TIK Exhibition

The exhibition 'Wind and Time' (Vietor a cas) took place at the same time as the TIK Art Radio event in Bratislava. The opening was on the 5th of September 2011 in ASIL gallery on Stefanikova ulica, Bratislava.

Verena Kuni (Germany)
Scholar in the field of history and theory of art and media cultures and professor for Visual Culture at Goethe University, Frankfurt Main. Since 1996 she is lecturing, researching and teaching at universities and art academies in Europe and beyond. From 1995 to 1999, she co-curated the video section of Kasseler Documentary film and Video Festival, where since 1999 she is director of the yearly interfiction summit for art, media, and network cultures. Her research is dedicated to transfers between material and media cultures; media of imagination and technologies of transformation; alternate realities; urban biotopes; DIY and presume cultures; games, play and toys as tools. She has published widely (print & online) on contemporary arts & media, their histories and futures. Since 1997, she also runs her own radio shows.

The VeilThe Veil
Stefanie Wuschitz (Austria)
This veil is embroidered with conductive thread connected to a 9 volt battery. A magnet irritates the field of electric current; an amplifier picks up the signal and makes radio waves passing by audible to the person wearing the veil. Material used: fabric, conductive thread, magnets, battery, op-amp, headphones

Stefanie Wuschitz is an artist, researcher and hardware hacker. She studied media arts in the University of Applied Arts, Vienna and completed her Masters at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. At the moment she is a doctorate candidate at the University of Technology, Vienna. In 2009 she coordinated Eclectic Tech Carnival – gathering of women interested in open source technology. In the same year, she founded “Mz Baltazar's Laboratory” – a meeting place for women and trans, who love to make things, rather than consuming them. She presented her work at several events, this year for example on the Transmediale festival in Berlin, or TEDx conference in Bratislava.

Michal Kindernay - Envi*tuner
“Radios are tuned by the underwater sounds of Vltava river and sensors. Underwater sound landscapes and waves generated by the ships turn the radio potentiometers. Voices from very remote places are brought to the Vltava river valley by small radio speakers.” The site-specific sound intervention was installed and developed on the bank of Vltava river during the Soundwalk event and in TIK Radio Days in Bratislava. Material used: radio

Michal Kindernay is an intermedia artist who works with interactive interconnections of sound, image and other inputs in an environment of interactive (not only) computer applications, designed for work with sound and image. His works include videos, performances and installations.

Laundry ClockLaundry Clock
Barbara Huber – Laundry Clocks
These wind-clocks “produce” time when moved. Laundry is usually associated with female unpaid labor - washing, hanging up, ironing, folding, putting it in the cupboard, using them (and then the cycle starts again.) Time, as a two folded being, has a linear and a cyclic life as well. While the linear is usually connected with progress, the cyclic is connected with tradition and standstill. These Laundry Clocks are actually advancing time, while secretly representing cyclic movements. Material used: fabric, conductive thread, conductive fabric, wires.

Barbara Huber lives and works in Bratislava. Radio maker, cultural worker, builder, traveler and one of the founders of COL-ME.

Ľudmila Horňáková - Prediction
Audio reconstruction of the disaster which took place on 26th April 1986 in the USSR. It comprises of 15 weather forecasts for the day before it happened, in countries most heavily affected: Denmark, Czech Republic, Finland, Sweden, Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, and Slovak Republic. The sound installation will be playing 12 hours from 6am to 6:30. The broadcasts are ordered in a way that follows the real-time unfolding of the event and maps slow shifts in weather in countries mentioned above. Despite the fact that information about the incident had not become publicly known until three to four days after the incident, the basic information about the future happenings had already been encoded in the weather. Material used: speakers, radio transmitter

Ľudmila Horňáková is a student of Ilona Németh’s Atelier “IN” at Academy of Fine Arts and Design Bratislava. She did her internship in Designskoolen Academy in Denmark and for the past two years she has been dealing with social topics and public space. She co-founded the organization ZA3 2 RE and underground flat art gallery Björnsonova 2 in Bratislava. Among her other interests are graphic design, bookmaking and jewelry production.

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Jonathan Prior - Collected field recordings, 2010-2011
Rather than strictly dealing with the measurement of time, in my sound recording practice I am interested in the presence of sonic rhythms in the sound world.
Such rhythms are to be found even in the most seemingly chaotic sound environments, each with their own tempo and cyclical duration. Recorded while undertaking TIK-related projects in Marija Bystrica (Croatia) and Brussels (Belgium), and supplemented with further recordings from where I currently live (Edinburgh, Scotland), this edited collection of field recordings reveals some of these rhythms, from the slow repetitious bursts of energy as trains heave in and out of Brussels central station, to the frenetic activity of cicadas singing in the Croatian countryside. Duration: 20 minutes

Jonathan Prior is an academic researcher and sound artist, based at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. In his sound work he is interested in how people experience sound in different environments, and so the relationship between sound and the perception of place and space. He uses this as a basis to creatively “disrupt” people's expectations of the sound world, to get people to think deeply about everyday sounds, using field recording and “soundwalking” methods to achieve this.

Reni Hofmüller – Walking
"Walking" is based on the smartphone app noTours. noTours navigates the user to points on maps via GPS and plays associated sounds when entering the range. Sounds in this guide are dedicated specifically to surroundings of the ASIL Gallery and the visitor can use his/her phone to download the application and sounds. While strolling through the streets, the visitor will hear the city with his/her perception of the surroundings changed. Material: mobile phone. Duration: depends on you, how long you want to walk

Reni Hofmüller (Austria)
Freelance DIY-media artist, artistic director of ESC (space for experimental art in Graz), translator, co-initiator of mursat, the space art nano-satellite from mur.at