LET IT VJ

LET IT VJ: Festival of new media, creative technologies & real-time art 16 editions, Club Cultural Matienzo, 2012-2016. LET IT VJ Festival aimed for the development, dialogue and visibility for artists working with new media. Each edition, more than 30 forward-looking artists and musicians showed their work in not less than 8 simultaneous spaces for 9 continuous hours. Live bands …

Cemento: del under al indie, 1985-2016

Cemento: del under al indie, 1985-2016 Club Cultural Matienzo, 2016 Project coordination: Agustin Jais and Nicolás Igarzábal. A documentary exhibition, a zine, 4 shows, 5 talks, a minifestival and a podcast concerning the legacy of the nightclub “Cemento”, a major yet conflicting landmark of Buenos Aires cultural history. Their first little venue, Café Einstein, had already lit a fuse, enduring …

Periferia

Periphery Nacho Sánchez & Gonzálo Terranova. Feat. Lionel A. Mato, Lucía Deca, César Corujo, Ignacio Mahuma, Ailín Norryh. Curators: Agustín Jais & Sonia Basch. Matienschön 2015 Sound performance using DIY instruments out of found objects: construction materials, and discarded elements from theatre plays. Bound to the four walls of the gallery, the instrument stands a visual representation of the four …

Elegía

Ángeles Ascúa: Elegía (Elegy) Matienschön, 2015 I am interested in the format of elegiac poetry. For that I built a piece that I covered with flowers made by hand, embroidered, with stones and Swarovski crystals. Within the framework of the exhibition, an elegiac poetry workshop was organized by specialists Florencia Savarino and Florencia Cattan. At the end of the experience …

Amigos y personas que no conozco

Sonia Basch: Friends and people I do not know Matienschön, 2015. Curators: Luz Peuscovich and Agustín Jais. «Friends and people I do not know» is an exhibition of portraits. Digital drawings, a mural and a «delegated performance» explore with compulsion faces, looks and gestures that, like all forms built from love, move and look to, ultimately, promise to touch. The …

Xn

Lucas Dm: Xn Matienschön 2015. Curators: Luz Peuscovich & Agustin Jais. In Xn, Lucas DM takes into the exhibition space his learnings as a real-time visualist and his inherited passion for geometrical abstract imaging. In this audiovisual installation, the artist intervenes the space with transparent, growing layers of plexiglas, that become screens for black&white generative visuals. The installation makes use …

Fictions

Fictions, by Christiane Peschek (Vienna) and Martín Bollati (Buenos Aires / Madrid) Matienschön, 2015. Curator: Agustin Jais «Fictions (the universal emotionality of romance and an abstract surface of visual language)» is the first exhibition by Peschek in Latin America and the first one by Bollati after moving to Madrid; mostly, is their first collaboration together. They explore romance and distance …

Banderas de conveniencia

Federico Lamas: Banderas de conveniencia Matienschön 2014 In this solo exhibition, that deals with borders, war and patriotism as a game, Lamas translates his double-vision series into a videoinstallation. He also presents illustrations, a zine and an event: a World Ping Pong Battle, with his live visuals.

A phantom piano

COZA: Un piano fantasma (A phantom piano) Curator: Agustin Jais. Matienschon, 2014 The center of the exhibition was the Phantom Piano, developed in 2012 and stored after its presentation until this exhibition. It is a post-piano on wheels: cut in halves and intervened with electro-mechanic devices that make it «a little stuttered». The hacked piano was joined by other piezoelectric …

Et que ça mousse!

Séverine Hubard: Et que ça mousse! Matienschön, 2013. Curators: Camille Cousin, Luz Peuscovich and Agustin Jais. In exchange for a glass of champagne, the artist invited people to wear a bathing robe and get inside a jacuzzi made of discarded wood and filled with found chopped money bills. The French artist also created and displayed a series of watercolors collaged …