Archive 2005


December 17th, 2005, Thomas Maos, solo guitar performance, Location: fluctuating images. contemporary media art, Jakobstr.3, 70182 Stuttgart (City centre)

Thomas Maos, solo guitar performance

Thomas Maos may just play guitar, but in his hands the instrument gains limitless possibilities. Using an array of effect pedals, kitchen tools, and extended playing techniques, he makes the guitar sound like an organ, a drum computer, like voices, wind, or a roaring monster. Maos used to be in the pop group "Dead Poets", but has since become more interested in noise and improvised music. For his work in that field, he received an artist grant from from the Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg.

www.elektrogitarre.de

 

December 14th, Screening „Instrumental“ and „House“ – two films by Gabriel Shalom (USA) and "Bassline Baseline" by Nate Harrison (USA)

8 pm, Medienkunstgalerie fluctuating images, Jakobstr.3, 70182 Stuttgart

Gabriel Shalom - HOUSE
USA 2004
19:33 minutes
House is a whimsical video-music documentary about the different styles of house music. DJ Scott Hardkiss describes the various musical styles while an anonymous actor provides musical illustrations in a house. All the music in the video comes directly from the sounds of the actor moving about in the house.

Nate Harrison - Bassline Baseline
USA 2005
single channel DVD with sound
dimensions variable
total run time 21 minutes
Bassline Baseline is a video essay that investigates the invention, failure and subsequent resurrection of the mythic Roland TB-303 Bass Line music machine in the last two decades of the 20th century. The narrative seeks to invite thoughts on technological mediation within product innovation and creative expression. The dead-panned 'documentary' video attempts to explore how and why creative tools fail and how increasingly more options, parameters or intermediaries devised during a tool's research and development phase don't necessarily lead to increased expressivity or virtuosity during the tool's lifetime of actual use, unless the super-structure of its
cultural context is dramtically reconsidered.

Gabriel Shalom -INSTRUMENTAL
USA 2005
65:00 minutes
Bradford Reed, Thomas Truax, Bart Hopkin, and Art Harrison are four musicians who make their own special electro-acoustic instruments. INSTRUMENTAL is a poetic meditation on the lives of these instrument builders and the musical worlds they inhabit.
Through interviews and performances, the instrument-builders are presented in the context of their homes and workshops, as well as in the surrounding urban, suburban, and rural environments.
Bradford Reed is the creator of the Pencilina. The pencilina is an electric ten stringed collision of the hammer dulcimer, slide guitar, koto and fretless bass with six pickups of varied types. It is struck with sticks, plucked and bowed, giving Reed an incredibly wide sonic palette. When he plays he sounds like a whole rock band.
Thomas Truax performs accompanied by his "drummer" Sister Spinster, a variable speed automated percussion device made from a prepared bicycle wheel, and sings through his Hornicator, a modified and amplified gramophone horn channeled through a foot-controlled looping device.
Bart Hopkin is an ethnomusicologist and instrument enthusiast. He published a journal for fifteen years called Experimental Musical Instruments which remains to be the most centralized organ of the instrument-building community in America. He edited books dedicated to unique instruments, the most well known being 'Gravikords Whirlies & Pyrophones'
Arthur Harrison is by far the most obscure of the four interview subjects. He is a committed theremin enthusiast. He has built and performed his own theremins for years and sells his original theremin designs worldwide.

Quicktime 7-Trailer "Instrumental": www.thegoblins.com/trailer_02P.mov

Quicktime 6-Trailer "Instrumental": www.thegoblins.com/trailer_02P6.mov

 

November 18 - December 12, 2005: Pekerun - Home. The Secret behind the Stones. Video, Photography and Paintings by Banu Aksu and Mahmut Celayir

An exhibition by the German-Turkish Forum e.V., Stuttgart



Video, Photography and Paintings by Banu Aksu and Mahmut Celayir

Opening: Friday, 18th of November, 7 pm


Since 2003, photographer and video artist Banu Aksu and painter Mahmut Celayir, now mainly based in Stuttgart, have put together works relating to the landscape and to the people of East Anatolia. Their project is called "Road of the King", and part of it will be shown on occasion of the SIMDI - STUTTGART festival (Nov. 22-29).
Mahmut Celayir's chiaroscuro landscape paintings are almost photorealistic, a large canvas (140x180 cm) will be presented opposite a series of smaller works. In a video jointly produced by both artists he is seen as a figure in the midst of this archaic landscape.
Banu Aksu will show photos from a slum area in Istanbul, and videos on the lives of Kurdish shepherd children. Past and present of an age-old cultural landscape come alive.

More information: http://www.dtfstuttgart.de and http://www.banu-aksu.com

 

November 24th 2005, fluctuating images at SARGASSO:C - London concert series


Presentation of „media flow. videoventure on electronic music pt.1-3“.

