audiovisual concert

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
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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

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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

 

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)

Unstumm participation at Academy of Media Arts Cologne

Realtime Cinema between Istambul and Cologne

with artists from both cities in cooperation with Akademie der Künste der Welt, Cologne.

As a result of this cooperation we gave a performance  on the 5th September 2015 at the spaces of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne – Germany.

Unstumm
From Istanbul: Sena Basoz (video), Çağdaş Dinç (Video), Korhan Erel (electronic music), Anıl Eraslan (cello).

From Cologne: Nicola Leonard Hein (Gitarre), Angelika Sheridan (flute), Luis Negron van Grieken (video), Mathias Neuenhofer (video).

 

The Longue Duree

Intermedia-Performance with das mollsche gesetz, telefante & Anthony Moore zu Fernand Braudels Text “The Mediterranian in the Ancient World”.

Düsseldorf: Donnerstag 10. September, 20:30 Uhr
Filmwerkstatt /Frischzelle @ düsseldorf festival 2015),
Birkenstraße 47, 40233 Düsseldorf – Eintritt 6/12€

Cologne:  11th September, 20:30 Uhr
Kunsthochschule für Medien, Filzengraben 2, 50676 Köln
- Eintritt frei !

Programm:
TELEFANTE – Luis Negron van Grieken & Juan Orozco (live video manipulation)
das mollsche gesetz – Sebastian Gramss (double bass), Udo Moll (trumpet, electronics), Matthias Muche (trombone)
Anthony Moore (speaker)

Künstlerische Leitung: Matthias Muche
www.zeitkunst.eu 

 

[FOTO] Torsten Schneider

Partner: Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln, Filmwerkstatt Düsseldorf, düsseldorf festival
Gefördert von: Kunststiftung NRW und dem Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen

TRAS-LADO

INTERMEDIA CONCERT / INSTALLATION

2014

The idea of traveling, as an activity that includes a geographic translation, implying a gesture as an contemplative gaze. Tras-lado is an artistic performance that plays with the construction and deconstruction of the image and sound of rural and urban landscapes determinate by the trajectory between Bogota and Manizales (Colombia) in order to constitute mediatized geographies and geophonies. The intermedia concert implies a media cartography that generates real-time visual and acoustical layers.

Tras-lado is a collaboration project between the Academy of Media Arts Cologne and Universidad Nacional de Colombia. The travel was conceived by the invitation to the International Festival del la Imagen, Manizalez 2014.