteen-year period. Their film Thread of Voice has been shown widely, including at: The Serpentine Gallery, London; The Pompidou Centre, Paris; Arsenal Kino, Berlin; Millennium, New York and at the Museums of Modern Art in Warsaw and Sydney. The group is now completing an anecdotal/experimental novella based on their previous performances and will be published late in 2012. For his vocal performance at EchoFluxx, Bergner will be joined by Marek Bouda (Czech) (pictured directly above) on electric guitar.

hanzlikDaniel Hanzlik (Czech) is leading figure in Czeck intermedia art. His work has been represented at The Prague Contemporary Art Festival 2010, Emil Filla Gallery, Prague, Formate der Transformation at Museum auf Abruf, Vienna, FORMÁTY TRANSFORMACE at the The Brno House of Arts, Space for intuition and the City Gallery Prague. yt

mrkusPavel Mrkus (Czech) is an intermedia artist of wit, range and invention. His work has been presented at Chelsea Art Museum, New York, The Venice Biennale, Kunsthaus Dresden, The Brno House of Art, Kunst Verein in Schlossberg, and elsewhere. yt

meansDavid Means (US) graphic scores, instal- lations and performance systems have been exhibited and presented by the Walker Art Center, IRCAM, Documenta IX, the Xi An Conservatory of Music (China), Het Stroomhuis (Holland), Logos Foundation (Belgium) and the Arts Council of Great Britain. He is currently an Associate Professor of Media and Fine Arts and producer of the Strange Attractors Festival of Experimental Intermedia Art at Metropolitan State University. After David's first performance he will be joined by Michael Karman, Anja Kaufman, Krzyzstof Topoloski and Caroline Daniel in a free improvisation.  See photo1, photo2, chart, see Video

horversToine Horvers (Netherlands) is a Dutch performance artist who works with language in both written and spoken form. He uses language to disseminate other realities for it to become a gesture in space and time. The material for the works is derived from language that is used for recording and describing, based on observations of situations and processes in daily life. These recordings are presented in voice performances - solo or group, hand-written drawings, hand-written books, sound installations and interactive electronic text-displays in public or semi-public spaces. Toine will be joined by Marcus Bergner and Jose Pablo Estrada Torresca (Mexico) and Mojmir Pukl (Czech). See program notes for "One Voice Over Prague." yt

topolskiKrzysztof Topolski (Poland) is an electroacoustic improviser, author of soundart projects, drummer, field recordist and curator. His work explores noise and landscape improvisationally in live percussion and electroacoustic music. Wth Mariusz Waras in 2009, he created installation Fabryka in CSW, “Znaki Czasu” in Toruń, and presented Folk Science as a part of the Pandemonium project at the AC Institute in New York. He was presented the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage award in 2007 and 2010, CCA “Kronika’, Bytom in 2006, and Visegrad Fund residency program at Skolska 28, Prague in 2011. Full bio here. See Echofluxx 11 video

Martin Blažíček (Czech) is a film/video maker, media artist. Graduated at Film Academy Prague (FAMU) as film/video editor. Inspired by structural film of the 70s created a number of films on 8 and 16mm format since 1997. Sice 2000 performed live film and video with various groups, such as Ultra (2000-02) and Mikroloops (2007-11). Since mid-00s performed live improvised video based on wide range of inner/outer interactivity of sound, image and physical objects. He previously cooperated with Martin Ježek, Tonic Train, Guyla Nemes, Beth Custer, Andras Blazsek (Blazsek/Blazicek duo), Arszyn, Kateřina Zochová, Hannes Hoelzl, Bryan Eubanks and many others. He curated NoLab at Roxy/Nod Experimental space Prague (2007-2009), since 2010 curated ScreenLab at Školská 28 Gallery Prague. Founding mamber of Mediabaze.cz project. He published texts on music, film and media arts in Cinepur, A2, Film a doba and other journals. He teaches at the Center for Audiovisual studies at the Film academy of performing arts. yt

