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CYLAND Media Art Lab
presents the International Media Art Festival CYFEST-15

Theme: Vulnerability
Deering Estate, Miami [USA]
1st December 2023–3rd January 2024

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The exhibition at the Deering Estate is comprised of three layers—media installation, sound, and performance—that invoke technologies developed to rediscover and affect the space. The Deering Estate, a historical landmark with over 450 acres of natural landscapes, including eight native ecosystems, will host a series of works expanding on the festival theme of Vulnerability. These pieces created with CYLAND Media Art Lab engineers will be in dialogue with the context of the place, irrevocably connected both to the past and future, the urban and natural. 

CYFEST 15 at the Deering Estate is designed to be disposed in spaces with characteristic sensibility and meaning, such as historic buildings or natural environments. It is envisaged as a cross-disciplinary and multi-sensory exhibition that stimulates the perception of the artwork’s idea via different senses and experiences.

Artists involved:
Vasilii Bakanov & Andrew Strokov | Alexander Bochkov | CYLAND Audio Archive | Alexandra Dementieva | Anna Frants | Elena Gubanova & Ivan Govorkov | Alexey Grachev | Sergey Komarov & Lydia Griaznova | Gustavo Matamoros | selection of local sound artists (TBA)

CYLAND Audio Archive: 
George Bagdasarov | Todd Barton | Rumore Bianco | Anthony Bisset | Bred Blondie | Budhaditya Chattopadhyay | Sam Conran | Lena Filatova | Glia/Bugaev | Jonáš Gruska | A. Nigh Herndon | Sergey Komarov & Alexey Grachev | Max Kuiper & Thorsten Soltau | Luke Lund | Yoshio Machida | Nao Nishihara | Akira Rabelais | Thorsten Soltau | Esther & Nikolaj Søndergaard | Vasily Stepanov | Hans Tammen | Sashash Ulz | Peter Vogel | Ruslan Yusipov | Zov


Quinten Dierick, Leonie Roessler & De Groen
The Vault (with Les Horribles Travailleurs, Modelbau & Thorsten Soltau)
Collectie de Groen / Fine Art Collection, Arnhem [NL]
4th March 2022–22nd May 2022

Opening: Friday, 4th March 2022, 5 pm.

›A deep listening experience. Soundart in the basement of De Groen, Arnhem, the Netherlands.
Find yourself in The VAULT – The VAULT is pure sound that is presented to you and will challenge your hearing and perception of sound and where it can take you.
We invite you to join us in the VAULT at GROEN to find out.
Sit, stand, or lie down with us and allow your ears to take over.
VAULT is a monthly series of sonic explorations, featuring a different artist every time.‹

Timetable | each composition is exhibited for one month:

Les Horribles Travailleurs | 4th March–27th March
Modelbau | 31st March–24th April
Thorsten Soltau | 30th April–22nd May

More information on Collectie de Groen here.


Francisco López
Audiosphere: Social Experimental Audio, Pre- and Post-Internet
Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid [ESP]
14th October 2020–15th February 2021

Two compositions were chosen for this exhibition:

mise_en_scene & Thorsten Soltau, Contures Of Leafs (Version II ›Mind Snare‹) (m.m label, 2009)
Thorsten Soltau, Grün Wie Milch [Excerpt] (Corvo Records, 2011)

More information on the exhibition here.
The catalogue for the exhibition can be accessed here.

Radio plays

Johannes Mayr/Birgit Kempker/Anatol Atonal
Anwesenheit tut nichts zur Sache
(SRF 2017; 41’50“) [CH]

Music: Thorsten Soltau (for the chapter ›Beim Büsiater‹)

Claude Pierre Salmony
Franz Kafka: Beschreibung eines Kampfes
(SRF 2013; 61’13“ and 55’28“) [CH]

Music: Thorsten Soltau/Jannik Giger/Giovanni Di Stefano


Susan Matthews/Tessa Holly
The Red Cave Project (animation; visual collage)

A collaborative audio/visual project by Susan Matthews and Tessa Holly.
Featuring contributions by Peter James, Mark Ingram, Jimmy Ingram, Fenn Ingram, Klaudia Mróz, Don Campau, David Wright Lagrone, Gemima Salt, Lee Fryer, Rhian Thomas, William Egleton, Anne Sønsthagen, Diana Olivera, Ioan Morris, Jan Ko, Marco Lucchi, Olivier Prieur, Thorsten Soltau, Rosie Eastwood, Hew Fuller, James Roby, Kathy Salt, Mikey Williams.

Released 2nd November 2022 on YouTube.


Vika Ilyushkina
Cat Dreams (video, 3’37“ and 7’33“)
Part of the exhibition Sostenibilart Project
Ca‘ Foscari Zattere / Cultural Flow Zone [IT]
conceived by the Centre for Studies in Russian Art and CYLAND MediaArtLab
20th April 2022–24th June 2022

Thorsten Soltau, Zwart, Wit En Grijs (Чёрный, Белый И Серый) [Edit] (Cyland Audio Archive, 2017) (for the video ›Day Dream‹)
Thorsten Soltau & Max Kuiper, Mikrophagie II: Funeral (Black Banderole) [Edit] (Cyland Audio Archive, 2014) (for the video ›Night Dream‹)
Thorsten Soltau & Max Kuiper, Dance Of The Formants (Танец Формант) [Edit] (Cyland Audio Archive, 2017) (for the video ›Night Dream‹)


John Ihlo
Speedpaintings (animation; visual collage)
14th May 2021–tba

Music: Thorsten Soltau, Plaids [Soundtracks] (2021)


Simone Rueß
Złoty Tarasy (animation, 3’05“; loop)
Galeria Le Guern, Warszawa [PL]
24th March–19th May 2012

Music: Thorsten Soltau, Grün Wie Milch [Excerpt] (Corvo Records, 2011)