New media art in Slovakia (1990s-2000s)

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Forms[edit]

  • digital signal processing and sound performances
  • visual performances
  • interactive software-based installations
  • computer animation
  • motion video
  • internet art


Performances[edit]

Tea Peak, April 2001. Wilsonic 2 festival at Babylon, Bratislava. http://web.archive.org/web/20010819091538/www.wilsonic.sk/teapeak.html

Zden, 2 August 2001. Think Tank at Festival in Bennicassim, Spain.

Pooranoia 1, 17 September 2001. Poo & Zden. Čajovňa v podzemí, Bratislava.

Zden, 10 November 2001. Mediumcool event at Palác Akropolis, Prague.

Pooranoia 2, 16 November 2001. Poo & Zden. Buryzone, Bratislava.

Pooranoia 3, 15 December 2001. Poo & Zden. Demobit 1 at Staré divadlo, Nitra.

Urbsounds, 17 April 2002. Multiplace festival at Subterra, Nitra.

Media.Jam, 18 April 2002. Poo & Zden. Multiplace festival at U.Club, Bratislava. http://www.multiplace.sk/2002/mjam.html

Poo & Zden, 27 July 2002. Buryzone & 3/4 revue tent at Revište festival.

Poo & Zden, 6 October 2002. Digitopia music session at Tunel 51, Bratislava. Part of New Media Nation series. http://www.nmn.sk/fotogaleria-txt.php?id=10

Zden, 20 September 2002. Phat 2 in Riga, Latvia.

Poo & Zden, 6 October 2002. Tunel, Bratislava.

Poo & Satori, 30 November 2002. Space, Kunsthalle, Vienna.

Poo & Satori, 21 January 2003. Rhiz, Vienna.

Poo; Rentip; Rbnx; Urbanfailure; [[:::.:]] vs grbn; Jamka; gnd; Mik, 2 December 2003. Festival Alternativa in Abaton, Prague.

Hiaz 8 Zden audio^visual feedback, 7 February 2003. Hiaz & Zden. Audio-visual feedback loop of MAX/MSP realtime audio processing (Hiaz) and Circulation realtime video processing (Zden). Private flat, Bratislava. http://www.nmn.sk/fotogaleria-txt.php?id=23

Urbsounds, 7 May 2003. Digitopia music session at Spojka club, Bratislava. https://34.sk/archiv/ootext.php?text=3-45

Martin Burlas, 7 May 2003. Digitopia music session at Spojka club, Bratislava. https://34.sk/archiv/ootext.php?text=3-45

Zden, 20 May 2003. Theatre visuals. Presscentrum, Bratislava.

Poo & Satori, 23 May 2003. Mikroklíma event at Park Podviní, Prague. http://www.kristalka.cz/mikroklima/

Double Fair, 28 May 2003. Digitopia music session at Terminal club, Bratislava. Part of Multiplace festival. http://www.multiplace.sk/2003/index2.php?dt=2&dy=2&tp=65&lang=en

Zden, 9 October 2003. Theatre visuals. Wien.

Toni Granko, 31 October 2003. Wilsonic 3 festival at PKO, Bratislava.

Urbsounds, 28 November 2003. Next music festival at A4 - Zero Space, Bratislava.

Jamka, Urbanfailure, Rbnx, 27 March 2004. Multiplace festival at A4 - Zero Space, Bratislava. http://www.multiplace.sk/2004/?tp=2&id=1&lang=1

Jamka, Urbanfailure, Rbnx, 3 April 2004. Multiplace festival at Stanica, Žilina. http://www.multiplace.sk/2004/?tp=2&id=16&lang=1

[[:::.:]] & Guy van Belle, 7 April 2004. Multiplace festival at A4 - Zero Space, Bratislava. http://www.multiplace.sk/2004/?tp=2&id=20&lang=1

Zden, 13-15 May 2004. Elektrokonferenz 2.0 at Abraxas, Augsburg, Germany.

Zden, 19 November 2004. With Escape Now & DK69. Cynetart Festival Microscope session at Festspielhaus Hellerau, Dresden, Germany.

Zden, 27 November 2004. With Kosmoplovci & Sinusjog+Xav. Demo'ers Demo'ing at Mediaruimte, Brussels.

[[:::.:]] & gnd, 3 December 2004. Next music festival at A4 - Zero Space, Bratislava. http://a4.sk/next/#gnd

Over4tea, 4 December 2004. Next music festival at A4 - Zero Space, Bratislava. http://a4.sk/next/#over4tea

Zden, 4 December 2004. With Prell & Tigrics. BP - Contemporary Arts House at Trafo, Budapest.

