The Liberal Studies Department hosts a talk with Artist Christian Jendreiko

portrait of artist Christian Jendreiko
Photo by Matthias Lahme

As part of the Music History course, and organized by Liberal Studies instructor Martin Phelps, the lecture will introduce Düsseldorf-based artist Christian Jendreiko and discuss his work.

Christian Jendreiko (born in 1969) follows an approach whereby sound is considered less of a standalone object and more of a medium in which humans appear along with their aesthetic actions.
On the basis of this position, Jendreiko works on the design of generative systems encoded in the form of verbal notation, with the artist as its inventor, for whom the creative work lies in inventing a set of formulas, a “machine imaginaire“ (Vera Molnar) that can be used to generate forms in the form of audio-visual actions.
These “Instrumentalaktionen,“ often performed by large ensembles of musicians and non-musicians over the course of several days, Jendreiko understands them as a form of “dynamic plasticity“ (Isabel Hufschmidt/Christian Jendreiko).

His works and performances are displayed in museums, galleries and institutions all over the world.
In 2003, a set of his works were included into the collection of the Musée national d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris.

For the last 35 years, Jendreiko has been collaborating with Stefan Werni on the duo Werni & Jendreiko, developing their shared concept of ‘Spekulative Elektronik’ (‘Speculative Electronics’).
Since 1998, he has been a member of the Düsseldorf-London-based artist group hobbypopMUSEUM.

Jendreiko is also a Professor of Digital Communication at HSD University of Applied Sciences in Duesseldorf.
His research is focused on experimental generative systems and the development of artificial intuition.

During his lecture at PCA, Jendreiko will introduce the 5 key-concepts underlying his work.
Among these concepts is Jendreiko’s special view of sound not as material but as a medium, and his idea of the artwork as a generative system and the artist as its inventor, for whom the creative work lies in inventing a formula.

Join us for a virtual talk on December 1,
at 2:30 PM CET!

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