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.
2-CHANNEL AUDIOVISUAL INSTALLATION
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.
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.
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
As a permantent installation in the downtown of Cologne – Germany, the sentence FORGET YOUR FEAR / OUR FEAR runs as a loop conforming different moments of readibility. This project project was realized in the seminar platform 5:1 given at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne with a group of art students.
Video Panels (40” heigth – 8” width)
Urban Screen in Cologne’s Downtown consisting (40X8 ft.). With the friendly support of Giga Center.
Experimental Documentation for Installation Lucid Dream
With LUCID DREAM, trumpeter, composer and producer Nils Petter Molvær enters a new artistic field. He leaves the stage and takes his world of dense atmospheric sounds out into nature. LUCID DREAM is a one-of-a-kind new audiovisual installation whose unique character is constituted by its geographical location and the cultural-historical dimension of the forest. In Molværs vision sounds, lights and images are united to become a walk-in installation, where the atmosphere changes between the purity and truthfulness of beauty and its dangerous, destructive side.
INTERMEDIA CONCERT / INSTALLATION
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.
Fusing “traditional” acoustic instruments with live-controlled electronics, three composers and instrumentalists, Frank Gratkowski, Academy-Fellow Tim O’Dwyer, and Udo Moll, have created three completely different “hybrid instruments,” which will be presented against a backdrop of video and light. Protean Territories is a multidimensional art event, breaking away from the uniformity and focus of the classical concert space. The concert design is based on shifting video feeds that create different yet complimentary spaces out of light and image.
Premiere: 17th June 2015. New Talents space, Cologne – Germany.
VERITÈ / ANDERE RÄUME
is an intervention in a private forest at Germany-Belgium’s border consisting in custom mades boxes that alludes to the peep show apparatus from the 17th century.
By using radio receivers in tuned in random frequencies an acoustical interruption of the natural surrounding creating a surreal situation.
By installing a high reflective mirror wall in the forest, now the interruption would be in the visual level by creating a repetition of the seen taking reference to the text Foucault’s observations in his publication “Other Spaces” and his thoughts on a idea of heterotopias
These works were showed as part of the FIELDSITE Project of Achim Mohné‘s and the Seminar Unsite Temporalities at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne in der the border between Germany and Belgium.
“Medieval instruments and monastic singing form a touching conclusion and at the same time the highlight of the concert series. Together with the Venezuelan light artist Luis Negrón van Grieken, whose entirely material and visible art is always aimed at the invisible, psychic, the traverse flutist Norbert Rodenkirchen and the singers Sabine Lutzenberger and Lydia Brotherton open contemplative spaces. Visitors will experience transcendent sounds and artistic lighting installations by a great artist.”
Curated by Benedict Hecht und Georg Dietzler
Sabine Lutzenberger, Voice. Lydia Brotherto, Voice. Norvert Rodenkirchen, Old Flute, Arph.
Luis Negrón van Grieken – Light / Space
LIVE VIDEO MANIPULATION
Luis Negrón van Grieken and Claudia Robles explores in dual projection by traveling vertically into the deepness of different audiovisual layers, discovering the imaginary of a cityscape.