Kerneloops, 20 April 2005. gnd & Guy van Belle & Aymeric Mansoux. Multiplace festival at A4 - Zero Space, Bratislava. http://www.multiplace.sk/2005/?place=acte&id=43

Phragments, 23 April 2005. Multiplej: Le Placard Prologue2 at the Multiplace festival at A4 - Zero Space, Bratislava. http://www.multiplace.sk/2005/?place=acte&id=11

gnd, 23 April 2005. Multiplej: Le Placard Prologue2 at the Multiplace festival at A4 - Zero Space, Bratislava. http://www.multiplace.sk/2005/?place=acte&id=11

Martin Vysoký & Rbnx, 23 April 2005. Multiplej: Le Placard Prologue2 at the Multiplace festival at A4 - Zero Space, Bratislava. http://www.multiplace.sk/2005/?place=acte&id=11

Urbanfailure, 23 April 2005. Multiplej: Le Placard Prologue2 at the Multiplace festival at A4 - Zero Space, Bratislava. http://www.multiplace.sk/2005/?place=acte&id=11

Toni Granko, 11 June 2005. Wilsonic 4 festival at PKO, Bratislava.

Dance (Do not play around with a fire) for CD and video, 14 October 2005. Daniel Matej & Ján Šicko. Evenings of New Music in Štúdio 12, Bratislava.

Cave songs [re] mixed, 14 October 2005. Daniel Matej & Ján Šicko & Bernd Preiml. Evenings of New Music in Štúdio 12, Bratislava.

Morning relax (Ionization) for clarinet and laptop, 14 October 2005. JB Kladivo. Evenings of New Music in Štúdio 12, Bratislava.

Shining for CD - space sound 5.1 and video, 14 October 2005. Martin Burlas & JB Kladivo. Evenings of New Music in Štúdio 12, Bratislava.

Urbanfailure & Rbnx, 1 December 2005. Next music festival at A4 - Zero Space, Bratislava. http://nextfestival.sk/2005/ufo.php?id=1&c=8&l=en

[[:::.:]], 2 December 2005. Next music festival at A4 - Zero Space, Bratislava.

Pink Big Pig, 3 December 2005. Next music festival at A4 - Zero Space, Bratislava. http://nextfestival.sk/2005/ufo.php?id=4&c=8&l=en

Guy van Belle & gnd & Ana Filip & Dušan Barok & Oliver Rehák & Rbnx & Martin Vysoký & Mária Rišková & Magdaléna Kobzová & Michal Čudrnák, 17 January 2006. Art's Birthday Party at A4 - Zero Space, Bratislava. http://www.burundi.sk/monoskop/index.php/Dovi_dopo_dopi


Exhibitions[edit]

Interactive installation, virtual reality, artificial life, 17-24 April 2002. Ivor Diosi. Curated by Juraj Čarný. At SPACE Gallery. Part of Multiplace festival. http://www.multiplace.sk/2002/diosi.html

Športka, 6 April 2004. Erik Binder and Zdeno Hlinka. Processing and visualization of large set of winning numbers of Czechoslovak lottery system (1977-1993). At SPACE Gallery, Bratislava. http://satori.sk/sportka.html

Processual design, opened 17-24 April 2005. Ján Šicko. Curated by Mária Rišková. At Galéria Veža, Bratislava. Part of Multiplace festival. http://www.multiplace.sk/2005/?place=acte&id=3

Artists and works[edit]

Digital signal processing and sound performances[edit]

Sound artists got interested in DSP from a variety of backgrounds: serious music composing (Burlas, Matej, Piaček, Žoffaj), industrial music fan (Bittner, Tóth), punk & DIY (Potočný, Lichý, Kordík, Šubrtová), garsonka folk (Kladivo, Burgr), and theatre performances (Murin, Burgr, Vlk).

Techniques include

  • electronics (Rbnx [self-made], Urbanfailure, Jamka)
  • software-based DSP using Reaktor (Poo), Abbleton (Oliver Irsai, Double Fair), Max/MSP (Martin Vysoký, Zoffaj, Kordik, Kladivo, Pink Big Pig), and in combination with acoustic instruments (Martin Vysoký, Pink Big Pig)
  • live electronics (Matej)

Rbnx (Tobiáš Potočný). Self-made electronics, electric signal manipulations. Often with Urbanfailure. Part of Urbsounds.
Urbanfailure (Michal Lichý). Electronics (sampler etc). Often with Rbnx. Part of Urbsounds.
Jamka (Monika Šubrtová and Daniel Kordík). Electronics (samplers, drummachine), software DSP (Max). Deconstructing beats into inbetweens ('jamkas'). Part of Urbsounds.

