Carpets & Curtains / 29februarie / 19h00 / Orange Concept Store

_decoleaza de pe Platforma AVmotional @ Orange Concept Store
(Calea Victoriei 41, langa magazinul Muzica)





Carpets Curtains (CZ)

_performance live I prezentare proiecte AV

Combinand live “micro-improvizatiile” audio ale lui Ivan Palacky cu video-urile create de Filip Cenek aka VJ Vera Lukasova, Carpets & Curtains se manifesta ca un joc antrenant si nuantat de material audio-video.
Performance-ul video live este bazat pe reeditari improvizate din memorie ce pun accentul pe o naratiune ambigua in care erorile softului de VJ-ing sunt folosite pentru a ajunge la imagini noi fara o structura de sustinere. Rezultatul devine un principiu sau metoda de a fixa imaginile in miscare ocolind aspecte esentiale necesare construirii unei semnificatii concrete.
O astfel de abordare vizuala isi gaseste o paralela in delicatele secvente audio ale lui Palacky in care “obiectele gasite” si electronica minimala fuzioneaza pentru a crea mici mixuri elegante. 



Combining live audio “micro-improvisations” (refined by architect Ivan Palacky) with live video manipulations (by visual artist Filip Cenek aka VJ Vera Lukasova), Carpets Curtains express an engaging and nuanced interplay of audio and visual material. With live visuals being based on improvised memory re-edits in which emphasis is placed on ambiguous “narration” whilst VJ software errors are used to reach new amoebic image qualities, the result is a principle or method of remaining fixed to moving images while vacating the essential aspects for building concrete meaning. Such visual approaches find parallel in Palacky’s delicate musicalities, in which found objects and minimal electronics are fused to create elegantly small sound mixtures.


Ivan Palacky a musician and architect (born 1967). Has played with various groups and taken part in several music projects. He was a member of the guitar/doublebass/bassoon group “Sledě, živé sledě” (Herring, live herring) – and currently performs in a duo called “Tílko” (Singlet) with Jennifer Helia DeFelice and audiovisual project of “Koberce, záclony” (Carpets Curtains) with Filip Cenek. He “writes” a sound diary from all his journeys – collects excerpts of stories, weird sounds and various acoustic mistakes. He likes to take part in one-shot improvisational groups or duos (with Cremaster, Ruth Barberán and Margarida Garcia, Will Guthrie, Andrea Neumann) as well as playing solo performances. As an architect he is interested in architecture without “building”, sociological methods in designing a morphogenetic maps in digital architecture.

Filip Cenek, born 1976 in Jeseník, Czech Rep. Educated projectionist, graduated from the Brno Faculty of Fine Arts, Video Studio (Keiko Sei). Has worked as a teacher and assistant at the faculty since 2003. In the second half of the 1990s, he dealt with the theory and practice of non-linear stories and narrations in the digital environment (especially with the paradox of the expression “interactive story”) and then with fuzziness, illegibility and omissions as positive phenomena. In his postgradual experiments at the FAMU Center of Audiovisual Studies in Prague, he is dealing with the topicality of image (vj-ing) and the creation of live re-edits of refound photographs and sounds resulting in a specific audio-visual revision of recall and imaginariness. In collaboration (mostly with Jiri Havlicek), he has created several short films and animations dealing with rearranging of characters and various language of animation narrative, a reminiscence to a generation’s experience with fairytale creation and experimental use of audio accompaniment. In 2004, he was awarded the Tranzit Developmental Grant for his work in the field of visual media which allowed him to realize “Carpets Curtains” DVD-Video disc (Errant Bodies, Denmark/USA 2006), documenting his cooperation with the musician Ivan Palacký. He is represented in the National Gallery Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art in Prague, the Marek Collection and other foreign video libraries. He has occasionally presented his works at exhibitions of contemporary art and film festivals in the Czech Republic and abroad (Centre Pompidou, Paris; L’immagine leggera, Palermo; EMAF, Osnabruck; Wardrobe, Leeds; Parker`s Box, New York; MNAC, Bucuresti among others). He also makes the visible part of Midi Lidi project and works as a co-curator for FreshFilmFest (Theatre Optique section) and NewNew! Festival.


AVmotional Crew
Mihaela Kavdanska / mika
Dilmana Iordanova