JAN-PETER E.R. SONNTAG: WARDEN SPRITE (RAUM #2)

9 04 2009

Based on inventions and ideas of Nicola Tesla, explorations of Selim Lemström in the late 1880th and the actual NASA and ESA research on SPRITES – transit luminous events in between the tropo- and ionosphere – and their radial echo in extreme long frequency natural electromagnetic waves Jan-Peter E.R. Sonntag is going to transform live atmospheric plasma data into ultrasonic modulated air and high frequency electrical AC- fields in the space which let fluorescent tubes glow. Selim Lemström built up the first and only machines on a mountain in Lapland that creates artificial induced aurora borealis.

“The sky is a great dome of hard material arched over the earth. There is a hole in it through which the spirits pass to the true heavens. (…). The spirits who live there light torches to guide the feet of new arrivals. This is the light of the aurora. (…) The whistling crackling noise which sometimes accompanies the aurora is the voices of these spirits trying to communicate with the people of the earth.” – E. W. Hawkes reported about the “heavenly regions” of the Inuits in his book “The Labrador Eskimo” from 1916.

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Jan-Peter E.R. Sonntag is an artist focusing mainly on media art-based room installations. He studied fine arts, art history, music theory, composition, philosophy and cognitive science and, in 2002, founded N-solab. He is a cofounder of “hARTware-projects” – now “HMKV”, “oh Ton” , “unerhört”. 2008: In addition to receiving a Haupstadtkulturfond grant for “e-topia”, he was awarded the “German Sound Art Prize”, the “Cynet Art Award”, got a prize in the  competition for a mobile architecture “ohrenstrand mobil” in Berlin and he opened the Ars Electronica in Linz with his sonArc::project.

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ANA3V3A-50Hz BY PETR KRUŠELNICKÝ AKA ANTENA

9 04 2009

Saturday, April 25 @ 8 PM @ MeetFactory

Open studio: You are invited to preview a new project “ANA3V3A-50Hz” which is an analogue audio-visual installation of three video signals (animations) in a process of transformation into audio.

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Antena is an independent international art collective founded in Prague in 2001. From its original focus on nonverbal and experimental theatre taking part in various site specific projects and collaborations with Grotest Maru (DE), Big Art Group (USA), Recto Verso (CAN), the collective is now interested in new media and technologies. It also deals with light design, VJ-ing, audio productions and audiovisual installations. In 2003-2006 Antena was based is Berlin while organizing meetings of artists who are interested in experimental music, video, and sound installations. With Mangrove Kipling (FR) initiated a group “TV Print” and in collaboration with Salon Bruit organized “Noise NoD” session in the Czech Republic.

Petr Krušelnický (1977) aka Antena graduated from Duncan Centre dance academy, studied with Prof. Ctibor Turba, was a member of Divadlo mimů Alfred ve dvoře and of Grotest Maru (DE) theatre collective. Among other projects he was involved in creation of a performance by Mino Tanaka as well as of 3W Griftheater. He is interested in audiovisual projects in the area of analogue electronic media.