Exhibiting artists:
Matúš Astrab, Brigitta Bial, Gabriela Birošová, Lucia Devečková, Zuzana Ďuríková, Filip Kmeť, Dominika Kolačkovská, Ján Krška, Mária Petrisková, Veronika Šmírová

Curator of the exhibition:
Matej Ivan

Date: 20 May – 2 July 2017

Opening:
Saturday, 20 May 2017, 6 pm

Curator of the concert:
Katarína Baraníková

Performers:
Adam Engler, Barbora Horská, Lucia Devečková

Concert:
Saturday, 20 May 2017, 7 pm

Location: Bunker

This project has been supported using public funds provided by Slovak Arts Council. The Council is the leading partner of the project.
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Digital Media/Studio BB
+ Exhibition Concert – Velvet Claws

Digital Media/Studio BB is an exhibition that presents new and rising artistic strategies at the studio of Digital Media at the Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica...

Digital Media/Studio BB is an exhibition that presents new and rising artistic strategies at the studio of Digital Media at the Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica which is led by Doc. MgA. Michal Murin, ArtD.

The presented selection of works reflects the wide range of approaches of the individual students in various classes, the differences between their mindsets and work methods as well as their need to reflect upon current events. These works are the results of their critical thinking, exploring their own subjectivity and applying various forms of digital technologies and media into their artistic expressions. The exhibition presents their work in the form of photographs, objects, interactive installations and video art that use the ingenuity of the visual language in the form of an art school student’s developing language.

The art project titled Exhibition Concert is the joint work of an interdepartmental experimental group called Velvet Claws. Three students of the Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica use this performance to respond to overlaps between visual art and sound art. The primary objective is to produce experimental music that is composed of various found footages. The project is based on moving the classic elements of a club or concert scene into the premises of a gallery and vice versa. The originally secondary visual component of a concert becomes the basic element and the audio footage becomes supplemental.

The key factors here are the moments of paradox, wit and irony that are a part of the final form of the performance when the visual part uses VJ-ing to mix it live with the musical component which creates an unpredictable game. Putting together the individual pieces of a standard reality creates a new reality that leads to doubts and a change in perception.


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