Zalán Szakács is a post-digital artist and researcher who explores media theories through the use of light, space, and sound.
He translates his conceptual approach into interactive and immersive environments, creating atmospheres that challenge human perception. In each of his projects he explores a personal fascination into a historical subject, and deconstructs it through a cultural, political and social lens. In his research he analyses parallels between unknown and unconventional relationships between the past and our times.
Szakács exhibited and performed at Kunsthaus Graz, V2_ Lab for the Unstable Media in Rotterdam, sound:frame in Vienna, and collaborated with artists such as Children of the Light, Heleen Blanken, Stefan Fraunberger, Teresa Winter and Sébastien Robert.
He has obtained a degree from Design Academy Eindhoven (BA, Man and Communication) in 2017 and from Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam (MA, Media Design: Experimental Publishing) in 2019.
While the website is under construction, you can have a look at some of his projects: Eigengrau, Phantasmagoria, Ornament, Void, Quadrat, Blocks Remix.
LIST OF PUBLICATIONS
Phantasmagoria – Exploring the integration of new media and technologies in spiritual context
A Bed, a Chair, and a Table
selected as one of the best dutch book designs.
From DIY Book Scanning to the Shadow Librarian
Ornament and Sound in Electronics. Conversation about Beginnings and Future. Lecture and panel discussion with Stefan Fraunberger, Katrin Bucher Trantow, Franz Pomassl, und Eva Fischer in Kunsthaus Graz, (AUT)
Zefir, Stroom, The Hague (NL)
Pecha Kucha Den Haag, Koninklijke Schouwburg, The Hague (NL)
Children of the Light — Amsterdam (NL)
Addikt — Amsterdam (NL)
Studio Dumbar — Rotterdam (NL)
Klute Agency — Berlin (D)
TaliaYstudio — Vienna (AUT)
sound:frame — Vienna (AUT)
Valence Studio — Vienna (AUT)
Portfolio available under request.