ANTON MASLIC & GEORGE MARCOU
"SYMPHONIE FÜR ZUFÄLLIGE BEGEGNUNGEN"
Curation: Ruth Schnell and Tommy Schneider
Eröffnung: 28.01.2016, 19:00 (The artist will be present)
Ausstellungsdauer: 29.01.2016 - 27.03.2016
Öffnungszeiten: 10:00 - 22:00
Ort: Schauraum Angewandte - quartier 21 im MQ, Museumsplatz 1, A-1070 Wien
The work is a commentary on the hybridization of analog and digital domains, on the ceaseless meshing of physical and virtual environments, new forms of communication and the transformative states they engender. The installation re-appropriates a discarded piano, its internal 'harp', the heart of the piano that forms the aesthetic base from which a new hybrid interactive instrument is created bridging the past with the present.The reborn and transient hybrid object re-assumes its sound generating role as it breaks with the past and redefines multi-layered soundscapes which are triggered by the visitor's proximity, who voluntarily or not, takes part and controls a very personal and always unique sound composition.The passive passerby becomes the active musician invited in an abstract form of communication with an inanimate object. This necessary transformation of the once physical ethereal object acts as a metaphor for a possible cyborg dominated future that will be defined by technology and the disappearing borders between two worlds.Biography:Tony Maslic (SRB/NLD) has been working in a multitude of various media and disciplines.Throughout his work he has explored the relationship of space with politics, social economics, psychology, urbanism, pre- and post war social conflicts, violence, propaganda, cultural identity, group behavior, consumerism and effects of Capitalism.George Marcou (CYP) is an Architect involved in Architectural projects of various scales, both local (Cyprus) and international, whilst exploring diverse forms of digital technologies and their applications in Art, Architecture and Industrial Design.