CURRICULUM VITAE

RESIDENCIES AND STIPENDS

 
2013-2015 Hangar.org, Barcelona, Spain
2008 Fabrik Potsdam, Germany (Artist in Residence, funded by Tanzplan Deutschland)
2007/08 DasArts - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2006 W.I.W. Akademie Brandenburg - Streckenthin, Germany (funded by Kulturstiftung des Bundes)
2005/06 DasArts - Amsterdam, The Netherland
2000 Künstlerhaus Mousonturm - Frankfurt a.M., Germany

TEACHING

 
2016 Profesor Invitado - Metodologías de creación, Institut del Teatre, Barcelona
2015 An introduction to Expressive Technology, Institut del Teatre, Barcelona
2013 Playing the Stage, audio-visual media workshop, Hangar.org, Barcelona
2012 Playing the Stage, audio-visual media workshop, Hangar.org, Barcelona
2009 Artistic advisor for Norberto Llopis Segarra for the research work "There and How"

AWARDS

 
2014 Together with Adrià Pinar - Second Price in the competition "Atres Pessebres", Col·legi d'Arquitectes de Catalunya

COLLECTIONS

 
2008 APT BERLIN, "Eternity Wells" Video directed by Kurtág & Mech

PUBLICATIONS

 
2009 Telecast on the exhibition “Because we think” by Kurtág & Mech at HCC London on Duna TV, Hungary (within the cultural TV magazine Kikötö)
2007 "Can I see it one more time, please?" About some Video Works by Judit Kurtág
Essay for an exhibition catalogue of ArtistsSpace New York”, written by Jan Mech
2007 Dora Garcia. The Beggar's Opera. Book, Diary, Evenings by Dora Gracía. Texts written by Peter Aers, Samir Kandil and Jan Mech.
Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, ISBN: 3865603238
2004 Fatzer by Jan Mech, Eva Holoch, Matthias Naumann. In: AufBrüche. Theaterarbeit zwischen Text und Situation (Recherchen 20), Hrsg. v. P.Primavesi und Olaf A. Schmitt. Berlin: Theater der Zeit 2004. ISBN: 3934344399

WORKS PRESENTED AT (selection)

 

Audio-Video Installations

2015 Solo Exhibition / Festival
EUFÒNIC, Ulldecona, Spain: Trenes Y Pájaros, Pájaros Y Trenes - Installed Composition – Audio Installation
2014 Group Exhibition
GOETHE INSTITUT, Barcelona - Goethe Dialogs – Audio Installation
  Group Exhibition
FUNDACIÓ ANTONI TÀPIES, Barcelona - Factotum – Audio Installation
2013 Group Exhibition
CAN FELIPA, Barcelona - Comunitats artístiques de Poblenou – Audio Installation
2012 Group Exhibition
TIHANY (HUN), BUDAPEST (HUN), VIENNA (AUSTRIA) and LONDON (UK): Videolake New Media Festival by PANEL Contemporary,  Budapest -  Video Screenings
2010 Solo Exhibition
COLLEGIUM HUNGARICUM, Berlin: »Kylwyrien« - Archaeology of a Utopia – 3-channel video/ 4-channel-audio installation, reworking the description the imaginary country of the composer György Ligeti.
2008 Solo Exhibition
 HCC LONDON: Because we think (words reflect our worlds), site specific audio-video installation by Kurtág & Mech
2007 3 artist exhibition
KUNSTEN CENTRUM SIGNE, Heerlen: Time Machine – audio- installation
2004 Solo exhibition
IG-FARBEN HAUS, Frankfurt a. M.: Private I, sound and video installation by Jan Mech
2003 2 artist exhibition
WIDERSTANDSZENTRUM-ZIONSKIRCHE, Berlin: Push interactive video installation, concept and directing by Jan Mech in collaboration with Docmahoni Production

