Društvo LJUDMILA
Rozmanova ulica 12
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia
Prostori: osmo/za

Staš Vrenko: ,separated values

A practical presentation of an analogue-digital signal-processing tool

PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS:

  • Monday, 21 June at 18.00
  • Tuesday, 22 June at 18.00
  • Saturday, 26 June at 12.00

@ osmo/za (osmo/za (Slovenska 54, 8th floor)

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About the project

Digital data are profoundly transforming the image of our world. With the exponential expansion and social access to databases, there is a growing need to reflect on the collection, processing, representation and use of data that make it anything but raw, comprehensive or objective. Perhaps it is precisely their incompleteness and their contingent embeddedness in environmental and social conditions that allow us to think of data, not as discrete facts, but as open, dynamic and material forms.

Staš Vrenko's artistic project deals with the simulative potential of the creative use of sonification and representation of phenomena quantified in the form of digital data material. The artist departs from the desire to find the most appropriate ways of displaying digital data and focuses instead on the procedures of establishing any such representational method.

The outcome of the artistic and developmental project will be a custom stand-alone tool that will enable the creation of various analogue and digital interface strategies for the representation, localisation and manipulation of freely available data from internet databases. The tool will be primarily dedicated to the processing of temporal phenomena and shapes, their evolution and rhythms of emergence. Once developed, it will also be available to other artists for using digital data for sonification, oscilloscope graphics and voltage control of electronic devices.

Gallery

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About the artist

Staš Vrenko is a media artist, musician and designer of electronic instruments. He holds a master’s degree from the Department of Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana. For his master’s thesis, he received the Prešeren Award for Students. His artistic practice combines different fields of art, with an emphasis on research into sound, electronic media and technologies, kineticism and performativity. In recent years, he presented his work in several solo projects: Fabrications, P74 Gallery, Ljubljana (2020), Record, Kino Šiška, Ljubljana (2019), Loops in Transmission, osmo/za, Ljubljana (2018), Adoption Techniques, P74 Gallery, Ljubljana (2017), and Connective, MoTA, Ljubljana (2016). He has also exhibited in several group exhibitions, for example at the International Festival Agora Creative, Grenoble (2019), MFRU_25 (2019), Kiblix (2017), the International Lighting Guerrilla Festival (2016), as part of the Liminale Project at U3 | 7. Triennial of Contemporary Arts in Slovenia (SCCA Ljubljana, 2013), in the Match Gallery (2012), the Škuc Gallery (2012), and elsewhere.

Concept and programming: Staš Vrenko
Circuit development: Gregor Krpič
Technical assistance and consulting: Luka Frelih
Curating and organisation: Maja Burja
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Production: Ljudmila, Art and Science Laboratory (under the auspices of konS Platform)

Technical support: KUD Pina, RogLab, osmo/za

konS ≡ Platform for Contemporary Investigative Art is a project chosen on the public call for the selection of the operations “Network of Investigative Art and Culture Centres”. The investment is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and by the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union.



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