Signed to Berlin’s respected Sonar Kollektiv label, Mïus is the music project of Budapest-based artist Gergely Álmos. He defines it as a ‘multi-art project’ where different fields of self-expression meet each other. Collaborative partner Andrea Sztojanovits, who performs under the moniker of Attaray Visual, graduated from the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts and the Doctoral School of the Academy in Budapest.
For this year’s Splice, they explain their collaboration, an audiovisual experimentation, in very poetic terms “is a journey to a timeless audiovisual microcosmos. When you see your own light in total darkness, it’s single value carries the only intensity level. In that world, the audiovisual journey begins, driving you through fractured shapes, black frames and white circles among triangle mountains, across the digital fields where you see a grey full moon and your breathing begins to slow… you hear a gong and see the vibrations and resonances in the air. This is the abstract universe”.
Andrea Sztojánovits graduated at the Intermedia and Pedagogy Departments of the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest in 2009. Presently, she attends the Doctoral School of the Academy. For more than fifteen years she has been engaged, with one of the frontier fields of digital picture creation: improvisational audio-visual performances, prevalently called VJ (video performer) on both theoretical and practical levels.
The roots of the audiovisual approach go back to the times when the artist, and scientist started dealing with ‘audible’ image and ‘visible’ music. Progressive audiovisual art is built upon the methods and tools of traditional audiovisual technologies, uses the results of classical and contemporary image and music, and keeps up with the daily changing technologies and processes, so as to create vivid and exciting contents. The presentation aim to open the knowledge about thinking methodologies of vjing, how can we discuss it rahter as an expression method than an artform.