Kinga Toth – writer, visual and sound-poet, performer, teacher, and translator – has an exhibition in the storefront of Civis ház in Széchenyi Street, called Irmag, until the 23rd of January. At 7 pm today, Wasted Sounds for Irmag sound art piece premieres on Facebook Live as part of the program.
Wasted Sounds for Irmag will premiere on YouTube as part of a program hosted by Kinga Toth. The program will start at 7 pm today with an introduction by Kinga Toth. To attend, please visit her Facebook page. Surround sound: Ausgesuchtestenohren and Kornél Bíró (BOM) feat Zoltán Lesi, Tamás Kondor (Dr. Kondor), Tamás Korpa – Kinga Tóth poem voices.
But what is Irmag? For her installation Irmag in Debrecen, multi-disciplinary artist Kinga Toth built a work of art out of unnecessary things and waste materials she collected from the citizens of the city. These materials range from plastic bottles to defective electronic devices. Her art album Irmag was released in 2020 under the care of the YAMA ART project. In addition to the English-Hungarian texts, the album includes montages, musical and video works, and photographs on the relationship between environment and man, living and inanimate, connection. In addition to the montages and texts, the storefront brings to life our everyday environment, the reality of our days.
Kinga Toth asked Ausgesuchtestenohren, acousmatic musician, sound artist, and field recorder from Debrecen, to compose some music for this installation. He built it from unnecessary and depraved sounds. He wanted it to be the acoustic equivalent of the waste, so he pulled out an older live recording that he originally made for an online gig but then did not use because it did not meet his quality requirements. The playtime is 25 1/2 minutes, and the piece can also be used as a loop.
The installation and the accompanying program can be followed on the Irmag Debrecen Facebook event.
Kinga Toth is a writer, a visual and sound-poet, a performer, a teacher, a translator. She writes in Hungarian, German, and English languages and presents her work in performances, exhibitions, and international installations. She is also a philologist and a teacher who gives lectures and workshops internationally and works as a journalist and copy editor of art magazines and as a cultural program organizer. Toth’s international publications include poetry collections, visual-art catalogs, novels, music records; she joined several artist-writer residencies (IWP, LCB, GEDOK, Bosch, Solitude, etc.) and is a member of several art organizations. In 2018/2019, she was the City Writer in Graz. In 2019/2020, she works on her new intermedia-text project as a writer-artist in residence by Landis&Gyr Stiftung in Zug (Switzerland). In 2020, Kinga Toth received the Hugo Ball Förderpreis for her intermedia-literary work in the German language and received the Bernard Heidsieck Prix (by Centre Pompidou and Foundation Bonotto) for her performative literary work.