is a festival of new media, visual art,
and experimental music produced by Efemera of Prague with Anja Kaufmann and Dan
Senn, co-directors. In cooperation with Sylva Smejkalová and early
Prague music school (HAMU), and Academy of Fine
Arts (AVU), Echofluxx 13 will present
international and Czech presenters in a five-day festival at the
Tracfačka Arena in Prague, Kurta Konráda 1, Prague 9, May 7-11, 2013.
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Echofluxx 13 je
festival nových (zvukových a filmových) médií,
vizuálního umění a experimentální hudby, Anja Kaufmann and Dan Senn,
co-directors. Ve spolupráci s Prague Music
School, CAS/HAMU, Film
School (CAS/FAMU) a Prague
Academy of fine Arts (AVU),
festival Echofluxx 13 díla českých a mezinárodních umělců. Festival se
koná 7–11. kevetna 2013 v Praze v prostoru Trafačka Arena, Kurta
Praha 9. Kontakt: email@example.com
Gallery Exhibition curated by Diana
Blanka Švédová and Lucie Šmardová.
Performances curated by Dan Senn and Anja Kaufmann
of Experimental New Music curated by Sylva
of early reflections
Streaming of Performances by Anja Kaufmann
Celebration Party the Echofluxx Ensemble and Michal Cimala
below to see Kickstarter documentation for last year's Echofluxx 12
festival. Video is narrated by Anja Kaufmann.
here to donate via Kickstarter! (fully funded)
echo of the fluxus movement resonates in this time—a ongoing hedge
against the exclusivity of discipline-specific art and music. Echofluxx 13, 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 made possible with the assistance of
volunteer help and in-kind
V současném umění silně rezonují ozvěny hnutí Fluxus a jeho neustálého
zpochybňování výhradního postavení jednoznačně definovaných uměleckých
a hudebních proudů. Echofluxx 13,
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.
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13 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
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
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
of new media, music and art internationally in a truly great cities—and we need your help.
Last year contributions ranged from
$1 to $500 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
All contributors will be listed in the festival program unless
requested otherwise. Those
contributing over $50 will be sent a Echofluxx 13 DVD of the festival
If you contribute $1000 or more, we will find you a place to stay
during the festival.
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
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 13
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
Streaming of Performances
Echolfuxx 13 will be streamed live throughout with presenters
interviewed using questions taken by viewers online.
Click image above for live stream.
Presentations by Lukasz
Bergner with Marek
Hanzlik and Pavel
Mrkus; Dan Senn; David
Horvers with Marcus
Jose Pablo Estrada
Torresca and Mojmir
Kaufmann and Kate Lee; George Cremaschi;
Michal Cimala and Aleš Zemene.
Installation see exhibition
concert: compositions by Michal Rataj; Andrea Sodomka; Markéta Mazourová; Sylva Smejkalová
with Quido Sen.
David Means' interviews with Krzysztof Topolski and
Lukasz Szalankiewicz on
Festival Photos see slides
11 Documentation (buy DVD)
on artist for video)
& 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
Dubach & Mario van Horrik, Hearn
Echofluxx 11 site
With Special Thanks to...
& Petra Vlachynská equipment transportation, Jan Kribek poster design, press release, Martin Janíček pedestals, lighting, chairs (Palmovka Synagogue), Stanley Pavoda lighting power supply, Michal Rataj and HAMU sound system, Aleš Zemene and Micahl Cimala cables, tables, building materials, internet access.
Efemera of Prague - Festival
Dan Senn (USA), Anja
Smejkalová (Czech), Petra
Vlachynská (Czech), Diana Winklerová (Czech),
(USA); Lucie Šmardová (Prague), Blanka Švédova
(Czech), Tereza Kučerová (Czech) and Caroline
Daniel Senn (Australia), Jan Trojan (Czech).
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
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. Anja has co-directed Echofluxx 11, 12
and 13. See Echofluxx 11 performance with Frances
in the fluxus tradition working in music composition, kinetic sound
sculpture, experimental and documentary film. In the 1980s and 90s he
was a professor of music and art in the United States and Australia.
Dan travels internationally as a lecturer, performer and installation
artist and lives in Prague, Czech Republic, where he directs the
Echofluxx media art festivals, and in Watertown, Wisconsin, the USA,
with his partner Caroline Daniel Senn. He studied music and art at the
University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse with Truman Daniel Hayes and
Leonard Stach, and at the University of Illinois, Urbana, with Salvatore
Johnston and Herbert Brun.
