Author: luisnegron

public sign in Ebertplatz

Space sign in Ebertplatz.

Using the words FOR, YOU, OUR, WE, YOU, GET, OUR, WE, FEAR ? I re write the image Der_Deutsche_Ring_Cologne_1900-1024×734.jpg and printed in Ebertplatz. Cortesy of Störer. OPEN CALL UNSER EBERTPLATZ, STADT KÖLN

public poster

Ego / Circular Spaces at Hinterhof 24 – Cologne

With this exhibition project, the duo CocoLippo, Julia-Lena Lippoldt and Luis Negrón van Grieken, install their works in process, site-specific and space spanning. A juxtaposition in which the works enter into a dialogue by means of a gesture, intertwining, transforming and expanding. Aspects of space as well as the complexity of conversation as confrontation emerge, addressing themes of authorship, fragility, and the gaze of the other(s). The starting point is our working methods: video, sound and installation. We talk about our relationship to each other as a pair of artists as well as relational, political constructions. With a 3D camera we will document the space for a 3D computer simulation, creating a VR world. (Translated with (free version))

Mit diesem Ausstellungsprojekt installiert das Duo CocoLippo, Julia-Lena Lippoldt und Luis Negrón van Grieken, ihre Werke im Prozess, ortsspezifisch und raumübergreifend. Eine Gegenüberstellung, in der die Arbeiten mittels einer Geste in einen Dialog treten, sich ineinander verflechten, sich transformieren und erweitern. Aspekte des Raumes sowie die Komplexität der Konversation als Konfrontation tauchen dabei auf und sprechen Themen wie Autorenschaft, Fragilität und den Blick des/r anderen an. Den Ausgangspunkt bilden unsere Arbeitsmethoden: Video, Klang und Installation. Wir erzählen über unsere Beziehung zueinander als Künstlerpaar als auch über relationale, politische Konstruktionen. Mit einer 3D-Kamera werden wir den Raum für einen 3D-Computersimulation dokumentieren und damit eine VR-Welt kreieren.

Strange object of observation in BIM Buenos Aires 2020 /

Objeto extraño de observación #01 / copyright Luis Negrón van Grieken 2020

I understood my participation in Mirarnos a los ojos (return to) as a meta-dialogue between the very different contributions with other colleagues. At the same time I found an opportunity to generate an introspective look towards my current process with the audiovisual involving improvisation with materials that surround me, in combination with texts and sounds in real time generating an automatic writing gesture. As a result, pieces were created that reveal the rhizomatic character of cooperation at a distance. With this kind of accumulation I search for the multiplicity of a discourse without a center, but with the energy of the uncertainty from which the concept of life is fed.

virtual show at AWA Cultura in Caracas – Venezuela

symposium NEXT Imaginar el (post)presente

Next: imaginar el postpresente // imagine the post-present

When Albert Einstein said: “Imagination is more important than knowledge” he was recognizing in the imagination the possibility of making new connections, developing new concepts and innovating ways of approaching reality. His idea that “Knowledge is limited, imagination envelops the world” allows us to investigate the current crisis without appealing to nostalgia or closing ourselves to the excessive. Our time is the post-present: a becoming of instants without certainties or future promises. Immersed in its inexhaustible flow we are called to recognize in the imagination a path to deal with our humanity in crisis. Philosophy, art and technology will do the same in this five-session meeting.

<ENTRY into the virtual exhibition>

>See (T)Raum. Hacia una memoria especulativa

Luis Negrón van Grieken
(T)Raum. Hacia una memoria especulativa

Video digital. Stills.
2020, Cologne, Alemania.

Soft Inauguration Thursday the 3th December of 2020

10 am (Venezuela)/ 4 pm (Europe)

Plataforma: Zoom UCAB, redes Telefónica y canal Instagram

Memoria fantasma // Phantom memory

Digital technology added to the fleeting nature of contemporary experiences has transformed the relationship between human beings and memory. Not only because memory has expanded around the body in an infinite number of electronic devices, but also because memories travel blurry through space and, like electronic ghosts, suddenly return to the interfaces of our technological extensions. For art and philosophy memory continues to generate dilemmas, for technology it poses challenges. This fifth edition will discuss memory in the post-present and its relationship to 21st century digital artifacts.

Marianne Hoffmeister Castro. Chile

Sonia Rojas López. Colombia

Luis Negrón Grieken. Venezuela/Alemania 

Vasco Szinetar. Venezuela

Sebastián Llovera. Venezuela

Video Performances with Julia-Lena Lippoldt

festival in df with Jule Lippoldt Video

in the Unstumm tour through Mexico I did 3 video performances with Jule Lippoldt – as duett coco lipo – combining the luck if improvisation by mixing the sorcery of live image making, body movements and the gesture of fragility

Cuernavaca – Festival de m´sucia improvisada y expresión libre – Casa Spencer, 2020

Mexico – Tour with Live Cinema Improvisation Project : Unstumm

being invited to join the Unstumm Project in Mexiko – conversation between sound and image – I am preparing to turn on the magic engines of another derivation of Telefante

Telefante ? – but what is it ?

on writing about Telefante >

Live Cinema Works at Raketenstation – Insel Hombroich on Thursday, October 10, 2019

after a week in Artist-in-Residence at Insel Hombroich/Rakentenstation in May 2019, I proudly presented Klangsondagen für Thomas Kling at Neues Kunstraum Düsseldorf and Academy of Media Arts Cologne with my Colleges Matthias Muche (trombon), Nicola Hein (guitar & electronics), Christian Reiner (voice) and Mathias Neuenhofer & me working on the live video level.

More information about the place
Concert will be taking place at 10th of October 2019 in Haus de Musiker

Publication at KHM Journal #10

KHM Journal #10

on Bifurcations, Combinatorial Thinking and Space Production

Since 2005 I have been working with the colombian artist – Juan Orozco as Telefante, exploring with the language of live cinema, the improvisation and the speculative in medial spectacles by appropriating a a kind of (new)media archeology.

The following lines are a re creation of texts that I wrote live in three audiovisual improvisations done in Tokyo , Seoul and Kuala Lumpur between the 13th and 27th of February 2018 creating a collage of thoughts around the unknown, the speculative and the production of knowledge:

>> you are invited to download the lines as PDF from here

Klangsondagen für Thomas Kling

For Klangsondangen for Thomas Kling the trombone guitar duo Matthias Muche/Nicola L. Hein, the Viennese vocal artist Christian Reiner and the video artists Luis Negrón van Grieken and Matthias Neuenhofer have processed texts from Thomas Kling’s work (in the sense of the “language installation”) visually/digital, musically and vocally and developed them into musical-spatial compositions.

small 5 min excerpt from 50 min performance in KHM Cologne 2019

The work of the writer Thomas Kling has left its mark on German literature and set new standards in many areas. In his texts, Kling often emphasizes the tonal dimension of language through the omission of vowels, the use of different dialects, the conscious accumulation of chains of sounds, and a special kind of performance without dissolving the semantics of language. He also did groundbreaking work on the communication of music/text and the musicality of poetic language.

These place the intimate interlocking of text, music, language and image at the centre of the work, thereby throwing completely new perspectives on the communication of music, image and language and the works of Kling used here.

The rehearsals will take place in the architect Raimund Abraham’s architecturally highly interesting building, in the immediate vicinity of the Thomas Kling Archive at the Hombroich rocket station in Neuss, where an additional performance will be presented on 10 October 2019.