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Synoptic

A project by Hajnal Szolga

Host organization: Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund

June 2009, Pécs (Hungary) and August 2009, Dortmund (Germany)

The multi-part project "Synoptic Media and Art Workshop" gave representatives of media art and artists from Germany and its Central European neighbors a chance to engage in interdisciplinary collaborative work.

The goal was an experimental and innovative workshop: The deliberate interdisciplinary nature of the workshop brought together various fields of art and science, allowing new approaches to the integration of art and science to be tested.

The participating artists dealt with the relationship between work, artist, and audience. The goal of such conscious consideration of the audience was to also familiarize amateurs with the current state of contemporary art.

An audio-visual meeting took place in Pécs in June. In the Hattyúház, the Nemart Gallery and the Bázis Gallery had a video exhibition that lasted for six days and was accompanied by presentations and performances.

Seven young artists from Hungary, Lithuania, Germany, and the Netherlands were invited to the Synoptic workshop in August. They developed a collaborative multimedia performance with the title "Twilight Zone" on the subject of "indifference." The interdisciplinary performance brought together various artistic fields such as dance, sound art, visual arts, and object design. It was presented in the PHOENIX Hall of the Hartware MedienKunstVerein.

With support from: SmArt Association, Pécs 2010, Robert Bosch Stiftung, Schering Stiftung, MitOst e.V., ifa - Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen