Kovasznai (re)glitch

26 09 2010

I’am working on a new A/V improvisation, based on the animation of  György Kovasznai, a hungarian painter-animator genius.

here is a small description of Kovasznai:

Kovásznai by now a legend, was one of the most creative artists of the ‘socialist’ times in Hungary, he is mostly acknowledged as the painter who made it in the animation film industry, though less is known publicly of his achievements as autonomous painter and writer. Serious efforts are made now to make his unique oeuvre visible for a wider audience.

Its a very good experiment, how to use glitch/datamosh/error based deconstruction of the original material, i mean a kind of remix.

I mixed (premixed) a soundtrack, using the original songs from Kovasznai’s films, real 70’s avantgarde scores feat. the hungarian retro pop. All his work is a mixture of surrealistic situations with hardly influenced by pop art. But lets clear, that he lived during a communist era, and it was not so easy to be a progressive artist in that time….at all.

The first presentation will be in Berlin next friday.



gallery bar
torstrasse 68
10119 Berlin

Friday, 01.10.2010 – 7 PM



4 09 2010

Last night i was developing a patch, kind of open gl feedback with glitch and geometrical transformation. I was able to produce some really ok results, like this.

After a while, i put some pictures to my flicker account and i got a comment from Rosa Menkman, not just a comment, an answer:

the first is my picture, the second is Rosa’s one:

Thats funny, we are working with really different technics, but somehow, we have crosspoints.

I spent 3 days together with Rosa in Lithuania, and we made a short workshop, we saw each other works, and finally we made a special ‘vj-set’ together. She’s stuff is more then great, her solo set was for me hours of watching and watching.

I hope we will collaborate more in the near future.

+ imortant links:

1. A vernacular of file formats: very important guide to the file formats, for those who are using Quartz Composer, i would suggest to use with Vade’s Glitch File Reader. We tried already, and its awesome.

2. Glitch Studies Manifest: no comment, its impossible to skip.

3. GLI.TC/H: festival and conference in Chicago for glitcherzz (unfortunetly i will skip it:()