Stage Performances & Concerts

2016 X MOSTRA SONORA I VISUAL, Barcelona, Spain: Los Que Pasan Corriendo solo performance-concert
2015 MIXTUR FESTIVAL, Barcelona Spain, Passeig de Gràcia 98 : 7:00 pm solo concert-performance
  HANGAR.ORG, Barcelona, Spain: The Ten Minute Pieces solo concert
2014 GOETHE INSTITUT, Barcelona, Spain: Carrer Roger de Flor 224 : 8:05 pm & Los Que Pasan Corriendo solo performances
  FUNDACIÓ SUÑOL, Barcelona, Spain: Passeig de Gràcia 98 : 7:00 pm solo concert-performance
  FUNDACIÓ ANTONI TÀPIES, Barcelona, Spain: Lasting (this is how it is, there might be something else) solo concert-performance
2013 FESTIVAL CAMINART, Barcelona, Spain: Agudells con Lluís Maria Vidal: 8:15 pm solo concert-performance
  KATHAUSER KIRCHE, Colonge, Germany: Lasting (this is how it is, there might be something else) solo concert-performance
  LA PLACE, Barcelona, Spain: Ich habe William nicht gefunden (und auch niemanden getroffen der mir sagen konnte wo er wäre) performanace together with Miriam Jansen
2012 FUNDACIÓ ANTONI TÀPIES, Barcelona, Spain: Lasting (this is how it is, there might be something else) solo concert-performance
  NIU: ESPAI ARTÍISTIC CONTEMPORANI, Barcelona, Spain: Lasting (this is how it is, there might be something else) solo concert-performance
2008 ZEITRAUMEXIT MANHEIM: Nacherzählung theatre performance, written and directed by Jan Mech and Sabine Zahn
  FABRIK POTSDAM: Play >> (version 3) - theatre/dance performance, written and directed by Sabine Zahn and Jan Mech
2007 ADA STUDIO, Berlin: Play >> (version 2) - performance written and directed by Sabine Zahn and Jan Mech
  FABRIK POTSDAM: Play >> (version 1) - performance written and directed by Sabine Zahn and Jan Mech
2006 MAXIM GORKI THEATER, Berlin: Leben und Leben nachlassen - theatre performance co-written by the members of W.I.W. Akademie Brandenburg (Evelyne Cannard, Karin Müller, Miriam Wagner, Stefan Behrendt, Jannik Büddig, Jan Mech, Tammo Winkler)
  BALLAHAUS OST, Berlin: Selbstauslöser - theatre performance co-written by the members of W.I.W. Akademie Brandenburg (Evelyne Cannard, Karin Müller, Miriam Wagner, Stefan Behrendt, Jannik Büddig, Jan Mech, Tammo Winkler)
  IN SITU, STRECKENTHIN: Leaving Usher - radio play and performance co-written by the members of W.I.W. Akademie Brandenburg (Evelyne Cannard, Karin Müller, Miriam Wagner, Stefan Behrendt, Jannik Büddig, Jan Mech, Tammo Winkler)
2005 DASARTS, Amsterdam: Anstadt - Insteady - installation and performance, concept, performance and composition by Jan Mech
2000 PLATEAUX FESTIVAL KÜNSTLERHAUS MOUSONTURM, FRANKFURT a.M: Gubbio theatre performance, concept and directed by Jan Mech, performed by Samuel Zach, sound design and composition Markus Will and Sascha Sulimma
1999 THEATER 695, FRANKFURT a.M.: Weismann und Rotgesicht, theater play by Georg Tabori, directed by Jan Mech

Compositions / Sound designs

2017 Frith Street Gallery, London, UK , Composition for the video "Mezomaro" by Giuliana Racco.
Theater Landungsbrücken (Frankfurt, Germany) , Sound Design and Compositions for "Are You There? Frankfurt - Teheran, a theatre piece by Eleonora Herder.
2016/17 UTDT, (Buenos Aires, Argentina), MUAC (Mexico City, Mexico), 1h composition for "Segunda Vez" - re-staging of Oscar Masotta's classical performance "Para inducir el espíritu de la imagen" by Dora Gacía
  Frankurt, Germany - sonorisation of 6 interview for the Book-Performance "Wo Stehst Du?" by Eleonora Herder.
2015 Teatre Ochoty, (Warsaw, Poland) , Compositions and sound design for “PORANNY SPACER” / “Morning Walk” by Eleonora Herder and Szymon Wroblewski
2014 Fundació Antoni Tápies (Barcelona, Spain) , 4 sound tracks for the re-staging of "18 Happenings in 6 Parts" by Allan Kaprow
  Frieze (London, UK), BAFICI Itinerante (Montevideo, Urugya), FestiFreak (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente (Cosquin, Argentina), Edoc Festival (Quito, Ecuador), Japan Media Arts Festival (Tokyo, Japan) and others , "The Joycian Society" by Dora García,
2013 Venice Biennial (Venice, Italy), Transcinema (Lima, Peru), DMZ Korean International Documentary Film Festival (Gyeonggi-do, Korea) and others , "The Joycian Society" by Dora García,
2008 YOKOHAMA TRIENNAL, Japan (H-Box project): "Midway"
  T-WERK, Potsdam: “a*part” with Pipe dream’s inc
  TATE MODERN, London: "Midway".
  Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis: "Episode"
2007 CENTRE G. POMPIDOU, PARIS: "Midway"
  ARTISTS SPACE, NEW YORK: "Episode" video by Judit Kurtág
  MUSAC, Léon "Midway" - video by Judit Kurtág
  MUDAM, Luxemburg: "Midway"
  NBI, Berlin: "Kraeka issue 7" music compilation published by digital kranky, Berlin. Track: "The Urbanist"
2006 DASARTS, Amsterdam: "Brain : Text" - sound piece, composition and production by Jan Mech

