Summer Sessions 2016 Artist-in-Residence: Gábor Pribék


Chronus Art Center (CAC) warmly welcomes Gábor Pribék as the Summer Sessions artist-in-residence of year 2016 recommended by Budapest Kitchen.

During his residency in Shanghai from 20 July to 17 August, Pribék will experiment with an audio-visual map that interprets the city’s streets as a parametrical musical score. Through a specifically developed system, the routes taken by the “map” users will be saved as data for the composition of real-time, nonlinear music with 3D visualization. The project thus aims to create an alternative and augmented audio-visual version of public spaces in Shanghai, a global city of information overflow.

About the Artist
Gábor Pribék is a fresh Media Design graduate from the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest. He creates projection mappings, interactive new media installations and 3D computer animations by mixing multiple media and bringing together different disciplines. Meanwhile, he explores the borders between commercial design and arts through new technologies.

Pribék’s practice is often characterized with an interest in site-specific installations, dependent on actual space and time. His projects have been shown at international venues including Hong Kong, Moscow, Berlin, Amsterdam, Bu-dapest and Bratislava.


Previous projects by Gábor Pribék

Avant-Dress | Animation | 2015
Avant-Dress is an experimental piece from Gábor Pribék inspired by the avant‐garde free jazz movement which also had its influences in the 20th century Russia. This projection mapping consists of abstract and geometrical surface modifications as an audio‐reactive visual extension. The music piece is a customized and re-designed track (Five Hundred Boy Piano) from the Volcano the Bear. The projection is using the shades of white, blue and red (which can be found in the Russian flag). It has some custom 3D layer slicing techniques, light illuminations, smoke simulations and physical simulations with a desire to go beyond the trends and search for the core meaning of experimental audio‐visuality.


Between the Verges | projection mapping, magic performance, Hong Kong | 2014

Gábor Pribék – Animation, Sound Design and Mapping

Using the language of illusion and emerging new media art, the work presents the connection between Hong Kong and Antarctica as a contemporary magic stagecraft. The hybrid techno-illusion performance abstracts the story of a mysterious stranger who ‘steals’ resources from Antarctica and passes them to Hong Kong. We believe that an entertaining performance can also provoke consideration of important issues.

Once Upon a Time |360° projection| 2014
director, animation & sound design: Gábor Pribék

supervisor: Tobias Gremmler

voice: Taylor Lam, Lyndon Polan

harp player: Soma Bognár audio mastering: Zoltán Pólos


Karproscope |game design & installation |2012

Kaproscope is an interactive installation based on the analogue animation technique of our 19th century’s well-known mechanism called ‘praxinoscope’. It is a game, designed to play with in the spaces of culutural centres and pubs. Everyone can create his own animation of words and create a message to the visitors.

Clmbstrmnt |interactive climbing wall |2014

concept programming: Gábor Pribék

arduino: Dániel Cseh, László András Halák

wood work: Ester Raček

sound design: Zoltán Pólos


About Summer Sessions
The Summer Sessions - Talent Development Network are short-term residencies for young artists initiated by V2_(institute for the Unstable Media) and organized by a network of cultural organizations all over the world. It offers a highly productive atmosphere with production support and expert feedback to jumpstart your professional art practice. The result is a pressure cooker in which you develop a project, from concept to presentable work, ready to show. CAC joined the Summer Sessions network since May 2013.
About V2_
V2_, Institute for the Unstable Media is an interdisciplinary center for art and media technology in Rotterdam (the Netherlands). V2_ presents, produces, archives and publishes research at the interface of art, technology and society. Founded in 1981, V2_ offers a platform for artists, designers, scientists, researchers, theorists, and developers of software and hardware from various disciplines to discuss their work and share their findings.

About Kitchen Budapest
Kitchen Budapest (KIBU) is a media lab based in Budapest Hungary. Founded in 2007, Kitchen Budapest is a place where ideas come alive. We offer two potential ways to start out your idea. In KIBU Talent program young talents can bring their imagination and ideas to a phase of a proof of concept or prototype. KIBU Startup program helps teams to develop businesses of the future.