Workshop: HEX 1.0
Thursday, 6 Feb, 14:00 – 18:00 @ Kino Šiška – Katedrala
MENT 2020 will host the first edition of the HEX 1.0 workshop under the mentorship of Slovenian artists Anže Sekelj and Staš Vrenko. The aim is to build your personal electronic instrument HEX 1.0 from the semi-modular series of electronic instruments HEX. HEX 1.0 is a digital polyphonic synthesizer with a capacitive keyboard, potentiometers for signal modulation and an adaptable looper that through its unusual shape explores new ways of interaction and sound synthesis. Individual modules from the series can function both as independent instruments/effects and as part of a larger modular system. The purpose of the series is to enable musicians and the general public access to digital instruments that can help users in creating and composing more complex electronic productions. The workshop will also include an improvised group performance.
About the mentors:
Anže Sekelj is a multi-award winning interdisciplinary artist. His works in which he uses various techniques, blurring the borders between means of expression, address the questions of time and space perception through the use of sound and specific visual language. His works have been exhibited at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Taipei Digital Art Center, Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, to mention a few. He has been featured in various media outlets like The Calvert Journal, Pitchfork, The Fader, XLR8R, etc.
Staš Vrenko is an artist, musician and electronic instrument designer. He has an MA (cum laude) in sculpture from the Ljubljana Academy of Fine Arts and Design for which he received the Prešeren award for students. His practice involves various fields of art with a strong focus on sound exploration, electronic media and technologies, kineticism and performativity. In the past few years, he has presented various solo projects: Record (Kino Šiška), Loops in Transmission (osmo/za), Adoption Techniques (P74) and Connective (MoTA). He has also been featured on group exhibitions at the international festival Agora Creative (Grenoble), SCCA Ljubljana, Lighting Guerrilla Festival, MFRU_25, Kiblix, Vžigalica Gallery and Škuc Gallery, among many others.
The registration fee of 25 €, which covers the costs of materials, has to be paid on spot before the beginning of the workshop. The final product is yours. Limited number of participants. Applications open until 31 January 2020 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Production: Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory & Projekt Atol Institute. With financial support from the Ministry of Culture and Municipality of Ljubljana – Department for Culture.