Re:Lake I audiovisual installation

Audiovisual installation, 2010
Oil painting: Éva Köves
Digital animation: Andrea Sztojánovits
Sound mix: Kinga Kovács aka DJ Sanyi
Size: 2.5 x 2.5 meter (13 db 40 x 30 cm)
Time length: 5 minutes

Re:Lake is the first installation of Space Collection. The collection regards the phenomena of the abstract ‘celestial bodies’ that appear in the black background, such as the nightly sky, as the structural composition of its syntactic program language. Integrating the disciplines used (painting, photography, music, video art), the work of art itself becomes a sign, but it uses the most concise visual code system to interpret the primary pragmatic information.

It explores individual geometrical phenomena, such as line, circle, triangle, or quadrangle according to semantic (logical) rules, on the basis of which, in process of running the course of the program, the data structures required for the composition are connected to previously known phenomena. The series of random components and signs defined in this way carry information, and are thus tied to a function. They always depend on the subject, on the phenomena, and may therefore change – due to new information or discoveries.

The sound (Sanyi – Ri:verse – mOde to Intellectual Poppetry) includes fragments from from the novel Hősöm tere (My Hero’s Square) by Hungarian writer Lajos Parti Nagy, and Albert Hoffmann, along with various noise and bits of different music like: Ship of Fools – Guidance is Internal feat. Albert Hofmann, Peter Finch – Foodball / Water-Vizet live performances in Budapest, 2002, 2003, Douglas Adams – Hitch-hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (BBC Radiophonic Workshop), P.B. Shelley – Ode to Intellectual Property, T.S. Eliot – The Hollow Man, Marshall Mcluhan – Medium is the Massage, along with various noise and bits of different music. The mix is a fragment from radio show Kelta karó on Budapest-based community radio Tilos)

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Re:Lake at Kepes Institute, Eger, Hungary, 2012

Re:Lake was exhibited at:
Ludwig Next: Monochrome Clack 12/20/2013 – 01/19/2014, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary
Quadritic Equations 03/02-05/27/2012, Kepes Institute, Eger, Hungary
Dodeca 03/08-04/01/2011, Fészek Galery, Budapest, Hungary
Donumenta 09/16-11/06/2010, Regensburg, Germany


Published by Sztojanovits Andrea

Fényművész, VJ