reportage Open Studio Days

Tijdens de voorbereidingen voor de Open Studio Dagen in De Lely kwam de Trouw langs mijn tijdelijke studio in Steim. Een reportage.
trouw krant Steim

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AIR STEIM & STEIM OPENING

During a 10 days residency at Steim I’m trying out different concepts for new light and sound installations. Therefor I gave myself the task to take one day for setting up one installation proposal, make a short composition and document it. My goal is to make 5 different works this way during the residency.
During the Open Studio Days and opening of STEIM on the 9th and 10th of June I will open the doors of the studio to the public. What to show? I don’t know ..
Until then, this post will be a thread of bi-daily video documentation.

DAY ONE
Lighthouse #1

A proposal for a composition for pwm driven dc motors.
The sounds of the tiny motor movements are composed and amplified. Spinning planes of light enlarge these small movements.

DAY TWO
Popov’s Roulette

Inspired by the Tank Sound Device, one of the ‘Noise Machines’ designed by Vladimir Popov in the 1920′s, this is a proposal for a spacial rhythm and sound instrument or installation. Rotating light planes sending out sound frequencies, that become audible when one of the light sensitive speakers positioned around are hit with this light. The location of the speakers can be changed, in this video they are placed on non-calculated positions and I choose a more atmospherical part.
Imagine some fog with it, so the light planes become more visible.
vladimir popov noise machine
tank sound device popov

DAY THREE
Crochet

A claire obscure and noisy approach for installation ‘Crochet’, derives from a starting hands-on research on pattern, culture and craft, and on rhythm, interference and the waving behaviour of fabric.
Due video frame rate it is difficult to catch what’s actually happening: hypnotic interferences of pattern and light frequencies. Seen from the floor beautiful changing patterns that almost behave like flowers, blooming and hiding. From the side interesting and changing waveforms of the spinning fabric become visible.

Sound wise this is a first attempt, but I have other ideas. Maybe some friendly crackle sounds or the sound of wind? Now, it’s optical sound picked up from behind the whirling crochet. Also, I’m fantasising about a composed field of these beautiful crafted whirling fabrics, a short take of a small field of 4 is included in the video.

DAY FOUR
Stirred Mandala
On the fourth day of the residency in Steim I decided to sketch some performance ideas I had for some time. It is following up on my personal fashion of hidden patterns, whirl and floor projection.

DAY FIVE
Radwald
I started foresting wheels


Disclaimer : all titles are working titles.

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LFS : NEW TEASER!

New Teaser Out Now!

filmed and edited by Tanja Busking

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HÄXAN

Video registration of my part of iii’s performance Häxan done during Sounds of Silence Festival in Theater de Regentes, The Hague.

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Electronic Extravaganza # 2

Thursday 20th of april 2017 I’ll present ‘Hidden Patterns #0.1′ a new optical sound installation at the Electronic Extravaganza Festival in Amsterdam.

Hidden Patterns is an optical sound instrument that plays with the hypnotic and sacret properties of extremely high shutter speeds and spinning patterns.

Location: Splendor, Amsterdam

 

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SOUNDS OF SILENCE – iii

Sounds of Silence festival presents silent film masterpieces with cutting edge contemporary music, performed live. The first day of the festival will be dedicated to avant-garde film and music with a performance by iii for the Swedish film Häxan.

I will contribute in this piece with a new, adapted setup of one (!) tonewheel.

haxen
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