András Blazsek

Hong Kong SAR China (residence), Slovakia (citizenship)
research interests: Environment, Sculpture, sound art, soundscape, sound architecture, media archaeology, Prototype, 3D scanning, 3D printing, 3D animation, 3d digital modeling
affiliation: Hong Kong Baptist University
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András Blazsek (b. 1984, Dunajska Streda, Czechoslovakia) is a Slovak-Hungarian media artist who works in sound, sculpture, installation and environment. He works with electroacoustic and experimental music theory, and conducted a long-term research project on the instruments of scientist Royal R. Rife. His work currently focuses on reverse sonification, more specifically, the translation of sound into architectural environments. His first sound performances processed the mechanical noises of analog sound instruments through saturation and absorption to explore the full spectrum of physical sound in everyday objects. In more recent installations developed through his research on Rife, he has worked with the representation of technology through historical experiments with a compound microscope, a frequency instrument used in clinical trials for cancer treatment, and an observation chamber for camouflage design.  Blazsek studied sculpture at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts and did postgraduate studies at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. He is a founding member of the artist collective Besorolás Alatt (Unrated) with whom he organized and co-curated the +3dB Contemporary Sound Art Festival in Budapest in 2009 and 2010. He received the grant of the International Visegrad Fund, an Eastern European cross-border initiative, for the Futura Residency Program in 2010 and the CEC Artslink grant for an independent project at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) in 2012. In 2017, the Trust for Mutual Understanding of the Rockefeller Foundation sponsored his project at Residency Unlimited in New York and that same year, he was awarded the Derkovits Gyula Award in Hungary. Since then, he has received multiple grants for research and international mobility from the Slovak Arts Council. Since 2019, he has worked as a part-time lecturer at the School of Creative Media at the City University of Hong Kong and at the Academy of Visual Arts at Hong Kong Baptist University.


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