CNR 2015: Exhibition: Zuzana Husarova (SVK): Any Vision

Zuzana Husárová is a scholar and author of electronic literature, teaching at Comenius University (SR), Masaryk University (CZ) and at Sprachkunst at Universitaet fuer Angewandte Kunst (AT), an ex-Fulbright scholar at MIT, USA (2011). She is the author of experimental literature across various media, have created sound poetry, interactive digital poetry and transmedia poetry.

She has collaborated with artists on multimedia projects, performed and exhibited at cultural venues and my scholarly and creative texts have been published in Europe, US.

"Any Vision was created by scanning electron microscopy. The lines of the gradually self-reducing anagram poem were printed on a semiconductor device sample of Germanium and Silicon dioxide. The first line was taken from the manual of the focused ion beam imaging system.The lines of the poem were written by a focus Ga ion beam into the sample. Placed into the microscope, the sequences of images were scanned by electrons at ranges from 400x all the way to 10000x"

"Leonardo Flores writes about the piece: "This work is published as a video documentation of a simultaneously analog and digital poem- an instance ofextreme inscription as described by Matthew Kirschenbaum. Written on a semiconductor alloy with "a focus GA ion beam" at font sizes much smaller than a pixel, requiring an electron microscope with magnification "ranges from 400x all the way to 10000x." The naked eye cannot read this poem unaided, so the video takes us through an edited journey into the poem's text reminiscent of Prezi, but much cooler in its materiality. The text itself is a series ofanagrams based on an excerpt from the technical manual for the ion beam. Note how Husárová's use of line breaks focuses our attention on the poetic qualities of the original text, and how each increased level of magnification leads to more highly compressed texts. Her juxtaposition of ancient and contemporary technologies- poetry, alphabet, particle beams, electron microscopy, superconductors, and software- make an intriguing statement on writing in this digital age."

Concept, Poetry, Sound: Zuzana Husárová, Scanning Electron Microscopy: Rodolfo Camacho-Aguilera, Cinematography: Generoso Fierro, Editing: Garrett Beazley

[image source: Zuzana Husárová]
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Cafe Neu Romance 2015:


Zuzana Husarova

Any Vision was created at Harvard physics lab. It deals with a mechanistic writing, robotic new vision in the sense that everything that is present is a result of machinic production.

Any Vision
Any Vision by Zuzana Husárová will be exhibited during Cafe Neu Romance (26-28 November 2015) at Galerie NTK.

Galerie NTK
Technická 6
16080 Prague.