Through the Other Lens

The Post‐Photographic and the Neo‐Archeological
The Květoň Brothers

Zdeněk and Radek Květoň are twin brothers who studied photography, video and graphic design together, and they continue to work together and exhibit under the project name Andere Seite Studio. In addition to the studio, the brothers have founded ASSociace Kubinstadt, an organization created to organize and promote local artists while providing them with a website for exhibiting their work. The organization is also a legal platform allowing for artists to apply for grants for their own projects. ASSociace also attempts to provide the means for joint exhibitions and publications. At the moment the brothers are working on publishing an almanac of artists from Litoměřice via ASSociace.

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Yury Bulka: Photo by Myroslav Trofymuk

Staying Incognito and Making Noise

Yury Bulka

Before meeting Yury Bulka for an afternoon coffee I typed his name into Google. I wanted to get a feel for Bulka’s work, and while I managed to find a SoundCloud account entitled “setThemFree,” there was little else to peruse. The standard techniques couldn’t pinpoint a website for Bulka, but his SoundCloud account provided a link to an “onion” site with the disclaimer: “Accessible with Tor Browser.” Clicking on the suspiciously jumbled link — 57f23hcybjqj4ime.onion/ — only landed me on a blank page with a frowning page icon and the claim, “This site can’t be reached.” The bright blue reload button did nothing other than make the page shudder and glitch, reloading back to the same dead end. It was futile, I couldn’t get into the onion, at least not without Tor, something I admittedly had no idea about.

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Early Minimalism

Vibrating and Drone Music

Within the western context, the genealogy of the drone music genre is not entirely clear. Although most sources cite La Monte Young as a pioneer of drone music, upon closer examination things turn out to be a bit more complicated. … The sound of the drone is the sound of air traffic, electrical transformers and the ocean on the horizon. This continuous murmur even comes out of atoms and the clamorous crowd on city streets. The postwar generations, surrounded by mass automobile production, probably initially heard the drone as an “imprint” signal while travelling in cars with their parents: alongside the regular rhythm of their mothers’ hearts, they heard the mechanical pulsing of combustion engines even before they were born.

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Phil Minton

An Interview with Phil Minton

vs. Interpretation 2016

Our video series continues with a fourth interview, this time with Phil Minton, a British vocalist who performed in Bob Ostertag’s Book of Hours, “a composition for three vocals and an instrument,” with an ensemble that also included Theo Bleckmann and Audrey Chen. In the upcoming months we will be continuing this series, featuring selected artists who also appeared at the 2016 vs. Interpretation festival, including: Hans Van Koolwijk, Praed, Christof Kurzmann, Lê Quan Ninh, Christine Abdelnour and Sarah Washington.

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