Location Livorno, IT
Zbyněk Baladrán
October 11, 2021

27. Zbyněk Baladrán

Tribonacci plays himself on the steinway with a double delay, 2020

Three minutes for a musical sequence that Zbyněk Baladrán realized for ‘On air’ in 2020. More than a piece of music, it is a bitter commentary on the exponential functions that have so cruelly infiltrated human lives today through a pandemic.

“… Thanks to digital technologies, the sound imagination is so accessible that you can listen to anything from strangely named integrals to fog… my central nervous system first connected to The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences. There, I searched for the Tribonacci sequence and downloaded its sound variant…This is the sound of the number series, which against the background of the multiplication of organisms sounds all the time, whether elephants or viruses.”

Zbyněk Baladrán (Prague, 1973) is a visual artist, curator and exhibition architect. In his works he is investigating territories that are occupied by that part of civilization, which we call Western. Using methodology similar to those used by the ethnographer, the anthropologist and the sociologist, this post-humanist “archaeologist” is digging up the remnants of the not-so-distant past, looking particularly at societal systems in relation to the heritage of the political left.