The collective ooo was founded in the spring of 2020 as a dedicated space for the exploration of the world through sound art, contemporary music and intermedia art. It is a collaborative effort of musician, teacher and intermedia artist Fero Király and dramaturg, cultural manager and artist Eva Vozárová. Our curatorial and artistic approach stems from our hope for all living entities on this planet, even though we live in a time of the sixth largest extinction of species. Our endeavors revolve around projects that delve into the intricate relationships between humans and non-humans, encompassing the fields of acoustic ecology, deep listening, environmental and social issues, as well as disciplines such as anthropology, philosophy, mathematics, and other realms of knowledge. We hold a preference for considerate and subtle artistic interventions.
The name ooo was originally intended to be read as “ó” (Slovak long “oh”), but we enjoy any other possible interpretation that may come up. The name arose from our preoccupation with sound, but, equally, it is an interjection expressing the ever-important sense of joy and wonder. At the same time, ooo is a triple zero, an absence, a visual expression of a rounded or negative space – that is, a pit (Slovak word for JAMA) from which our activities emerged.
Fero Király is a musician. He studied piano, but focuses on interdisciplinary projects with an interest in digital technologies and their intersections with music. His projects overlap with performance, sound art, installations and interpretation of contemporary music. He collaborates with musicians, artists, performers, theater artists, visual artists (e.g. Bohuš and Monika Kubinskí, Petra Fornayová, Zuzana Žabková, Jakub Pišek, Lina Lapayete, Maja Osojnik, Hillary Jeffrey, Hauke Harder, Daniel Matej, Juraj Bartusz, Peter Machajdík, Eva Šušková a.i.). He is also involved in music education projects. He is a co-founder and artistic director of Cluster ensemble, with whom he has created projects for the Czech National Theater (2018, 2019) or the album Cluster ensemble plays Philip Glass published by Philip Glass’s record label Orange Mountain Music (2016).
Eva Vozárová is a dramaturge, performer, writer, and cultural manager. She is engaged in curatorial and authorial activities in the field of sound art and intermedia. She has collaborated with artists from the realm of contemporary music and visual arts, such as Fredrik Rasten, Hans P. Kjorstad, Fero Király, Tomáš Prištiak, Hauke Harder, Eva Šušková, and others. Currently, she is working on researching sound environments in urban settings. She has a degree in journalism.
Eva Vozárová: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fero Király: email@example.com