His music is published by Smith Publications of Baltimore. Dan founded
Newsense-Intermedium of Tacoma, Washington, and cofounded Roulette Intermedium of New York City.
He is artistic director of Efemera
of Prague. Caroline Daniel Senn (Australia)
is a composer, pianist, video artist and organizer from Sydney,
Australia, now living in the United States. She has a degree in
composition and piano performance from the Canberra School of Music,
Australia. Recently her work has concentrated on the use of found texts
and incidental video taken using low resolution capture devices.
David Means (USA)
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. David contributed greatly to Echofluxx
12 as a technician, performer, U-Stream interviewer
documentarian for Echofluxx 12.
see sound check sechedule
Tuesday, May 7: festival gallery
exhibition (opening) 6p; Michael Schumacher
York); Martin Blažíček and Michal
Zbořil (Prague). Opening party with Jamchestra. Presentations start at 8p.
Wednesday, May 8:
gallery/installations ongoing; Brigid
Australia); Michal Cáb
(Prague) with Peter Gonda (Bratislava); Martin Janíček
(Prague) and Bethany Lacktorin (Minneapolis). Presentations start at 8p.
Thursday, May 9:
gallery/installations ongoing; early reflections
– concert of new music by OEM ARTS with Ladislav Železný; Joanna
Adamczewska (Poznan); Norbert
Möslang (St. Gallen).
Presentations start at 8p.
Friday, May 10:
Havelková (Kolín) and Lucie Vítkova
May 11: gallery/installations final day; Echofluxx Ensemble with Anja Kaufmann,
David Means, Dan Senn and others
(TBA); Yves Degoyan (Paris); and Michal Cimala (Prague), Aleš Zemene (Prague) and Paul Aloise (Montreal). Presentations start at 8p.
Úterý, 7. Kvetna: vernisáž výstavy
v 18.00; Michael Schumacher
(Brooklyn); Martin Blažíček a Michal
Zbořil (Praha); Jamchestra. Začátek programu ve
8. Kvetna: pokračování
výstavy; Brigid Burke
(Melbourne); Michal Cáb
(Praha) a Peter Gonda (Bratislava); Martin Janíček
(Prague) a Bethany Lacktorin (USA). Začátek
programu ve 20.00.
Čtvrtek, 9. Kvetna: pokračování
výstavy; early reflections
– koncert experimentální hudby v OEM ARTS with Ladislav Železný; Joanna Adamczewska (Poznan); Norbert Möslang (St.
programu ve 20.00.
Pátek, 10. Kvetna: pokračování
Havelková (Kolín) a Lucie
Zirkus (Praha); Začátek
programu ve 20.00.
Sobota, 11. Kvetna: poslední den
párty; Echofluxx Ensemble with Anja Kaufmann,
David Means, Dan Senn and others; Yves Degoyan (Paris); and Michal Cimala (Praha), Aleš Zemene (Praha) a Paul Aloisi (Montreal). Začátek programu v 20.00.
ZIRKUS performing (click photo for
early relections presents...
OEM ARTS with Ladislav Železný
oΞΣ [metal ' fan ' stones ' bellow]
with Jan Trojan ' Ivan Boreš ' Jakub Rataj ' Jiří Lukeš
oΞΣ guest: Ladislav Železný
light design: Michal Horáček
ARTS [objects ' electronics ' music] is a Czech art group
comprising and connecting contemporary artists from the fields of sound
performance, animation, and light design. Inspired by experimental art
forms using a mix of sound – noise – silence, they specialize mainly in
sound performances and installations. The group’s structure is
fluctuating with a stable core.
Rataj, Ivan Boreš, Jan Trojan and Jiři Lukeš
About early relections
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
full bio. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Výraz interiéru opuštěné průmyslové architektury bývalé
trafostanice předjímá do značné míry existenciální vnímání. Původní
účel prostoru zůstal zachycen v obrysových tvarech, vyprázdněné
formy postrádající svou náplň. Nabízí se řada možností, jak prostor
znovu naplnit, rozvinout a aktualizovat. Z toho vyplývá i následující
výběr vystavujících umělců.
The industrial interior of an abandoned electrical
substation anticipates largely existential perception. The original
purpose of this space has remained frozen in the contours, shapes and
forms now devoid of content. Thus, it offers an array of options how to
fill, update and redevelop the space again. This implies the following
selection of the exhibiting artists.
