Opening event: 16th June 2021, 6 p.m.
Opening event: 16th June 2021, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Associated event at the opening: 7 p.m. AV Talks & Walks in the Main Hall with the participation of the contributors and curator of the exhibition. Guided tour by Andrea Kovács, head of Trafó’s AV Composers series
17th June 2021, 6 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. Round table talk (in Hungarian): Interdisciplinary art, digital space formation, visitor participation and design communication in the light of Pulseimpulses. Participants: Villő Turcsány, Kinga German, Attila Cosovan, József Fülöp, Márton Orosz. Moderator: Kinga Hamvai – limited number of viewers (registration required)
18th June 2021, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Bálint Bolcsó and Villő Turcsány: Variations of Modulations - live electronic improvisation (English Friendly)
“In H. Bergson’s view, the body is a medium: “It is then the place of passage of the movements received and thrown back, a hyphen, a connecting link between the things which act upon me and the things upon which I act, - the seat, in a word, of the sensori-motor phenomena."*
On 16th June 2021, Trafó House of Contemporary Arts opens its doors with an extraordinary three-day event.
As the lockdown ends, Trafó’s redesigned spaces finally reopen to visitors, who will be welcomed by an audiovisual experience that can be shaped in real time by the movement of everyone present. As a result, a so-called “post-representative space” (N. Sternfeld) comes into being, where we unwittingly become participants in a game and actors in an event. Driven by her programmed formulae, Villő Turcsány’s pendulum sculptures across the space move to peculiar rhythms.
The dramaturgy of forming space allows our biological and intellectual essence to be visualised via abstract forms. The pulse rates of our bodies, our systolic and diastolic pulsations constitute the first of multiple “voices”. Walking down the narrow path of a corridor, we slowly enter a polyphonic system created by pendulum motions in the theatre space, accompanied by the rhythm of our movements converted into signals. The rhythm pattern of the impulses created by the pendulums as well as the abstract and continuously moving signal structures of individual movements visualised as dots or lines will appear simultaneously on an enormous screen. The random presence of the viewer thus generates signals in the space, which will be synthesized and converted into “motion pictures” by a software-based system.
Villő Turcsány - sculptor, media artist
She graduated from the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts as a sculptor in 1997.
A versatile artist, she is an influential figure of the Hungarian contemporary arts scene: her work is a mixture of various genres, such as plastic art, performative and sound art as well as experimental music. Her works have been presented at Hungarian and international group and solo exhibitions and many of them are in private and public collections.
In the course of developing and teaching university courses, she has begun to structure an educational methodology for creative visual design and space formation. Currently she is a doctoral student of multimedia art at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest. Her research topic is The dramaturgy of forming space - contemporary installation as a hybrid medium.
Motion system development: Róbert Kovács / Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam
Generative image, collaboration: XORXOR
Interactive sound engineering: Ádám Krasz / MOME Doctoral School
Technological consultant: András Szabó / Code and Soda Kft.
Software development: György Horák / Code and Soda Kft.
Production design consultant: Csaba Lódi
Curator's assistant: Kinga Hamvai / MOME Doctoral School
Technical production assistant: Réka Nagy / MOME Media Institute
Technical contribution: Trafó, Alpintechnika Pro