Aleš Zemene (Czech) is an interdisciplinary artist who has worked throughout Europe and in Asia. He has developed multimedia software for ambisonic installations and applications for audio-visual performances. He has also programmed and lectured in Pure Data environment and is involved in art production in various European countries. In performances he works with audio, video and data, analog and digital, combining these in live coding sessions. He uses only free software. Aleš is the founder of Whitelabel.name Production, and is a member of mur.at network community. He currently works in Prague and Berlin on Open Source platforms for various projects..

kaufmannAnja Kaufmann (Swiss) is an electronic music composer and artist. Her work investigates scientific phenomena, social studies and information architecture. She studied new media and biology in Basel, Switzerland. A very diverse artist, she has presented exhibitions, concerts, radio shows in the field of audio art in Switzerland, Czech Republic, Poland, Austria, and The Netherlands. In 2008, she presented at the Multiastronomy symposium in Prague. Since 2007 she has  produced a regular radio show for So21 in Zürich, a community of sound artists. She won film music prized at Flimmernacht Germany in 2004 and the new media prize for Sitemapping in Switzerland in 2006. She is a member of Efemera Prague. Anja will be performing with Kate Lee and Krzyzstof Topolski. See Video

George Cremaschi (USA) was born in New York City, where he studied music and composition. Utilizing mostly contrabass and electronics, his work attempts to dissolve the boundaries between music, sound art, and noise, and extend their existing language, vocabulary and discourse. He has played with, and composed for, dancers, improvisers, installation artists, poets, film, folk musicians, theater groups, orchestras, rock bands and pop divas. He has worked with a long list of fantastic musical artists including Nicolas Collins, Evan Parker, Franz Hautzinger, Liz Allbee, Gino Robair, Christof Kurzmann, dieb13, Mats Gustafsson, Lę Quan Ninh and Matthew Ostrowski among many others. As an interpreter, he has performed works by many major composers including Feldman, Tenney, Cage, Xenakis, Penderecki, Andriessen etc, and has appeared on over 30 recordings on the Apestaartje, Evolving Ear, Black Saint, Leo, Beak Doctor, Emanem, Rastascan, Music & Arts, Nine Winds and 482 Music labels. He currently lives in Prague, Czech Republic.
See Echofluxx 11 video

kaufmannKate Lee (Mauritius) is an artist traveler and itinerant storyteller. Born in 1982 in the island country of Mauritius, of Chinese and Creole ancestry, her life and art defy easy categorization. Blending visual arts, performance and film narrative, her art practice gives credence to life hazards, encounters, events, travels, and is informed by a spirited discourse that spans artistic disciplines, far-flung continents, and a study of phenomenology, philosophy and psychology. With a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, she currently based in Prague, Czech Republic. Full bio here She has been awarded numerous art prizes such as the UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists, and participated to artist residencies globally, including the National Art Studio, Changdong in Seoul, South Korea; Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, NE, USA; and Appelboom in Limousin, France. Her artworks have been shown at art venues internationally, some of which are the Goyang Art Studio Gallery, Seoul, South Korea; the Nunnery Gallery in London; the Friche la Belle de Mai in Marseille; the Jelení Gallery in Prague; the FUEL Collection in Philadelphia, PA; and the Strip-S Gallery in Eindhoven.

Antonie Svobodová (Czech), a solo performer, uses in her very personal style elements from both dance and theatre. Her  improvisations find inspiration in the relationships between music,  dance, voice, body, space and objects. She works on different topics for many years. Her performances are divided in three  basic categories. First suited mainly for stage. Secound performed best in natural spaces, or industrial and historical spaces (site  specific). Finally performances, which are suitable for both indoor  and outdoor spaces. Antonie will be performing to a new work by  Sylva Smejkalová. All performances are constantly  changing and developing, because they are bases on improvisation.  Part of her work concentrates on cooperation with visual artists.  Therefore Antonie is very often invited to dance during the opeing of  exhibibitons of many artists. Her improsisation are then unique, made  just for the occasion. Antonie will be performing to a new work by  Sylva Smejkalová.

sennDan Senn (USA) is an intermedia artist in the Fluxus tradition. His work broadly encompasses music composition, kinetic sound sculpture, experimental and documentary film. His music is published by Smith Publications of Baltimore. Dan lives in Prague, The Czech Republic, Sydney, Australia, and the United States. He cofounded Roulette Intermedium of New York City and founded Efemera of Prague. yt




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