Jiří Y. Suchánek (CZE)
Jiří Y. Suchánek is a visual artist and also works as a teacher at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Brno. A prominent representative of multimedia art with an emphasis on sound and sound-art experiments. Suchánek likes to use alternative (non-gallery) exhibition opportunities and installs his interactive works in the open air, often in a natural environment, sometimes in publicly accessible caves and the like. Biological facts or meteorological phenomena can be the starting points for sound-art compositions. Suchánek’s other field (related to the exhibition theme) is bonsai cultivation and breeding.
Suchánek presents a large-scale interactive installation at the biennale that responds to changes in wind and sunlight. The levitating object is simultaneously a weather station and a musical instrument "played" by the wind. Suchánek's PROBE Y is attached to the facade of the school on Jánská Street, where Mendel first publicly presented his groundbreaking discoveries in 1865.