Residency Unlimited

RU RESIDENCY

2017 | NYC | Artist

Andras Blazsek


amigzaj 5 (on the history of the Rife frequencies) 2012, audio performance with audio instruments of artist's original design
Artist Name: Andras Blazsek
Residency Dates: September - November
Born: 1984
Hometown: Dunajská Streda, Slovakia
Lives & Works: Bratislava/Budapest
URL: http://www.amigzaj.com/

Education: 2015 - Academy of Media Arts Cologne - Media and Fine Arts Diploma Degree II. (summa cum laude), Cologne, Germany 2009 - Hungarian University of Fine Arts - Master of Fine Arts (University Degree) Budapest, Hungary


Bio / Statement:

As an artist who works with sound, sculpture, installation and environment, Blazsek views sound and thought as elements that  can be treated as sculptural media.  Blazsek’s initial sound performances processed the mechanical noises of analog instruments through saturation and absorption; this approach was used as a way to explore the full spectrum of physical sound in everyday objects from everyday environments.

For his installations, Blazsek investigates the representation of technology through historical experiments by employing  a compound microscope  which is a frequency instrument used in clinical trials for cancer treatment and an observation chamber for camouflage design. He is interested in the motion of technology towards new production, or rather the function of production/reproduction. The objects he creates from this type of research attempt to capture states of transformation. These objects are made to occupy specially designed niches, where they can exist between science and art, without being aligned in a binary opposition.

More recently,  Blazsek is now working with new mediums and techniques such as digital three-dimensional scanning, printing and imaging. His extensive knowledge in traditional sculptural methods, new imaging technologies and audio engineering allows him to move confidently between different fields and mediums.

Andras Blazsek is the recipient of the grant from the International Visegrad Fund for the Futura Residency Program in 2010. In 2012 he was awarded a grant by CEC Artslink for a performance at LACE Los Angeles . Recent Exhibitions and live performances include: 2015 – Off-Biennale Budapest, Isolator, Postapalota, Budapest, Hungary; 2015 – The topological landscapes of a (free mind) installation based on the research work of Raymond Royal Rife Instruments at Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Cologne, Germany; 2014 – PAVILION­pavilion sound installation based on a feedback system / On the edge of perceptibility, Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary; 2014 – Logical Volume Identifier (for Internet radio and scroll montage) collaboration with Emily Verla Bovino /audio­visual performance/ audio­part @ Kchung radio Volume project, Los Angeles, USA; 2013 – Presentation of the R. Machine at Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Final Year Exhibition, Cologne, Germany; 2013 – Electronic Gate Cologne ­ eine Vortex Performance / audio­visual performance with Ensemble MusikFabrik and with Martin Blažíček, Cologne, Germany András Blazsek is a member of the collaborative Besorolás Alatt (Unrated) besorolasalatt.hu founded by a group of students at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts with the aim of working in collaboration on audio­visual and sound based projects. Since 2007 the group presented numerous performances in Hungary and Europe. Projects include the exhibition +3dB Contemporary Sound Art Festival in Budapest in 2009 and 2010.

Galleries:
Horizont Gallery Budapest

Support: Andras Blazsek's residency is made possible with support from Trust for Mutual Understanding.