smART! XTRA 4.0
WONDERLANDS x AQB OPEN HOUSE
free admission / 2500 HUF
Registration for Enfolding Space (6 persons / turn) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Starting times in every 20 minutes
How technology could help empirical understanding and research processes? How can we draw individual conclusions from our scientific observations and perception? Is it possible to create new environments, that remain human feelings and physical existence in the future digital culture as well? The WONDERLANDS event series is focusing on personal experiences and borders beyond our physical world.
14:00 – 18:00 @ AQB / open studios & 4DSound music projects
17:00 @ AQB Project Space / The Great Globe – vernissage
18:00 – 22:00 @ Trafó Bálna / xtro realm: terrafolding - interactive installation
18:30 – 20:00 @ 4D Sound / MeetLab – Pro Progressione – Creative Code Budapest: channeling >> Art&Tech - vernissage & artist talk
18:00 – 22:00 @ AQB rooftop / Teun Vonk (NL): Enfolding Space – interactive installation
20:00 – 22:00 @ AQB cellar / bo komplex (DE): Fright Fight Flight – dance performance
20:00 – 22:00 @ 4DSound / music projects
With: Teun VONK, Bärbel STENZENBERGER, Félix DUMÉRIL, Misato INOUE, Olaf REINECKE, Lieve VANDERSCHAEVE, Dyane DONCK, Amélie SATOR, Markus BECKER, Florian HOFFMANN, William John BANKS, Erik CONSTANTIN, Simona PIRODDI, NN, HORVÁTH Gideon, SÜVEGES Rita, ZILAHI Anna
Creative concept: Let it Be! art agency
Curators: KOVÁCS Andrea, MAGYAR Dorottya, GADÓ Flóra, HESZKY András
Supporters: V2 Lab, Studio Tony Spark, József Attila Kör, Tenderbooks
Co-operation partners: AQB, Let it Be! art agency
Teun Vonk (NL): Enfolding Space
We spend most of our everyday life in static interiors. In rooms that are angular shaped, with levelled, even floors and confined by straight walls. But imagine an architectural space that is dynamic instead. A flexible space that shapes itself according to your body and your movements. With his newest project Enfolding Space, Dutch artist Teun Vonk experiments with creating architectural space of truly human proportions, that engages the sensibility of the entire body. He is developing a material that is fluid, intuitive and playful, and has the potency to change the way you think about architecture forever.
During smART! XTRA 4.0 you become part of Teun Vonk’s extensive research project as you can play and experiment with the material. Vonk will use your feedback and experiences to develop the prototype for Enfolding Space.
In his early career Teun Vonk (1986, NL) researched and recorded human behaviour using photography and video. Now his practice has taken a radically different direction. In response to the current age of digitalisation and the strong focus on the visual, Teun Vonk creates immersive installations that evoke a bodily experience.
Vonk takes his own body’s reactions as starting point for his extensive research projects. He works closely together with programmers, scientists and designers to develop the technology that enables an experience that is universal, but experienced individually.
With his installations, the artist aims for us to rediscover and become aware of our physical sensibility. As digitalisation and automation increase further, our perception of technology and the relationship between man and machine will change radically. Vonk is convinced that technology’s aim is to activate and enhance our physical sensibility, and to design our surroundings accordingly. With his installations, Teun Vonk offers a new perspective on the relevance of our physical being in the digital culture of the future.
Enfolding Space is being developed by Studio Tony Spark with support of V2_lab for the unstable media, Rotterdam.
With: Teun WONK
xtro realm: terrafolding
The xtro realm artist collective deals with new-realist philosophies and anthropocene-critical, ecologically engaged theories since 2017. They have organised several reading circles, field trips, film clubs and a group exhibition that were all guided by a strong transdisciplinary approach and knowledge-sharing mission. In 2020, they will present an exhibition at the Geological Survey, in the framework of OFF-Biennale Budapest. The exhibited works will be the fruit of a yearlong intensive cooperation between the researchers of the institution and the participating artists.
In 2019 xtro realm is going to publish their first offline publication, an intermedial dictionary that will accumulate the most important notions at the center of their researches. In addition to the scientific entries, the book will also contain literary texts and visual art both influenced by the scientific themes. Thus the book will deal with the otherwise heavy subjects on many different levels, making them easier to perceive.
During the Wonderlands event series, the artists of xtro realm will give en exclusive, virtual preview of their dictionary in the form of an interactive installation. The viewers can explore the artistic rendition of the non-human worlds that we can read about in the philosophical and literary texts of the soon to be published book.
With: HORVÁTH Gideon, SÜVEGES Rita, ZILAHI Anna
MeetLab – Pro Progressione – Creative Code Budapest: channeling >> Art & Tech
channeling »Art & Tech is a professional workshop and a series of public lectures that bring together creators who use technology creatively. The purpose if the events is to find answers to the most important challenges of the contemporary art & tech world through 5 professional workshops. The aim is to explore the potential vision of creative ideas, channel creators through art, technology and circulation by networking and consulting. The participants of the workshops will present their researches at a pop up group exhibition.
bo komplex (DE): Fright Fight Flight
The starting point of our project FRIGHT FIGHT FLIGHT represents the affective response of the fight-or-flight syndrome (the physical and emotional adaptation of living beings in dangerous situations) as well as the urge of humans for progressivity. Based on these principles, we approach the current and socio-political topic of the refugee situation from an artistic point of view. The concept of escape is explored in FRIGHT FLIGHT FIGHT based on the individual experiences and experiences, as well as strategies that are associated with it, of all involved in this project, and thus reaches a meta-level. For this, dancers with extraordinary biographies were chosen for this project. The topic will be illuminated from different perspectives. Where, not without, do we flee: into the subconscious, in hyperactivity, in daydreams, in work, in a better place of education or work, in an imaginary imaginary world, in excuses, in procrastination, a drug intoxication, art as a shelter, the theater, the secret retreat under the covers?
With FRIGHT FIGHT FLIGHT we want to fathom the broad spectrum of human motives for escape and artistically realize them in dance, visual and acoustic form. Because we are all looking for a way out not too strong to be exposed to this flight reflex. Even though we all sometimes long to flee, we are reluctant to be at the mercy of the reasons for flight and the resulting reflex. Everything is a matter of measure. Not only the participating artists of the concept deal with escape, but also viewers are confronted with their personal experiences of flight and experiences. The discussion of the subject takes place in an artistically collective and protected space in which the dancers combine all elements of the overall installation with their expressive performance.
With: Bärbel STENZENBERGER, Félix DUMÉRIL, Misato INOUE, Olaf REINECKE, Lieve VANDERSCHAEVE, Dyane DONCK, Amélie SATOR, Markus BECKER, Florian HOFFMANN, William John BANKS, Erik CONSTANTIN, Simona PIRODDI, NN
The Great Globe
With: Michael BLUM, Ursula BIEMANN, BORSOS Lőrinc, Asli CAVASOGLU, Vadim FISHKIN, ESTERHÁZY Marcell, GRÓF Ferenc, Louis HENDERSON, Klara HOBZA, Runo LAGOMARSINO, Felix KIESSLING
Curators: GADÓ Flóra, HESZKY András