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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.



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¿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

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

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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.

De Umbris Idearum at Museum of ZKM

Cooperation with Juan Orozco at DIA-LOGOS, Ramon Llull and the ars combinatoria at Zentrum fur Kunst und Medien Karlsruhe, Germany

Curated by Amador Vega, Peter Weibel and Siegfried Zielinski

see also: The Thinking Machine at CCCB  Barcelona

17th of March – 1st of September 2018

The exhibition »DIA-LOGOS. Ramon Llull and the ars combinatoria« is dedicated to the outstanding Catalan-Majorcan philosopher, logician, and mystic Ramon Llull (c. 1232–c. 1316), whose life and work continue to fascinate a host of thinkers, artists, and scholars today.

Introduction

When listening to Morton Feldmann’s Vertical Thoughs I, one finds oneself in a temporal plane, where the tones resemble more spontaneous elementary particles, generating a sound density crossed by the phenomena of coincidence and accumulation, while one very well knows that all the musical plot is meticulously composed. In this same way De Umbris Idearum is considered as a kind of accumulation and coincidence, where the video sequences are spatial compositions in a 5-channel installation, creating an imaginary theater of memory that mutates and crumbles with the passage of time … a theater that we imagine builds and runs Giordano Bruno. This revives with DE UMBRIS IDEARUM the Lullian ghost of a combination logic.

Spririts

How to invoke a spirit (shadow?) Builder of solid, but immaterial spaces (memory theaters)? How to sense this spectrum and make it resonate with another? How can two compositional architectures interact with each other in a space that might seem dominated by chance and uncertainty, but at the same time is arranged in a logical manner on the basis of simple and clear rules? How does the vision of two contemporary artists dialogue through videos and sounds orchestrating a resonant inventory governing by chance and synchrony? Without a simple answer, De Umbris Idearum is an installation that puts these questions into play through a compositional strategy that is a dialogue in movement and constant interaction of visual and sound materials, of ideas, of concepts between two creators that interact with the Ars Combinatoria language and with a spectrum / shadow (Giordano Bruno) who updates this “theater”.

The Shadow of Ideas

Giordano Bruno marks with his work „On the shadow of ideas“ a key work in the tradition of the art of the memory. On the XVI Century he proposes a philosophy that unites the combinatorial aspect of knowledge (attached to the tradition of Ramon Lull’s approach back from XXII Century) with the force of the imaginary, thus combining determinism with the unknown, as the unpredictable of the cosmos, the soul with its relation to knowledge. Citing Eduardo Vinatea’s introduction of the 2009 edition of Umbris Idearum, as a discursive architecture of the soul.

[https://zkm.de/event/2018/03/dia-logos]

Live-Video-Performances in Tokyo, Seoul and Kuala-Lumpur

UNSTUMM
Conversation of Moving Image and Sound
unstumm.com

Photo Credits to MasafumiTsuji

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.

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.

 

Axel Dörner
Luis Negrón van Grieken
Claudia Schmitz
Nicola L. Hein
Toshimaru Nakamura
Tetsuzi Akiyama
Akiko Nakayama
Harata Atsushi

Tokyo : De-Luxe

Seoul: Insa Gallerie

Kuala Lumpur – [toccata Studio] – [Goethe Institute Malaysia ]

 

 

 

Kindly supported by

Special Thanks go to: Masafumi Tsuji, Takafumi Tsuji​

VERDE

VERDE is an documentary project in the tradition of expanded cinema focused on three natural landscapes of Colombia: the Sasardí nature reserve located in the Darien, Sumapaz and San José del Guaviare. All three places have special environmental conditions, and different natural characteristics and ecosystems.
They are distant from each other in the colombian geography, they are different from the biological perspective but also have elements in common: they are lungs of the planet, water factories with incalculable potential, and all are places of great fragility that have been contaminated by the socio-political conflict that has taken place in the country.

GREEN project is also the result of an audiovisual and inter-medial creation laboratory – with a strong emphasis on improvisation – of a group of artists from different institutions and disciplines. With the participation of: Nelson Vergara, Roberto Garcia Piedrahita, Javier Olarte, Ricardo Arias, Rodrigo Restrepo and Luis Negron van Grieken

Live-Video-Performances in Chile

concert düsseldorf festival altstadtherbst

Luis Negrón van Grieken

touring on following dates in Chile:

17th November 2017, Ciclo TURREL / Proyecto TárabusT, Din399, Region del Valparaiso.
Tu. 21th November 2017, Sala SCD, Plaza Egaña, Santiago
Th. 23th – Sa. 25. November 2017, Festival Relincha, Valdivia
Su. 26th November 2017, Molino Manchmar, Puerto Varas

Pablo Giw (trompete) – D
Sven Hahne (laptop video) – D/CL
Marcelo Maira Moya (saxofon, flöten) – CL
Matthias Muche (computer, posaune) – D
Nicolas Spencer (soundart) – CL
Benjamin Vergara (trompete) – CL
Georg Wissel (saxofon) – D

activated by Zeitkunst e.V. (Sven Hahne und Matthias Muche)

Proyecto Tarabust

Festival Relincha