Tag: projections

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

 

De Umbris Idearum (die Ruine) at Bunker k101 in Cologne

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.

re-active platform with Coincidence Setup at Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei / Taiwan

Video

Coincidence Setup

Plastic, wood, carbon fibre, custom electronics, code, geiger counters

This Concept consists in 5 site specific installations conceived for the Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei MOCA Studio in Taipei.

Coincidence Setup is dedicated to the idea of coincidence — and the question of how to understand what is coincidence and what not. The fact that two events can take place exactly in the same time is sometimes translated into the belief that there is no reason for such contemporaneity, If not some kind of chance.

A so-called coincidence circuit is made of 2 Geiger counters, which is supposed to detect particles from cosmic showers — so-called muons. The experimental set-up of a coincidence circuit is connected to a modular display made by 2 groups of vertical louvers, reaching from ceiling to floor.

A computer controlled motor is mounted to each louver to rotate it around its axis. The regular kinetic choreography will be disturbed by events supposed to be related to cosmic showers detected by the coincidence circuit. The movements of the louvers are visible also as shadows — a kind of circuit of 2nd degree, where the physical is dematerialized into the shape of a projection.

One of the main aims of this part of the installation complex is to focus the tension between the representation of pre-set events, and the possibility
of interruptions in their representation— so that observers can suddenly imagine to have misunderstood or misallocated the object of their observation.

Museum of Contemporary Arts Taipei – Taiwan. October 8 to November 20, 2011 (MOCA Studio).

In cooperation with Ralf Baecker / Karin Lingnau / Jihyun Park / Arthur Hölling / Susanna Schoenberg as Re-Active Platform.
Re-Active-Platform Production (2011)

candens lilium

2013

“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