Where: Goethe Institute Nederland
|Cine|Sonic| proudly present a compilation of videos by renowned German and Dutch video artists Thomas Mohr and Jacco Olivier with a new original electro-acoustic soundtrack composed and performed live by El Fog / Masayoshi Fujita.
Three Blueprints (Anicca, Dukkha, Anatta) (2008, 3'15")
Realm 1, Part 1 (2008 15'15")
Thomas Mohr is a media artist in whose work systems and processes also play a large role. He refers both to conceptual and abstract tendencies in modern art and to automated, computer-generated processes. In his recent work, he became fascinated by the increase of visual information through digital photography. He uses a personal photo archive containing more than 300,000 pictures taken since 1985, re-organizing them in series and patterns, synthesizing and filtering them and confronting them with conceptual and musical themes and compositions.
Saeftinghe (2006, 2'39")
Revolution (2010 24'00")
Jacco Olivier fuses painting and moving image to create short, intimate animations. Olivier's works are, with few exceptions, almost exclusively small-scale single projections of concise narrative episodes that appear in a microcosmic world. He begins with an image that he paints over time and again with thick, seemingly casual brushstrokes. Each stage is photographed until the original degenerates and finally disappears all together. What remains is an animated history of the work that captures scraps of narrative and visual memory joined to form a moving picture.
El Fog / Masayoshi Fujita
El Fog is a solo project of Masayoshi Fujita (originally from Japan and now Berlin based).
El Fog plays vibraphone, combining it with electronics and textured noises. He has been influenced and inspired by electronic music, jazz, dub, hip hop, classical music and by the silence and deepness of the fog and the mountains, and the gravity within.
El Fog released two albums: Reverberate Slowly (2007, Moteer, UK) and Rebuilding Vibes (2009, Flau, JP). His latest release, Bird Lake Objects (2010, Faitiche, DE), saw him team-up with German electronic producer Jan Jelinek.
Presented in collaboration with the Netherlands Media Art Institute