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Martin Janíček

First Name
Martin
Surname
Janíček
Born
1961
Birth place
Praha
Place of work
Kosoř, Czech Republic
Website
http://www.m-janicek.eu/
Keywords
action art
installation art
object
sculpture
sound installation
video
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About artist

He has broached the issue of synthesis in creative and musical activities. He can build on artistic phenomenon such as coloured music, Gesamtkunstwerk, multimedia, etc. Here we are not talking however about the exalted multimedia shows of the 1960s, but rather a sort of paradoxical retreat from performance. Performing means taking action, such as gestures, via the body or in a language code. Performing – J.L. Austin – creates a change in quality or the state of reality. This is sometimes the result of Janíček’s direct interventions (cutting glass with a diamond during the event, Overextended / Přetížení). Often this is more a sort of confirmation of a given state, research, discovery of specific sensual or physical attributes of things or space. These qualities are afterwards emphasised, cut out, presented (Reflection 808 / Odraz 808, this composition developed based on a sound composition of certain architecture). Sound or image is often found as a specific quality of a space (Janíček is active in the mamapapa association, which addresses interactive and site-specific projects). Elsewhere constructionally-demanding works take shape. These allow various materials to express their specific qualities (sound, image, smell, touch, etc.). The themes of these realised projects often have an archetypical demeanour (landscape, etc.), which is embodied in the symbols and structures, while both have in this case a temporal aspect. It joins this timing with an attempt to extend sensitivity and impact of the senses. Some of Janíček’s „apparatuses“ bring to mind Baroque experiments renowned, for example, from the research of Athanasi Kircher. These experiments ranked in the category of period „magic“, which is also represented by one of the keys to understanding Janíček’s works. This is the magic of mixing various elements, mixing the visible and invisible, the noticeable and tangible.

Author of the annotation
Václav Hájek

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Studies:
1990-1997 Academy of Fine Arts, Prague, Milan Knížák, Miloš Šejna, Michael Bielický
1981-1984 Secondary school of applied arts, Prague

Stipends:
2012 Visegrad residency-Triangle Arts, New York
2005 Residency at Phoenix studios, Brighton
Nottingham Polytechnic
Glasgow school of Art

Employment:
1997-2002 works as assistant at Academy of Fine Arts, concept studio of Miloš Šejn
Member of art groups not included in ARTLIST.
mamapapa

Exhibitions

Solo exhibitions
2010
Kaligrafie zvuku - instalace kreseb podle zpěvu Galerie Makráč, Praha

2005
Instalace-Zvuková krajina, Muzeum a galerie Jičín, Valdštejnská lodžie

1994
Zvuková instalace, Orgelfabrik galerie , Karlsruhe

1993
Stopy zvuku, Galerie Červená tráva , Praha

1992
Zvukové prostory, galerie U Řečických, Praha
Group exhibitions not included in ARTLIST.
2011
Krajiny lidského těla - Minor - divadelní galerie, Praha

2009
Labyrint světla - Čistička odpadních vod, Praha



Collections
National Gallery Prague, Czech Republic
Regional gallery, Polička, Czech Republic
John Rose violin collection- Violin, Slovakia

Other realisations

Concenrts:

Koncerty:

2008

Prophets of Alphabet, (+Tomáš Žižka, Agnes Kutas, ) Bulharsko, Turecko, Makedonie, Srbsko, ČR

 

2007

Orbis Pictus- Muzeum Hudby Praha (+ Bethany Lacktorin- electronics)

 

2006

Les bains (+ Michael Northam) Brusel, Belgie

 

2005

Phoenix Studios, Brighton, Great Britain, Galerie Jičín, Zvuková krajina, ČR

 

2004

Vítání jara, (+Jan Dufek) Národní galerie, Praha, ČR

 

2002

Experimental intermedia, ( + M.Northam a M.Delia) New York, USA

 

2001

Měštanský pivovar Holešovice, Praha, ČR

 

2000

Hnízda her- interaktivní výstava Galerie Rudolfinum, Praha, ČR

 

1999

Crossings-Umění pro oko a ucho-Galerie Rudolfinum, Praha, ČR

 

1998

Fylkingen- centre for contemporary music Stokholm, Švédsko

Photo

Center for Contemporary Arts Prague www.fcca.cz 2006–2017
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