Ongoing visual/sonic research into notions of surface and immersive sound and the relationship between.
8mm, HD Telecine
Surface ii – Surface ii is an experimental moving image work focused upon several concepts. In one sense it is a visual experimental journey that discovers and plays with the notions of the celluloid surface, the ways specifically it can be physically manipulated. In another sense it is a study of image and sound, every visual detail is paired with its own unique sound sample which creates an almost hypomanic sensation where even the smallest detail takes on a new sense. The work also questions decay in a literal sense but also beyond the surface, the degradation of a medium and a time.
LINE SEGMENTS SPACE
Kimchi and Chips, 2013
Projection, Nylon string, Code
An architectural web of threads subtends a null space. It hangs abstract and undefined, a set of thin positive elements segmenting the dark negative space between. Dynamic imaginary forms are articulated into the physical volume by the material of this thread, and the semi-material of the light. The visual gravity of the filaments occupying the space between.
A 2D canvas is reduced from a surface piece into a line segment, but then constructed into another dimension, a volume. Light creates contrast and order on the lines to articulate digital matter. Digital forms inhabit the interconnected boundaries of space, becoming incarnate as visual mass.
The artists reference Picasso’s light painting, and Reticuláreas of Gego who’s work offers a contemplation of the material and immaterial, time and space, origin and encounter and art and technology.
Line Segments Space was presented at Seoul Art Space Gumcheon in 2013 as part of Da Vinci Idea exhibition of new works.
Line Of Sight (a ‘live install’ edition of Line Segments Space) will be presented at Resonate 2014 in collaboration with artist Andreas Müller and composer Jan Nemeček.
Junghoon Pi (junghoonpi.com)
Paganism (from Latin paganus, meaning “country dweller”, “rustic”) is a blanket term, typically used to refer to religious traditions which are polytheistic or indigenous. It is primarily used in a historical context, referring to Greco-Roman polytheism as well as the polytheistic traditions of Europe and North Africa before Christianization. [Wikipedia]
This installation, shown on the main facade of the Museum of archaeology of Toulouse, south of France, was inspired by a scultpure of a bacchanalian head from the 3rd century (see picture below). This sculpture had been found at the end of the 17th century and exhibited as an example of an antique pagan idol since then.
Using the idea of polymorphism that is a feature of the ancient gods, the head becomes almost invisible when integrated to the structure made of an abstract network of straight lines. The light will reveal several patterns, from abstract constellations to enigmatic symbols that will affect the rest of the building.
This work is a new collaboration with the musician Squeaky lobster.
Thanks to Jardins Synthétiques festial, MSR museum of antiquities, Toulouse.
Audio-graphic performance. Duration 35’.
Alchemy, once a science of metals and a philosophy of life, is now seen as the deep drives of our unconsciousness, heritage of our archaic culture and common past. Transforming silhouettes suggest the deep changes that our souls can undergo when entering the alchemical mutation.
Hot fusions and frozen cascades materialize the chemical processes that once occurred in the forges, and now take place in the deepest layers of our unconscious…
Inside us, another logic takes place. It is expressed by repeating rituals, while intertwined streams of dreams and voices bursts in a strict, yet non-transparent, order. Just to remind us how strongly we are connected to these transformations and how much they can impact our lives.
I attempted to create a person in order to emulate the aging process. The idea was that something is happening but you can’t see it but you can feel it, like aging itself.
©2013 Anthony Cerniello
ransom notes 35mm, colour, optical sound, 5 min., 2011.
Kelly Egan (Canada)
“We have your …” The ransom note, in our collective imagination, is an interesting entry point to the politics of ownership, freedom and exchange value, made by transforming mass media (newspapers) content into a personal message – the re-appropriation of language and meaning through the act of collage. Ransom Notes explores this strange tension as a means of sorting out the filmmaker’s experience of the hijacking of her city during the Toronto G20 Summit and subsequent riots of June 2010. The film combines new and old media (film, newsprint, print-outs of twitter feeds), exploring social mobilization through mass media, culminating through the structure of a “waltz.” The soundtrack of the film is composed by placing letters, words and sentences directly on the optical soundtrack – in a sense the projector is “reading” the words, and the sound that you hear is the language produced by the cinematic machine.
This piece is part of “GAEUL” (Autumn in Korean).
KYOULBOMYOELEUMGAEUL is a day by day - ongoing project made in Korea.
HER RED was shoot on OCTOBER 27 2014 in Seoul
" KYOUL means Winter in Korean, BOM is Spring, YOELEUM is Summer and GAEUL is Autumn. It is Rafaël’s 1 year - 4 seasons live-cinema exhibition and shorts films projects made in Korea, where he live curently. Every season composed by many sequences, divided by dates, and presented in chronological order as live-cinema performances, installations, screenings, etc… It is a day-by-day / on-going work and a kind of video-journal of his stay in Korea."
(Visual Artbeat magazine #11 February-April 2013)
JIN HEE PARK
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HER RED // OCT 27 2013 // GAEUL // Rafaël
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