Author: luisnegron

Live Cinema Sessions soon in Mexico

being invited to join the Unstumm Project in Mexiko – Conversation between sound and image – again preparing to turn on the magic engines of another derivation of Telefante

Telefante ? – but what is it ?

on writing about Telefante >

Live Cinema Works at Raketenstation – Insel Hombroich on Thursday, October 10, 2019

after a week in Artist-in-Residence at Insel Hombroich/Rakentenstation in May 2019, I proudly presented Klangsondagen für Thomas Kling at Neues Kunstraum Düsseldorf and Academy of Media Arts Cologne with my Colleges Matthias Muche (trombon), Nicola Hein (guitar & electronics), Christian Reiner (voice) and Mathias Neuenhofer & me working on the live video level.

More information about the place https://www.inselhombroich.de

https://www.inselhombroich.de/en/calendar/2019/10/10
Concert will be taking place at 10th of October 2019 in Haus de Musiker

Publication at KHM Journal #10

KHM Journal #10

on Bifurcations, Combinatorial Thinking and Space Production

Since 2005 I have been working with the colombian artist – Juan Orozco as Telefante, exploring with the language of live cinema, the improvisation and the speculative in medial spectacles by appropriating a a kind of (new)media archeology.

The following lines are a re creation of texts that I wrote live in three audiovisual improvisations done in Tokyo , Seoul and Kuala Lumpur between the 13th and 27th of February 2018 creating a collage of thoughts around the unknown, the speculative and the production of knowledge:

>> you are invited to download the lines as PDF from here


Klangsondagen for Thomas Kling

The work of the writer Thomas Kling has left its mark on German literature and set new standards in many areas. In his texts, Kling often emphasizes the tonal dimension of language through the omission of vowels, the use of different dialects, the conscious accumulation of chains of sounds, and a special kind of performance without dissolving the semantics of language. He also did groundbreaking work on the communication of music/text and the musicality of poetic language.

For KLANGSONDAGEN the trombone guitar duo Matthias Muche/Nicola L. Hein, the Viennese vocal artist Christian Reiner and the video artists Luis Negrón van Grieken and Matthias Neuenhofer have processed texts from Thomas Kling’s work (in the sense of the “language installation”) visually/digital, musically and vocally and developed them into musical-spatial compositions.

These place the intimate interlocking of text, music, language and image at the centre of the work, thereby throwing completely new perspectives on the communication of music, image and language and the works of Kling used here.

The rehearsals will take place in the architect Raimund Abraham’s architecturally highly interesting building, in the immediate vicinity of the Thomas Kling Archive at the Hombroich rocket station in Neuss, where an additional performance will be presented on 10 October 2019.

Colombia / Argentina Tour with UnStumm in February 2019

Conversations of moving image and sound in South America in February and March 2019

Project Website : http://www.unstumm.com

UnStumm is a project for improvised film and music (Echtzeitfilm) for cross-disciplinary and crosscultural collaboration between filmmakers, video artists and musicians from Germany and other countries. The project is organized and curated by video artist Claudia Schmitz and guitarist/soundartist Nicola L. Hein.

The cooperation partners from Colombia are:
Bogotá: Universidad de los Andes, Mapa Teatro, Manizales: Universidad de Caldas, Rogelio Salmona University Cultural Center, Medellín: Museo De Arte Moderno, Santa Marta: Museo Bolivariano de Arte contemporáneo

The participating artists from Colombia are:
Ricardo Arias – ballon
Santiago Botero – double bass
Juan Orozco Velásquez – Video/performance (www.telefante.de)
Juan Restrepo – live-video (https://vimeo.com/juanrestrepo)

The participating artists from Germany are:
Nicola L. Hein – guitar (http://www.nicolahein.com)
Claudia Schmitz – live moving image on sculpture (http://www.cces-claudiaschmitz.de)
Axel Dörner – trumpet, electronics (http://axeldoerner.org)
Luis Negrón van Grieken – video/performance (http://mis.audiovisiones.info/)

Interview in Santa Marta

Interviews form Museo de Arte Contemporeaneo Santa Marta Colombia

It aims to create an environment of cultural and creative exchange, where a common complex artistic language is invented and used to communicate narratives, textures, colliding, combining, attracting worlds of sight and sound. The group of eight artists will work together in two different groups for three days to create an audiovisual performance that explores multidisciplinary improvisation as well as structure and narrative. The resulting artworks reflect on the themes of interculturality, cultural identity, cross cultural communication, the history of artistic thought (in different cultures) and many other philosophical topoi. The concert encompasses two Echtzeit-movies, which are improvised by a group alongside a conceptual composition that has been worked out during the rehearsals. Every group presents a piece that is in between 40-50 minutes long.



Kindly supported by

Goethe
AK_Kultur und Wissenschaft_Schwarz_RGB

¿Cuánto hay en el Pote? – Mixed Media Installation at Art Fair Bogota / Colombia 2018

Cecilia, ¿cuanto hay en el pote?

In a play of identities between Professor Negrón (creator of the TV show Monte su Cauchos Goodyear in the 50’s) and Luis Negrón as the author of the piece, recreate this installation a document by mixing real events with the subjective vision of the same author, by creating a place where found materials collide with personal insights of the artist and therefore reflecting likewise the complexity between TV, dictatorship and modernity in the Venezuela of the 50s.

curated by Andres Jurado

Artists:

Estefany Alfaro
Ana Maria Montenegro
Óscar Moreno Escárraga
Adriana Rojas Pretelt
Javier Morales
Olivia Jack
Juan Orozco
Luis Negrón van Grieken
Paula Villegas
Santiago Díaz Escamilla
María Rojas
Luisa Giraldo

Catalogo Domotica

Post Konflikt ?

