Introducing participants in the Offcity online residency programme.
- "As many other artist we all are struggling with the Covid-19 crisis, but we are also intrigued by the flexibility of people and changes of society. Germany was almost a digital wasteland, but in this situation Germany started to become much more digital than we ever expected. We are curious to find new ways of presenting art, to rethink our work approach and to start an art adventure on a new path. This online residency is great opportunity to push our boundaries. We want to make an audio work which represents the city of Pardubice. This can be only very subjective, because as we mentioned we have never been there. So we try to get an image of the city just via online sources like youtube, instagram, facebook... and try to convert those impressions into a sound piece. Therefor we interact with locals to ask them online how the city sounds to them and ask about certain characteristics. What we are doing is to create an image of a city which is hundreds of kilometer away and is a city in our imaginations which involves our background, experience, expectations and probably stereotypes too. We are creating audio postcards and try to transport atmosphere and city life in a time with a lot of travel restrictions."
The twin brothers Abel & Carlo Korinsky are working on installations, performances, gallery and museum works. Through audio-visual installations, they are trying to evoke a different kind of perception. They create site–specific works and have worked in old factories, churches and many other often disused spaces. The intense environments in their installations are demanding of all the senses. Especially the beauty of nature/ natural phenomena get distorted or destroyed by sensual interventions of sound, setting of light and sculptural installlations and confront the audience with an altered reality. They have been commissioned to create works e.g. for Ars Electronica Linz, Melbourne Biennial, Grace Cathedral San Francisco, MMCA Seoul, Kestnergesellschaft Hanover, Experimenta Biennale Melbourne and Cathedral of Berlin.