Exhibition

THE BOX CAFE SPACE @ FarGo Village (20th – 22nd July 2016)

Exhibition Opening –  Weds 20th July @ 19:30

Notes from Light Music

Lis Rhodes, UK, 1975-1977 (2014)

12’ B&W 16mm film converted to digital

A compressed, single-screen version of Rhodes’ famous fusion of optical sound and image Light Music. The ‘score’ is divided into five movements characterised by their differing duration, pitch and accent of sounds

How to watch Vertical Video

Aram Bartholl & Robert Sakrowski, Germany, 2013

7’32” digital video

A tutorial made on the occasion of the Vertical Cinema screening organized by Aram Bartholl and curatingyoutube.net at Kunsthalle Platoon Berlin. Architecture is vertical. Books are vertical. The whole Internet is vertical. All phones today are made to be used vertical. Mankind took millions of years to learn to walk on two feet!! Vertical video is the new standard and redefines the moving image.

Dimensioning n.1

Chiara Passa, Italy, 2016

50” 360o digital video presented on Google Cardboard

Dimensioning n.1 shows a space made by the pure shape of intuition ­– just a ‘dimensioning’ space in continuous transformation. Part of Live Architectures, a series of digital artworks that reconsider architecture as a living and vibrant entity.

THE BOX INTERIOR

Interprojection

Tobias Gaede, Brazil, 2015

2-channel video projection

By the means of distorting and superposing two images projected against each other, the work produces a geometric composition that deals with the very act of generating images using RGB video channels.

Flows

Camille Laurent, Brazil, 2016

25 lamps installation

An artificial forest of light made by a matrix of digitally-controlled fluorescent lamps. These urban illumination devices are deposed of their functional aspect in favor of their sensorial qualities. The pulses going from one lamp to another are interpretations of the ephemeral geography of flows in the streets of São Paulo.

Work developed during artist residency at Dahaus (Brazil). Production commissioned by the Besides the Screen Network.

The Trembling Giant

Patrick Tarrant, UK, 2015

19’33” digital video

The Trembling Giant is an experimental nature documentary that remediates the iconic landscape of the American south-west by filming through the take-up reel of a 16mm film projector. While we do not see the 16mm films playing on the projector, they nonetheless leave their trace as their passage through the mechanism warps the space in front of the camera, much as their small audio dramas warp our reading of the landscape. The Trembling Giant is also the name of a clonal colony of quaking aspen tree in Fish Lake Utah which, having survived for sixty thousand years, is now under threat. Thought to be the largest living organism in the world, this aspen colony is also known as Pando (Latin for ‘I Spread’) and is capable of putting up genetically identical stems from its single, vast root system. The bark of the quaking aspen tree provides one of the 38 Bach flower remedies and is thought to be the cure for any fear whose cause can’t be named. This film is haunted by just such fears.

When a Circle Meets the Sky

Carla Chan, Hong Kong, 2012/2016

4’20’ digital video

This work reflects on the intriguing relationships among nature, technology and human agency. The video was shot in the Mojave Desert, USA (2012), and Melchsee-Frutt, Switzerland (2016), with the aid of a custom-made weathervane that captured reflections of a mirror determined by wind speed and direction at the location.

Conventional cinema is a unidirectional medium in which only things in the front will be captured. In this video, the camera looks both forward and backward simultaneously. Instead of a cameraperson selecting our perspectives, the artist allows the wind to choose our views. Nature shoots a film with no human interaction and presence, intensifying the isolation of the remote desert while at the same time complicating our expected relationships among nature, technology and human participation in the process of artistic creation.

Echoes of a Forgotten Embrace

Apotropia, Italy, 2016

4’ digital video

“Echoes of a Forgotten Embrace” takes inspiration from the concept of emotional memory, depicting the encounter of two lovers in a liminal dimension, a place where movements preserve the memory of the past and create a synthesis of the entire action. The work has been created with a mix of body projection, light painting, real time randomization and CGI animation techniques.

Periodic Relief

Ricardo Carioba, Brazil, XXXX

2-channel video projection

Presentation commissioned by the Besides the Screen Network.

