REMAKE Exhibition BRATISLAVA

Straight after the exhibition in the House of Arts in Brno, Czech republic, REMAKE is moving to Bratislava:

From April 20th to April 25th, A4- zero space
From April 26th to May 14th, Polish Institute Bratislava
From May 3rd to May 14th, HIT Gallery

Date: From April 20th to April 25th
Venue: A4- zero space, Nedbalova 3, 2nd floor

Zuzana Husárova – Ľubomír Panák (SK): I : * ttter

I : * ttter is a multimedia artistic project based on the Kinect 3D sensor. This interactive installation utilises the ‚remake principle‘ in two ways: a textual level – interacting with leading works of international Net.Art and a sonic level – in relation to the fundamentals of the theremin.
Thanks to the sensors, we can easily browse, erase or mix dialogues that resemble (online) communication of persons/machines on a projection screen. The text is remixed from selected textual fragments of European Net.Art (My Boyfriend Came Back From the War by Olia Lialina, This Morning and IBM by Alexei Shulgin, zkp3.21 by Vuk Cosic, 100cc and g33con by the art collective JODI, Irational by Heath Bunting, City by Markéta Baňková, four. Values by Perfokarta, Falling Times by Michal Bielický, Koniec swiata wg by Emeryk Radoslaw Nowakowský and AE by Robert Szczerbowsky). Through a virtual aerial, we will also control the oscillator pitch and thanks to the possibility to activate a drawing mode, we can ‚enter‘ the individual pieces with our own drawings.

Andrej Boleslavský & The Vasulkas (CZ/US): Hi Woody

Hi Woody is an interactive installation that pays homage to the artworks of Woody and Steina Vašulka. The art piece was created in cooperation with Woody Vašulka during his visit of Prague in 2011 and was produced by the International Centre for Art and New Technologies (CIANT). It is inspired by the aesthetics of the early video art works created on the Rutt-Etra synthesizer in the Electronic Media Atelier at The Kitchen in New York. The author, Andrej Boleslavský, attempts to invoke similar visual impressions with state-of-the-art technologies – high-powered digital graphic cards, the Kinect sensor and stereoscopic screens conjuring an abstract and immersive image generated in real time. In this moment the visitor has an opportunity to interact with his own digital replica. The atmosphere of today‘s media art scene closely resembles The Kitchen studio – elated by new possibilities, techno-optimism and the will to share. This is the reason why the authors decided to offer the software used for this piece available for a free download at http://id144.org/hi_woody/.

reCYSP1 (2011)
Julien Bellanger – Guillaume Brunet – Cédric Doutriaux – Catherine Lenoble (FR)


ReCYSP1 is a remake of the first autonomous cybernetic sculpture called CYSP1 created by the French artist Nicolas Schöffer (1912–1992). ReCYSP1 was developed in October 2011 during a three-week workshop at the PiNG Media Lab. Through a collaborative approach and latest technologies, its authors J. Bellanger, G. Brunet, C. Doutriaux, C. Lenoble try to reinterpret the work of this pioneering author of European media art. Thus, they examine the artistic potential of digital production and the possibilities of reusing materials intended for recycling.

Date: From April 26th to May 14th
Venue: Polish Institute Bratislava

Aleksandra Hirszfeld (PL) – Infotainment

The sound installation Infotainment delivers a disturbing experience in which we are confronted with enormous amounts of data and information that describe the world we live in affected by showbusiness and the omnipresent mass media. Infotainment is an attempt to repeat and revise the methods of the French writer, filmmaker and founder of Lettrism and Situationism Guy Debord (1931–1994). Aleksandra Hirzfeld draws on his film The Society of the Spectacle (La Société du spectacle, 1973) and the eponymous book (1967). In her rework, the young Polish author contemplates the possibilities of recontextualising Debord’s ideas at a time when patterns of social and cultural policies have been radically altered.
„What in the past was considered an escape from the system, today loses its critical impact and is absorbed by the system itself. Critical thinking has been transformed into accepted and consumerist lifestyle and becomes just another commodity. Coming to terms with these new conditions of contemporary criticism is only possible through a new, closed and autonomous space that will serve as a platform for independent observations of reality. This principle worked in times of Guy Debord and can be also reinstated today.“ (Aleksandra Hirzfeld)

From May 3rd to May 14th
Venue: HIT Gallery


Ján Šicko (SK): Hit Bonačić
In cooperation with: Mária Rišková


Our installation refers to the early objects of Croatian mathematician and cybernetician Vladimir Bonačić, who was a prominent member of the New tendencies movement (international network dedicated to the interconnection between art and science, based in Zagreb between 1961 and 1973). According to the artist and theoretician Darko Fritz “Bonačić criticised the use of randomness in computer-based art, as he considers humans to be simply better in “making the ‘aesthetic program’ relevant for human beings”. (http://darkofritz.net/text/bonacic.html)
The critique of randomness, making of ‘aesthetic program’ but also other thoughts of this author inspired us to make a 2D paraphrase of the so called dynamic objects Vladimir Bonačić created in the late 1960s and 1970s. They were kinetic light installations pioneering interactivity in the computer-based art, programmed in a way that the viewer/user could control several parameters (rhythm, sound). In the installation Hit Bonačić, the viewer can also intervene into the prepared sequence and “program” his/her own code. In contrast to the usually delicate manipulation of technical devices, our installation is controlled by energetic hitting on the table, which enables the visitor to enter his/her own sequence of instructions that create patterns.