Alessandra Svatek a Artur
Magrot (CZ) spolupracují od roku 2010. Často
si vybírají materiály každodenní potřeby, které potom používají experimentálním
způsobem. Tvoří především ve veřejném prostoru
na streetartových principech, ale vyskytují se i v
galeriích, s instalacemi, obrazy a objekty. Jsou zakladateli
projektu Ukradená galerie. Artur Magrot and Alessandra Svatek
been working together since 2010. They often choose everyday materials,
which are used experimentally. Their work is mainly presented in public
spaces, according to street art-principles, but you can find
their installations, paintings and objects also in galleries.
Alessandra and Artur are the founders of the Stolen Gallery project.
(CZ) studuje v ateliéru prostorových forem Jiřího Příhody na AVU v
Praze. Prostor hraje v jeho realizacích zásadní roli, jeho konkrétní
výsek je mu rámem pro fyzické prožívání myšleného. Karel Kunc
(CZ) studies in the studio of Spatial Forms headed by Jiří Příhoda at
the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. Space plays a significant role in
the implementation of his work.
(CZ) studuje v Ateliéru intermediální konfrontace Jiřího Davida a
Milana Saláka na VŠUP v Praze. Také pro
popis jeho zacházení s médii malby a instalace lze použít slova z názvu
Intermedialita v užití materiálu
nejen v jeho mísení, prostupování forem a smělých vstupech do veřejného
prostoru, ale především v nastolování situací s očekáváním reakce,
anebo naopak, v horším případě. Julius Reichel
(CZ) studies in the studio of Intermedia and Confrontation Art
headed by Jiří David and Milan Salák at the Academy of Arts,
Architecture and Design in Prague. Also, the description of how he
treats his work by the media of painting and installation can use words
from the title of the studio. Intermediality in the use of materials
and confrontation in the situation when the art is facing the
expectations of the reaction when mixing, interpenetrating forms and
bold entrance into public space.
studuje v posledním ročníku pražské VŠUP v ateliéru sochařství pod
vedením Kurta Gebauera. Promyšlený a zároveň hravý jazyk jeho tvorby je
nejčastěji vyjádřen krátkými akcemi, objekty či instalacemi. Jejich
interaktivní potenciál je většinou dokumentován videozáznamem. Jasné
sdělení a citlivou poetičnost děl mnohdy předchází důmyslně sestrojené
objekty nebo naopak bystrá intervence v prostoru. Michal
is a student in the final year of the Prague Academy of Arts,
Architecture and Design in sculpture studio headed by Kurt Gebauer.
Sophisticated and playful at the same time the language of his work is
most often expressed in short actions, objects and installations. The
interactive potential is usually documented by video recording. Clear
communication and sensitive poetic works often precedes ingeniously
constructed objects or vice versa sharp intervention in space.
festivalu Echofluxx 13. jsou (absolventka Teorie nových
médií a designu na VŠUP v Praze) a Lucie Šmardová, Blanka Švédová (kurátorka
Fotofestivalu v Uničově, studentka Dějin uměnu FF MU v Brně)
a Diana Winklerová (absolventka VŠUP ateliéru sochařství Kurta Gebauera, zabývá se
volným uměním a hudbou).
of the exhibition festival Echofluxx 13th are Lucie Šmardová (graduate
of Theory of new media and design at the AAAD in Prague), Blanka
(curator of Photofestival in
Uničov, studying Art history
at Masaryk University in Brno) and Diana Winklerová (graduate of the
AAAD sculpture studio of Kurt Gebauer, deals with fine art and music).
Železný (Prague) was born in 1979 in Jindřichův Hradec,
Czech Republic. He studied
Secondary Ceramic School in Bechyne, independent
Intermedia School in Bechyne (PeaDr. Jan Svoboda), faculty of Fine Arts
VUT Brno (department video and multimedia, and the Keiko Sei, Peter
Rónai, Richard Fajnor) He is a freelance artist, an educator at
the Faculty of Fine Arts Brno (Multimedia department), and a sound
designer for Czech radio. He is interested in the communication between
mediums as a spectator while trying to return the original meaning that
has for life specificially in connection with soundart and radiophonic
creation as a possible means for communication. He is interested in
participation, preparation and realization of various workshops,
symposia, exhibitions, radio projects. Participation at various
exhibitions, project and symposia in abroad.
