The exhibition "Metamorphosis" in the baroque halls of the W&K - Palais Schönborn-Batthyány now shows for the first time an overview of the works on which the large-scale project "Infinite Screen" is based: Drawings, pictures and new monumental works in an innovative technology, which for the first time enables the creation of unique digital works.
Photos of the vernissage: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmf3YXRC
The artist duo wants to share the artistic process with the viewer and allows a glimpse into the fascinating world of creation. We are therefore organizing a cycle of concerts, presentations and talks, which is curated by AROTIN & SERGHEI: an artistic laboratory with renowned musicians and inventors deals with the question of the transformation and innovation of signs, sound, content and form in art.
transformation and innovation of sign, sound, content and form in Art
cycle curated by AROTIN & SERGHEI
Installation / presentation by AROTIN & SERGHEI
Light, Light Impulse, its components and it’s unity: A composition of 6 autonomous Light Cells in fusion, in splitting, in superposition and permanent transformation.
The sound composition combines electronically animated breath, voices, texts of the world creation of Universe, extracts from Ovid’s “Metamorphoses" and Scriabin’s "Promethean Phantasies".
Voices: Jean van der Stegen / Kira Marina von Bismarck
Composition for 6 screens, 2 voices and electronic sound by AROTIN & SERGHEI (2017-18)
Vernissage with live performance Feb 22 2018 - 8 PM
Concert MICHAEL WENDEBERG
Based on the image "Logical Structure Of Color" - homage to Ludwig Wittgenstein (2016) by AROTIN & SERGHEI,
the artist duo, together with the conductor and pianist Michael Wendeberg are organizing a common parcours / concert in dialogue with the exhibition.
The expansion of the musical space and the transgression of the limits of visual signs and symbols and are the focus of attention.
Beginning with Notations (1945), Michael Wendeberg, specialist of Pierre Boulez’ compositions, interprets the entire piano work of Boulez and, in contrast to this,
the Sarabande (Partita 6) by Bach.
Concert followed by an artist talk with AROTIN & SERGHEI and Michael Wendeberg, special guest: Martin Guesnet (Director Artcurial Europe). March 14 2018 - 7 PM
INFINITE TIME MACHINE
Presentation with DOMINIQUE RENAUD & LUIGGINO TORRIGIANI
What relevance can measuring and timekeeping still occupy in our restless digital era? The omnipresence of the electronic devices has fundamentally changed both the perception and the handling of time. Together with the inventor and watchmaker Dominique Renaud and his partner Luiggino Torrigiani, AROTIN & SERGHEI discuss this social phenomenon.
The unique "DR01 Twelve First innovation" (2017) by Dominique Renaud and AROTIN & SERGHEI's Infinite Time Machine (2017) artwork, which is inspired by the new mechanical heart of the DR01 and which is realized on with the worldwide first prototypes of digital canvases / unique pieces, reflect the importance of innovation and the uniqueness of inventions in the 21st century.
Presentation of the DR01 by the inventor Dominique Renaud and his partner and cofounder Luiggino Torrigiani. Presentation of the “Infinite Time machine” by AROTIN & SERGHEI
"Infinite Time Machine" is realised with support by
Active Image, Belfry, Espace Muraille Contemporary Art Geneva
Presentation and guided tour through the exhibition
March 22 2018 7PM
Installation and concert with MIKHAIL RUDY
AROTIN & SERGHEI's Carré Blanc (2017) - homage to Malevich’s Black Square (1915) focuses on the emergence of light from infinite empty black space. This creation as well as Alexander Arotin's Light Score for Prometheus (1994), and elements from AROTIN & SERGHEI's Installation (2016) based on Scriabin's Prometheus (1909) will form the starting point for this special concert with live-installation.
In development of their commun creation at Fondation Beyeler, Basel for the exhibition Kandinsky, Marc, The Blue Rider, and at Festival Ars Electronica (2016), The pianist and specialist of Russian avant-gardes, Mikhail Rudy, interprets together with AROTIN & SERGHEI the fascinating late piano work of the visionary composer Scriabin (Guirlandes, Flammes Sombres, 5 Préludes, Verse La Flamme) in alternation with Alexander Arotin's Electronic Preludes - homage to Scriabin (2015)
Concert followed by an artist talk with AROTIN & SERGHEI and Mikhail Rudy. special guest Henning Lohner, inventor of worldwide first canvases for digital unique pieces.
April 12 2018 7 PM
ARCHITECTURE OF SOUND
Installation and performance with YURY REVICH
Inspired by Ovid's Metamorphoses, AROTIN & SERGHEI extend their installation Metamorphosis 01 (2017) with a live-installation and performance with exceptional violinist Yury Revich. The mythological figures of Orfeus and Narcissus, the vibration of the strings of the Stradivari, and the artistic transformation of their echoes and the world of shadows and reflections, are the starting points of this course of exploring new areas of light, sound and image.
The performance is organized in cooperation with Friday Nights with Yury Revich and followed by an
artist talk with AROTIN & SERGHEI and Yury Revich, special guest, Bertrand du Vignaud (World Monument Found)
April 26 2018 7 PM
Installation and presentation by AROTIN & SERGHEI
AROTIN & SERGHEI's main work cycle Infinite Screen was shown until now at Venice Biennale 2015 / Konzerthaus Wien 2013 in cooperation with Klangforum Wien, at the Festivals Ars Electronica 2014-17 and as a 1200m2 installation at the main facade of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien 2016. In a ever changing context the project is questionning the idea of The Infinite ourdays and reflects ways to push forward the limits of Visibilty. Based on their "opus magnum” , AROTIN & SERGHEI present with FREE SPACE new models and concepts of Art presentations, ways to open the artwork as a space for reflection into a relevant dialogue for Society, involving leading scientists, inventors, musicians and composers.
Presentation / conference by AROTIN & SERGHEI with excerpts from Infinite Screen (2013-17)
followed by a guided tour through the exhibition