LADA was participating at

Synoptic Visionaudial Art Meeting

Pécs, 15. 06. 2009 - 20. 06. 2009

screening locations: Swanhous Gallery, Bazis Gallery Nemart Gallery

artits: Masha Godovannaya, Kimberly Clark, Eiko Grimberg, Zsolt Vásárhelyi, Hajnal Németh, Marcell Esterházy, Csaba Uglár, Marc Bijl, Csaba Nemes, János Sugár, Larissa Sansour, Pál Szacsva y, Pieter Geenen, Ulu Braun and Alexej Tchernyi, Ninon Liotet und Olivier Schulbaum, Stanislav Veselovsky

curators: Szolga Hajnal, Lovas Péter

Synoptic (previously Szemlétek) is an adiovisional happening in Pécs, which has been going on for five years now. It deals with recent cultural and political issues through video- and media arts. It shows the freshest contemporary works of art, be it film, video, interactive installation, public art, digital music or a multimedia performance. The event elaborates on a given topic annually, there is an exhibition, multimedia presentations and a discussion based on this.

The works of art are structured around the notion "unstable". As media art points out the areas of technique and art, "unstable" can be interpreted on the one hand from the point of view of a technocratic, on the other hand from a societal or existential perspective. The problems arising on the scenery of digital media, the problems of archives, copyright, remixability, data storage, and vendibility make art's and the artist's task more difficult. As far as the individual is concerned, instability can refer to insecurity and doubt, which expands to political, cultural, religious, and gender identity. Apart from the individual scene, the appointed topic can also be interpreted on a global ground. Instable conveyers, instable decisions, are the causes of certain catastrophes in nature and industry, of accidents, communication disorders, the changes of our habits and behaviour patterns. Our environment becomes an instable, defenceless place towards global warming, lack of raw material, ethnic and interest defence wars.

How can we create a secure position for the individual and for society seemingly, or for a short time at least? The event is to deal with these problems, and open up an own interpretational field through artistic expression.

see more: www.sosemart.hu

Synoptic Visionaudial Art Meeting