Where: Goethe Institute Nederland
After last year's event that marked the beginning of our collaboration with NIMK, |Cine|Sonic| comes back to the luscious (and recently fully renovated) garden of Goethe Institute Amsterdam with another outdoor special event.
To close the summer season we have invited indietronic meister Jan Jelinek to compose a new soundtrack to a selection of videos by English and Dutch artist duos Semiconductor and Broersen & Lukács.
Jan Jelinek (faitiche, DE)
Jan Jelinek’s approach is all about the transformation of sound, about translating parameters of popular music into abstract, reduced and textural electronics.
Bypassing the rules of traditional musicianship, he prefers to construct collages from tiny sound fragments, from the lost-and-found products of samplers, tape recorders, media players and other recording implements. To this end, Jan Jelinek often works with loops and slight modulations to distil the gist of a piece of music and define it more clearly while masking its original source.
Producing music and performing under different aliases (Exposures, The, Farben, Gesellschaft Zur Emanzipation Des Samples, Gramm, N. Gratin) and in groups (Center Of Excellence, Groupshow), in 2008 Jelinek started the label faitiche as a platform for his own sound experiments.
Since 1999, the English artists’ duo Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt have been working under the name Semiconductor, with an approach to the world around us that is scientific and artistic at the same time. In their work, the artists intelligently and playfully make phenomena visible that human beings cannot normally perceive by their senses, revealing the occurrences hidden behind everyday reality.
UK, 2006, 5'56"
Created by sifting through hundreds of thousands of NASA images taken by satellites orbiting the sun, 'Brilliant Noise' reveals the energetic particles and solar wind on the surface of the sun as a fluctuating aura of white noise.
UK, 2010 - , 15'04”
'Heliocentric' uses time-lapse photography and astronomical tracking to plot the sun’s trajectory across a series of landscapes: the roofs of a cityscape, a garden or forest, a greenhouse. The entire environment feels to pan past the camera whilst the sun stays in the centre of each frame, enabling us to gauge the earth’s rotation and orbit around the sun.
Broersen and Lukács create videos that employ footage in a number of ways, including scenes they have filmed themselves, images appropriated from television news reports, and digitally animated segments to create flowing,
Prime Time Paradise
NL, 2004, 11'00"
A spatial collage out of innumerable television images devoid of their original context.
In an eternal 'now', and within the simultaneity of events, the viewer floats through this infernal landscape, in which nothing is fixed, everything is possible and nothing can touch you.
NL, 2010 - , 13'06"
Walt Disney's 1942 classic animation film 'Bambi' is well known for its distinct main characters – a variety of cute, anthropomorphic animals – and for its explicitly environmental theme. However, an important but often overlooked protagonist in the movie is nature itself: the pristine wilderness as the main grid on which Disney structured his 'Bambi'.
Broersen and Lukács recreate the model of Disney's pristine vision, but they strip the forest of its harmonious inhabitants, the animals. What remains is another reality, a constructed and living wilderness, where nature becomes a mirror for reflecting upon ourselves.
Presented in collaboration with NIMK Nederlands Instituut Voor Mediakunst.