Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Into the Silence



















James B L Hollands & Akoustik Timbre Frekuency - "Into The Silence" - 15 minutes, 2013

Using footage from J.B.L. Noel's "Epic of Everest", J.B.L. Hollands finds correlations between not only the initials of the filmmaker, but with his work. Re-editing Noel's footage of George Mallory's fatal Everest expedition of 1924, Hollands resamples his own past audio work, to create a vision of artistic work as doomed failure, while Akoustik Timbre Frekuency add : Tibetan horns, tikgsha, singing bowls, bells, gong and shamanik rattle to echo the first performances of this film, which were performed as a "total" cinematic experience, as Noel had arranged for 7 Tibetan monks from Gyantse to perform alongside the film.

The Tibetan government subsequently lodged an official diplomatic protest, an affair which became known as the "Affair of the Dancing Lamas". It had profound and lasting political consequences, undercutting the reforms of the 13th Dalai Lama, which politically weakened Tibet against the invasion of the Chinese, and led to the problems Tibet has suffered ever since.

For this screening, Akoustik Timbre Frekuency's will be providing a recorded track not a live performance.


Into the Silence will be screened at the following : 

V4Wednesday Presents: 
Retina Of The Mind’s Eye. 20 Artists Showcasing New Sound and Video Works. Descrambling 30 years since VIDEODROME.

Curated by CivicTV83.

*Note Early Evening Event.

The first half of the night is videos only projected.

Second half of the night is... Four films will be presented with live soundtracks... 8pm till 9.30pm

Bioni Samp - "Henry & Moor"
(with live soundtrack ft. Stephen Thrower on treated saxophone)

James B L Hollands & Akoustik Timbre Frekuency - "Into The Silence"

Letraruido & Tom Webster - "Untitled"

Andrea Ruffino & Rebecca Salvadori - "Untitled"

CIVICTV 83 2013 - Compilation of video pieces, live performances by or featuring: 6pm till 8pm.

Lepke B.
Blanca Regina
Sus.
Simon Heartfield
Coco Reel
Ryan Jordan
Kyle Evans
Andy Page
Orlando Harrison
Tim Dredge
Ewa Justika
George Symington
Kevin Rowe

More Video and Sound artists info to be added soon...

RSVP Limited Capacity to 80 people.

Bioni Samp - "Henry & Moor" - 15 minutes, 2013
(with live soundtrack ft. Stephen Thrower on treated saxophone)

...'I had a dream about Henry Moore, that someone had rammed his sculpture, crashing into it while joyriding, and that it had'nt budged the sculpture, it was now inside the centre of the car, squashing the seats out the way, still on its plinth'... - voice over from the film. Part of the film was shot in 1983 in Castleford, Henry Moore's hometown. on Super 8. Described as 'Bioni Samp's poetic critique of the North's arch modernist'.



James B L Hollands & Akoustik Timbre Frekuency - "Into The Silence" - 15 minutes, 2013

Using footage from J.B.L. Noel's "Epic of Everest", J.B.L. Hollands finds correlations between not only the initials of the filmmaker, but with his work. Re-editing Noel's footage of George Mallory's fatal Everest expedition of 1924, Hollands resamples his own past audio work, to create a vision of artistic work as doomed failure, while Akoustik Timbre Frekuency add :
Tibetan horns, tikgsha, singing bowls, bells, gong and shamanik rattle to  echo the first performances of this film, which were performed as a "total" cinematic experience, as Noel had arranged for 7 Tibetan monks from Gyantse to perform alongside the film.

The Tibetan government subsequently lodged an official diplomatic protest, an affair which became known as the "Affair of the Dancing Lamas". It had profound and lasting political consequences, undercutting the reforms of the 13th Dalai Lama, which politically weakened Tibet against the invasion of the Chinese, and led to the problems Tibet has suffered ever since.

For this screening, Akoustik Timbre Frekuency's will be providing a recorded track not a live performance.

http://www.akoustiktimbrefrekuency.com


Letraruido & Tom Webster - Live Video and Soundtrack, more info to follow soon
Andrea Ruffino & Rebecca Salvadori - Live Video and Soundtrack, more info to follow soon

Simon Heartfield - "WURZBURG" - 10 mins, 2013 Limbic Production
New music video created for a reworked version of the track of same name taken from the 2011 Simon Heartfield album "Schrage Musik". The video uses found documentary footage which is re-edited and reprocessed to form a dense, textured thematic interpretation of the spatial electronics of the soundtrack.

Lepke B. - "Sqwark Box" - 1 minute 2013
Lepke B's unique use of found materials, often processed beyond recognition , inhabit a phantom region between Hauntology and Plunderphonia ,new maps of Hell . Disturbing ,yet undisturbed ,the prolific Lepke B is a champion of Underground A/V , as VJ,the Red Baron of VHS cut 'n' pasteand imploding television sets .
lepkebgoode@yahoo.co.uk

Ewa Justka, "Ultimate Sonic Flash" 2012, 5 minuteslive @ Warsaw. Recorded by Natalia Ambroziak 
Nothing here is representative: rather, it is all life and lived experience (…) A harrowing, emotionally overwhelming experience, which brings the schizo as close as possible to matter, to burning, living center of matter(…) one’s entire soul flows into this emotion that makes the mind aware of the terribly disturbing sound of matter, and passes through its white – hot flame.


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