© Aga Jarząb


Transformations Abstract Art in Motion


10:00 - 18:00
Künstlerhaus Wien

The exhibition TRANSFORMATIONS, showing multimedia installations, is an accompanying element to the Punto y Raya Festival, a bi-annual celebration of abstract film and animation. The transition from concrete elements and activities to increasingly stronger reductions can be experienced as a metamorphosis from a representational perspective to a universal, objective view.

Installations presented in the exhibition:
Single channel installation, 2019
A motion painting across three synchronised screens that uses Hong Kong's urban topography as a canvas. Road markings, graffiti and asphalt textures explode and contract in a portrait of the paints and stains that adorn the city's streets.

Billy Roisz with FANTOMKROM
Hybrid installation, 2021
a/v installation. video projection. chair. transducer.
move your eyes and your ass will follow!

Myriam Boucher and Pierre-Luc Lecours with FRAGMENTS
Fragments is composed of three short films that can be seen in any order. For this work, the creative duo fragmented images and sounds captured in Quebec during the summer of 2020. The result is a journey through different sounds and abstract visual landscapes. Fragments is a contemplative and luminous piece, which seeks to counterbalance the current anxiety-provoking climate. Supported by the Canadian Embassy in Austria/ CALQ.

Thomas Steiner with FLUIDE
Hybrid installation, 2018-2021
a/v installation, video projection. life action drawing, painting, 2D computer-animation
A single frame animation on large sheets dealing with time. The simultaneity presents, past and future, giving the idea of eternity.

Blanca Rego Constella with JORGE RANDO
Single channel installtion, 2019
Originally created for the Museum Jorge Rando and MaF-Málaga de Festival, the idea was to produce a video piece based on Jorge Rando's paintings - a Neo-expressionist painter and sculptor from Málaga (Spain). It is a piece created using data bending techniques. The soundtrack was made saving digital photos of Jorge Rando's paintings as sound. What you see in Rego Constella's work are the same audio files saved as images.

Johanna Smiatek with MELODYMAP
Printed carpet, 2020
"Melodymap" is a carpet that shows the graphical map of “Melodymat”. With the help of the original three-dimensional form, different prints were created and combined onto a carpet. In the widest sense, the work also reminds of “Automobile Tire Print” (1953) by Robert Rauschenberg.

Johanna Smiatek with MY ROSSO CORSA (or 86m/h)
Original Ferrari-Red, wood, metal, cardboard, electronic components, motion detector
On the one hand, "My Rosso Cors"a relates to the original Ferrari-Red, and on the other, to the group De Stijl and the Constructivist movement of the early 20th century. The reduction of the elements to a square and a rectangle, as well as the colours (white and red) are key to this work. The piece also refers to Malevitch's “Red Square” (1915), which the artist created nearly 100 years ago. In "My Rosso Corsa", translated as “My Red Race”, the red square will be set into motion at a speed of 86 m/h by means of an integrated conveyor belt.

Zeno van den Broek with NODE.CONNECT
"Node.connect" is part of a research project based on the node.feedback web-app artwork.
"Node.connect" revolves around the digital spatiality of smart devices. The environment within the app is built up from ever evolving visuals, that respond to the orientation of the smart devices and a binaural sound environment accessible through headphones. Together, these visual and sound resources explore and construct a sense of tension between the virtual space within the portable device and the physical location in which the users find themselves. This reciprocal interaction between the human and the digital questions our perception of the digital realm and the relationship between human and non-human environments. "Node.connect" is an ongoing research project by Zeno van den Broek, made possible by Creative Industries Fund NL

KinoManual with POCKET CINEMA
Animating light with analogue slide projectors, 2021
The projectors, modified by rotating devices, display specially designed slides blended with other shapes and colours. The creative duo (comprised of Aga Jarząb and Maciek Bączyk) often combines this light effect with digitally animated projection. They started exploring the concept of multisource visual performance during their art residency at Filmverkstaden in February 2019. The audiovisual setup for "Pocket Cinema" gives them the possibility to perform synaesthetic improvisations, as well as to build freestanding installations. Furthermore, it can be used as a unique light-tool for stop-motion animation.

Martin Reinhart and Virgil Widrich with TX-MIRROR
Interaktive installation, 2018
The installation "tx-mirror" was created for the exhibition "Art in motion. 100 masterpieces with and through media" at the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe and is a further development of the film technology "tx-transform" invented by Martin Reinhart in 1992. As in earlier works created by the duo Martin Reinhart and Virgil Widrich, the common perception is questioned and expanded through intuitive interaction. You can look at yourself in a magic mirror and explore the laws of a universe in which time and space have been swapped. Produced at ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, thanks to Peter Weibel and Leo Coster.

Jörg Piringer with INFINITE POEMS
30 animated instagram visual poetry videos, 2019
No Sound, just animated letters!

Tereza Stehlíková with WORMWOOD TOPOGRAPHY
Hybrid installation, 2021
This project seeks to capture and preserve the liminal zone of Willesden Junction, Wormwood scrubs, Kensal Green Cemetery and the adjacent areas of NW10, London which have become the epicentre of a new redevelopment Old Oak Common Regeneration. In Stehlíková's work Wormwood is mapped and captured through frottage, a method which enables her to transfer some of the unique textures and qualities of this in-between land onto paper. It is a perfect technique to archive a place and to keep it alive. There are the imperfections, uneven surfaces, blemishes and hidden tactile treasures that give the place a sense of identity, embodied memory, and a sense of history.