Curation: Ruth Schnell and Tommy Schneider, Guest Curator: Isin Önol
Ausstellungsdauer: 09.05.2014 - 22.06.2014
Öffnungszeiten: 10:00 - 22:00
Ort: Schauraum Angewandte - quartier 21 im MQ, Museumsplatz 1, A-1070 Wien
Schauraum Angewandte is pleased to host Mirko Lazović as the first event to take place within the framework of “MQ Summer of Sounds” in collaboration with the exhibition project entitled Connecting Sound Etc. Cable Sounds, Cable Works, Cables Everywhere, taking place from June 5 through to August 24 2014 at freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL, curated by Georg Weckwerth.
For the interactive installation Electrickle, Mirko Lazović uses ordinary materials such as light bulbs, water, electricity and sound, which - by combining them - create a playful tension. For the purpose of forming a reciprocal relationship, the work is activated by the presence of the viewer. Water seemingly imitates cable, creating the illusion of electricity being conducted through the flow of water. Electrickle follows the trajectory of previous works such as Liquid Light (2009), Clepsichor (2012) and Narcissus (2013), where Lazović applied similar material and conceptual themes of presence and interaction.
Mirko Lazović, born 1979 in Belgrade, currently lives in Amsterdam. He received his BA from the University of Arts in Belgrade and his MA from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague (2005). Based in the Netherlands since 2003, Lazović’s wide-reaching practice includes recent exhibitions at Mediamatic in Amsterdam, freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL in Vienna, and a solo exhibition at HUB in Belgrade. He has been an artist-in-residence at MuseumsQuartier Wien, ResidenSea (Heraklion, Greece) and Kunstsenter Kvinesdal, Norway. His sculptural installations place strong thematic emphasis on presence, interactivity, and compositional aspects of time. His working materials are light, water, electricity, and sound. Text: Işın Önol & Mirko Lazović