27 January | 20:00

Mia Zabelka & Tina Frank / Eliad Wagner #410

  • Doors: 19:30
  • Start time: 20:00
  • Part of the transmediale/CTM Vorspiel 2018 festival (vorspiel.berlin)

Eliad Wagner - Music for Teeth
Eliad Wagner delivers a physical performance on the synthesizer, which explores the aesthetics of human interference with automatic sound process. 

Mia Zabelka & Tina Frank - DEFRACTION
An audiovisual performance
Mia Zabelka (AT) – E-violin, electronic devices, alien objects
Tina Frank (AT) – video synthesizer, camera

Tina Frank and Mia Zabelka share a fascination and engagement with de-and reconstructing sound and image in an ongoing process of concrete abstraction. 

Refraction is the first public performance of these two artists who wander along boundaries between analogue and digital modes of expression, creating elemental audiovisual worlds comprising minimalist elements and global overviews of sight and sound that come together in an explosive, fragile event in the performance space.
Opacity and transparency, light and dark, dissonance and melody collide in a reconsideration of opposition, constantly challenging supposed notions of perceptive norms.
Refraction refers both to the audiovisual materiality of Frank & Zabelka’s work and to processes of socio-political disintegration, reflecting the fragile and fragmented times we inhabit and simultaneously proffering an audiovisual flicker of hope. Frank and, Zabelka’s collaboration portrays possibility and transformation, overcoming thresholds in the inter - medial generation of new spaces of creative reflection.

Since her first release Somateme on Berlin’s Edition RZ, Austrian violinist and composer. Mia Zabelka brings intensive and experimental approaches to the archetypally classical sound object of the violin, using both physical and digital extended techniques (prepared objects in the strings, howling, an array of live electronics) to hone her own instrumental language. Her previous collaborators include Ellio tt Sharp, Dälek, Phill Niblock, Pauline Oliveros and Lydia Lunch. She has given concerts and performances at many Festivals throughout Europe, America and Asia. Numerous CD, vinyl and video releases.
miazabelka.com , littlecrackdrabbit.co.uk , soundcloud.com/miazabelkamusic

Tina Frank is an Austrian designer and visual artist working in the field of digital publications, data and music visualisations. She is professor at the University of Art and Design in Linz, Austria, where she is heading the department Visual Communicatio n at the Institute of Media. Since many years, Tina Frank has been performing live with a wide range of musicians including the Soundwalk Collective, Chicks on Speed, Pita Rehberg and Florian Hecker. Her video works are found in international collections o f videoart and are presented in the experimental section of film festivals
tinafrank.net ufg.at/visuelle_kommunikation

Eliad Wagner
Eliad Wagner (b. 1979, Israel) is a composer, performer, sound artist and lecturer. Holding academic degrees in physics and music, his activities explore the meeting point of composition and improvisation while addressing thoughts on synthesis, technology, autonomous processes, alternative scoring and live performance. By working with process and interference, Wagner examines the human natural relation with technology and specifically, the way it manifests in sound. In 2012 Wagner relocated to Berlin, where he currently lives and works. Wagner’s work has been published by Metropolis [US], Digital Kranky [DE], c.sides [DE/IL], Must Die [UK], Wachsender Prozess [DE] and concrete plastic [UK]. Among others, his work has been presented at STEIM, UDK, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Rotterdam International Film Festival and TU Berlin.