(only in german available)

Symposium zur Rolle der Künstler, Theatermacher, Musiker, Filmemacher im Kolumbianischen Konflikt.

an der Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln

„Über die Notwendigkeiten und Möglichkeiten künstlerischer Interventionen“

WDR Beitrag

Videodokumentation

Austellung in der Gallerie der KHM, Glasmoog: Archipielago

Die KHM veranstaltet in Zusammenarbeit mit der UNAL, Partneruniversität in Bogota, Kolumbien, ein Symposium zur Rolle der Künstler und Filmemacher, mit Fragen nach deren gesellschaftlicher Verantwortung und den Möglichkeiten von Interventionen in einem komplexen gesellschaftlichen Drama vor dem Hintergrund imperialistischer Geschichte, Globalisierung, Narration und aktueller nationaler und internationaler Politik.

Wie steht es um den bewaffneten Konflikt in Kolumbien?

Kann der heutige Umgang miteinander der am jahrzehntelangen Konflikt Beteiligten als Blaupause für zahlreiche andere große bewaffnete Konflikte weltweit herhalten?

Das Symposium POST-KONFLIKT soll Vorträge, Screenings, Performances und Installationen zusammenbringen, um einen Raum zur Diskussion zu schaffen.

Mit Gästen aus der Kunstfakultät der Universidad Nacional de Colombia / Bogotá und weiteren Referent*Innen wird somit die Komplexität dieser spannenden und schwierigen Zeit vor und nach den ersten erfolgreichen Friedensverhandlungen durchleuchtet.

6-7. Februar 2018
6.2.
Screening
7.2.
10.00 – 19.00 Symposium
19:30 – 23.00 Ausstellungseröffnung  in Glasmoog / Archipel

 

Konzeption / Organisation

Luis Negrón van Grieken

Prof. Frank Döhmann

Yasmin Angel

Presse und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit

Dr. Juliane Kuhn

KHM

TELEFANTE at At Biennal of contemporary art in Cuenca Ecuador

The techonology are we all (La tecnología somos nosotrxs)

Sala Proceso, CCE Azuay, Cuenca, Ecuador 15th March until May 25th 2018

Review

If, to define our species, we strictly follow what history and prehistory present to us as a constant characteristic of man and intelligence, we would not speak of man as Homo sapiens, but as Homo faber. Henri BergsonThe project Technology we are seeks to resituate the relationship between Homo faber and the world, leaving the colonial narrative and inventing, or rediscovering, other imaginaries and practices.

“The human is the animal that makes tools (faber), which uses technology – it is not the only one on earth, but the most prolific – while thought (sapiens) is a capacity of many beings, even plants. For that reason, authors such as Hannah Arendt or Henri Bergson consider the name Homo faber more appropriate than Homo Sapiens for the species.Today, what for millennia was of common good or natural magic, has become unbalanced, becoming a voracious machine that is ending with the cultural and biological diversity of our planet, facing this new colonialism, art proposes strategies of subversion: other uses of technology that point to spaces of imaginative and formal autonomy, to hi / low tech, to ancestrofuturism and to collectivity as relationship and story. ”

The audiovisual installation TELEFANTE, by Juan Orozco and Luis Negroón, connects different times and geographies through the meeting of old and contemporary technologies in a cardboard box

“We need to decolonise and heal our technologies. Healing is resistance.” Tabita Rezaire

the last seminar at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne

Film without Film

after being part of the academic staff of Academy of Media Arts Cologne for several semesters  I was lucky to work together on the last seminar at the Academy with my colleagues Daniel Burkhardt and Christian Faubel. The paradox title of Film Without Film was a strategy to explore the idea of what happens after reducing Film to it’s essences – avoiding the black box approaches form cameras, recording devices, computers and player machines – The Seminar Film Ohne Film (without) aimed to reflect on which strategies we could use to explore the human perception, the act of observation itself, but also performative aspects of sound in film was founded in quite very different but rich projects – developed to be shown after one semester discussion, conferences and production.

Artists>

Agustina Andreoletti, Manuel Boden, Friedrich Boell, Beatriz Malgenia Cortes, Paul Leo, Florian Liesenfeld, Dawid Liftinger , Andreas Niegl , Marko Salapura, Camilo Sandoval, Hye Young Sin, Nikolai Szymanski, Seongmin Yuk, Karen Zimmermann

u_carou

Performance-Lecture: Expanded Powerpoint

at Filmwinter Festival 2018
with Daniel Burkhardt and Christian Faubel and Luis Negron van Grieken //

Sa, 10 .02.20 18, 17 Uhr, Kunstbezirk at the 31. Stuttgarter Filmwinter

Excerpt

By these means I see Film without Film actually also in this universe of singularities and anomalies. We generate a mask to cover, that later become the face. To create our own vocabulary is to create our reality. Hacking the language. Doing films without film is dealing with this search of singularities…

Film _without _ Film is a quest.

**Film without Film is thinking, but with smile in your face**

**Film ohne Film ist Denken, aber mit einem Lächeln im Gesicht.**

Text by Luis N.