Konrad Smoleński, ‘Energy Hunters’, 2011, West Den Haag
Konrad Smoleński, ‘Energy Hunters’, 2011, West Den Haag
Konrad Smoleński, ‘Energy Hunters’, 2011, West Den Haag
Konrad Smoleński, ‘Energy Hunters’, 2011, West Den Haag
Konrad Smoleński, ‘Energy Hunters’, 2011, West Den Haag

Energy Hunters is a film with a complex narration which is projected with the aid of a special structure inspired by a 1970s tweeter. The set- ting of the film is a roadside area dotted by high-voltage power lines — all these form the backdrop for the noise-rock band Foot Village moving quite slowly. The sound- track is made up of a number of different sounds, such as different types of interference, growls, variable frequency sounds and scream-like vocals.

About Konrad Smoleński

Konrad Smoleński describes his work as a mix of “spectacular pyrotechnic effects” and “minimal punk aesthetic.” Smoleński’s works frequently have an audio component, which might take the form of noise, music, or noise music. Speakers and microphones are also frequent motifs in his installations, appearing in overwhelming configurations and quantities, often alongside combustible materials and flames. The artist has an openly anarchic disposition, which manifests in the works as a sense of anxiety, disorientation, and awe. Smoleński works in multiple mediums including photography, videos, installation, sculpture, and performance. He is also an active experimental musician, and performs in guerrilla concerts with his group BNNT.

Polish, b. 1977, based in Warsaw and Bern, Switzerland