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.