(Prague) Ivan Boreš is an innovator and inventor of a couple of guitar
techniques, he devotes himself to compositions activities for 1/2
(Spectrum no.5) and 1/4 guitar, (hommage to Alois Hába) ensemble
etc...He cooperates with porfomers and composers of contemporanious
music. He performed his author´s compositions e.g. in Manchester /UK/
for Guitar Circle /concert series 2012 /, guitar interpreter seminars
in Zurich /University of the Arts /in International Guitar Festival
BRNO 2010, he played in the festival Echoflux 2011, The Guitar
transvensely the Genres 2010, Vadehas festival 2009 /Mandoe/, in
concert hall in Paxos-Greece and in many other places in Europe /as a
club musician in Tomáš Mach´s band and Císař band/. At present he also
plays in OEM Arts band /object, electronic, music/, he has found the
metal band VAN, devotes himself to the project the Wind and Whiff,
flamenco and he is making CD ready. See Echofluxx
11 solo performance.
Jan Trojan (Prague)
is a composer, musician and sound designer. He was born in 1982 in
Duchcov. In the 2012 he finished his Ph.D. in the field of of acoustic
ecology and soundscape at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. He
participated e.g. in the ISA composition classes and took up two
semesters of residency at the Universität der Künste in Berlin
(2011-12). Since 2012 he lectures about electroacoustic music at
Faculty of Composition at HAMU in Prague. He also works as sound
designer in the Czech Radio. Jan Trojan creates and takes part in sound
performances, both as soloist or with a group of his experimentative
co-players. He finds the world around him a rich and diverse landscape
of sounds, which he journeys through with great interest.
Jakub Rataj (Prague)
is a composer and performer of contemporary music. He composes mainly
orchestral, chamber and electroacoustic compositions. He also composes
music for film and theatre. Recently he presents sound performances and
sound installations. Jakub is a member of the OEM ARTS - Czech art
group comprising of and connecting contemporary artists from the fields
of sound performance, animation, and light design.
is a composer and accordionist. He studied composition with Eduard
Douša, followed by studies at Academy of Performing Arts in Prague with
Ivana Loudová. As an accordionist he play mostly czech contemporary
chamber music and music for solo. As a composer he is recently
interrested in intermedial projects and live electronics. He is a
member of the OEM ARTS - art group giving sound performances and
Michal Cimala (Prague) 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 and Paul Aloisi.
Aleš Zemene (Prague) is
an inter- disciplinary 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.
Paul Aloisi (Canada) internationally
exhibiting artist, works across and integrates disciplines including
sculpture, installation and mixed media abstraction. His recent work
has explored human interaction and communication through investigations
of public space, architecture, mass media and their relationships. His
practice involves both permanent public artworks and unsolicited
temporary interventions to engage the public and stimulate their
participation in 'moments of art'. Through experience of these works he
aims to reveal the participant's impact on and connection with public
space and the social collective. Aloisi's studio practice is
balanced by participation in both formal and informal artist
residencies and by arts education opportunities with Luminato Festival
(Arts Ed Programming), Toronto District School Board (O.A.C. Arts
Education grants) and OCAD University (Faculty). His work with
independent music collective Rhythmicru has generated a discography of
|Echofluxx 13 Video Documentation
on artist for video)
Michal Cáb and Peter Gonda, OEM, Lucie Vitková and Jolana Havelková, Martin Blažíček and Michal Žboříl, Brigid Burke, Martin Janíček and Bethany Lachtorin, Michael Schumacher (intro), Jamchestra, Joanna Adamczewska, Echofluxx Ensemble, Michal Cimala, Frances Sander & Dima Borzon, and Yves Degoyan.
Michael Schumacher (Brooklyn)
a composer, performer and installation artist who works
predominantly with electronic and digital media, creating computer
generated sound environments that evolve continuously for long time
periods. In their realization, Schumacher uses multiple speaker
configurations that relate the sounds of the installation to the
architecture of the exhibition space. Architectural and acoustical
considerations thereby become basic structural elements. His sound
installations have been heard at festivals and venues in North America,
Europe and Asia. XI Records has published a DVD set of five sound
installations, playable on up to eight speakers, which may be installed
on a computer to create generative sound environments in the home.
Schumacher’s composition “Grid”, a computer generated score that
unfolds in real time, has been in exhibitions in New York, Barcelona
and Houston. His CD "Room Pieces", also on XI Records, was rated best
of 2003 for “modern composition” by The Wire magazine.
Norbert Möslang (St.
