Ondřej Líbal, Political Street Organ, 2020
"Political Street Organ" is an artistic response to the current times as global resurfacing of political indoctrination. The emerging artist Ondřej Líbal, a student of Multimedia of the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art, experiments with old cassette players, contact microphones, discarded electric organs, and other outmoded devices, to create multilayered audiovisual experiences. In "Political Street Organ", the artist performs a recorded fragment of a political speech, manually distorting it. His self-made box and the way to operate it, are reminiscent of a street organ that normally would amplify pleasing melodies, evoking a coincidental soundtrack to urban life. In his performative gesture, Líbal hijacks this device and turns it into a propaganda machine that effectively plants seeds of disunity into the minds of passers-by. Curated by Jan Van Woensel, Czech Republic