Lecture of artist duo EJTECH: Beyond Metamaterial
The Department of Architecture is cordially inviting you to the lecture of artist duo EJTECH: Beyond Metamaterial
AFAD, Hviezdoslavovo nám. 18., room Nr. 135
9.11.2022, 6 pm
The lecture will be held in english.
EJTECH is an interdisciplinary artist duo formed by Judit Eszter Kárpáti PhD (1989, Hungary) and Esteban de la Torre (1984, Mexico).
Both studied at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME). They currently live and work in Budapest. Their work has been presented internationally at museums, galleries and new media art festivals in Tokyo, New York, Israel, Istanbul, Chengdu, São Paolo, Linz, Berlin, Prague, Bratislava and Budapest. They have taken part in residencies at Instrument Inventors Initiative in The Netherlands, WeMake in Italy and Les Moulins de Paillard in France. The duo has created commissioned artwork for cultural institutions and commercial brands such as Dior and Blade Runner 2049. Awarded in Japan Media Arts Festival in 2020, New National Excellence Programme in Hungary in 2017 and Dorothy Waxman Prize in the US in 2016, among others. They founded the Soft Interfaces Lab in 2020 for further artistic research in tangible technology and material ecologies at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design.
It is within the current material renaissance, propelled by new technologies, in which EJTECH interlace their artistic practice with academic material research. Their dynamic art pieces unveil non-apparent networks between subject and object, allowing for sensorial and conceptual structures to emerge within realist metamaterialism. The use of sound, space, light and time as material building blocks are prominent in their work; manifested as programmable matter, embodied as hyperphysical interfaces and augmented textiles. EJTECH’s installations, sound sculptures and performance-specific interfaces explore the liminal threshold between perception and consciousness using rhythm, randomness, synchronicity, and ephemerality as rituals.