Photo documentation of the exhibition by EJTECH: All direction is curved, all motion is spiral at Easttopics Budapest.
EJTECH: All direction is curved, all motion is spiral
25 October - 30 November, 2019
Easttopics Space, Budapest
Sensorial perception, while allowing us to navigate through the world, tricks us into the illusion of an individualized, isolated state of being, erroneous and commonly accepted as a subjective reality. We cannot see our reflection in the mirror unless we are distant from it. When examining the most fundamental threads that weave the fabric of reality through quantum mechanics, there is no separation between the subject and the object, there is one unified phenomenon known as quantum entanglement.
Michel Serres depicts tissue, textile and fabric as excellent models of knowledge through perceptual experience. EJTECH investigates the interweaving of sound, space, time, and matter as textile structures, via textile instruments, where the spatiotemporal characteristics of the sound manifest as a material agency and are used as building blocks to create a space within a space, a dialogue between the inner and the outer self. Through multichannel compositions an ephemeral acoustic environment incarnates and encourages corporal hearing, this being active listening, not only through the ear canals but consciously perceiving sound with the body. The only way out is through.
All direction is curved, all motion is spiral is a site specific installation that reshapes the gallery space by performative means of textiles, spirals, sound and light. Each room is a layer, an agency of mutual constitutions intra-acting. All sound is emitted by the textiles allowing matter to perform itself, unfolding unexplored spatial distances, meditating presence, articulating time, generating a new kind of awareness that reorganizes patterns of behaviour, thus defining a way of sensing and engaging with the environment that hangs at the threshold of consciousness and perception. Via the sonorous-textile phenomena, by deliberately setting matter into controlled motion, sound wave constellations materialize in ever changing geometric paths inviting the visitor to passively act on the spiritual practice of experiencing reality in layers of emerging patterns. Things made of smaller things. Spirals inside spirals.
Esteban de la Torre - new media and sound artist (MEX, 1984) and Judit Eszter Kárpáti - textile artist and researcher (HU, 1989) formed EJTECH /’eightech’/ in 2014, a polydisciplinary studio working with unstable media, experimental interfaces, electronic textiles, and future materials, focusing its artistic research on the crossmodal synergy between the physical and digital, the process of sensory integration and further explorations on human-computer interaction via interactive installations and dynamic art pieces. Haptic audiovisual alchemy, and technospiritualism. EJTECH investigates sensorial and conceptual relationships between the self and its physical surroundings, which distributed through a variety of human, material and technological agencies, give new resonance to a dynamic, and evolving layered realities. Textile, sound, space and other unstable media are paramount in all of their work. The material force of sound and the materiality of textiles are key elements in their practice. The duo is currently based in Budapest.
Easttopics is dedicated to the promotion of the Eastern European contemporary art field. Working as a think tank for the Eastern European art communities, Easttopics is a genuinely interdisciplinary cooperative which goal is to draw the Eastern contemporary art field and the international art scene closer to each other. This cross-border project took form as an expanding on-line website and database until now. At last we have the chance to step out the online world and open our offline exhibition space. Easttopics focuses on the following countries: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine.
Photo: Dávid Bíró