Program

 

Program

Upcoming Events

Apr 252019
Presentation

Jakub Krejčí - Dominium: Brno Art Week

Vašulka Kitchen in cooperation with Noise Kitchen and Sky To Speak at the 10th anniversary of Brno Art Week. Presentation of media artist Jakub Krejčí, who is using Virtual Reality in the context of live performance.

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Apr 252019
Guided tour

Vašulka Kitchen Brno: Guided tour

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Apr 242019
Lecture

Brno Art Week in Vašulka Kitchen: How to teach software art at university?

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Recent Events

Apr 182019

Robert Ashley / Luboš Fišer: COOKING MUSIC / CONFRONTATION

Every month we are inviting you to a cycle of sessions named COOKING MUSIC / CONFRONTATION. You can look forward to a series of listening shows based on the confrontation of the New York and Czech music scene in contemporary contexts.

Two approaches to choral creation, two approaches to aleatorics - what can we find in common and what is different in the composition She Was a Visitor from 1967 cretaed by the american composer Robert Ashley and in the composition of  the czech composer Luboš Fišer Caprichos from 1966?

dramaturgy: Viktor Pantůček

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Apr 152019

Christian Doeller: Vašulka Kitchen Brno Residence

The initial year of the Vašulka Kitchen Brno residence program will be started with Christian Doeller

New media artist Christian Doeller (*1987), who lives and works in Weimar, is experimenting with technology, science and philosophy, and during his stay he will focus on the subject of photo-optical experiments.

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Apr 112019

Lukáš Dřevjaný - Realtime Generative Systems: Vasulka Kitchen talks

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Apr 112019

Bending of faces, voices and bodies: video selection, April 2019, Lenka Dolanová

Bad (Steina, 1979, barva, zvuk 2:14 min., )

Voice Windows (Steina a Woody, ve spolupráci s Joan La Barbarou, 1986, barva, zvuk 8:10 min.)

Warp (Steina, 2000, 4:30 min., barva, zvuk)

The relationship between picture and sound, as well as live, performative aspect of using the video signal, was by Vasulkas seen as a key aspects of their work. To include the sound was natural: Steina studied violin and Woody was a member of the music band back in Brno where he played the trumpet. Already their first experiments with audio synthesizer revealed that the electronic signal can trigger direct visual analogy, and this deeply influenced their approach to image and sound. Since late 1960s in collaboration with engineers, they started to develop video synthesizers, directly inspired by audio synthesizers. Steina experimented with the principle of "playing the images" in real time her entire life and she developed various, often self-constructed tools.

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Mar 282019

Lee Patterson / Ivan Palacký:

Vašulka Kitchen Brno in cooperation with The Agosto Foundation and Lom Instruments

MUSICAL ENCOUNTERS

Dům umění města Brna

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Mar 282019

KOTÍK (MUSICA VIVA PRAGENSIS + QUaX) / KOTÍK (S.E.M. ENSEMBLE): COOKING MUSIC / CONFRONTATION

Every month we are inviting you to a cycle of sessions named COOKING MUSIC / CONFRONTATION. You can look forward to a series of listening shows based on the confrontation of the New York and Czech music scene in contemporary contexts.

The event will be hosted by Viktor Pantůček, a scientist at the Institute of Musicology at FFMU, a playwright of a number of international music festivals, such as the Brno Contemporary orchestra.

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Mar 05
Mar 282019
Mynd (2000)

Curator in Kitchen: Vašulka´s video works selected by Miloš Vojtěchovský

Every Tuesday and Thursday during the opening hours you are welcome to the program Curator in Kitchen.

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Mar 262019

Jiří Suchánek: Composing with systems: searching for ultimate principles and losing control

Jiří Suchánek, an audiovisual artist, musician, multimedia experimenter and developer. His presentation will include installation demonstrations and commentaries on installation and development.

