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András Blazsek and France Jobin
September 6, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
06 September 2012, 7 – 9 pm
Please join us for two rare US performances by artists András Blazsek and France Jobin.
$10 general admission, $5 students
FREE for LACE Members
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Blazsek’s performance at LACE is based on the research works of scientist Royal R. Rife and his legacy. Starting from 1934, Rife experimented with audio frequency instruments in the La Jolla Clinic. He used them to tune to the vibration frequencies of certain viruses and bacterial diseases, and killed them by applying corresponding electronic vibration to the living tissue. Based on this reasearch, Blazsek has construced a sound transmitter that mixes the sound of a digital oscillator with feedback from the exhibition space itself, tuning his performance to the frequencies of the space much like Rife’s earlier sound experiments from the 1930s.
Jobin’s performance will respond to Steve Roden’s exhibition Shells, Bells, Steps and Silences. The artist was given access to audio recordings of the installation, yet has never seen the work in person. This allows her to have a very inimate, allocentric approach to her composition; a delicate balance between presence and absence of knowledge.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
András Blazsek is a Hungarian-Slovak media artist, working mainly in the field of sound and installation art. He earned his master’s degree at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in 2009 and will start his postgraduate studies at the Academy Of Media Arts Cologne this year. Blazsek is a member of the artist group Besorolás Alatt (Unrated). He curated the +3dB contemporary Sound Art Festival in Budapest in 2009 and 2010. He lives and works in Budapest Hungary and Slovakia. More at amigzaj.blogspot.com.
France Jobin is a sound / installation / artist, composer and curator residing in Montreal, Canada. Her audio art can be qualified as “sound-sculpture”. It reveals powerful, opaque and complex sound environments where analog and digital meet. Her installations can be said to follow a parallel path, incorporating both musical and visual inspired by architectural elements. Her latest endeavor “immersound,” is a concert event/philosophy she initiated, which proposes to create a dedicated listening environment by focusing on the physical comfort of the audience through a specifically designed space. The premise for immersound is to seek out/explore new perceptions and experiences of the listening process by pushing the notion of “immersion” to its possible limits. She produced the first immersound in Feb 2011 at the Gallery Oboro in Montreal and continues to produce and curate the event with Oboro. More at francejobin.com.