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Performers

Rainer O. Neugebauer (DE)

German professor emeritus of social sciences, skeptical agnostic, anarchist hedonist, musical dilettante, who was strongly influenced by the reading of Cage’s Empty Words in June 1979 in Bonn. He is one of the leading figures and, in his own way, the artistic leader of the John Cage Organ Project, which performs John Cage’s organ composition As Slow As Possible lasting 639 years in the small German town Hlaberstadt. He lives and works in Halberstadt. www.aslsp.org

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Michal Kindernay (CZ)

Author of video installations, video performances, and interactive applications utilizing sensory inputs. He collaborated with artist and performer Milan Langer and the collective Victory Nox. His audiovisual installations connect the fields and instruments of art, technology, and science. He creates video performances, interactive installations, intermedia and documentary projects, and musical and sound compositions. He is the co-founder of the art organization yo-yo, the initiator of the RurArtMapa project, and a member of the Školská 28 gallery collective in Prague. He works as a teacher at the Center for Audiovisual Studies at Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and at Prague College. He often, directly and indirectly, touches on ecological topics in his work, and by applying technological approaches in relation to nature, he reflects various layers of complex environmental issues.

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Peter Graham (CZ)

Peter Graham (Jaroslav Šťastný) has been among budding composers for over fifty years. Throughout this time, he successfully resisted mastering the craft of music, the principles of correct composition, and creating his own style. Instead, he settles for a simple sound, and in recent years has tried (following the example of Brahms) to create music completely without an idea. Performances of his compositions are thus dependent not only on the performers but also on the listeners – it depends on them whether they find something in it.

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Jozef Cseres & Viktor Pantůček (CZ)

Jozef Cseres studied the aesthetics and philosophy of art and sound. He works at the Department of Musicology at the Faculty of Arts at Masaryk University in Brno. He took part in many curatorial and dramaturgical projects extending to intermedia art, and the author’s creative intervention. The project Do Not Disturb (2021) deserves a special mention – it brought seven orchestral programs of contemporary music live in seven selected hotels, and it also included his cycle of unique audiovisual objects. Viktor Pantůček is a musicologist and dramaturg. He has been working as dramaturg of the Brno Contemporary Orchestra for several years and, since 2012, also the international festival Expozície novej hudby (Expositions of New Music). He is a member of the committee of the Czech Society for New Music.

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Peter Kalmus (SK)

Visual artist, performer, actor, and activist. From his early youth in the 1970s, during the normalization period, he was a prominent part of the unofficial art scene. He lived in Košice and cultivated close relations with the local alternative community and the Czech underground, and since 1973, he was a member of the Jazz Section of the Union of Musicians of the Czechoslovak Republic, known for its activities and publications in visual and conceptual art as well. He was a signatory of the petition Niekoľko viet (Few Sentences), in November 1989 he co-founded the Civic Forum in Košice. He organized several demonstrations and protests against cultural and political actions. In his work, he often explores the relationship between life and art through his own person. He creates drawings, graphics, paintings, objects, assemblages, installations, actions, and performances.

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Michal Murin (SK)

An interdisciplinary artist acting in the fields of theatre, music, and visual arts, where performance, action, conceptual art, and sound art prevail. He has been active on the art scene since 1984 when he started with small stage forms and subsequently moved to theatrical performances and alternative theatre. He was a member of the group Labyrinth II, which formed the non-verbal, movement, experimental theatre Balvan 1987 – 1992. In 1989, he initiated the samizdat edition of a translation of a part of the book Performance Art by the American theorist of performance art RoseLee Goldberg. Since the end of the eighties, he has been making musical, conceptual, and theatrical performances. Since the nineties, he has been working in the field of visual arts, focusing on digital media. At the same time, he is the compiler and co-author of the four-volume monograph on Milan Adamčiak I – IV (2011 – 2016) and co-curator of the Milan Adamčiak’s retrospective exhibition at the Slovak National Gallery in Bratislava (2017).

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Michal Matejka (SK)

Guitarist and music teacher. He plays in the bands Ankram, Škvíry and Spoj, the Prague Improvisational Orchestra, and the improvisational trio Kordík/Matejka/Tóth, in which he devotes himself to the possibilities and extended techniques of playing the electric guitar, free improvisation and contemporary songwriting. He occasionally collaborates with Miro Tóth in his projects, Dano Matej and VENI, Cluster ensemble, and others. In addition to the aforementioned, he also plays in the FatsJazzBand swing orchestra.

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Slávo Krekovič (SK)

Musician, dramaturg, musicologist. He studied sonology at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and musicology at the Comenius University in Bratislava. He is behind projects such as A4 – the space for contemporary culture, the magazine 3/4, and the contemporary music festival NEXT. He worked as the head of the Multimedia Studio at FaVU BUT in Brno. In his work, he focuses on electroacoustic improvisation, generativity and complex systems, new musical interfaces, and interactive installations. He is the artistic director of the SWAG Ensemble, and a member of the music projects Shibuya Motors, Vritti, Voice Over Noise, and others. krekovic.info

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Zuzana Husárová (SK)

Poet, theorist and pedagogue. She studies experimental sound and electronic poetry. She works at the Faculty of Education at Comenius at University in Bratislava, at the Faculty of Arts at Masaryk University in Brno, and is a responsible editor for the magazine Glosolália. Her most famous project recently is Liza Gennart, a neural network that writes poetry (with Ľubomír Panák). She also created the sound performance Energia: sleep and the poetic writing Hypomnemata. She is the author of the books liminal and lucent (with the artist A.R. Filip), amoeba (with the poet Olga Pek) and the German-Slovak collection Hyper (Hochroth Leipzig, 2021). zuz.husarova.net

