MONOCHROME CLACK I
Paint Mapping installation, 2009
Oil painting: Éva Köves
Digital animation: Andrea Sztojánovits
Inspired by Sergei Rachmaninov’ piece: The Theme of Paganini, variations 19-24.
Size: 3.4 x 0.8 meter (15 db 40 x 30 cm, 3 db 20 x 50 cm)
Time length: loop
Monochrome Clack I is the first installation of Monochrome Clack group and also the first in lines collection. In this collection the Monochrome Clack group re-thinks primarily the Bauhaus visual world and philosophy, which turned against the „mainstream” of the first half of the 20th century. The painting installations, which are the base of the artworks, primarily connect to the „Moholy tradition” through their special and up-to-date techniques with the relations of material and light.
The animation uses an exceptional method: it follows the structure of the painting installation, tries to refind the construction over the elements by composing various sectors with still and moving parts. While the visual loops correspond to the original black and white avantgarde-painted „assemblage”, they simultaneously alter from it.
A short videodocument of the installation:
The visual score of the animation:
As a moving replica of itself (the mask – same as the picture – gets going), the installation, due to the variations, continuously reproduces itself (which means that the structure of the moving identical animation hits the structure of the painting at another place), the continual change resulting from the aliveness of the identical structures (that is the base of the animation) puts the composition on the axis of time. The two media, the oil painting and the digital animation together produce a different, cross-sectional visual experience, adding a third meaning to the image.
In this piece the moving visual was inspired by one of the best composer, Sergei Rachmaninoff’ piece: The Theme of Paganini, variations 19-24.
The animation with the score:
Monochrome Clack I at LuMu – Ludwig Museum Budapest, 2014
Monochrome Clack I was exhibited at:
Modernity X Hungary – A festival of Hungarian Modernism in NYC 05/07/2016, Alma Gallery, New York
Ludwig Next: Monochrome Clack 12/20/2013 – 01/19/2014, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary
Hotel Nemzeti: Éva Köves opening exhibition 12/12/2012, Hotel Nemzeti, Budapest, Hungary
LPM / Live Performers Meeting – Live video performers, visual artists and vj meeting 05/19-22/2011, Nuovo Cinema Aquila, Rome, Italy
Donumenta 09/16-11/06/2010, Regensburg, Germany
Passages 01/17-19/2010, Gödör Club, Budapest, Hungary
Interfészek 12/1-23/2009, Fészek Galery, Budapest, Hungary