Jan Vorisek



Animation, sound

4:45 min

Courtesy the Artist and Galerie Bernhard, Zurich


Feedback and Distortion – two inextricably connected phenomena – weave information in on themselves and extend back into the body that they originate from as to overwrite precisely that body they once stood beside. Jan Vorisek works across sculpture, installation, performance, improvised music and noise. Vorisek’s installations are site-specific commentary, ephemera and documentation – all examining formal hierarchies. With assemblages consisting of used and found materials, as well as sound-producing devices, the artist reflects on the fluctuation of noise as a vessel for information. Accumulated materials and objects are disassembled into their component parts and then subjected to new systems of organization. This can take the form of vertical formations meandering through the room, selective markings or large-scale architectural interventions. The subtly animated structures function as both producer of and resonant space for sounds, which test and exceed the limits of perceptibility. Jan Vorisek’s self-performing structures and scores are complemented by edits of sounds recorded outdoors– echos of urban space — in which “inside” merges with “outside” and exact dimensions of the work remain undefined.


Jan Vorisek shares a new work for Kino Süd. This piece initiates a new series that will gradually extend over time. The work combines drone music, with a flickering text to investigate the nervous system, and challenge whats seen before the eyes can grasp it. Every Apocalypse Starts with a Honking Car also hints at the title of his next exhibition. His current show at, Kunsthaus Glarus, Collapse Poem is closed to the public due to Covid-19 but will re-open on May 11th. Please visit https://kunsthausglarus.ch/en/ for more info.