Jiří Suchánek will present following works:
- Atomtone software for sonification of atomic data
- Photone light interface, which uses light for sound control
- Random if random object - generating realtime composition

Jiří Suchánek (1979, Czech republic) is sound and media artist, musician and multimedia experimentalist focused in building permanent audio-light installations and systems that are usually interactive and placed in a natural or public spaces (like a cave, astronomic observatory, bridge...). His artistic approach is synthetic. In his works he is connecting sound, light, sculptural objects, electronics + code with carefully chosen spaces. Through his work he explores relationship between nature, data, technology and durability of the electronic media in a wild climatic situations. Jiří Suchánek is searching for alternative situations and places for presentation of media and sound art. The centre of his works is sound that is expanded or articulated by other media and unexpected social situations. Most of his installations deal with sonification of natural phenomena. He usually integrates natural processes and physical phenomena in his technological oriented works.
The latest project "Atom tone" was presented on several festivals and also at ICAD 2016 conference. Project Atom tone is focused on sonification of atomic spectral lines and live electroacoustic music made with this Max/msp based system. Jiří Suchánek developed several musical instruments (software + hardware) for his live electronic music performances.
Jiří Suchánek studied atelier video-multimedia-performance (Keiko Sei, Peter Ronai) at Faculty of Fine Arts at Brno University of Technology (1999-2005). During studies he explored relationship between sound and image in the context of time (and later space). Few works were dedicated to developing own music interfaces. In 2005 he established audiovisual performance group "Mateřídouška" and performed on festivals around Eastern Europe (Unsound on Tour, Rokolektive, Stimul, Exposition of New Music etc.).
He attended several workshops, residencies and study fellowships – for example CTM MusicMakersHacklab 2014, Timet (Giardino Sonoro de la Limonaia), STEIM, Institute of Sonology (2017) or Magic Carpets project.
Since 2009 Jiří works as an assistant at Department of Audiovisual Technology at Faculty of Fine Arts Brno University of Technology where he teaches two subjects: Audio Technology and Sound Creation (History of sound-art and experimental music). Now he is Ph.D. candidate at Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts where he works on thesis “Sonification and Aesthetics of Data-mapping” and teaches subject “Physical computing – interactive systems”
Some of his electronic installations are running more than 8 years in public space. His dream is to build an installation in the mountains that will survive for more than 500 years and will overgrown with moss and lichen.

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Mar 202019

student workshop: Artistic interpretation of data structures

Vašulka Kitchen Brno hosts this workshop as an accompanying program of the doctoral conference held in the frame of FaVU VUT Brno.

Data. What are data? Where do they originate from and how are they created? Who or what produces them? Who or what is the consumer of them? What can(not) data describe? What is the dimesion of contemporary digital data? What is the relationship between fine arts and data? Is it possible to work with data within the artistic practise? And if so, how? It is possible to perform simulation during the artistic practice? Does something like “data-driven art” exist? (for more information visit http://datatata.info/workshop)

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Mar 142019

Michal Mitro: Edge of Chaos: Vašulka Kitchen Brno and Bastl Instruments present

Michal Mitro, an audiovisual artist, is coming to the Kitchen to present his interactive no-input audio instalation Edge of Chaos.

Michal Mitro aka plankton vs flying animal is visual artist, composer and performer operating and collaborating on the edge of visual and sonic art, utilising space and time as main medium of expression. In recent years, he's been discovering a great source of inspiration in a field of physics, electro-technics and biology. Combining that with his Social science background resulted in materialising some surprisingly fitting socio-political tropes.

Together with his colleague Sursur of THE MANIFESTO (“the new new media art collective” we established) he's been researching mediation of trans-sensory experience - translating and appropriating information from one sensual category into another.

Mitro performed, exhibited and presented internationally, most notably in MONA, Tasmania; Trafo, Budapest; AV Depot, London; LPM, Amsterdam and Rome; MTF, Stockholm; Jogja Noise Bombing, Indonesia; Art & Tech Days, Sensorium and Nuit Blanche, Slovakia; Genius Loci and Generate festivals, Germany; KoresponDance festival, Czech Republic.

About the Edge of Chaos:

This work is yet another practical demonstration of Mitro's interest in semi-closed or rather self-sufficient and re-generative systems combined with exploration of space as an medium of expression. Four-times no-input setup is built of four condenser microphones directed at four active speakers respectively. Feeding audio input back to its output ad infinitum creates a chain of cause-and-effect that forms a circuit or loop. The notion of cause-and-effect has to be handled carefully when applied to feedback systems as:

“Simple causal reasoning about a feedback system is difficult because the first system influences the second and second system influences the first, leading to a circular argument. This makes reasoning based upon cause and effect tricky, and it is necessary to analyze the system as a whole.”

It is hypothesised that dynamical systems with feedback can experience an adaptation to the edge of chaos. This term is used to denote a transition space between order and disorder a region of bounded instability that engenders a constant dynamic interplay between the opposing poles. This work creates a framework for such phenomena to occur and for audience to enter this realm and add to (or subtract from) it.

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