The Monochrome Clack group is a result of the joined creative activities of two hungarian artists, Éva Köves painter and Andrea Sztojánovits digital artist who build a unique connection between the traditional culture of image creation (oil painting) and contemporary digital art (projected light).
The group establishes a new symbiosis of genres, their intermedial pieces of art are based on the finding that computer animation (movements, light, sound) projected on oil/canvas/photo paintings is establishes a new type of relation between classical visual arts and 21th century new digital art genres. The two medium creates together the structure of the visible of the artwork, a new-type of medium from the static elements of the painting and constantly changing elements of digital animation throught projected light.
Éva KÖVES | The creative methods of Éva Köves are novel, and exceptional: she mounts her photos on canvas, takes them further in paint, and then goes on to create mostly large painting-installations from them, at times consisting of over a dozen pieces. Éva does not belong to any particular contemporary school or artistic group, but her themes, way of thinking, as well as urban com- mitment relates her to the geometrical, constructivist, anti-mainstream prog- ram in the first half of the twentieth century, especially, of the Bauhaus and László Moholy-Nagy. Since 1989, she has had some 30 individual exhibitions in Hungary and internationally, has taken part in numerous group shows, and has been a frequent participant at representative exhibitions that introduce con- temporary Hungarian art and avant-garde endeavours within that.
more info: https://evakoves.com/
Andrea SZTOJÁNOVITS | Andrea Sztojánovits graduated at the Intermedia and Pedagogy Departments of the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest in 2009. Presently, she attends the Doctoral School of the Academy. For nearly fifteen years she has been engaged, with one of the frontier fields of digital picture creation: improvisational audio-visual performances, prevalently called VJ (video performer) on both theoretical and practical levels. From the point of view of Andrea’s artistic activities, transporting VJ-culture, its visions, as well as way of thinking, into the “traditional” field of fine arts by producing installations and performances, has a decisive importance.
more info: https://attaray.wordpress.com/
Collaborations | During their art proccess they worked together with musicians like Kinga Kovács aka Dj Sanyi, Bálint Bethlenfalvy and Gábor Borosi.
PS Magazin: http://psmagazin.hu/oszcillaciok-fenyfestes-a-dunan/
Zsolnay Light Fest: http://zsolnayfenyfesztival.hu/fesztival_program/Scratches_/2016-07-01/21:30
The group had several exhibitions in Hungary – as in Ludwig Museum (2014) or Kepes Institute (2015), due the intermedial installations of Monochrome Clack met with a warm response at the Donumenta exhibition (Regensburg, 2010), and also at the LivePerformers Meeting (Rome, 2011) or in New York (2016).
Zsolnay Light Festival 07/01-03/2016, Pécs Hungary http://zsolnayfenyfesztival.hu/
ROM – Riders on the Mall Digital Art Festival 05/27-29/2016, MÜSZI, Budapest https://ridersonthemall.com/
XVII. LPM 05/12-05/14/2016, Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam, Hollandia http://liveperformersmeeting.net/
Modernity X Hungary – A festival of Hungarian Modernism in NYC 05/07/2016, Alma Gallery, New York http://modernityxhungary.com/
Re:Lake II. 10/01/2015 Mozsár Gallery, Budapest
LanguAGES of LIGHT 09/26-12/31/2015, Kepes Institute, Eger, Hungary http://www.kepeskozpont.hu/fenynyelvek-nemzetkozi-kiallitas/
Oscillation – A38-MVM Light painting 02/22-23/2014, A38, Budapest, Hungary http://www.a38.hu/en/program/kiego-izzok-20
Ludwig Next: Monochrome Clack 12/20/2013 – 01/19/2014, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary http://ludwigmuseum.hu/site.php?inc=program&menuId=11&programId=4086
Error and Co. 12/06/2013, Live Act – Contemporary Hungarian Gallery, Dunaszerdahely, Slovakia http://www.kmgaleria.eu/content/hiba-es-tarsai-0
Hive Live act 03/24/2013, Kepes Institute, Eger, Hungary
Hotel Nemzeti: Éva Köves opening exhibition 12/12/2012, Hotel Nemzeti, Budapest, Hungary
Quadritic Equations 03/02-05/27/2012, Kepes Institute, Eger, Hungary http://www.kepeskozpont.hu/masodfoku-egyenletek-quadratic-equations-kurator-szabo-attila/
Picture, light, space, architecture 01/25/2012, Tat Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
LPM / Live Performers Meeting – Live video performers, visual artists and vj meeting 05/19-22/2011, Nuovo Cinema Aquila, Rome, Italy http://liveperformersmeeting.net/event/2011-rome/report/
Dodeca 03/08-04/01/2011, Fészek Galery, Budapest, Hungary http://www.feszek-muveszklub.hu/f10309.html
Donumenta 09/16-11/06/2010, Regensburg, Germany http://www.donumenta.de/en/our-story/hungary.html
Útvesztő 01/17-19/2010, Gödör Klub, Budapest, Hungary https://ariadnae.wordpress.com/
Interfészek 12/1-25/2009, Fészek Galery, Budapest, Hungary http://www.feszek-muveszklub.hu/f91201.html
CONFERENCIES & WORKSHOPS
Medium Analysis IX. Public performance & workshop, Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Intermedia Department, 11/25/2016
20 years of Art Department – Jubilee Conference, Pécs University Art Department, 11/22-23/2016
Ludwig Next Paint Mapping Workshop, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, 2014