Infrasound, sometimes referred to as low-frequency sound, is sound that is lower in frequency than 20 Hz or cycles per second, the "normal" limit of human hearing. Hearing becomes gradually less sensitive as frequency decreases, so for humans to perceive infrasound, the sound pressure must be sufficiently high. The ear is the primary organ for sensing infrasound, but at higher intensities it is possible to feel infrasound vibrations in various parts of the body.

The study of such sound waves is sometimes referred to as infrasonics, covering sounds beneath 20 Hz down to 0.1 Hz and rarely to 0.001 Hz. People use this frequency range for monitoring earthquakes, charting rock and petroleum formations below the earth, and also in ballistocardiography and seismocardiography to study the mechanics of the heart.

Wave or different types of oscillation is what these works have in common. During my residency I would like to examine this topic and on the base of the research and experiments create a work which could deal with the topic in a frame of my artistic practice.

At this moment I have two points of interest:

First -  is a sound which is generating vibration. I would like to work with these vibrations.

Second - study of site specific installation in the public space or gallery space, which would be based on surrounding sounds and environment. This work would be including researching/mapping of different types of sounds, then generating these sounds around 20 Hz, and using them for creating the installation. This research should result into an exhibition installation, which would transform the existing gallery space into a place with very specific sound and vibration characteristics.

supported by: Visegrad Fund and 4AM





During his two months residency in HALLE 14 Ján Gašparovič explores four elements of an invisible physical world. In first of those, samples of microorganisms are taken from different people’s hands and also spots during few weeks in Leipzig and then placed in a serie of Petri dishes. These microorganisms that are constantly present on our skin become later visible through a set of microlandscapes formed by blight and fungi. The second invisible element of his work is an electrosmog. Few boxes create shelters from our modern paranoia of any kind of electric radiation. At the same time this radiation is being recalled by a special measuring device in the space around the boxes and the video shows a process of a search for this electric radiation. The functional objects of these electrosmogfree boxes is further commented by a non-functional canvas covered by the same paint, which visually reminds of few works by the modern art masters. The third element is a temperature which forms a thin line between two states of a matter. Metal Gallium has got a very low melting point and therefore nicely illustrates the process of a matter transition. Last element is a gravitation. In a work of Ján Gašparovič an experiment held in International Space Station is repeated in the natural condition of earth’s gravitation field. The experiment showed that the growing of crystals of a specific chemical compound is dependent on the gravitation and can not happen in the space. The show Ungraspable points at all these elements, which can be just indirectly proven by simple experiments on the line between art and science.
txt: Katarína Gatialová

supported by: Ministry of Culture of Slovak Republic, Košice Artist in Residence Program (K.A.I.R. 2015), HALLE 14 - Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig












30.9.2015 / HF35C / 2015 /



24.9.2015 / micro-pigment inplantation / performance / 4 hours / 2015 /