UnStumm in Tokyo, Seoul and Kuala Lumpur

Tokyo : De-Luxe

Seoul: Insa Gallerie

Kuala Lumpur – [toccata Studio] – [Goethe Institute Malaysia ]


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

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Conversation of Moving Image and Sound