projection of the films in the presence of the artist
Laboratory for sound performances on the intersection between image, body and spatiality
Aya Suzuki (JP) performs Nine Bells (1979) by Tom Johnson (try-out - short version)
Yann Leguay (FR) - Volta (première)
Cathy Van Eck (BE/NL) - Empty Chairs
L’Ocelle Mare (FR)
The Photophone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell in 1880, four years later then the telephone. Dedicated to wireless remote oral communication, it is the first device using the light of the sun to transmit sound information. This principle of transforming light vibrations into acoustic vibrations has since allowed different evolutions. From sound/image synchronization in cinema at the end of the 1920s, to optical synthesis, and the advent of optical fibre in the high-speed transmissions of digital data, etc.
How do we transform light into sound? Does the transition from optics to acoustics necessarily induce a synesthetic dimension? At a time when renewable energy issues are being addressed and central to environmental concerns, how do we question the solar energy from an artistic and mediated point of view? To answer these questions, the workshop will open up some ideas through a simple and experimental approach to transduction processes that will lead to individual and collective realizations of optoacoustic devices and remote re-enactements.
Curators: Stephanie Pécourt and Christophe De Jaeger
Co-production: The exhibition is co-produced by BOZAR and GLUON with the support of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region.
with performance Maika and Aiko (Maika Garnica and Aiko Devriendt)
The exhibition is curated by Joost Fonteyne
With sound-artworks by Overtoon research residents:
Alina Ozerova, Hans De Wit and Rebecca Glover
opening met inleiding door Spencer Clark
filmprojectie door Floris Vanhoof
en boekvoorstelling ‘The Fluid Computer'
19 mei om 19 uur
bustour Antwerpen-Turnhout (na inschrijving) met performance van Francesco Cavaliere
compositie voor harmonieorkest door Lieven Martens
filmprojectie van Takashi Ito
meer info en inschrijvingen bustour: email@example.com
Vernissage and demonstration with the artist : 31.01 – 12:30