Soft Resonance EJTECH 2022

EJTECH / Judit Eszter Kárpáti and Esteban de la Torre /

EJTECH /‘eitech‘/ founded in 2014 by Judit Eszter Karpati PhD b.1989, Hungary) interdisciplinary textile artist, material researcher and Esteban de la Torre (b. 1984, Mexico) new media and sound artist. A polydisciplinary studio working with hyperphysical interfaces, programmable matter, and augmented textiles as media to investigate sensorial and conceptual relationships between subject and object, aiming to rediscover networks of emerging structures and immanent causality within realist metamaterialism. Sound, space, light and time as material building blocks are paramount elements in their practice, analyzing the process of unfolding patterns between technology and the human body. Driven by material research, resulting in performative installations, multichannel sonic sculptures and dynamic surfaces. Influenced by the philosophy of New Materialism, Holonic Theory and Somaesthetics, EJTECH aims to provide tools for exploring liminality, and the elusive state of now.

Their work has been presented in galleries, festivals and exhibitions such as Japan Media Arts Festival, European Media Arts Festival, Ludwig Museum, Budapest Kunsthalle, Sensorium Festival, Collegium Hungaricum Berlin, Design Museum Holon, Trafo House of Contemporary Arts, Dutch Design Week, Milan Design Week, Dock 20 Gallery, Horizont Gallery, LOM Art Space, iii Instrument Inventors Initiative and many more. EJTECH has created commissioned art pieces for cultural institutions and commercial brands such as DIOR, Blade Runner 2049, Material ConneXion. They regularly hold workshops and lectures on new media art and creative technology internationally.

They both studied at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design. The artist duo currently works and lives in Budapest, Hungary.


2022 LRRH, Düsseldorf, DE
2020 PULSE, Kápolna, Budapest, HU
2019 All Direction Is Curved, All Motion Is Spiral, Easttopics Gallery, Budapest, HU 2018 Phase In, Phase Out, Horizont Gallery, Budapest, HU
2017 Cuatro Tiempos, Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest, HU
2017 Sensorium, Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest, HU
2016 New Ways of Viscosity, Collegium Hungaricum Berlin, DE
2015 Sensescapes, Studio of Young Designers Association (FISE Gallery), Budapest, HU


2022 bb15 - Space for contemporary Art, performance, Linz, AT 2021 Esterházy Art Award, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, HU 2021 Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest, HU
2021 Ars Electronica .ART, Linz, AT

2020 DECODE Award 2020, Faur Zsófi Gallery, Budapest, HU 2020 Ars Electronica .ART Gallery
2020 FILE Digital Arts Festival, Sao Paolo, BR
2020 EMAF European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, DE
2020 Parallel Realities, Hungarian Cultural Institute, Istanbul, TU 2019 Textiel Techniken, Dock 20, Lustenau, AT

2019 SETUP, MAMU Gallery, Budapest, HU

2019 Sensorium Festival, Pistoriho Palace, Bratislava, SK 2019 Future Tribal, Kolorado Festival, Budapest, HU 2019 Dutch Design Week, NL
2019 Milan Design Week, IT

2018 Parallel Realities, Deák17 Gallery, Budapest, HU
2018 Networks, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest, HU
2018 Sensorium, Kolorado Festival, Budapest, HU
2017 Sound and Matter in Design, Design Museum Holon, Tel-Aviv, IL
2017 Packet 1., Ex Post Gallery, Prague, CZ
2017 Whipstitch: The State of Contemporary Textiles, Ann Arbor Art Center, Michigan, US 2017 All Around Us, Kunsthalle, Budapest, HU
2017 YouFab Global Creative Awards, Hikarie 8 / CUBE1,2,3, Tokyo, JP
2016 Talking Textiles, Wanted Design, New York, US
2016 Foreground Background, Omnivore Gallery, Budapest, HU
2015 Textile Structure for New Building, Techtextile, Frankfurt, DE


2022 Beyond Quantum Music, EU Creative Europe 2022 In-Sonora, Madrid, ES
2021 Rewire Festival, The Hague, NL
2021 Sandbox Festival, MUTO, Budapest, HU 2021 Kolorado Festival, Budapest, HU

2019 Folding Frequencies, LOM Space Sound Laboratory, Bratislava, SK 2019 Draping Sound, Dock 20, Lustenau, AT

Presentations of Soft Resonance

EJTECH Masterclass, talk, KASK Cinema, Ghent, Belgium, 2022
EJTECH Workshop, workshop, KASK School Of Arts, Ghent, Belgium, 2022