New interfaces/Michaela Kučová: Music as a meeting point?
We cordially invite you to the MEDIUM Gallery for the second lecture in the New Interface series entitled "Music as a meeting point?". Michaela Kučová will guide us through her musical selection. The lecture will be held in Slovak language.
If music accompanies us from the very beginnings of civilization, what role does it play today, in a society catching up with dystopian scenarios? Technological acceleration brings changes that contribute to interconnectedness, but also to alienation. Polarization, isolation and supersaturation are also products of these extensions. How are these phenomena reflected in the field of music production? The lecture will focus on specific demonstrations how musicians cope with them and what this means for their audience. Music publicist Michaela Kučová will talk about the search for pleasure and community, nostalgia and utopia in contemporary music.
Michaela Kučová is a cultural journalist and organizer. She has worked on projects such as PechaKucha Night Bratislava, Oskár Čepan Award, Question of Will, Biela noc, BRaK or Dymová hora. She co-founded the feminist newsletter Kurník and her texts were published in the media devoted to artistic reflection. Since 2009 she has also been involved in music journalism (Hudba.sk). She held discussions focused on gender aspects of artistic creation at the ABC Gallery in Bratislava.
The lecture is a part of the New Interfaces series, which is dramaturgically covered by the head of the MEDIUM Gallery, Miroslava Urbanová. The New Interfaces are a series of interdisciplinary lectures led by experts in various fields - literature, psychology, social sciences, aesthetics and game theory and art. They deal with topics that resonate in the work of the youngest artists working within the post-media environment. The cycle will focus primarily on topics related to our cognitive conditions in the interfaces of constantly evolving technologies and in contrast to the desire for authentic, visceral experience escaping out here-and-now. These themes appear in art with increasing urgency, both in the overproduction of performative works or works thematizing these new interfaces. The lectures also reflect the themes that appear in the dramaturgy of the exhibition plan of the MEDIUM gallery and its reading club for students What´s the Point?
Supported using public funding by Slovak Arts Council.