Month: July 2016

Re-Active Platform, Two Displays

Video

2016

_REACTIVE INSTALLATION_

Founded in 2004 by Susanna Schoenberg at the Cologne Academy of Media Arts, Re-active platform is also the name of an artistic production formula for letting different conceptual, material-specific and technical design approaches work together free from a hierarchical model.

In this case the installation at the Contemporary Art Fair reacts on sound from space, by vibrating the foil and the laser drawing in a feedback circuit of observation and monitoring acoustical and optical signals.
Computer vision custom software, camera, microphone, motors, structure, reflecting foil, custom software for laser drawings, laser-beam.
Contemporary Art Fair in Essen, SANAA Building.
In Collaboration with Susanna Schönberg and JiHyun Park.
http://www.re-activeplatform.de/

The Crimson Intellect [‘agl-i-sorkh]

Video

Lecture-, Laser- & Sound-Performance

2016

This multidimensional event is contained by a decentralised medial scenography, where light (and shadow), sound and voice will engage the visitor for an immersive situation of that possible labyrinth. Pointing into the more darker side of the inaugural episodes of Western thought – the myth of Plato’s cave – this space will show the engagement of shadows with knowledge.
This project is also influenced by Sohrevardi’s philosophy of Eshragh (Illumination) where light and colour are a continuum of manifestations by physical and metaphysical “bodies”.
In a luck of improvisation the images are chosen by navigating thought an analog archive of images, combined with a digital approach the space will create that sorcery moment of the image making, where also words are in the same ontological level as images.
The results of this necessarily incomplete intercultural and multi-temporal ‘reading’ of an ‘impossible’ text will be presented as an audio- visual lecture- performance post-theatrical event, using elements of light, video-projection, locational electronic sound feedback system, tonality, analytical and poetic commentary, deconstruction, and space- time illusion.

Luis Negrón van Grieken (Laser performance), Sina Seifee (Lecture performance), Ali Chakav (Sound performance)

Austerlitz

Based on Sebald‘s Novel Austerlitz. This audiovisual installation with two screens jutting into the space, depicts Austerlitz’s passion for the mighty architecture of railway stations and the growth in logistics at the end of the eighteenth century and the beginning of the nineteenth century. He is particularly interested in Antwerp railway station, with the neighbouring diamond district and the Nocturama of the nearby zoo. The installation projects dominantly, architecturally into the space and as such refers to its role models.
Moving collages of the railway station building pick up on tis era of logistics but also the condition of restlessness and inner disquiet. The video sequence, generated from photos, creates a confusing effect: vanishing points and perspectives are broken up, sequences appear displaced, the images seem to fold and break like a journey through time and memory.

As part of a mid-term project developed with student, I worked together with Prof. Heide Hagebölling from 2010 with the literature adaption of W.G. Sebald Austerlitz by defining 9 Station as a dramatically resource. media-scenography.org

Moving collages of the railway station building pick up on this era of logistics but also the condition of restlessness and inner disquiet. The video sequence, generated from photos, creates a confusing effect: vanishing points and perspectives are broken up, sequences appear displaced, the images seem to fold and break like a journey through time and memory.
at St. Gertrud Church, Cologne.
2011-2016
2-CHANNEL AUDIOVISUAL INSTALLATION

(Des) territorizandome (disonancias)

Electro-acoustical Composition for 4 Channels (17 min)

As part of an international artist-in-residence program of the National University of Colombia in Bogotá at the Faculty of Fine Arts I did a research on the archaeology of sound by exploring the sonority and materiality of the Marimba de Chonta, a typical instrument of Colombia‘s Pacific Coast – by combining his traditional tuning system with sound synthesis pointing into the danger of extinction that is actually going through.

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La pieza electroacustica se entiende como una exploración de la anatomía sonora de la marimba de Chonta. Utilizando sampleos de marimba con afinación tradicional y cromáticas, así como osciladores harmónicos y síntesis de ruido blanco consiste el concierto (des)terrorizandome (disonancias) se crea un instrumento de improvisación por ordenador, que así mismo crea un espacio sonoro compuesto de coincidencias acústicas

En una suerte de sonificación se usan datos de trayectorias, textos y grabaciones suministrando la lógica interna de la composición sonora. Las frecuencias de los diferentes osciladores armónicos cambian ligeramente según los datos recorridos de trayectos grabados por el GPS.

El concierto fue concebido para mostrarlo con 4 canales satelitales que rodeaban al publico mas un canal para las frecuencias mas bajas.

inventar / paisaje / escritura

Las coincidencias en el plano espectral del sonido generan batidos acústicos que yacen cuando dos ondas osciladores tiene frecuencias ligeramente diferentes causando en el espectro frecuencia otros componentes que antes no estaban. Ese fenómeno fantasmal lo use para generar cambios de timbre de un paisaje sonoro que reflejara esa lógica interna del sonido de la marimba. También me propuse de romper con aquella razón numérica en la básica con escalas cromáticas, para entrar en un plano micro tonal.

The Longue Dureé

INTERMEDIA PERFORMANCE

2015, 2016

Based on „The Mediterranian in the Ancient World“ by Fernand Braudel.

Initiated by the reknown german improvising trio „das mollsche gesetz“ in collaboration with Anthony Moore and visual artist group „telefante, „the longue duree“ draws its material as well as its inspiration from Fernand Braudels unique text „the mediterranean in the ancient world“. Braudels very poetic description of a remarkable virtual time-travel from prehistory to the ancient world serves as a starting point for this captivating audiovisual performance.
Video installation, music and text connect themselves to different layers of time and tempo and refer, each in their discrete materiality, directly to Braudel’s theory of a 3-layer history.
Das mollsche gesetz : Udo Moll (Trompets & Electronics), Mathias Muche (Trombon), Sebastian Gramms (Double Bass).
Anthony Moore (Voice)
Luis Negrón van Grieken, Juan Orozco Velasquez (Live Video Manipulation)

Performances in Academy of Media Arts Cologne and at 16/12/2016 at the FESTIVAL NUIT D’HIVER #14 in FRICHE LA BELLE DE MAI, Marseille-France with the friendly support of Goethe Institut France