The Monochrome Clack group is a result of the joined creative activities of two hungarian artists, Éva Köves painter and Andrea Sztojánovits light artist.
*Márton Orosz art theorist gave this name to our paint mapping installations
They build a unique connection between the traditional culture of image creation (oil painting) and contemporary digital art (projected light).
The group establishes a new symbiosis of genres, their intermedial pieces of art are based on the finding that computer animation (movements, light, sound) projected on oil/canvas/photo paintings is establishes a new type of relation between classical visual arts and 21th century new digital art genres. The two medium creates together the structure of the visible of the artwork, a new-type of medium from the static elements of the painting and constantly changing elements of digital animation throught projected light.
The creative methods of Éva Köves are novel, and exceptional: she mounts her photos on canvas, takes them further in paint, and then goes on to create mostly large painting-installations from them, at times consisting of over a dozen pieces. Éva does not belong to any particular contemporary school or artistic group, but her themes, way of thinking, as well as urban com- mitment relates her to the geometrical, constructivist, anti-mainstream prog- ram in the first half of the twentieth century, especially, of the Bauhaus and László Moholy-Nagy. Since 1989, she has had some 30 individual exhibitions in Hungary and internationally, has taken part in numerous group shows, and has been a frequent participant at representative exhibitions that introduce con- temporary Hungarian art and avant-garde endeavours within that.
Andrea Sztovánovits has been working on real-time audiovisual installations since 2001, she got her Doctorate Degree in 2019 at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts with her dissertation ‘VJing as a method’. Besides her creative work she is a lecturer at the Intermedia specialty at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts, she holds workshops, her main educational and research fields are visual-musical trends and the analysis of sound-based images.
EXHIBITIONS and CONFERENCIES
The group had several exhibitions in Hungary – as in Ludwig Museum (2014) or Kepes Institute (2015), due the intermedial installations of Monochrome Clack met with a warm response at the Donumenta exhibition (Regensburg, 2010), and also at the LivePerformers Meeting (Rome, 2011) or in New York (2016).
Zsolnay Light Festival 07/01-03/2016, Pécs Hungary http://zsolnayfenyfesztival.hu/
ROM – Riders on the Mall Digital Art Festival 05/27-29/2016, MÜSZI, Budapest https://ridersonthemall.com/
XVII. LPM 05/12-05/14/2016, Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam, Hollandia http://liveperformersmeeting.net/
Modernity X Hungary – A festival of Hungarian Modernism in NYC 05/07/2016, Alma Gallery, New York http://modernityxhungary.com/
Re:Lake II. 10/01/2015 Mozsár Gallery, Budapest
LanguAGES of LIGHT 09/26-12/31/2015, Kepes Institute, Eger, Hungary http://www.kepeskozpont.hu/fenynyelvek-nemzetkozi-kiallitas/
Oscillation – A38-MVM Light painting 02/22-23/2014, A38, Budapest, Hungary http://www.a38.hu/en/program/kiego-izzok-20
Ludwig Next: Monochrome Clack 12/20/2013 – 01/19/2014, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary http://ludwigmuseum.hu/site.php?inc=program&menuId=11&programId=4086
Error and Co. 12/06/2013, Live Act – Contemporary Hungarian Gallery, Dunaszerdahely, Slovakia http://www.kmgaleria.eu/content/hiba-es-tarsai-0
Hive Live act 03/24/2013, Kepes Institute, Eger, Hungary
Hotel Nemzeti: Éva Köves opening exhibition 12/12/2012, Hotel Nemzeti, Budapest, Hungary
Quadritic Equations 03/02-05/27/2012, Kepes Institute, Eger, Hungary http://www.kepeskozpont.hu/masodfoku-egyenletek-quadratic-equations-kurator-szabo-attila/
Picture, light, space, architecture 01/25/2012, Tat Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
LPM / Live Performers Meeting – Live video performers, visual artists and vj meeting 05/19-22/2011, Nuovo Cinema Aquila, Rome, Italy http://liveperformersmeeting.net/event/2011-rome/report/
Dodeca 03/08-04/01/2011, Fészek Galery, Budapest, Hungary http://www.feszek-muveszklub.hu/f10309.html
Donumenta 09/16-11/06/2010, Regensburg, Germany http://www.donumenta.de/en/our-story/hungary.html
Útvesztő 01/17-19/2010, Gödör Klub, Budapest, Hungary https://ariadnae.wordpress.com/
Interfészek 12/1-25/2009, Fészek Galery, Budapest, Hungary http://www.feszek-muveszklub.hu/f91201.html
CONFERENCIES & WORKSHOPS
Medium Analysis IX. Public performance & workshop, Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Intermedia Department, 11/25/2016
20 years of Art Department – Jubilee Conference, Pécs University Art Department, 11/22-23/2016
Ludwig Next Paint Mapping Workshop, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, 2014