ET221,

Ellen Terry Building, Coventry University

MURK

Mirela Brandi x Muepetmo, Brazil, XXXX

Light installation

Immersive installation based on the principles of expanded cinema. Light shapes continually construct and deconstruct the physical space, creating an immaterial architecture, while the music turns melodies into soundwaves to be perceived by the audience’s bodies.

Presentation commissioned by the Besides the Screen Network.

ARTIST BIOS

APOTROPIA is a duo based in Rome, Italy, consisting of dancer/media artist Antonella Mignone and artist/composer Cristiano Panepuccia. Their work explores the interconnections between performing arts and all forms of audiovisual expressions. Their artworks have been showcased in many museums and festivals including Japan Media Arts Festival, The National Art Center in Tokyo, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, WRO Media Art Biennale, ART.FAIR Blooom Award, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Bienal Videofest 2k14, VEA – International Biennial of Video Art and Animation, Folkestone Triennial, and Festival Internacional de la Imagen.

Aram Bartholl is a Berlin-based conceptual artist known for his examination of the relationship between the digital and physical world. Robert Sakrowski is CuratingYouTube.net, a label that comprises a variety of projects employing curating as a technique of action, used as a means of orientation and to position itself in the web 2.0 phenomena by artistic strategies.

Mirella Brandi is a light designer and multimedia artist; Muepetmo is a musician, composer and sound engineer. Working together since 2006, they explore the power that image and sound have to build narratives and alter perception in immersive installations and performances. They have participated of many festivals and exhibitions, among which Festival de Arte Eletrônica Vídeo Brasil, Festival On-Off, Cinético Digital exhibition at Itaú Cultural, Live Cinema in Rio de Janeiro, Virada Cultural SP 10 anos, FAD-Festival de Arte Digital, Tangente (Montreal-Canada),  C60Urban Solar Audio Plant (Berlin), Monkeytown (NY), LPM (Rome) and Rojo Nova Cultura Contemporanea (Barcelona, SP and RJ).

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Carla Chan is a media artist based in Berlin and Hong Kong, where she obtained her bachelor degree in Media Arts from the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. She works with a variety of media, such as video, installation, photography and interactive media. Much like the never-ending development of new technology, Chan considers media art as a medium with infinite possibilities for artistic expressions. Minimal in style and form, Chan’s works often toy with the blurred boundaries between reality and illusion, figure and abstraction. Her recent practice focuses on the ambiguity in nature. Bridging natural transformation and unpredictable computer algorithms, her works are consolidated with a cohesive dynamic between form, means and content.

Tobias Gaede is a founding member of the Projeto Balbucio arts collective. He works as cultural producer at the Art Institute of the University of Ceará, Brazil, and is a researcher at the Body, Communication and Arts Laboratory at the same institution. He holds a BA in Social Communication and a MA in Photography and Audiovisual Media. Tobias has shown his work in academic and art venues such as Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal), Universidade do Porto (Portugal), EmMeio#7.0 (Portugal), Asociación Cultural Pluton.cc (Spain), The ANNEX Art Social Space (US), Project Space Kleiner Salon (Germany), Festival Palco Giratório, Bienal de Dança do Ceará, Performa 09 and 11, Centro Cultural do Banco do Nordeste, DeVerCidade, among others..

Camille Laurent has dedicated herself to what she calls “light installations” since 2015. She works with light as a means to apprehend the sensible and allow for sensorial expression, employing three main elements: analog/digital control, fluorescent lamps, and machine glitches. She often collaborate with the architectural light design office Lichia and light designers such as Guilherme Bonfanti and Mirella Brandi.

Lis Rhodes is a British artist and feminist filmmaker, known for her density, concentration, and articulate sense of poetry in her visual works. She has been active in the UK since the early 1970s.

  

Patrick Tarrant is a filmmaker and lecturer at London South Bank University who has written on the portrait films of Pedro Costa (Where Does Your Hidden Smile Lie?) and Ben Rivers (Two Years At Sea). Patrick’s films have screened most recently at the London, Melbourne and Hong Kong International Film Festivals.