The exhibition series “media flow. videoventure on electronic music” presented by the media art gallery fluctuating images in Stuttgart is dedicated to visual music as a phenomenon of contemporary artistic production (for information on “media flow. part 1, 2 and 3” see www.fluctuating-images.de under 'archive').

The exhibition series aims to present current trends in the field of visual music. For media flow. videoventure on electronic music. part I in November 2004, film and video artists were invited to show their different concepts visualising music that vary depending on their background – as installation artists, architects or designers for example.
media flow. videoventure on electronic music. part II in March 2005 was dedicated to audiovisual combinations. Since the new media allow coordination of pictures and sounds in real time, ever more artists and acts are working on both sound and image – and can do it even live. New mixing boards allow you to treat CDs and DVDs in the same way; cutting and editing processes that used to require extensive postproduction are now done on the spot. The emphasis of the exhibition is on cinematic sequences developing simultaneously with the music or before it – in reversal of the conventional situation, where already existing music is used for a visualization afterwards.
The third part of the exhibition series arises from the contest “Dancing the Screen” and deals with the relations between video/film, electronic music and dance. Here, the term “dance”, however, doesn’t only refer to dancing persons, but also to any kind of objects in motion. Like in the early experimental films where forms and colours started to dance by means of the postproduction such as cutting, editing and montage. This extended dance term is also valid for the context of “Dancing the Screen” – as a frame for different kinds of cinematic dance to electronic music.

SARGASSO:C - London concert series
Welcome to Sargasso's journeys to uncharted musical territories, where all contemporary currents merge and evolve. Sargasso is an independent label with a difference. Far from the noisy realms of mainstream commercialism, Sargasso offers the discerning listener an insight into new experimental music by established as well as up-and-coming artists. Adventurous music for inquiring minds. SARGASSO:C CONCERT SERIES CONTINUES...As part of its 10th year anniversary celebrations the Sargasso label continues its series of concerts at London's Salon des Arts. Sargasso:C events take place every 2 months. The next concert will be on Thursday November 24th at 7:30pm. Winter is approaching and encouraging us to hibernate. But as human beings endowed with free-will we can still react and decide to brave the darkness in order to hear some exciting new music. Not just music this time but also video (see below). It could be worse: you could be going to an office xmas party... This month's programme includes: Special guests: Cornelia and Holger Lund curators of the Fluctuating Images contemporary media art gallery in Stuttgart, Germany. They will present a choice selection of ground-breaking music videos by European and American artists. Flautist and composer Paul Cheneour (pictured) whose jazz, contemporary, Arab and Indian influences contribute to create his unique sound. Music of and for the spirit. Sargasso composer John Palmer who will premiere ...after silence, his new work for keyboards and electronics. Sound-sculpting intervention by Paul Chauncy (laptop/synthesizers). Collaborative improvisations with Daniel Biro (electric piano/synthesizers) together with the above guests. Other surprises... So lend us your ears and join us for a drink on: Thursday 24th November - from 7.30 to 10.30 at the Salon des Arts 191 Queen's Gate Kensington London SW7 5EU tube: South Kensington

What is SARGASSO:C? 'C' = Concert, Creative, Contemporary, Collaborative, Club, Cafe. Sargasso:C is a live platform for all Sargasso artists to present their work and ideas within the unique surroundings of the Salon des Arts. Whether improvised music, written compositions or even talks about artistic concepts, each Sargasso:C event will take audiences onto unexpected sonic journeys. Apart from artists from the Sargasso stable, the performances will also include very special guests from all creative disciplines: video, literature, science, interactive technologies, etc. Some events will be given over to guest 'CJs' who will curate the evening's proceedings. Sargasso:C will also integrate with other artistic events at the Salon des Arts by collaborating on exhibitions and developing sound-design installations which may run for several days. SARGASSO:C has 2 distinct spaces: - the Sound Gallery (strictly listening and no talking area)- the Cafe (strictly drinking and talking area) C YOU THERE!

Salon des Arts 191 Queen's Gate Kensington London SW7 5EU tube: South Kensington http://www.salondesarts.org
tel: 0207 589 3668

 

Red Light Concert #10
TV Remix - "Media criticism in real time"
Philipp Rahlenbeck is jumping channels for us
Saturday, November 12, 2005, 8pm
fluctuating images, Jakobstr.3, 70182 Stuttgart


TV Remix
"Media criticism in real time"
Philipp Rahlenbeck is jumping channels for us