Work as performer (selection)

2012 Dokumenta 13, Kassel „Die Klau Mich Show“ a project by Dora García in collaboration with Ellen Blumenstein, Samir Kandil, Jan Mech, Theater Chaosium Kassel
2011 54th Venice Biennale - Spanish Pavillion, „The Inadequate“ by Dora García
2010 Art Basel, „Insulting The Audience“ performance by Dora García
2009 SCHIRN KUNSTHALLE, Frankfurt am Main,
MACBA, Barcelona,
Instituto Cervantes, Stockholm „William Holden In Frankfurt“ performance by Dora García
  Kadist Art Foundation, Paris “Where do characters go when the story is over” performance by Dora García
2008 ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH, Miami Beach, “Crowd” performance by Dora García
  DE APPEL, Utrecht, “Instant Narrative” by Dora García
  U-TURN, Copenhagen “Just because everything is different, it doesn’t mean that anything has changed: the essential Lenny Bruce” by Dora García
2007 SKULPTUR PROJEKTE MÜNSTER 07: "The Beggars Opera" an artwork by Dora García in collaboration with Jan Mech, Peter Aers and Samir Kandil
2005 SMART PROJECT SPACE, Amsterdam and other venues: “Magic & Loss”, Film by Johanna Billing
  WINSTON, Amsterdam: "Vegas/Tokyo" - performance directed by Tashi Iowaka and performed by Tashi Iowaka, Jan Mech, David Di Gregorio and Mattijs Schoon

PROGRAMMING AND SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT for art projects

 
2016 Reworked version of Max/Msp Software for algorithmic lighting controller for the installation “Footbal Club” by Marc Serra
2015 Hardware controllers and Software for an installation controlling and syncing 40 fluorescent tubes and multi-channel audio for the installtion "Ansible" by Regina de Miguel - Gallery Maisterravalbuena, Madrid, Spain
2014 Max/Msp Software for algorithmic lighting control for the installation “Footbal Club” by Marc Serra
  Ableton Live Plugin & Max/MSP Standalone to integrate Ambisonics spatialization into Ableton Live for the production of the audio installation “Descriptión de un cuadro”
2013/14 Various Ableton Live Plugins as part of the intrument “TheTypewriter”
  Real Time Video and Text manipulation Software as Part of the intrument “TheTypewriter”
2012 jm.pubNub Java external for Max/MSP - realtime communication between Max patches and/or Websites via a push Service
2011 Ableton Live Plugins to interface with a custom OSC controller
2008/09 Multi Channel Screening Software for video installation “Aviator” by Kurtág & Mech
2008 Software for live video manipulation for theatre performance “a*part” by Pipe-Dreams-Inc. (Norway/Germany)
  Software for manipulating a video and synthesizing sound using a bike wheel as an input sensor for “Puppeteer”, interactive video installation by Jan Mech
2006 Software for automatic, time controlled video capturing for “Memento Mori Box”, interactive media installation at Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin
  Several VST-Plug-ins for live sound manipulation
  Input/Output emulator using a Trackball, a number pad, a Nintendo Wii Remote and a MIDI controller (edirol UC33) as an integrated instrument in combination with a Laptop

MISCELLANEOUS

 
2008 In the collection of:
CENTRE POMPIDOU, Paris “Midway” Video directed by Judit Kurtág, Music by Jan Mech
2007 Sound design for “Twelfth Night” by William Shakespeare, directed by Peter Zadeck for Wiener Festwochen 2007: Production interrupted due to the medical condition of the director
since 2006 Freelancing software developer and software architect

WORKSHOPS (selection)

 
2011 Sonido en Causa with José Manuel Berenguer and Carlos Gomez
2005/06 Private Classes with György Kurtág Junior, Bordeaux and Budapest
2003 Dialog Festival Wroclaw (Poland): “Writing about contemporary theatre”. With Jersey König (Poland), Marek Radziwon (Poland), Dasha Krijankaia (The Netherlands/Russia), Renate Klett (Germany), Patrick Primavesi (Germany)
2002 International Summer Academy (Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt a.M.) Workshops:
“The gaze of the Flesh” with Meg Stuart / Gerald Siegmund / André Lepecki
“Mimesis” with William Forsythe / Nikolaus Hirsch / Markus Weisbeck

EDUCATION

 
1998 - 2004 Theatre-, film- and media studies, German language and literature studies, pedagogy at Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt a.M.
1997 – 1998 Philosophy studies at Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt a.M.