Víctor Mazón Gardoqui
24/4 2018 9pm
25/4 — 15/5 2018
Magnetoreception is a sense which allows an organism to detect a magnetic field to perceive direction, altitude or location. Magnetoceptia is a series of performances and installations by Patrizia Ruthensteiner and Dewi de Vree in which self-constructed, antenna-based costumes pick up radiowaves site-specifically and make them audible through electronic sound. The experienced sound is site-specific and generated during the performance, a sonic exploration of the specific spatial situation. The sound is modulated by the positions and movements of the performers relative to the space and each other, dismantling traditional concepts of stage and catwalk, musician and instrument. The project is an investigation on different sonic and material properties of natural environments contrasting urban landscapes, and a visualization of physical phenomena that primarily appear to be invisible for the human gaze. Extensions of our rudimentary animal senses are being developed to make those phenomena perceivable.
Patrizia Ruthensteiner is an Austrian artist whose work takes a trajectory from costume-based performance art to electronic music. Process-based, kinetic, tranformative, and sound-generating wearables which codetermine the choreography are integral elements of her artistic practice. She creates audio-visual compositions in which sounds derive from the performative actions, performers become the instrument relating to space and each other, predetermined valuations of subjectivity and physical form are pushed into absurdity. Aiming to redefine the common idea of stage and catwalk, she keeps on challenging established platforms of representation. Strongly characterized by its cross-disciplinary approach her work has been presented internationally through various venues of different disciplines – in galleries, concert spaces, industrial halls, churches, rooftops, and harbours.
Dewi de Vree is a dutch media artist. Her work deals with the sensual experience of physical experiments. With a background in visual art and her fascination for the interaction between man and machine, she’s been making different translating-machines, sound interfaces, sound performances and installations. Examples of her work include Thermokoppel, a live sound-performance based on the relation between temperature and the acoustic properties of metal and Ground, an audiovisual performance in which graphite drawings are used as a control interface for several electronic instruments. Next to her autonomous work she is initiator, organiser and curator at Stichting Centrum location Villa K in The Hague (NL) and member of the Instrument Inventors Initiative ‘iii’.
The concert will start at 7:30pm sharp at Tresor (Hauptplatz 32, 4020 Linz), the exhibition opening starts at 9pm at Memphis.