Konrad Smoleński, ‘Oscillations’, 2012, West Den Haag
Konrad Smoleński, ‘Oscillations’, 2012, West Den Haag
Konrad Smoleński, ‘Oscillations’, 2012, West Den Haag

Oscillations is a video played on an oscilloscope screen. The sound waves have been replaced by hu- man contours recorded during a concert of the band Fugazi. Here the concert energy is treated as an element which can be isolated and measured. Surprisingly enough, the isolation of one of the elements of the recorded concert reveals its visual monotony.

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