Recently, the BBC opened parts of their programme archive, as an opportunity for VJs to create video mixes out of footage from old documentaries on art, society, and nature. A special licence allowed free treatment of the images. Philipp Rahlenbeck, media artist from Berlin, didn't wait around for that kind of offer. As soon as 2002, he created a live TV remix in collaboration with Timo Reuss, where he reshuffled the multitude of channels on an astra satellite through his own software programme for the 175th anniversary of the Kunstverein Württemberg. Rahlenbeck doesn't use prepared archive material for his mixes, but what's currently on air: where Fred Astaire meets soap opera, and football teams battle vs. ice hockey cracks. The whole TV landscape becomes an audiovisual collage from global white noise. This is an artificial and artistic condensation of our daily experience when zapping through channels.
"TV Remix" uses a sequencer software designed by the artist to optimize the editing and looping of audio and video material from a live source. The software can also operate "musically", using a bpm grid, a time and pitch shifter, and effect plug-ins.
Philipp Rahlenbeck works as VJ, DJ, and media artist. He's a member of Stuttgart's artist collective Mongomania (www.mongomania.com).. While studying computing science he developed music software for Native Instruments and worked for the commercial media lab MESO. He creates diverse software solutions for audio and video performances.

The audiovisual concert series "Rotlichtkonzerte" are curated by Matthias Siegert (www.siegert.cc).

 

October 16th till November 6th 2005 “media flow. videoventure on electronic music. part III” - opening: sunday october 16th, at half past seven p.m.


Contest on “Dancing the Screen: Relations Between Video, Electronic Music and Dance” for the exhibition “media flow. videoventure on electronic music. part III”

The exhibition series “media flow. videoventure on electronic music” presented by the media art gallery fluctuating images in Stuttgart is dedicated to visual music as a phenomenon of contemporary artistic production (for information on “media flow. part I and II” see www.fluctuating-images.de under 'archive'). The third part of the exhibition series arises from the contest “Dancing the Screen” and deals with the relations between video/film, electronic music and dance. Here, the term “dance”, however, doesn’t only refer to dancing persons, but also to any kind of objects in motion. Like in the early experimental films where forms and colours started to dance by means of the postproduction such as cutting, editing and montage. This extended dance term is also valid for the context of “Dancing the Screen” – as a frame for different kinds of cinematic dance to electronic music.

Winner:
1st prize (500,- Euro):
Antonin de Bemels (Brussells)

2nd prize (500,- Euro):
Thomas Schunke (Geneva)

Other participants of the screening-programme:
Cie mulleras (Béziers)
Lior Lev (Stuttgart)
Ali M. Demirel (Istanbul)
Nikola Lutz/Kasumi (Stuttgart/Cleveland)
Douglas Parsons (Lausanne)

The exhibition takes place at the gallery “fluctuating images. contemporary media art” in Stuttgart from October 16th (opening at half past seven p.m.) till November 6th, 2005.

From November 7th toNovember 13th the screening programme will be streamed in cooperation with Fabian Chyles project multiple choice: www.mc-performance.org

In connection with the exhibition the scientific workshop “Dancing the Screen – on the Relation Between Film and Dance” takes place on November 5th/6th, 2005.

Jury:
Iris Dressler (Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart)
Hans D. Christ (Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart)
4youreye (Eva Bischof-Herlbauer, Gery Herlbauer, VJs, co-organiser „contact europe“, Vienna)
Erwin Herzberger (Institut Darstellen und Gestalten I, Universität Stuttgart)
Annette Geiger (Institut für Produkt- und Prozessgestaltung, Universität der Künste, Berlin)

The exhibition series “media flow. videoventure on electronic music” is curated by Cornelia and Holger Lund.

The exhibition takes place in cooperation with media-space 05. See www.media-space.org

With friendly support of:
Medienteam der Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart, MFG Filmförderung
Baden-Württemberg, Hypo-Kulturstiftung, f_concept. ton-licht-medientechnik, Unternehmen Form, Lift Stuttgart

 

November 5th till 6th 2005 Scientific workshop “Dancing the Screen - on the Relation Between Film and Dance”

The workshop takes place in the context of the exhibition “media flow. videoventure on electronic music. part III”, where the results of the contest “Dancing the Screen: Relations Between Video, Electronic Music and Dance” will be shown.


Concept:
„La danse est un sujet idéal pour le cinéma“, Man Ray states in 1936. A declaration which seems convincing if one considers that dance and film share fundamental aspects like movement and the sequence in time. Early experimental film (i. e. Man Ray, Fernand LÈger or the Absolute Film) takes innovations in modern dance from around 1900 and experiments with choreographies of lights and objects. But these films do not simply present dancing lights, objects and forms - instead, the two media interact: on the one hand new forms of dance are translated into the film medium, on the other hand film is redefined by the media-specific editing and processing of dance characteristics.
The combination of film and dance is frequent in current stage productions. Due to developing technology there are more and more experiments with live generated film or computer images which are integrated into the choreography. Dance stepping from a three-dimensional stage onto a two-dimensional screen and on into three dimensions again within a multi-media space: these are the movements the workshop will follow.

