Works

Bolka + Rosa Menkman

by 1 December 2018

Artists

Bolka (SK) and Rosa Menkman (NL)

Commissioner

A4
Elevate Festival

Location

Bratislava, SK

Format

Audiovisual Performance

On their first collaboration together, musician, performer and composer Bolka (Matus Kobolka, SK) and the visual artist Rosa Menkman (NL) develop an audiovisual performance co-commissioned by A4 and Elevate Festival in the framework of Re-Imagine Europe.

In their work, both artists explore topics like algorithms, technological errors and glitch aesthetics. During a 10-day residency at A4 in Bratislava Bolka and Rosa Menkman work intensively on the set-up and content of their audiovisual work about software manipulations of reality. In this audiovisual performance, of which is the first time they collaborated with each other, both artists create virtual worlds using the newest technology and brings a contemporary and critical view on the power of softwares and algorithms.

The pair said a few words about their collaboration: “When working with data we are used to using software. The software however does not only cause the regulation of the data flow but also has the power to deform them into a shape of formatted, “informed” material. Software implements distortion into our perception and gives us the freedom to manipulate its optics and meanings. Therefor there should always be a discussion about the neutrality of the software. We shouldn’t ask whether something is real or fake but rather what is the point of view we are being offered by the software and how biased it is – and also what are our expectations?”

The new work premiered at the NEXT Festival in Bratislava and will be performed at Elevate Festival in Graz, Austria in 2020.

 

NEXT odpremiéruje audiovizuálnu šou o softvérových manipuláciách s realitou

Nová audiovizuálna performance slovenského hudobníka Matúša Kobolku, známeho ako Bolka s holandskou umelkňou Rosou Menkman vytvára virtuálne svety s najnovšou technológiou, ale zároveň prináša aj veľmi aktuálny a kritický pohľad na moc, ktorú dnes má softvér a všadeprítomné algoritmy. Predstavenie vytvorila dvojica na objednávku bratislavského priestoru A4 a vy ju budete môcť po prvýkrát zažijú v sobotu 1. decembra v rámci záverečného dňa festivalu NEXT!Nové dielo na základe spoločnej objednávky A4 – priestoru súčasnej kultúry a rakúskeho Elevate Festivalu vzniklo v rámci viacročného projektu medzinárodnej umeleckej spolupráce Re-Imagine Europe podporeného Európskou úniou v programe Kreatívna Európa / Kultúra.Z verejných zdrojov podporil Fond na podporu umeniaCaterina Barbieri / Bolka x Menkman / CtrlFreq / Datanoise

Geplaatst door A4 – priestor súčasnej kultúry op Vrijdag 30 november 2018

Video záznam z Nextu: deň 4.

👀 Thanks to everyone who came and thanks to Bolka + Rosa Menkman / CtrlFreq / Alexis Langevin-Tétrault + Pierre-Luc Lecours: DATANOISE / Caterina Barbieri / wyme / Primitive Art / Bamba Pana + Makaveli for the amazing performances! 💙 Stay tuned for more pics / vids and words.

Geplaatst door A4 – priestor súčasnej kultúry op Zondag 2 december 2018

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