E-Slovakia is an hour-long interdisciplinary work combines sound, movement and visuals in a real-time controlled environment, contemplating the experiences from Juraj’s native Slovakia. A set of wireless sensors developed at Department of Aesthetics and Communication – Information Science (Aarhus University, Denmark) assist in building and navigating inside an artistic content. Attached to the body of the performer, the sensors are used to control the speed, direction and modulation of the music and moving images. The immediate feedback between the movement and audio-visuals facilitates a fine tuning between the human body and digital technologies, a relationship that is intrinsically intimate and intense. How do the technologies expand our bodies, consciousness and the notion of what art can be? Kojs engages into a dialogue in which various disciplines, science and contemporary technology-driven culture all play defining roles.
The full performance can be seen here.
- Year composed: 2015
- Instrumentation: solo multimedia performance composition for voice, piano, movement, and sensor, audio and video technologies
- Duration: 1 hour
- Commissioned by Broward College Cultural Affairs
- April 28, 2016 at E-Slovakia T (without video) at CCRMA, Stanford University, CA.
- September 24, 2015 at Performing and Cultural Arts Theater, Broward College South Campus
From the Performance