Programme:

Saturday, November 5th 2005

14.00 h – 15.30 h
Begrüßung
Cornelia und Holger Lund
Lena Christolova (Konstanz): Germaine Dulac: La cinégraphie intégrale Abstract

16.00 h -18.00 h
Jen Haas (Zürich): Tanz ist wie die bessere Seite des Lebens. Zu den Konzeptionen des Tanzes im populären Tanzfilm
Matthias Weiß (Berlin): Tanzende Bilder? Musikvideos und Visual Music im Spannungsfeld zwischen Repräsentativität und Performanz Abstract

18.30 h – 20.00 h
Screening des Wettbewerbs „Dancing the Screen“/ Diskussion

Sunday, November 6th 2005

9.30 h – 11.30 h
Marco Costantini (Lausanne): Lighting of the body - le corps comme objet de diffraction. Les nouveaux médias et la choréographie contemporaine Abstract
Susanne Foellmer (Berlin): „Andere Räume“ - Diffusionen zwischen Körper und Kamera Abstract

12.00 h – 13.30 h
Multiple Choice/ Fabian Chyle und Alexander Schmidt, Video Lecture

The workshop takes place in cooperation with Multiple Choice: www.mc-performance.org

With the friendly support of:
Medienteam der Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart, MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg, f.concept Licht- und Tontechnik, Unternehmen Form

 

September 30 - October 2, 2005 Free Will 2 - I'm not a fish
An exhibition by Stefan Röttger (Pressplay/Cologne) and Jörg Koch (Solovyev/Stuttgart).

Opening on Friday, September 30, 8pm, fluctuating images, Jakobstr.3, 70182 Stuttgart
Opening times: Sat. and Sun., October 1-2, 4-6pm


Installation with artificial aquarium, cameras, pc, monitor, loudspeaker, trigger and water


Deterministic chaos means that what seems a completely irregular chaotic behavior follows the laws of deterministic dynamics. The cause is not in accidental influences from without (like noise), but lies within, implied in the system's parameters. That's why systems with a deterministic chaotic bahavior are not really stochastic systems. It isn't by chance that they resemble what subjectively appears to be free will, and also the value systems currently on the marketplace which offer a deeper meaning. In short, this is about fish and the big things in our lives: love, belief, hope, and power supply.
A structural model of such a system (on a scale of 1:5000000042) will be presented by Stefan Röttger and Jörg Koch from in Stuttgart's gallery for media art, fluctuating images.

Stefan Röttger is a VJ and part of the cologne based VJ-Duos pressplay www.pressplay.de

Jörg Koch is a musician and part of the Label onitor www.onitor.de

Rotlichtkonzert #9 - featuring 15th. International Videofestival Bochum
Screening-Programme on Saturday, August 27th, 8pm, fluctuating images, Jakobstr.3, 70182 Stuttgart

As part of his series of audiovisual "Red Light Concerts" for the media art gallery "fluctuating images", Matthias Siegert presents a selection of films from the 15th International Video-Festival Bochum. The festival focused on visualizations of music, featuring music clip specials and staging a VJ contest.
Members of the jury were: Barbara Doser, Remco Vlaanderen, Christoph Böll, Jessica Manstetten, Hilde Hoffmann, Gesa Ruge, Lukas Jötten and Stefan Dabrock.

Informations: www.videofestival.org

 

musical studies and visual loops – Friday, 12th August 2005, 9pm


fluctuating images. contemporary media art, Jakobstr. 3, 70182 Stuttgart

Music: DJ Mark Lorenz Kysela und DVJ Jaywalk

Visual Material: DVJ Jaywalk
Visual Cuts: Vincent Geisel

Style: Leftfield-Music, Weird-Music, Old-Tunes and Future-Stuff

 

July 3rd till 24th 2005 Corinna Schnitt – Living a Beautiful Life


„Living a Beautiful Life”, 13 min, DVD, 2003
vs. Found footage from East German productions of the seventies

„Das nächste Mal”, 6 Min, DVD, 2003
„Schlangenkinder” – photographies, 2004

Opening: Sunday July 3rd 2005, 7.30 pm
Duration of the exhibition: July 4th till July 24th 2005-01-08 Opening hours: Thursday 6 to 8 pm, Saturday & Sunday 4 to 6 pm and on inquiry: fluctuating-images@gmx.de or phone: ++49/(0)711/5051114

Imagine a life you dreamed of for yourself when you were a child. A perfect life. Seemingly naive, Corinna Schnitt embraces common desires and conventional ideas of happiness, staging them up in an almost merciless quasi-documentary scenery. A handsome couple in a stylish villa high above LA confide to the camera that they possess, and that they represent, everything we ordinary people can only dream about. This exhaustive litany of complete bliss is hardly bearable. Bizarre as such a wallow in clichés seems, Corinna Schnitt's work is far from simple parody, cheap effects and punch lines. She masters the dramaturgically effective method of subtly combining artificial and naturalistic pictures. It's characteristic for Schnitt’s precise films that they leave us with an irritating ambiguity, causing a sometimes amusing sometimes disturbing problem of decoding. That’s how her barely moving pictures pull the rug from under our feet – gently and very friendly.

