CURRICULUM VITAE

RESIDENCIES AND STIPENDS

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

Teaching

 
2017/18Lecturer for Installation and Performance at the Institut del Teatre, Barcelona Spain 2017 Artistic Mentor of a Final Project Dramaturgy and Directing at the Institut del Teatre, Barcelona, Spain
2017Artistic Mentor of a Final Project Dramaturgy and Directing at the Institut del Teatre, Barcelona, Spain
2016Profesor Invitado - Metodologías de creación, Institut del Teatre, Barcelona
2015An introduction to Expressive Technology, Institut del Teatre, Barcelona
2013Playing the Stage, audio-visual media workshop, Hangar.org, Barcelona
2012Playing the Stage, audio-visual media workshop, Hangar.org, Barcelona
2009Artistic advisor for Norberto Llopis Segarra for the research work "There and How"

AWARDS

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

COLLECTIONS

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

PUBLICATIONS

 
2009Telecast 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
2007Dora 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
2004Fatzer 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

2018Group Exhibition
GALERIA ESTANY-DE LA MOTA - Accrochage — Accrochage (curated by Moritz Küng), Barcelona, Spain: A-B-B-A – Audio Installation
 As part of Solo Exhibition of Dora García
MNCARS, Madrid, Spain: Odradek – Audio Installation, Cinema Seats and Objects
 Group Exhibition/Festival
LÛD, Leuwaarden, The Netherlands: Odradek– Audio Installation
2015Solo Exhibition / Festival
EUFÒNIC, Ulldecona, Spain: Trenes Y Pájaros, Pájaros Y Trenes - Installed Composition – Audio Installation
2014Group Exhibition
GOETHE INSTITUT, Barcelona - Goethe Dialogs – Audio Installation
 Group Exhibition
FUNDACIÓ ANTONI TÀPIES, Barcelona - Factotum – Audio Installation
2013Group Exhibition
CAN FELIPA, Barcelona - Comunitats artístiques de Poblenou – Audio Installation
2012Group Exhibition
TIHANY (HUN), BUDAPEST (HUN), VIENNA (AUSTRIA) and LONDON (UK): Videolake New Media Festival by PANEL Contemporary,  Budapest -  Video Screenings
2010Solo 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.
2008Solo Exhibition
 HCC LONDON: Because we think (words reflect our worlds), site specific audio-video installation by Kurtág & Mech
20073 artist exhibition
KUNSTEN CENTRUM SIGNE, Heerlen: Time Machine – audio- installation
2004Solo exhibition
IG-FARBEN HAUS, Frankfurt a. M.: Private I, sound and video installation by Jan Mech
20032 artist exhibition
WIDERSTANDSZENTRUM-ZIONSKIRCHE, Berlin: Push interactive video installation, concept and directing by Jan Mech in collaboration with Docmahoni Production

Stage Performances & Concerts

2018X MOSTRA SONORA I VISUAL, Barcelona, Spain: COMO HABLAR (CUANDO SOLO HAY PALABRAS)? solo performance-concert
 HANGAR SONOR, Barcelona, Spain: COMO HABLAR (CUANDO SOLO HAY PALABRAS)? solo performance-concert
 THEATER LANDUNGSBRÜCKEN, Frankfurt am Main, Germany: Are You There. .تو اونجایی (Tehran/ Frankfurt) Live music and Sound tracks for theatre performance
2017FIESTA MAJOR DE GRACIA, Barcelona, Spain: Together with Carlo Mezzino Live music and Sound tracks for theatre performance
 THEATER LANDUNGSBRÜCKEN, Frankfurt am Main, Germany: Are You There. .تو اونجایی (Tehran/ Frankfurt) performance-concert/improvisation
2016X MOSTRA SONORA I VISUAL, Barcelona, Spain: Los Que Pasan Corriendo solo performance-concert
2015MIXTUR FESTIVAL, Barcelona Spain, Passeig de Gràcia 98 : 7:00 pm solo concert-performance
 HANGAR.ORG, Barcelona, Spain: The Ten Minute Pieces solo concert
2014GOETHE 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
2013FESTIVAL 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
2012FUNDACIÓ 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
2008ZEITRAUMEXIT 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
2007ADA 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
2006MAXIM 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)
2005DASARTS, Amsterdam: Anstadt - Insteady - installation and performance, concept, performance and composition by Jan Mech
2000PLATEAUX 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
1999THEATER 695, FRANKFURT a.M.: Weismann und Rotgesicht, theater play by Georg Tabori, directed by Jan Mech

Compositions / Sound Designs

2018MNCARS (Madrid, Spain), MACBA/Cine Maldà (Barcelona, Spain) and others , Composition for the film "Segunda Vez" by Dora García.
2017Frith 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.
2016/17UTDT, (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.
2015Teatre Ochoty, (Warsaw, Poland) , Compositions and sound design for “PORANNY SPACER” / “Morning Walk” by Eleonora Herder and Szymon Wroblewski
2014Fundació 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,
2013Venice Biennial (Venice, Italy), Transcinema (Lima, Peru), DMZ Korean International Documentary Film Festival (Gyeonggi-do, Korea) and others , "The Joycian Society" by Dora García,
2008YOKOHAMA 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"
2007CENTRE 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"
2006DASARTS, Amsterdam: "Brain : Text" - sound piece, composition and production by Jan Mech

Work as performer (selection)

2012Dokumenta 13, Kassel „Die Klau Mich Show“ a project by Dora García in collaboration with Ellen Blumenstein, Samir Kandil, Jan Mech, Theater Chaosium Kassel
201154th Venice Biennale - Spanish Pavillion, „The Inadequate“ by Dora García
2010Art Basel, „Insulting The Audience“ performance by Dora García
2009SCHIRN 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
2008ART 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
2007SKULPTUR PROJEKTE MÜNSTER 07: "The Beggars Opera" an artwork by Dora García in collaboration with Jan Mech, Peter Aers and Samir Kandil
2005SMART 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

 
2016Reworked version of Max/Msp Software for algorithmic lighting controller for the installation “Footbal Club” by Marc Serra
2015Hardware 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
2014Max/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”
2013/14Various Ableton Live Plugins as part of the intrument “TheTypewriter”
 Real Time Video and Text manipulation Software as Part of the intrument “TheTypewriter”
2012jm.pubNub Java external for Max/MSP - realtime communication between Max patches and/or Websites via a push Service
2011Ableton Live Plugins to interface with a custom OSC controller
2008/09Multi Channel Screening Software for video installation “Aviator” by Kurtág & Mech
2008Software 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
2006Software 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

 
2008In the collection of:
CENTRE POMPIDOU, Paris “Midway” Video directed by Judit Kurtág, Music by Jan Mech
2007Sound 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 2006Freelancing software developer and software architect

WORKSHOPS (selection)

 
2011Sonido en Causa with José Manuel Berenguer and Carlos Gomez
2005/06Private Classes with György Kurtág Junior, Bordeaux and Budapest
2003Dialog 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)
2002International 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 - 2004Theatre-, film- and media studies, German language and literature studies, pedagogy at Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt a.M.
1997 – 1998Philosophy studies at Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt a.M.