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ARTISTS

Nina Czeglédy - Bettina Schülke - Márton András Juhász - László Kiss

Bettina Schülke

Bettina Schülke is an Austrian artist and Ph.D Researcher at the University of Lapland. Her research theme is “Transaction” (Phenomenology of Space and Time Dimensions). She has exhibited widely at internationally prominent venues like the 2nd Thessaloniki Biennale, GR, Shunt Lounge, London, GB; De Winkelhaak Design Museum, Antwerp, BE; Kemi Art Museum; Lume Mediakeskus, Helsinki, FI; the MAK-nite (Museum of Applied Arts), Vienna, AT, textile works at the Austrian Pavilion at the 8.th International Architecture Biennale in Venice, IT. Schülke has lectured at the University of Fine Arts in Vienna, AT, the University of Lapland and the Kemi/Tornio University of Applied Science, FIN.

Nina Czeglédy

Nina Czeglédy, artist, curator, educator and writer works internationally on collaborative art& science& technology projects. She has exhibited widely, won awards for her artwork and has lead and participated in workshops, forums and festivals worldwide. Czegledy curated and presented numerous international touring projects and published extensively. Aura,Aurora, Areosphere/Atmosphere (with JanineRanderson), What will you do to cool the earth? (with Greg Judelman and Daniel BarberÍ)and The Visual Collider are recent collaborations. The Visual Collider (together with Marcus Neustetter) premiered in Korcula and was shown in New York and Banff. Czegledy is a Senior Fellow, KMDI,University of Toronto, Associate Adjunct Professor Concordia University, Montreal, Honorary Fellow, Moholy Nagy University Budapest, member of the Leonardo/ISAST governing board.

Laszló Kiss

Laszló Kiss was born in 1981 in Hungary. He graduated in 2009 at the Creative Music Technology department of Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. His aim is to alter the relationship between the mind and the word with which it interacts using sound and machine. He is a sound designer, electronic musician programmer technocrat, who is currently a senior researcher at Kitchen Budapest.

Márton András Juhász

Márton András Juhász, was born in 1983 in a small Hungarian city near the Austrian border. Marton’s father is an electronic engineer, his mother a nurse, so he became involved early in the sciences. He got his first computer while in primary school in 1990, his first milestone was writing his own ascii art demo 3 years later. He learned programming, electronics, biology early, but also loved to play guitar and take photos. At 17, he won the 1st prize of the Innovative Science Fair in Hungary and became a university student at Universitat Scientiarum Szeged. During these years he patented some of his ideas including nervous system controlled artifical limbs and played in a rock band. Marton had several photo exhibitions, simultaneously teaching biorobotics and running a computational biology laboratory in the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Since the summer of 2008 Marton is a researcher and coordinator in Kitchen medialab Budapest. His favourite works are Murmur study, iGarden, Where is your art.

Aura/Aurora

Aura/Aurora is the most recent phase of an ongoing art & science project presenting an interactive interpretation of the Polar Lights, - Aurora Borealis and Australis, the magnificent, mysterious and dynamic natural spectacle that hasretained a near-mythical status in most cultures over centuries. The dazzling geo-specific phenomenon, typicallyobserved in the Polar Regions is not only a brilliant spectacle but it also makes dramatically visible the invisible world of electromagnetic activities.

Aura/Aurora is a real–time audio-visual installation combining visuals, sonic and on-line internet-linked components. It has been argued that an artwork can hardly compete with the actual experience of a natural phenomenon therefore we aimed at an alternative approach by developing an installation with a range of components by engaging active audience participation. A series of visual images are also included in the exhibition, these digital images represent experimental installation elements in form of abstract enigmatic fields of color.

Aura/Aurora the interactive light-installation (LED RGBs) is ideally situated in a distinct dark space. On entering this space, little is visible in the dimmed light; the spectacle of the moving lights is initiated through the physical movement of the visitor by motion sensors that trigger the lights and sound by tracking the visitor’s movements.

There is only some, but significant scientific evidence about the sounds of the Aurora. Resonating ambience design should support the installation by creating the audio sphere as an artistic interpretation of the natural phenomenon. A collage of nature sources in electronic transformation along with synthesizer-generated sounds should enhance the visitors’ senses to the big picture in eyes and ears. The ultimate aim is to create a seductive experience for the visitor to evoke a real or imaginary experience of the Aurora.