About found footage from East German productions of the seventies:
Small naked children playing with a baby tiger in a heavenly landscape, surrounded by large balloons. This material doesn’t originate from Hollywood, the factory of fictions, but from an East German film production of the seventies.
The confrontation of both films within an installation throws fresh semantic perspectives on each of them. Contrasting two seemingly hermetic utopian fictions shows them cracking at the seams.

 

June 17th 2005 "Cross Currents" - A screening program of Bay Area Video Artists curated by Heike Liss

Friday, 17th of June 2005 "Cross Currents" - A screening program of Bay Area Video Artists, 8 pm, admission: 4,- €, Location: fluctuating images. contemporary media art, Jakobstr.3, 70182 Stuttgart (City centre)

A screening program of Bay Area Video Artists with works by:
Halflifers, Amy Hicks, Sarah Klein, Ellen Lake, Heike Liss, Brendan Lott, Kristin Lucas, Trish Stone, Nomi Talisman, Michael Trigilio, Isabel Reichert & Sean Fletcher, Anne Walsh.
Artist Heike Liss curates a one-hour program introducing videomakers from the San Francisco Bay Area. While each video deploys a unique aesthetic language, their common thread is the allegorical quality the artists bring to their storytelling. Resisting the Aristotelian definitions of "beginning", "climax" and "ending", this non-linear narrative allows for a participatory and interactive viewing experience, leaving the interpretation of the underlying subtext up to the audience.

Programme:

Fun House
Sarah Klein, 1999
A document of several daily activities, situated within the framework of a
household and the interior landscape of the mind. The essential pairing of
unexpected sound and image allows a new identity to emerge, giving a voice
to the objects and hands, and translating motion into emotion.

Suspended Number II
Amy Hicks, 2004
Suspended Number II (from the Suspended Series) resides in the space where a mundane everyday drive slips from reality to fantasy and back again. The road is eliminated, the very object that cars and people rely on to get them from point A to B. Now road-less, a hypnotic fantasy of flight ensues conflicting with occasional glimpses of stop and go traffic. Number II propels forward through an abstracted timelessness, revealing the present commonness of traffic and the future potential of hovering spacecraft. The Suspended Series will ultimately include a total of five bridge-drive movies ruminating on sky (San Mateo Bridge), flight (San Francisco Bay Bridge), ground (Dunbarton Bridge), water (Richmond-San Rafael Bridge), and suspense
(Golden Gate Bridge).

Untitled Book Series
Michael Trigilio, 2001-2005
Michael Trigilio's video serial is a non-linear suite of short videos
anchored in relationships to specific books. The videos vacillate among
forms ranging from abstraction to portraiture, documentary, and satire.
Trigilio investigates our cultural infatuation with popular media, anxiety,
and narcissism, often using humor to expose and disarm otherwise delicate
situations. Each video is a conceptually insular packet of cultural,
literary, or personal information. These pieces, when taken together, are
essentially a self-portrait — a pop abstractionist personality composite.

Snowglobes
Trish Stone, 2004
In Snowglobes I am using video to capture the magical quality of these
baubles in their best moment, when the snow is softly swirling around.
Projected, these miniatures become large enough that a viewer can imagine
entering these perfect worlds. I coupled these visions with a piece of music
by Michael Trigilio to convey the dreamlike quality of the landscapes. I
also included text which tells the story of how I aquiered each snow
globe., and the associations I have with it. In this piece there is a sense
that the reality I experience falls short of the one encased in the glass.

Lower East Side Bike Drum Roll
Kristin Lucas , 2004-05
Lower East Side Bike Drum Roll is a tribute piece to the residents of the
Lower East Side in Manhattan who have enriched many lives through activism,
poetry and prose, theatre and music, and an underground hip hop movement. "I attached a drum kit to the handlebars of my bicycle and rode through the neighborhoods of the Lower East Side, performing in traffic: a drum roll for the duration of each red light followed by a cymbal crash on green."

Monster Lip Sync
Anne Walsh , 2005
A split-screen, silent projection of two older women apparently miming some
form of vocalization. The artist has employed her mother and her mother's
oldest friend, both Anglo-Saxon women in their sixties, to listen to a
soundtrack of monsters from films. The two women, each in a different
manner, attempt to "lip sync" the beasts they can only imagine in their
minds, based on the roaring, growling, muttering, screaming, preening, and
struggling sounds they are listening to. Shot outdoors with a hand-held
camera on Super 8 film (and transferred to video), the image frames their
faces and shoulders only, following them as they move, sometimes
inexplicably slowly, through their pantomime.
The silence of Monster Lip Sync asks the viewer to imagine the sounds the
women are hearing, (sounds that are themselves imaginary, as monsters are), mirroring the women's own imagining of the monsters' visual form.

