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.
Luis Negrón van Grieken
Nicola L. Hein
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
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 and in Germany at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne –
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 Luis Negrón – Live Cinema Improvisation
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
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. http://www.re-activeplatform.de/
re-active platform is about the logic and aesthetics of systems; circuits, signals and displays are represented as objects, images and sites, while the phenomena of the real seem to be nothing more than just mere coincidence.
Re-Active Platform, initiated by Susanna Schoenberg in 2004, embodies concepts, works, tests and exchange between students and other art and technology competencies that temporarily and repeatedly turned into site and condition themselves.
Glass Moog Cologne (2010) & Contemporary Art Ruhr (2010)
March 20 to April 14, 2010 Glasmoog Gallery of Academy of Media Arts Cologne
Ralf Baecker / Karin Lingnau / Luis Negrón Van Grieken / Ji Hyun Park and Susanna Schoenberg
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.
This multidimensional event is contained by a decentralised medial scenography, where light (and shadow), sound and voice will engage the visitor for an immersive situation of that possible labyrinth. Pointing into the more darker side of the inaugural episodes of Western thought – the myth of Plato’s cave – this space will show the engagement of shadows with knowledge.
This project is also influenced by Sohrevardi’s philosophy of Eshragh (Illumination) where light and colour are a continuum of manifestations by physical and metaphysical “bodies”. In a luck of improvisation the images are chosen by navigating thought an analog archive of images, combined with a digital approach the space will create that sorcery moment of the image making, where also words are in the same ontological level as images. The results of this necessarily incomplete intercultural and multi-temporal ‘reading’ of an ‘impossible’ text will be presented as an audio- visual lecture- performance post-theatrical event, using elements of light, video-projection, locational electronic sound feedback system, tonality, analytical and poetic commentary, deconstruction, and space- time illusion.
Luis Negrón van Grieken (Laser performance), Sina Seifee (Lecture performance), Ali Chakav (Sound performance)
TELEFANTE – Luis Negron van Grieken & Juan Orozco (live video manipulation)
das mollsche gesetz – Sebastian Gramss (double bass), Udo Moll (trumpet, electronics), Matthias Muche (trombone)
Anthony Moore (speaker)
Partner: Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln, Filmwerkstatt Düsseldorf, düsseldorf festival
Gefördert von: Kunststiftung NRW und dem Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen