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.
The title of this work came from a verse of T.S. Eliot’s poem, “The Hollow Men” (1925). In Death’s Dream Kingdom has the structure of an audio-visual poem, inspired on the English modernism (experimentalism): dead time without anecdote, collage of realistic pictures with images of the subconscious and a synchronous montage using the technique of simultaneous accumulation of time.
The video was recorded in institutions that house disabled people whose sense of perception is altered. The soundtrack – a combination of silence and minimal sounds – was made out of distorted noises from airplanes’ black boxes, mechanical machines and apparently nonsense monologues.
The network version of this piece uses the nonlinear possibilities of an interactive interface to allow the user/spectator to build up their own reading, their own path and their own version of the work.