Silence
Brendan Lott, 2004
A reinterpretation of the 1990 Jonathan Demme film “The Silence of the
Lambs”, in which all of the human sounds - speaking, breathing, screaming,
crying have been removed. The result is the appearance of narrative and
structure but devoid of any real content as the participants are reduced to
a series of desperate glances and cold stares.

Proceedings
Sean Fletcher & Isabel Reichert, 2005
Fletcher and Reichert debate the evidence presented in the widely publicized
and highly romanticized trial of Scott Peterson (who murdered his pregnant
wife Lacy in order to pursue an adulterous relationship with a massage
therapist). The video documents their arguments in familiar locations, such
as a kitchen or a bedroom or the supermarket, and presses the audience to
consider whether they are discussing a murder trial or trivial problems in
their own relationship.

Rubber Band Ball
Ellen Lake, 2002
San Francisco legends Samir and Nabil Kishek worked for over two years from
their storefront, the Pride Superette, on their quest to build the world’s
largest rubber band ball.

Surface & Time #8
Heike Liss/Fred Frith. 2004-2005
Surface and time is comprised of a collection of short videos. The point of
departure for the videos was an examination of sameness and difference in
the techniques, perception, expectations, and forms of presentation in video
and photography. The footage consists of images and sounds of everyday life.
The scenes and places are so familiar and quotidian that they could easily
go unnoticed. By mixing the ambient recordings with sounds that are produced
in the studio, Liss and Frith aim to change the perception of familiar
situations. They are especially interested in creating a discrepancy between
what we see and what we hear in the work, and how a soundtrack may evoke
expectations of a narrative that will never actually unfold. Surface & Time
#8 was filmed while passing through a railway station in Switzerland.

Everything I knew about America I learned from the movies
Nomi Talisman, 2003
“Everything I knew about America I learned from the Movies” is a cycle of 11
short pieces, made from found footage on 16 mm film and 8 mm film, mostly home movies. The original footage was scanned to the computer, and edited digitally. Each piece relates to a film genre: a musical, a western, a Hitchcock film, etc. Everything I knew about America I learned from the Movies explores the relationship between home movies and amateur film to mainstream cinema, the society that produced them, and the people who watch them.

 

May 28th till June 11th 2005 „Hearing and Listening Vanishes“, exhibition with Gundula Schorr und Bernhard Kehrer

Opening night: Saturday, 28th of May 2005, 8 pm

Hearing and Seeing Fade
An exhibition curated by Vivien Moskaliuk and Florian Härle
The installation “Hearing and Seeing Fade” by artists Gundula Schorr and Bernhard Kehrer consists of two parts: the phenomenon of sound is confronted with semantic meaning and with the act of seeing. “YesYesNoNo” contrasts the unequivocal meaning of digital codes with the ambiguity of subtexts in speech. “The Eye Hears the Rain” examines the interaction of acoustic and visual processes in a choreography for eye movements.

YesYesNoNo
Composition for headphones
YesYesNoNo explores the acoustic possibilities of a bit sequence that corresponds to the binary code YesYesNoNo. 1 is interpreted as “yes” by the speaker, 0 as “no”. The word sequence is interpreted by a male and a female voice according to a tonal score. The sound material is organized following musical parameters within the given form of the bit sequence, and the emotional qualities of the semantic content are examined.
Both speech sequences are played simultaneously through headphones. The possibilities of overlaying and mixing both channels (right left) are toyed with, semantic occurrences seem to be interpreted as affirmation or deletion, discourse or standstill. YesYes, YesNo, NoNo, NoYes.

The Eye Hears the Rain
Choreography for 4 monitors and 2 eyes
This piece plays on the possibilities of movement and interaction of 2 filmed eyes on 4 monitors. The monitors function as a stage, the eyes as the actors: 2 video-columns are arranged with 2 monitors each looking in opposite directions (front and back). That way a spatial situation is created which allows the recorded images to move not only within the screens, but also throughout the space between the screens.
The choreography works with the movements of the eye: iris movement, opening and closing the eyelid or blinking, these are parameters of communication between the 2 eyes.
The soundtrack changes from a quiet sound (white noise like falling rain) into the formation of vowels.

Opening hours:
Opening night: Saturday, 28th of May, 8 pm
Opening hours: Thursday 6 to 8 pm, Saturday and Sunday 4 to 6 pm and on inquiry: florianvincent@gmx.de

Supported by: LBBW, www.siegert.cc and visuarte.

