#Outdoor Events
THU-SUN / 21:00-00:00
Kolokotroni 61

REC is an interactive installation set in today’s cultural context where surveillance over the society is no exception, where face tracking and face recognition in order to collect powerful data is an integral part of digital tools we use every day. Apparently, today’s society is ready to embrace many forms of surveillance and data collecting believing that those which do not impose limits on the society can bring about more convenience. But unfortunately, we discover that our e-mails are read, we can be watched and listened by built-in cameras and microphones in our smartphones, TVs and computers and collected data are used to build economic power against personal privacy. Whether we like it or not, we engage in a daily interaction with real or virtual methods of gathering data about our lives. REC installation perfectly illustrates this modern system of dependence.

The viewer doesn’t really need to love art to become the focus of an artistic work. Likewise, the monitoring equipment does not necessarily need to be real to create an atmosphere of control. Sometimes a mere impression of its existence will do.

In the process of interacting with the installation the spectators’ approach usually evolves from just playing and having fun to the afterthought and moment when the question appears: is this data of me collected? And if so, what is it used for afterwards?

The installation is designed for city public spaces to enter it spontaneously, experience it and becoming part of it without time and amount of participants limitations.

REC installation was presented at the major forum for new media art in Poland and one of the leading international art events in Central Europe – Media Art Biennale WRO 2015, in 2016 at the Athens Digital Arts Festival ADAF in Greece, first premiered at the Kunsthalle Bratislava in Nov 2014.

Elektro Moon (PL/HU)

Elwira Wojtunik and Popesz Csaba Láng are internationally recognised Polish-Hungarian duet of multimedia artists known as Elektro Moon Vision, working at the intersection of creative computing, design and light-art, creating interactive multimedia installations, stage projections design, 3D video mappings and scenography projections for theatre and opera. In their works, they use a variety of new media tools, often implementing their own codes, patches and mathematic algorithms. Their works were presented at significant international digital media art exhibitions and events around the world, including the Museums Quartier in Vienna, the New Media Art Biennale WRO 2011, 2015 in Wroclaw, Akarenga Soko Gallery in Yokohama, Japan, TADAEX in Tehran, in Iran, PdCon in NYC. In Krakow, where they live, their live visuals could be seen on the Unsound Festival in 2016. Re-Kreacja, an interactive mapping installation, is included in the collection of Contemporary Art Gallery Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow, Poland. The experimental video NZ/X won the 1st prize and was published in frame of the Chopin Year competition by Warsaw Electronic Festival and the Zachęta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw. They are scholarship holders of the Artist-in-Residence program at MuseumsQuartier in Vienna (2010).

Founders of Share:Krakow, unit of global organization dedicated to supporting collaboration and knowledge exchange in new media communities.
Since 2012, they are curators of the International Digital Art Festival Patchlab in Krakow. They are members of AV node network – an international network of artists and professionals organising festivals and/or working in the fields of audiovisual live performances.