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Tomáš Vaněk Particip No.101 (audiosituation 3 in 1)

Author, exhibition title: Tomáš Vaněk, Particip No. 101 (audiosituation 3 in 1)
Venue: clUb 3, Kopplova vila GJK, Zelený kríček 3, Trnava
Curator: Vladimír Beskid
Opening: 21 April 2010, 18:00 , Kopplova vila GJK, Zelený kríček 3, Trnava
Duration: 21 April 2010 – 23 May 2010


Tomáš Vaněk is a distinct representative of the current Czech post-conceptual stage establishing itself internationally. Since his studies Vaněk has been bringing a distinctive world of art, where he does not create classical artifacts, but rather models situations, manipulates them, makes new strain in relations. Since 1999 „particip“ became his base concept as the author´s name for action and intervention directly responding to a particular place or space. He aims to connect to the given situation, make marginal relations more visible, make the spectator feel insecure, make him participate. He systematizes it by giving a short description and a sequential number to each particip. These small shiftings or deviation were mainly represented by a popular use of templates and spraying the bells, electrical installation or shadows on walls; adding lamps of balloons and adhesive tape; using slogans, texts, tables; a liquid hand-rail as well as disassembly of a Skoda car into parts and recording it etc.
After 2005 he concentrated at the sound and sound recordings: recording from hair cutting with simulation of the scene at the hairdresser´s (particip No. 55); converting a visual poem „Frame“ into audio version (No. 59), or letting the spectator hear unexpected and undue situations for a gallery – No. 70 (noises, whispering in ear, horse running etc.).
The present particip, which is, by the way, opening the second hundred of his events, contains three various shapes of audio recording in three rooms that is enabled by two tubes going through the gallery walls. Thus, thank to the stereo recording, the spectator / listener can observe up to three interconnected stories from one source (left channel, right channel and both together), accept this game and personally „participate“ in this audio situation 3 in 1.
The exhibition project takes place within the international festival of new media MULTIPLACE a shall be open till 23 May 2010.

Tomáš Vaněk, born in 1966 in Počátky, graduated from the Prague Academy of Fine Arts (1990 -1997). Since 2000 he is a member of the group PAS (together with I. Skála and V. Havránek). 
2001 – award of J. Chalupecký for a young Czech artist of the year. Residential stays: London, New York, Vienna, San Francisco. Latest independent exhibitions: 2010 – Space Bratislava, 2009 – Prague, Pardubice, České Budějovice, 2008 Vienna, Prague, 2007 – Bastard Bratislava. For more information about his activities, exhibitions and particips at visit www.particip.tv .


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