Gallen) is a Swiss improvisor, saxophonist and
clarinetist; plays cracked everyday-electronics. worked with Voice Crack
until the end of 2002, poire_z and king übü örchestrü played with
borbetomagus, otomo yoshihide, günter müller, erikm, jérôme noetinger,
lionel marchetti, jim o'rourke, kevin drumm, jason kahn, oren ambarchi,
tomas korber, keith rowe, I-sound, toshi nakamura, maria, keiichiro
shibuya, aube, carlos zingaro, christian weber, florian hecker u.o.he
works also in the visual arts.
an Australian composer, clarinettist, visual artist and video-maker.
She has had works performed extensively both nationally and
internationally. Most recently, she has performed in the Generative
Arts Festivals in Rome & Milan Italy, Asian Music Festivals, The
Melbourne International Arts Festival, Futura Music Festival Paris
France, Mona Foma Festival Hobart, The International Clarinet Festivals
in Japan and Canada also Seoul and Australian International Computer
Music Festivals. She was Artist in Residence at ADM NTU Singapore. She
has been a recipient of an Australia Council Performing Arts Music
Project Fellowship. She also curates Seensound Visual/Music series at
LOOP Bar Melbourne Australia. VIMEO.
Adamczewska (Poznan) studied
at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań, in 1980-1985. She does primarily
bookart and space arrangement. Since the late 1980s she has been
working on “Acoustic Books” a cycle of unique books which she has
presented at many show-concerts. She is the author of such books as
“The Bible” (1983), “Image of...” (1987-1992), “Polish Alphabet” /35th
books/ (1990) a cycle of books based on the Polish alphabet /35
letters/. She showed her works at many exhibitions, such as Akumulatory
2 Gallery Poznań, Concordia Art Gallery Montreal, Herzog August
Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, CSW Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw, Galerie Ermer,
Berlin, Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Zachęta National Gallery,
Warsaw, Bunkier Sztuki Cracow, AT Gallery Poznań, National Museum in
Poznań. She lives and works in Poznań. Read
Joanna Adamczewska performing "Acoustic Books"
National Museum, Poznan. (click photo to enlarge)
Michal Cáb (Prague)
oscilates in his productions between sound and image, discreet activism
and natural humbleness, inventive collaborations and concentrated
singleness.He teaches, plays and works with open software (PD), code
and feed-back. During the audiovisual performance he underlines both
noise and silence, and thus radically mediates their aesthetic quality.
ARTYCHOK.TV. Michel will be collaboarting with visuals by Peter Gonda (Bratislava) who provides this text concerning his work: "Nonlinear abstract story-telling. eye-gouging moire aesthetics. Complex
flows of synthetised visuals. Blinkenlights. Discrete vjing was
obsolete way before THEY came up with it. Everything is everything.
Martin Blažíček (Prague) is a film/video maker, media artist. Graduated at Film Academy Prague
(FAMU) as film/video editor. Inspired by
structural film of the 70s
number of films on 8 and 16mm format since 1997. Since 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.
(Prague) is a composer and improvisor using
electronic instruments such as Korg synthesizers. (more coming).
Jolana Havelková is a contemporary Czech photographer, filmmaker,
curator and university lecturer. She graduated from the Institute of
Creative Photography at the Silesian University in Opava. In the years
1999–2008 she lectured at the Faculty of Arts and Design at the
Univerzity of J. E. Purkyně in Ústí nad Labem (Studio of Applied
Photography and Studio of Digital Media). Her work is focused on
conceptual photography, deals with minor interventions into the
environment (site-specific art). She is involved in the mail-art,
experimental and musical projects, on which cooperates with artists of
different disciplines. She invited composer and musician Lucie
Vítková to participate in the acoustic-visual project entitled Proposal
to change the score. Jolana Havelková had individual exhibitions in
different places; her works are often selected for various joint
exhibition of contemporary art (e.g. Czech Photo of 20th century, Czech
Contemporary Landscape or Photogenic Identity, The Intimate Circle). As
a filmmaker she collaborated on documentaries Photographer František
Drtikol and World and Image about Tomáš Špidlík. Since 1993,
co-organizes Photographic festival Funke´s Kolín.
She prepared series of exhibitions in the field of photography and
contemporary art (Status Nascendi, Bedřich Grünzweig and others). The
Kant publisher house published her book of photographs named Kolín with
essays by Josef Škvorecký and the book The Illusionist´s Love Affairs,
illustrated by her images. (Read Czech version of
bio) See photo diary
below. See "Proposal for
Alteration of the Score." Graphic
inset is kettledrums - voice - coat hooks - cabinet-floor. See brochure. Click graphics to enlarge.