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Viktor Fuček (SK)

Architect and graduate of the Studio of Conceptual Creation at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. He is currently continuing his doctoral studies at the Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica. His dissertation research is focused on the connections between performance and architecture. He creates works in which he pushes the boundaries of what is usually perceived as architectural space and shows how experimental procedures can help to find new strategies to solve the challenges of contemporary society. His work has been presented at individual and group exhibitions both in Slovakia and internationally. He was shortlisted for the Oskar Čepan Award (2015) and the Novum Foundation Award for Professionals (2018). He is currently an assistant in the INTRA research project at Die Angewantde in Vienna.

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Katarína Poliačiková (SK)

In her work, she moves on the border of image and text, while using various media, such as video, installation, photography, and performance. She exhibits in Slovakia and abroad, she completed her last solo exhibition Souvenirs of Fire in 2018 at the Natural History Museum in Lisbon. In 2019, she published a book called Skipping School, Learning the Fire of Things, in which she connected her own visual work with the authorial essays. Katarína Poliačiková is the author of the newsletter project Soft Boiled, which was published in book form in September 2021.

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Martin Burlas (SK)

Martin Burlas is a Slovak musician and composer. He studied composition with Ján Cikker at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. In 1986, he founded the bands Maťkovia and Sleepy Motion. He also played in the contemporary music ensembles VENI and VAPORI del CUORE. His interest in various areas of contemporary music is evident throughout his work. He wrote two operas, several symphonic compositions and many chamber works. He lives in Bratislava.

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Ürenä Üzā (SK)

Probably two members of the group Ürenä Üzā met in the piano elevator on the way to the 12th floor of the Monochord hotel hidden in the slopes of the Little Carpathians near the village of Lower Bows in the winter of 2019 under circumstances that are still interpreted differently. An exothermic chemical reaction created a duo, from which music was precipitated as a by-product, which was captured at the bottom of the test tube and, after filtering, mixed with the water at Vodárenská. The compound causes no harm to the environment and is PH neutral.

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Svätopluk Mikyta (SK)

Svätopluk Mikyta is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava, the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart and a DAAD scholarship holder at the Universität der Künste Berlin. In 2008, he received the Oscar Čepan Award for young Slovak artists. He is the head of the Drawing and Graphics Studio at the Faculty of Fine Arts at Brno University of Technology. In addition to his own artistic work and pedagogical activities, he is active as a curator and dramaturg of the activities of the Banská St a nica residential platform, which he co-founded. mikyta.com

 

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Programme

Štvrtok 21. 10

16.00 - 18.00Why Adamčiak?
(Krčma U Michala)

ACCOMPANYING PROGRAM

Meeting and discussion about Adamčiak and art with residents of Banská Belá.

Piatok 22. 10

18.00Door open
(Parter BSC)

Come on time! It’s hard to jump on a running train of JAMA once it sets off.

18.30Opening of JAMA – 75th year of Milan Adamčiak
(Parter BSC)

Opening of the 75th year of M.A. and the international exhibition Man Lost

Michal Matejka, Viktor Fuček &  AFAD students – A fold in motion

Katarína Poliačiková – Learning Water, Salty Eyes (performance) // MAN LOST

Michal Kindernay – Phonotropic Blindness (audiovisual performance) // MAN LOST

20.30Noir soireé
(Art Cafe)

Jozef Cseres and Viktor Pantůček – HľadaJ mA. MA (Look for me. MA) (performance) // MAN LOST

Slávo Krekovič (concert)

Sobota 23. 10

5.00 - 5.30Martin Burlas: Man Lost
(Marína, miestnosť bez čísla)

Premiere listening to the track Man Lost by Man Lost // MAN LOST

10.00 - 19.00Unintentional Wandering with M.A.

Veľká Vodárenská
Ürenä Üzā – Nanophony (concert)

Petr Graham – Problems of new folklore (lecture)

Malá Vodárenská
Viktor Fuček – 1.CB.10a (performance)

Žigmund šachta
Rainer O. Neugebauer – “I think what we need in the field of music is a very long performance …” (lecture)

Peter Graham – Music for untunable guitar (concert)

Amfiteáter Podhorie
Viktor Fuček – Action Aspects of Architecture (lecture)

Under the Široký vrch
Zuzana Husárová – Roots of E-lit (lecture)

Široký vrch
Situation 9 

Homestead under the Široký vrch
Situation 10

Under the Studený vrch
Peter Kalmus and Michal Murin – An attempt to escape the time (performance) // MAN LOST

Past Šobov
Situation 12

Hájovňa KTC
Michal Matejka – Utopia (concert)

Nedeľa 24. 10

11.00 - 13.00Open Studio by Svätopluk Mikyta

ACCOMPANYING PROGRAM
Organized by Banská St anica Contemporary
Capacity: 20 people. We will provide coffee.

Addresses
Parter BSC. A. Gwerkovej-Göllnerovej 6, Banská Štiavnica (Prístup do priestoru je po kovových schodoch z ulice nadol alebo zdola od plavárne na Mládežníckej ulici cez park hore.)
Art Cafe. Akademická 327/2, Banská Štiavnica
Marína, miestnosť bez čísla. Kutnohorská 1, Banská Štiavnica
Krčma U Michala. Banská Belá 282