Bologna in Lettere 10th – Azione 5
International review of poetry, video art and sonopoems
a cura di Maria Korporal, Eugenia Dobrova, Enzo Campi
Giovedì 23 Settembre
Première Ore 20.00 sul canale youtube del Festival
CORPUSCULAR is part piece of a series of electrovisions focusing on the microscopic scale of the optical and aural microcollisions and fluctuations, constructed just like the universe, were no matter their dimensions it’s all composed of the tiniest pieces of substance. Science says that reality doesn’t actually exist until we measure it – at least, not on the very small scale. Quantum physics predictions about interference seem odd enough when applied to light, which seems more like a wave, but to have done the experiment with atoms, which are complicated things that have mass and interact with electric fields, adds to the weirdness.
Iury Lech is a transdisciplinary artist that has developed his creativity working the last 30 years within the realm of digital video-art, music and literature, being part of the few pioneers in the Spanish electronic and digital audio-visual scene that in the 80‘s began to develop visual-aural performances and video art works. His open and unclassifiable style permeates the tired avant-garde concept by means of textures that brings alive hypnotic visual and sonic atmospheres and an alternative way to conceive New Media Art experimentalism. At the end of the eighties and beginning of the nineties he published two of his celebrated albums, seminal references of international dark electronic ambient, Música para el fin de los cantos(1990), reissued in 2017 and followed by the remix album Reinterpretaciones (2018), and Otra rumorosa superficie (1989), reissued in 2019. Among his last numerous productions on these disciplines, it should be noted the creation of the Kinetic Pictures for the video art masterpiece Dye a V(east) and Domesticated Domestic Demons, a 7-channel video-installation; the sound sculpture album Ontonanology; his book The encapsulated image: Video Art as a spiral (2009), an essay on the practice and contemporaneity of the Video Art discipline, the anthology of his complete poetic work, in electronic book, under the title of Hiberpoiésis (Ed. Musa at 9), the trilogy of narrative and rhetorical intrigue Diuturno Inmolado, or his anthology & translation into Spanish on Ukrainian XX Century poetry Una iconografía del alma. Poesía ucraniana del siglo XX (Litoral/Unesco,1993) His digital video-art works, as well as his live performances, [https://www.seditionart.com/iury_lech], [https://vimeo.com/iurylech], for which he also composed the soundtracks, involves a reactive multimedia stage set which, in addition to different generative image treatments, makes the most of interactive and sensorial immersion technology.He showed his video-art pieces and played live AV concerts at many venues and events such as Ars Electrónica, Art Futura, ISEA, SONAR, Video Festival Videoformes, Festival of New Musics of Madrid and Sevilla; the experimental cycle LEM in Barcelona; the Knitting Factory in New York; the Pop Komm Festival, the Festival Experimenta in Madrid, Festival Osmosis in Taiwán, ART BEIJING, DAFT Festival in Taipei_Taiwan, JMAF in Tokyo, Hong-Gah Museum Taipei, MURMUR Madrid Festival, ARTEFACT CHERNOBIL 33 Festival in Kiev, Ukraine. On May 2013 the 2nd Izmir Art Biennial in Turkey invited Iury Lech as an official artist, where the jury awarded him with the 1st prize for the Best Video Art installation. He has been invited as a jury member of Videoformes Fest (Clermont-Ferrand, France), MAshRome Film Fest (Rome, Italy) and EXIS Experimental Festival (Seoul, South Korea) et all.On the other side of his creative facet, we can point out his task as producer and director from 2007 of the weekly television program Transfera, specialized in the broadcast of audiovisual art, as well as the founding, direction, and programming of MADATAC, the INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY AUDIO-VISUAL & NEW MEDIA ART, and independent project initiated in 2009 and ongoing through the 12th edition.He has also impelled his project entitled Transmadatac Virtual Museum, an audiovisual art and advanced technologies on-line interactive cross-platform, dedicated to exhibit, promote, watch, acquire and collect new media art work.In January 2015 participates with his audio-visual work on the festival 700IS Reindeerland in Reykjavik, Iceland. In March 2015 he is invited to Bonn, Germany, by the international program of visits of the NRW KULTURsekretariat to participate as director of MADATAC, curator and artist in the VIDEONALE festival. At the same time he is the organizer and curator of the international itinerant program of Spanish Video Art VIDEOsPAIN: Transvisual Crossings (2015-2016), sponsored by the AECID and which is illustrated by a bilingual catalogue.In 2016 he curates the Spanish New Media Art exhibition “TRANSMORPHED REALITIES_The Abdication of the Visual Realm” and presents his Interactive video installation KINOMATICS. Korea Foundation (Seoul_South Korea, 6-28 September 2016).In 2019 he curates POST-DIGITAL ANTHROPOCENE New Media Art exhibition and presents his Interactive video installation KINOMATICS REDUX at NTMOFA_National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (Taichung_Taiwan, March 9 – June 16, 2019).In September 26, 2019, he inaugurates in Kiev, Ukraine, as organizer and curator, the ARTEFACT: CHERNOBIL 33 exhibition, an international exhibition of new digital media art.In December 18, 2019, he presents A Digital Realm for New Audio-Visual Art, a program of video art works as curator and artist at the Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, Italy.His video art works are selected for the II Edition of the IMAGE PLAY International Video Art Festival, October 2020 (Funchal-Madeira). In March 2021 he is selected, along with 10 other European artists from among more than 120 candidates, to participate in exhibitions and concerts in September / October 2021 in Linz, Hannover, The Hague and Belgrade, thanks to the international project co-financed by Creative Europe Beyond Quantum Music, which aims to explore the connections between visual arts, music, and quantum physics through artistic experimentation, resulting in live performances and other interactions with European audiences. In 2020-21 he participates with his sound piece “Var Var” in the Audiosfera exhibition. Sound Experimentation 1980-2020, Museo Reina Sofía, from October 14, 2020 to January 11, 2021. In April 2021, the production and retransmission of ‘La radio es sueño’, a radio drama on Radio 3 for which Iury Lech made the audiovisual content, was twice awarded in the TM BROADCAST ESPAÑA in the categories of best technical entertainment production and best technical production fictional: https://www.rtve.es/rtve/20191204/rtve-telefonica-hacen-primerarealizacion-distancia-sin-unidad-movil-gracias-edgecomputing/1993149.shtml?fbclid=IwAR1xKvkEXN27nQMb9- TOsp5myxLgXH_3PJaQWNhj16txsYCf_UCqJ1idgPI