Lucie Vítková (Brno)
studied accordion (with Miroslav Morys) and composition (with Pavel
Novák Zemek) at Conservatory Brno (2004 – 2010). Since 2008 she has
been studying at Janáček´s Academy Brno, composition with Martin Smolka
and improvisation with Jaroslav Šťastný (aka Peter Graham). Between
2011 - 2012 she studied composition and sonology at Royal Conservatory
in The Hague (NL), where she was active as a member of three
ensembles - Electroacoustic Ensemble of the Sonology Department (accordion,
harmonica, voice), DaMu (tap dance), Atelier Ensemble of Royal
harmonica, voice). She currently studied composition under Michael
Pisaro and performance with Jacqueline Bobak at California Institute of
the Arts (USA). Lucie regularly
performs at gallery openings, where she creates improvisation-compositions inspired by the artists´ work (Hugo
Demartini, Václav Krůček, Vladimír Skrepl, Zbyněk Sekal, Viktor Hulík,
Petr Nikl, Jindřich Zeithamml, Jan Turner, Alice Nikitinová, Els Moes,
Nosch, Pavel Korbička, Jan Koblasa, Lubomír Přibyl, Dalibor Chatrný,
Alena Foustková). She collaborates with visual artist Pavel Korbička
(Acoustic Paintings, Madialogue) and photographer Jolana Havelková
(Proposal for an Alteration of the Score). In Czech Republic, she is a member of
the improvisation ensembles such as Marijan, Dunami and Prague
Improvisation Orchestra. Graphic inset is
Pozdrav vlasti varhany -šum varhan organ - organ noise. Read Czech version of
bio. See Návrh
na změnu partitury by Jolana Havelková, Lucie Vítková.
graphics to enlarge.
(below) Muziky, muziky foukací
harmonika - plech harmonica - sheet of tin
(below) Naše zlatá Praha - akordeon-zvuky z prostředi -
accordion-sounds of the environment
Click graphics to
Jolana and Lucie (click photo to enlarge)
a.k.a d.R.e.G.S. (direct Raw experimental Gran Stamina), is
experimenting in non-conventional interfaces and sound/video
interactivity for more than 10 years. Apart form developping his own
tools to escape from the sound of commercial produced electronic music,
he's involved in the noise scene and collaborated with other noise
freaks building their own instruments like elpueblodechina ( CL ), Evil
Moisture ( GB ), Tom Schouten ( BE ) or Dirar Kalash ( PS ). He thinks
that you can't get off the track of main stream music if you're not
investigating in new tools and devices and practice the DIY/DWO
philosophy. He is connected with many people in Open Source and DIY
electronics micro-world and made several workshops in Spain, Holland,
Egypt, Palestine, and elsewhere. His music can be described as a
permanent deconstruction and reconstruction of musical patterns,
leading to strange juxtapositions as his influences are quite wide,
form electro-acoustic to gabber and anarcho-punk. See videos
boxes by Martin
is a soundartist, sculptor and musician investigating acoustic
qualities of various materials and spaces. Creates original sound
instruments, interactive objects and installations, radiocompositions,
spatial compositions.Studied at AFA, Prague, 1990-1997and later
assisted at conceptual department of prof. M.Šejn –till 2002.
Often site specific works since 2000 member of mamapapa c.a., where
with T.Žižka relised row of important local and international
projcets. Martin will be performing with Bethany
Lacktorin. See performance with Petr Ferenc
at Echofluxx 11.
is a sound artist, engineer amd multi- instrumentalist She is as Korean
American, originally from Minneapolis, currently
living and working in Prague, CZ. Performing as improvisational
multi-instrumentalist Beseppy, she works with various electronic
devices, violin, vocalizations, collaborative and interactive sound
sources. A freelance audio engineer for TV and film post-production,
Bethany has earned credit on several independent films and
documentaries, recorded and released a handful of albums, and produced
and performed in exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe.
Bethany has a BA (Hons) Fine Art Experimental Media from Prague
College/Teeside University, graduated from the McNally College of Music
and studied violin performance at the Conservatory of Music Lawrence
University. Recent works include a series of interactive pop-up audio
book installations based on her series of 8 short stories, 3 Names
where she explores the process surrounding identity and the nature of
lost, hidden, reassignment and acceptance of Name.