pa [at] konradsmolenski [dot] com
object ( flattened loudspeaker )
approx. 160 x 160 cm
â€¢ VOID - IF THE UNIVERSE IS EXPANDING ARE WE DRIFTING APART TOO?
@ Kunsthalle Winthertur (CH) 2014
â€¢ OUT OF LIMITS
@ ArtgenÃ¨ve GenÃ¨ve (CH)2016
" ... An old stereo speaker which has been disassembled and crushed is presented with its parts arranged in the shape of a geometric form reminiscent of the logo of the band Black Flag - a pioneer of hardcore punk. Musical references to punk are a significant component within the works of Konrad SmoleÅ„ski, which focus on how energy is transformed, how it escalates and what it leaves behind. The remains of the speaker hold the history of an amalgam of sounds which have erupted, but which have since been silenced and forced back inside of it through the destructive action of a steamroller. SmoleÅ„ski uses this silence to declare his dominance over our audio sphere. ..."
- Sebastian GawÅ‚owski ( fragment of the text for "OUT OF LIMITS" )