 

Visual Music - educational project with the Friedrich-Schiller-Gymnasium (Marbach)

This project won a prize in the federal competition "Kinder zum Olymp" by the Kulturstiftung der Länder - presentation of prices 10.06.2005

Starting from media flow pt.1 the media art gallery fluctuating images developped together with the Friedrich-Schiller-Gymnasium (Marbach) for the competition "Kinder zum Olymp by the Kulturstiftung der Länder the educational project "Visual Music - Musik im Auge behalten".

www.kinderzumolymp.de

Detailed project information under:

http://www.wettbewerb-kulturstiftung.de/(lywir1455kxcdkyw1cuqgi45)/show_project_short.aspx?id=132

Presentation of prices on June, 10th 2005 at 12am, Reithalle A, Kinder- und Jugendtheater des Hans Otto Theater Potsdam, Schiffbauergasse with the president of the Kultusministerkonferenz and Ministerin für Bildung, Forschung und Kultur des Landes Brandenburg, Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka.

 

Friday, 27th of May.2005 fluctuating images at Project 101, Paris, with a presentation of "media flow. videoventure on electronic music. pt.1" and "pt.2"

Project 101, 44 rue de Larochefoucauld, 75009, Paris, 01 49 95 95 85
www.project-101.com
Basement Lounge : MEDIA FLOW
10€ avec boissons incluses
21H00 - 01H00horaire

 

May 13th till 15th 2005 Exhibition - Grafikfreunde Stuttgart


Design and graphic art by: Patrick Amor, Rainer Czarnetzki, Daniel Fritz, Frank von Grafenstein, Andreas Mayer, Bernd Schifferdecker, Franz Scholz, Michael Scholz, Maik Stapelberg, and Marcus Stauber
Grafikfreunde Stuttgart (Friends for Graphic Art, Stuttgart) were founded in October 2003, when ten self-employed graphic designers and artists, who had previously met at the State Academy of Art and Design in Stuttgart, felt the need for a common basis to work out new perspectives in visual communication.
The Friends work in many areas: poster design, editorial design, typography, illustration, information graphics, corporate design, photography.. This variety of interrelating disciplines invites coproduction, as can be seen in their first joint exhibition, where graphic design in all its aspects is presented in collaborations and solo works. There will be posters, magazines, packagings, fonts, photographs, and illustrations. The icing on the cake will be a presentation of entries for an intern competition and a documentation of Freunde-related events.
see also: www.grafikfreunde-stuttgart.de


Opening: Friday, May 13, 2005, 9pm
DJ: Robin Hofmann, Pulver Records
Opening times: Friday, May 13, 2005: 9pm-2am, Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15, 2005: 12am-8pm.

May 5th till 8th 2005 Video_Circling – The camera as picture source, vj-workshop

Rotlichtkonzert #8


In 2005 there will be a second vj-workshop lasting several days at the media art gallery, following the success of last spring's international workshop “Video_Recycling. Sample-Mix-Remix” (see www.fluctuating-images.de).
This year the vj-workshop is entitled “Video_Circling – The camera as picture source”. It is jointly organised by vj-team “4youreye” (Vienna, www.4youreye.at), co-organizer of the international vj-festival “contact europe” (www.contacteurope.org, www.projekttor.org) and founder of the first Austrian vj-label EYE|CON (www.eye-con.tv), by Matthias Siegert (Stuttgart, www.siegert.cc), vj and architect, and by media art gallery fluctuating images.

Topic of the workshop is the generation of pictures directly from the camera itself and from connected equipment without using any external material. The camera does not only work as a medium for pictures but as a producer of pictures. This may be achieved by using defective equipment, methods of feedback, or deliberate interference with the camera provoking malfunction. Starting point for this topic is an issue of reflection on media that goes back to the sixties (Fluxus and Expanded Cinema) and has become fruitful again in recent audiovisual productions (i. e. works from Yoshi, Rechenzentrum, Madame Chao a. o.).

The video workshop will finish in a public presentation of the resulting works on Sunday, 8th of May, 8 pm, admission: 4,- €. The presentation will be accompanied by music of Mark Lorenz Kysela and phisch that will likewise be generated using sound-media (e.g. an audio-mixer) as sound producing media.
The workshop is free and open to all who are interested. 3,- € per day should be paid for expenses.

The workshop takes place in co-operation with Wand 5 e. V.. Uli Wegenast (Wand 5) will make a presentation of films produced without camera on Friday, 6th of May. Admission: 4,-€


With the friendly support of:
Medienteam der Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart, Unternehmen Form, f_concept. licht- und tontechnik
Contact and registration:
Matthias Siegert, matthias@siegert.cc and fluctuating-images@gmx.de

 

April 26th 2005 Elliott Sharp – Terraplane

April 26th 2005, 8 pm: Elliott Sharp – Terraplane

Location: fluctuating images. contemporary media art, Jakobstr.3, 70182 Stuttgart (City centre)

Elliott Sharp's Terraplane is back to follow up their fantastic Blues for Next, switching from the now defunct Knitting Factory to Gaff Music. While Blues for Next had them really expanding on the sound
offered up on Terraplane, their fairly straight blues debut, Do the Don't has them distilling all the elements that made Blues for Next such a success into a sharply focused (pun intended) future blues
that actually has stronger ties to the raw eclectic blues of the '50s and '60s than just about any other blues album recorded in the last 20 years. While the last album had one disc devoted to the guest
artists and one disc more devoted to expanding the blues tradition in new ways, Do the Don't succeeds in integrating the two approaches in a remarkably organic way. There's no doubt that these are deep blues tunes that are fully imbued with everything that would mean to even a casual blues listener; it's a feeling you can't deny. On the other hand, there are sounds on this album that have probably never been heard on a blues album before, and the band pulls it all off without a hitch.

