Česká centra, Czech Centres

Česká centra / Czech centres - logo

Program

Feb 23, 2016 7:00 PM

MICHAL KOHUT – IGNITION

Curator Jiwon Choi introduces The Name of the Project is Project Itself action painter Michal Kohut’s new installation of hand held rocket propelled artistry.


Michal Kohut is a visual artist, who freely combines various media, and primarily creates installations and performances that are responsive to the context of the place. His projects redefine classical methods of action paintings. In the most monumental version of this installation he used 50 rockets which were activated simultaneously to create his artworks.

In 2008 he came into contact with Rockets for the first time. He created a prototype rocket mailbox (urn for human remains) and organized a fake funeral where he presented the urn flying into the sky. Since then he has used rockets to create some of his artworks.

Education:
Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, NL – Fine Art, 2012
Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (AAAD), CZ – Supermedia (Federico Díaz), 2009 – 2010 Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (AAAD), CZ – Sculpture (Kurt Gebauer), 2007 – now

Works online include:
Ignition
https://vimeo.com/62152929

0,1
https://vimeo.com/45921590

0,1 art installation 

The muscle that controls the blinking of your eye is the fastest in the body, but Michal Kohút has managed to match its speed with his 0,1 art installation. Consisting of a pair of glasses equipped with a sensor, the lights in the room shut off and on every time the wearer blinks. Kohút claims that it happens so fast that the person wearing the glasses doesn't even notice.

Since the average blink happens in just a few hundred milliseconds, creating a device that can quickly read and interpret an eye wasn't an easy task. Michal Matouš, who helped build the glasses,said that he actually had to pester a technical university in order to get help with the project. The result was a sensor that reads the reflection of the eye and quickly reacts whenever there is a rapid change.

Jiwon Choi (b. Seoul, Korea) is an artist working in the mediums of photography, moving images, sound and performance. Her works have been shown in New York, Seoul, Rotterdam and Beijing. She lives and works in New York

 

Venue:

321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States

Date

Feb 23, 2016 7:00 PM

Organizer:

Czech Center


Remind me
This event has already started.