KEPP

Artists of the Noisy Coat project

Bernadett Jobbágy was originally trained as a landscape architect, later she turned to contemporary dance. Beside these she is active in many art genres, her poems were published in anthologies her visual works were exhibited in various individual and group exhibitions, also she took part in land art projects and artistic actions.

Anett Hajdú studies fashion design at the Moholy-Nagy University in Budapest. Beside her studies she has already shown her creations at various exhibitions, mainly in Hungary. She is also a founding member of KEPP Showroom, which enables young designers to advert their works.

Adél Kovács

Eduárd Sík is a former fellow of Kitchen Budapest, he joined the innovation lab in Budapest after experiences in the world of advertising. He studied IT at the Pannon University, while he was working as a graphic designer and later as an art-director. His future image can be described as such:"I am sitting puzzled above the maths tasks of my 15-year-old son, and try to talk him out of the eyeball piercing. On the other hand, I direct my colleagues from my high-tech home office, still believing in the strength of personal communication".

Laszló Kiss was born in 1981 in Hungary. He graduated in 2009 at the Creative Music Technology department of Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. His aim is to alter the relationship between the mind and the word with which it interacts using sound and machine. He is a sound designer, electronic musician programmer technocrat, who is currently a senior researcher at Kitchen Budapest.

László Kiss, Eduárd Sík, Bernadett Jobbágy, KEPP Showroom: Noisy Coat

Noisy coat is a fashionista performance tool. The project is collaboration between KEPP showroom and László Kiss and Eduárd Sík who are fellows of the Kitchen Budapest Innovation Lab, Bernadett Jobbágy will bring Noisy Coat in being with her choreographed movements. The idea behind the work is to remind the fashion loving audience of the work that is put in crating and making fashion. In order to do that sounds of different machines typical to sewing workshop (sawing machines, irons, coat hangers and so on) along with environmental sounds were recorded in the showroom to create an interactive noise composition that a dancer brought to life. The movements of the dancer triggered and modulated the above-described sounds. The whole project concentrated around putting clothes and fashion itself into new light and we felt that if we want to be true to ourselves than we have to make the sensors out of textile. That is why we made pressure and bend sensors using conductive textile. The “noisy coat” was performed and exhibited two times at kepp showroom during Design Week 2010 and once at the Contemporary Art Institution in Dunaújváros. At least until now.

Besorolás Alatt

Group: Attila Zérczi, Gergő Nagy, Zoltán Pethő, Imrich Kovács, András Blazsek, Kiss Máté

The BA group formed to create sound arts, sound installations and performances. During our performances we transform the space what is at our disposal, we modify the visuals by rearranging and staging the space to create unity with music. Our intention is to realize a living site-specific sound-installation, an experimental performance, an organic environment, which is musically improvised and constantly shows a new feature for the spectator. The music part of our performance can be defined as electro-acoustic. It is based on experimental electronics and field recordings, which can be mixed or to be left as separate pieces. We are looking for opportunities to collaborate with other artists, musician and institutes within and beyond the border. In spite of fact that the group members are coming from different fields of art, our goal is the same and it is unit under one circle. In all cases this circle transforms the space where the sound generated and the material world live together. We will continue and draw on this intellectual/spiritual ground.

Sleep Today for Yesterday

The Besorolás Alatt (Unrated) is a group formed by young artists from Hungary, though almost all of them live in different countries representing the contemporary European artistic career, in which mobility plays an important role. The concept of their performance Sleep Today for Yesterday is based on the concept of spatial variety, the video footages shot by the artists in their environment. Among others in Devecser in Hungary, at the Texel Island in Holland, in Los Angeles and on flights facing the destinations Brussels, Milan, Bergamo.

The visual material depicting personal impressions and experiences consists of parallel edited documentary segments, which is still coherent in its diversity. The audio part of the performance is also self composed. The sounds are generated by an analog and digital system of tools, during the performance they become music. It can be viewed as a kind of network music, in which the temporal and structural change of the sounds is determined till a certain level by the system itself.

The collectivity is not bounded to a place any more due to the possibilities of internet, which enables the artists living far from each other to work together. But to finally perform from the prepared audio and visual material the artists should reassemble on the same place in the same time.