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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Giordano Bruno marks with his work „The shadow of the Ideas“ a key work in the tradition of the art of the memory. He proposes a philosophy that unites the combinatorial of knowledge (attached to the ideas of Ramon Lull of the twelfth century) with the force of the imaginary, thus combining determinism with the unknown and unpredictable of the cosmos, the soul and its relation to knowledge. Citing Eduardo Vinatea’s introduction of the 2009 edition of Umbris Idearum, as a discursive architecture of the soul.
For this installation the bunker K101 of Cologne, Ehrenfeld is transformed into a theater of memory, operating the spaces as if of the imaginary palace
of Giordano Bruno was treated, where each ray of light, each color and each stone was placed by the same Giordano Bruno. The accumulated wisdom of Umbris Idearum grows as an autonomous organism, transforms, interferes, modulates and makes each see more difficult to decipher.
The relationship between place, literature, thought is where on stage, creating a texture that reflects the complexity of woven reality.
The sound is composed by Ali Chakav and during one night a sound performance of 6 hours was performed with the participation of Ali Chakav (electronics), Rahel Pötsch (Cello) and Axel Pulgar (electronic) at the Bunker K101 at the Körnerstr. in Cologne.
6-ch video installation, 4ch-sound-composition, light-installation
7th – April, 2017.
Founded in 2004 by Susanna Schoenberg at the Cologne Academy of Media Arts, Re-active platform is also the name of an artistic production formula for letting different conceptual, material-specific and technical design approaches work together free from a hierarchical model.
In this case the installation at the Contemporary Art Fair reacts on sound from space, by vibrating the foil and the laser drawing in a feedback circuit of observation and monitoring acoustical and optical signals.
Computer vision custom software, camera, microphone, motors, structure, reflecting foil, custom software for laser drawings, laser-beam.
Contemporary Art Fair in Essen 2016, SANAA Building.
In Collaboration with Susanna Schönberg and JiHyun Park.
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.
Thesis presentation at Center of Experimental Arts Metronom in Barcelona of Master in Design Interactive Systems at MECAD’s
Based on Dgiga Vertov’s manifesto Kino Auge , Cine Ojo 2.0 approaches the same idea by using an approach of a generative documentary, where the process of montage is realized by the combination of algorithmic driven movements and the interaction driven by the curiosity of the visitor of the installation.
Metronóm. Centro de Arte Contemporaneo Rafael Tous, Barcelona.
Videobeamer, table, motion capture system, code, 4-Ch Sound-installation.