Attack Decay Sustain Release

Boris Vitázek, Gabriela Zigová, Amalia Roxana Filip, Jan Nálepa

25. 10. 2020 – 04. 12. 2020

Nová Cvernovka, Bratislava

poster design: Zuzana Liptáková

Curated by Diana Klepoch Majdaková

The exhibition Attack Decay Sustain Release was created for the NASUTI festival in Nová Cvernovka in response to this year’s topic ’degrowth’.

Borrowed from synthetic music production, the term describes the dynamic course of sound and is a symbolic parallel to the organic life cycle, which may be (but does not have to be) a response to current events likely leading to the collapse of civilization.

Amalia Roxana Filip, Jan Nálepa, Boris Vitázek and Gabriela Zigová developed their work under the curatorial guidance of Diana Klepoch Majdáková. Attack Decay Sustain Release is a site-specific project, an environment consisting of objects, sound and light installations.

photo: Jan Šipocz

The intention was to create an autonomous, time-evolving environment, a situation combining natural with artificial, sound with visual perception, organic processes with technological ones, the motif of destruction with re-emergence, a sensual experience with the processing and acceptance of scientific facts.

The artists deal with the principle of equal rights of all components of organic and inorganic processes and their merging into one endless cycle whose dominant element disappears and thus gives space to something new. A motif that can be as devastating as liberating for humanity and this era.


Ilona Németh / Gabriela Zigová

21. 09. – 12. 11. 2017

Gallery of Miloš Alexander Bazovský, Trenčín

poster design: Apart collective

Curated by Radka Nedomová

Kinetic site specific installation arose as a critical appeal, as well as memorial act to the demise of the former art center Cvernovka in Bratislava. It personifies the continuous cycle of destruction of cities and landscapes by development projects designed for the highest classes. The work is critical to the current trends of destruction of historically important and valuable architecture.

Part of curatorial text by Radka Nedomová for exhibition Ilona Németh / Gabriela Zigová