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Tomasz Madajczak

Public discussion about "NoSpace" book


An online discussion, reflection and meeting with Tomasz Madajczak and Micheál O’Connel artists who collaborated in creation of the “NoSpace” automated transcription book. The event will involve reflections from the authors and will allow for questions to be answered after the presentation.

During the 2020 pandemic lockdown period, Co. Cork, Ireland based artist Tomasz Madajczak began collaborating, by videocall, with other practitioners. Emerging from exchanges with Micheál O’Connell (a.k.a. Mocksim) was the idea of ‘NoSpace’. As restrictions relaxed temporarily in August of that year, Tomasz entered Uillinn, The West Cork Arts Centre to use a studio space offered to him there. The concept was to subtract from the space, rather than ‘making’ anything. Several works resulted from this attempt to empty an already empty studio.
They became interested in the auto-transcription records of their daily one-hour online
conversations. These words, generated by mysterious artificial intelligence, appeared a few hours
afterwards as a record of each call. Even though the ambition had been to produce nothing, the
algorithmic writing was something. Due to minor technical problems, varying bandwidth and issues with mics for example, but also because AI still has problems dealing with the variety of colloquial terms, accents, specific ways of communicating and especially irony, the transcripts, though impressive, are also puzzling and amusing in places.
Micheál compiled the unedited conversations each day; Tomasz had them printed, and then pasted
the sheets in a grid pattern on the walls, crucially outside of the studio. This book is another record
of those auto-transcribed discussions.


Time: 7pm - 8pm

Genres: Digital Art / Performance / Talk / Visual Art / Visuals


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Experimental Art Films based on collaborative art practice “NoSpace”. 

‘Shifting Spaces’ an experimental art film created in collaboration with Helle Kvamme from Sweden focusses on a journey which one must take in order to find a common ground for a dialogue, practice, exchange. The film is a journey between Ireland and Sweden where two artists explore their own environments and record their experiences.

‘Disturbed Ground’ is an experimental art film based on collaboration and a sound performance which took place in Uillinn West Cork Art Centre in 2020. Artists: Irene Murphy, Mick O’Shea and Tomasz Madajczak created an audiovisual installation in one of the residency studios in Uillinn. The installation reflected on experiences in the area of Skibbereen, combining multiple artefacts which have been gathered around town (including samplings of the nearby trees).

‘Mattering’ is an art film based on an installation which was forming in Uillinn West Cork Art Centre and in Australia. The film combines experiences of an artists Pattie Beerens from Australia and Ireland based artist Tomasz Madajczak. The ‘Mattering’ is a way of involving clay in a diverse process of creating new, environmentally friendly, specious art work. The film is a record of an art dialogue and two different art practices happening approximately at the same time in two different places around the world.

‘Becoming a Painting’ is a film based on a video interaction which emerged during collaboration between artist Zainub Mawaz-Khan from Pakistan and Tomasz Madajczak in Ireland. The film is an outcome of a month long collaborative art practice which involved oil painting and internet interactions with various individuals in Pakistan.

Time: Any Timepm - Any Timepm

Genres: Digital Art / Visual Art / Visuals

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