piątek, 28 października 2022

TRES (book)



Publisher: Ajuntament de Barcelona. Institut de Cultura. La Virreina Centre de la Imatge

Authors: Ignacio Echevarría, Ramón Andrés, Ángela Molina, Michal Libera and Katryn Evinson

Year: 2021

Binding: Paperback

Dimensions: 160 x 240 mm

Pages: 254

Language: Spanish

ISBN: 978-84-122305-7-4 

La Virreina Centro de la Imagen has dedicated more than four years to researching the various facets of Tres's work, his actions in the field of performance, his ready-made and his plastic or musical works. In 2017, the exhibition entitled Blackout was held, which for the first time revisited his  trajectory in an anthological way. Later, in 2019, the 11th Silent Cocktail took place, conceived by the author himself. And this book now brings together different unpublished essays on Tres by Ramón Andrés, Ángela Molina, Michal Libera and Katryn Evinson, as well as an extensive biographical and aesthetic narrative prepared by Ignacio Echevarría.

wtorek, 4 stycznia 2022

All around death, the horizon


Truth Be Told

Martin Küchen & Michał Libera

Various Artists - All around death, the horizon

(CS, Rekem 15)

Rekem presents the last part of an informal trilogy of 'fairy tales', conceived and edited by Nicolas Malevitsis. Between musique concrète soundtrack, sound poetry, and abstract narration through instruments, recordings and electronics, a puzzle of storytelling and images is formed - one which takes as its starting point the legacy left by the twentieth century in the mountainous communities of Central Greece.

The words fairy tales are found in quotes, although perhaps their use here stays close to their deeper meaning, as the project essentially revolves around the paths through which experience is woven and imprinted through narrative. Based on the human voice and its echoes over the years, the compilation here confronts themes such as destruction, death, and how they are inevitably transformed into points of rebirth in memory. Works by: Dimitris Karageorgos, Jaap Blonk, Michael Barthel, Martin Küchen & Michał Libera, Artificial Memory Trace.

Nicolas Malevitsis

środa, 22 grudnia 2021

SYKSTEר @ Jasna10



Performans na ciche czytanie

Świetlica Krytyki Politycznej 

Jasna 10, Warszawa

10/01: 12.00 - 18.00 

12/01: 12.00 - 21.00

14/01: 12.00 - 21.00

17/01: 12.00 - 18.00

19/01: 12.00 - 21.00

21/01: 12.00 - 21.00

24/01: 12.00 - 18.00

26/01: 12.00 - 21.00

28/01: 12.00 - 21.00

31/01: 12.00 - 18.00

Początek o każdej pełnej godzinie

Wejście w pojedynkę

Czas trwania: 40 minut

Obowiązują zapisy

Czym jest SYKSTEר? Może być złapanym na stacji benzynowej sześciopakiem, oczywiście. Albo hipsterem z fobią seksualną. Ewentualnie muzyczną sekstą zakończoną opadającym na prawo ogonem. Może być różnymi rzeczami, właściwie czymkolwiek, co tylko zechce się za nim skryć – bo to właśnie o ukrywanie się za słowami chodzi. Sam wyraz pochodzi ze słownika Sergieja Pankiejewa, jednego z najważniejszych pacjentów Zygmunta Frueda. Tworzył on słowa służące do wprowadzania wiedeńskiego neurologa w błąd. To o nich jest ten performans na ciche czytanie – o nich i o jamie ustnej Pankiejewa, o historii druku i stenografii, o masturbacji, głuchoniemocie i akadyjskich inskrypcjach kamiennych, o charczeniu, ludziach-wilkach w ogóle i ogonociongu w szczególe. Wszystkie te wątki ledwo jednak skrywają medytację o #metoo i reakcje na rosnącą zawartość performatywności w otaczającym nas powietrzu, na fake newsy, na przeludnienie, na uzdrawianie terapiami, dokonane i niedokonane, udane i nieudane. Na pandemię też? Na pandemię też.

W rolach drugoplanowych występują: Karol Darwin, Karol-Michał de L'Eppe, Eanatum, Jan Sala, Ryszard Artur Surtees Paget, Robert Ashley oraz Franciszek Merkury van Helmont i Godfryd Wilhelm Leibniz.

poniedziałek, 1 listopada 2021

Codex Subpartum - Exhibition @ Marres Maastricht


Codex Subpartum (exhibition)

Marres, Maastricht

18/12/2021 - 06/02/2022 

with Barbara Kinga Majewska and Konrad Smoleński + Zinc & Copper

Music is an interpretive tool: it is made up of hidden codes, texts and contexts. It makes visible what is impossible to see. The musicians in Codex Subpartum use a refined sound installation to transmute the invisible content of eight artworks from the collection of Muzeum Sztuki (Ł.ódź, Poland) into sound. Codex Subpartum searches for words in Wacław Szpakowski’s great handwriting, for memories in the graphics of Mona Vătămanu and Florin Tudor, for algorithms in Suzanne Treister’s diagrams, and for distorting vision elixirs in the works of Bob Cobbing.

Codex Subpartum - Live @ KM28 Berlin

Codex Subpartum (concert version)

KM28, Berlin




Performed by Zinc & Copper with Barbara Kinga Majewska

- Elena Kakaliagou - French horn

- Hilary Jeffery - trombone

- Robin Hayward - tuba

- Barbara Kinga Majewska - voice, concept, scores

- Michal Libera - concept, scores, text


Władysław Strzemiński, From the Series Faces

Alina Szapocznikow, Drawing 41

Milan Grygar, Score

Wacław Szpakowski, From the Series A: A1

Joseph Beuys, Beuys by Warhol

Suzanne Treister, HEXEN 2.0 / Diagrams / The Computer From the Antikythera Mechanism to Quantum Telepathology

Music is an interpretive tool, it is the discovery of hidden codes, texts and contexts, and it is also a way of showing what is usually impossible to see. Music understood in this way was applied to art works from the collection of Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź. Music and sound are used to search for words in Wacław Szpakowski's great-handwriting, changes of temperature in Milan Grygar's "Score" and computational algorithms in Suzanne Treister’s diagrams. 

niedziela, 10 stycznia 2021

Bandcamp Times


Studium. The Sense of Hearing (Audiobook)

with Pete Simonelli, Hilary Jeffery, Andrea Belfi and Ralf Meinz

Lethe (Opera Buffa Acusmatica)

with music of Luciano Cilio

with Tony Di Napoli and Sibylle Friedberg

poniedziałek, 21 grudnia 2020

Tres Blackout #32

Tres, Blackout #32

Blacking out of MACBA


30/01/2021 ---- POSTPONED

more details

One of the ways of introducing Blackout, by Tres himself, pre-proof, found in a mailbox, dated February 15th, 2016, received at 13.03

"[...] An exploration in sound by way of the gradual switching-off of the technologic systems essential to the operation of a given venue. A process through which successive acoustical layers of machine-produced hum and buzz are gradually emptied from an architectural space conceived as a sound sculpture. The aim is to revert the existing environmental noise to a silence as free as possible from any residual sound or light. Blackout dissects the ambient sounds pervasive throughout our lives - the random mass of blows and hums that fill the rooms at work and at home. This dynamic undressing allows the audience perception and understanding of the richness and invasiveness of sound of the separate components, often unnoticed, that coexist in a place: technologies of indoor comfort such as heating, ventilating cooling, lighting, elevators, sound systems, multimedia, beamers, servers etc, every single machine ceases to function [...]"