I made this little video for my track “Boot in die Nacht” while playing the computer game Bientót l´été - love the atmosphere! - enjoy and relax..
This is a live performance I saw at the Sonic Acts Festival 2013 in Amsterdam. 6 artists produced sound and visuals at the same time! That was possible through a so called “Synchronator”. This device translates 3 channels of audio input into the colour channels of an analogue video signal. This way, the Synchronator Orchestra creates a spectacle of synchronised audio and video noise.
I spent last weekend in Amsterdam at the Sonic Acts Festival 2013, a conference on the dark, the weird and the unknown, and saw this amazing Installation by artist Matthijs Munnik: “As a window to a virtual world, “Citadels: Lightscape V” visualises an abstract universe composed only of light and sound that explores the borders of our sensory hardware. While the eye tries to make sense of the sensory overload, a dazzling display of highly detailed patterns and colour combinations is formed in the retina and fed to the brain: the curious phenomena you see are created by the eye itself, induced by the flickering lights. The effect is impossible to capture on video or in text; it can only be experienced in real life.” (excerpt from the Sonic Acts Exhibition broschure). I tried to take a photo of myself :) but the camera literally went crazy in the attempt of focusing on sth that can´t be grasped. It was truely one of the most trippy experiences I ever had. If you get the chance to see his work somewhere go for it!
I found this photograph in an artist book of Mike Kelly in the brand new Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. There is sth visually striking about it to me. It kinda got stuck in my head. The photo is part of a series of self-portraits in which the artist stuck cotton balls in the openings of his head. The result looks like smoke coming out everywhere..
from: Mike Kelley: Photographs:
“A number of self-portraits from 1987 mimic 19th century spirit photography, and depict Kelley emitting cotton ball “ectoplasm” from his head.”