Poo ([[:::.:]] and Róbert Bittner). Software DSP (Reaktor).
[[:::.:]] (Daniel Tóth). Software DSP (Reaktor).
Double Fair (Jozef Vlk). Software DSP (Abbleton).
Oliver Irsai (Peter Jančár). Software DSP (Abbleton).
Martin Vysoký (Slávo Krekovič). Software DSP (Lloop patch for Max) and acoustic instruments.
Marek Žoffaj. Software DSP (Max). Body-controlled pieces for theatre in Netherlands.
JB Kladivo. Software DSP (Max).
Helmafrodit (Michal Murin and Michal Snopko). Software DSP, theatrical elements.

Over4tea (Daniel Matej, Martin Burlas, JB Kladivo). Laptops (Kladivo and Burlas), synths (Burlas), live electronics (Matej, not software processed), violoncello (Kladivo).
Pink Big Pig (Lubo Burgr and Marek Piaček). Software DSP (Max) and acoustic instruments (viola, guitar, piccolo, flute).


Visual performances[edit]

Zden (Zdeno Hlinka). Developed own Circulation visual engine. Uses recorded material and site-specific image processing.
sick (Ján Šicko). Visuals for theatre pieces (Adobe Director).
gnd (Peter Gonda). Uses samples and site-specific image processing (Pure Data). With Ana Filip.
Ana Filip. Uses samples and site-specific image processing (Pure Data). With gnd.
Kufrik Brothers (Martin Piterka and Roman Berco Balog). (Resolume).
Mentaldesign.
Mik (Michaela Danková). Uses recorded material (Imagine).
Tove (Vladimíra Pčolová). Out of computer animation with a touch of hand.
Saša Gojdičová. Uses recorded material (Imagine).


Interactive software-based installations[edit]

Ivor Diosi. Augmented reality installations, game modifications, game-art.
Peter Agat Huba. Mechanical simulation of virtual reality.
Ghraaa!!, 2005. Daniel Tóth and Peter Gonda. Film and music footage manipulation (Pure Data). http://www.entermultimediale.cz/?id=prg&nid=11&tp=2&nlang=1

Bio-Art[edit]

Ivor Diosi. homogene 1996-1998, molding the signifier 2008-2014

Computer animation[edit]

Code-generated animations (Hlinka) and flash narrative animations (Huba, Pčolová).

Different Engine, February 2000. Zdeno Hlinka.
Metamorf, August 2000. Zdeno Hlinka. http://message.sk/zden/metamorf/
Incyber, December 2000. Zdeno Hlinka.
B10, November 2001. Zdeno Hlinka.
De:tox, March 2002. Zdeno Hlinka.
Vokawardoai, April 2010. Zdeno Hlinka.
Koiban, August 2010. Zdeno Hlinka.
Dralowln, October 2010. Zdeno Hlinka.
Monstra Kosa, April 2011. Zdeno Hlinka.
Karoshi, February 2012. Zdeno Hlinka.
Metamorf II, August 2012. Zdeno Hlinka.
Saudade, April 2013. Zdeno Hlinka.
secondrealm.is, April 2014. Zdeno Hlinka.

Motion video[edit]

Mindfuck, March 2001. Zdeno Hlinka.
GOON, June 2002. Zdeno Hlinka.
Empty.Spaces, October 2002. Zdeno Hlinka.
Circulation, March 2003. Zdeno Hlinka. Show-reel for visual software synthesizer.
Fuckhead, February 2004. Zdeno Hlinka. http://satori.sk/fuckhead.html
Last Minute, April 2005. Zdeno Hlinka. http://satori.sk/lastminute.html

Internet art[edit]

Trash logik. Zdeno Hlinka. http://trashlogik.haluska.sk/
Haluska.sk, 2000. Zdeno Hlinka. http://haluska.sk
Webdump, 2000. Zdeno Hlinka. 4096b work. http://zden.message.sk/go.php3?go=netart/webdump
Jin/Yang/Tao, 2000. Zdeno Hlinka. 4096b work. http://zden.message.sk/go.php3?go=netart/jinyangtao
God.TV, 2000. Zdeno Hlinka. 4096b work. http://zden.message.sk/go.php3?go=netart/god.tv/i.htm
Psychic Flight, 2000. Zdeno Hlinka. 4096b work. http://zden.message.sk/go.php3?go=netart/psychicflight
Candy. Zdeno Hlinka, 2000. 4096b work. http://zden.message.sk/netart/candy/
FaceLeaks. Dušan Barok, 2010. Browser add-on. http://faceleaks.info

Plus a number of other works was submitted to two issues of web4096 net.art competiton.


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