Sam Furnace, mostly on baritone sax, sounds fantastic here, in what were among his final recording sessions. As a rhythm section, Dave Hofstra and Sim Cain are right in the pocket, and while Cain comes on like Drumbo on "Oil Blues," he also knows when to lay behind the beat for a real blues feel. Eric Mingus and Dean Bowman are both excellent vocalists, and along with Sharp, supply bluesy lyrics that never rely on standard blues clichés. Of course, the real star is Sharp's guitar playing. He's got a range of the nastiest guitar tones imaginable, and his guitar cries, screams, and growls with abandon. His solos are reckless and dizzying at times, but never lose the feeling of the blues, which is quite an accomplishment considering some folks will be scratching their heads trying to figure out how he's doing what he's doing. There are also some tasty production details in the mix: the swirl of tremolo guitars in the background of "Lost Souls" and "Stop That Thing," the judiciously used triggers in Cain's hybrid kit on "Life in a Crackerbox," and the programmed rhythm of "In the Drift." "Lost Souls" is also notable for ist work-song like chorus and wailing lap steel from Sharp. In fact, just about every track has a jaw dropping guitar solo, whether it's electric, acoustic, or lap steel. Do the Don't is modern, contemporary electric blues that never forgets the grit and grease of the men who pioneered it, and that totally eschews the sheen and safe blues licks of so many contemporary blues albums. This is the real deal, played by men who really understand what real blues is all about. Maybe that's why a blues guitar god like Hubert Sumlin has been sitting in with these guys for years, and not with blues posers like Jonny Lang or Keb' Mo'. Highly Recommended. ~ Sean Westergaard, All Music Guide

Elliott Sharp: guitar
Alex Harding: saxophone
Curtis Fowlkes: trombone
David Hoftstra: bass ans tuba
Eric Mingus: vocals
Lance Carter: drums

 

April 24th 2005 lisbon waves - @c (Pedro Tudela and Miguel Carvalhais) and Vitor Joaquim
presented by friedstyle

April 24th 2005, 8 pm: lisbon waves - @c (Pedro Tudela and Miguel Carvalhais) and Vitor Joaquim, Location: fluctuating images. contemporary media art, Jakobstr.3, 70182 Stuttgart (City centre)

@c and Vitor Joaquim
Working together since 2000, @c started as a trio and later shrank to a duo that ocasionally re-expands to an audiovisual trio when performing with the Austrian artist Lia.
The musical work of @c is developed in the cross-section of three complimentary approaches to sound art and electronic music: algorithmic composition, concrete sounds and improvisation. If on one hand their compositions are usually built around strong structural foundations, it's also common that multiple bits are freed from these structures when integrated into the sound work, contributing to the settling of elaborate strategies of deconstruction. Improvisation, either in dialogue or discussion, is central to @c's performances, as is the will to create open compositions and to nurture ongoing processes that digitally amplify sound realities. The creation of cross-links between referrals and memories plays with the balance between reconnaissance and abstraction.
Pedro Tudela is a plastic artist and a musician and teaches at the Painting Department of the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto (FBAUP).
Miguel Carvalhais is a designer and musician and teaches at the Design Department of FBAUP.
Since 2000, they cooperatively run the media label Crónica.

Vitor Joaquim started performing improvised music in 1982 with Emidio Buchinho. For some years he studied cinema and produced sound for cinema, and video, while also working as a video director.
He first started composing for dance in 1989 at the Lisbon Dance Company (CDL) with Mark Haim that would later take his work to the Coogan Dancers from Munich. Since then, Vitor Joaquim has been composing for dance, theater, cinema, video, installations and multimedia, having worked with such creators as: Andreas Stocklein, Mónica Calle, Mark Haim, Vera Mantero, Paulo Ribeiro, Maria João Pires, Álvaro Correia, Luis Fonseca, Vitor Garcia, Guillermo W. Molina, Sónia Rocha, Sandro Aguilar, Stephanie Tiersch, Teresa Ranieri, Marija Stamancovich and Rui Horta among others. With Rui Horta he created the music for “Pixel”, “LP” and integrated: “Rugas”, “Blind spot” and several other works from Rui.
He is teaching and coordinating audiovisuals at Restart -School of Creativity and New Technology in Lisbon.

Informationen:
www.at-c.org
www.cronicaelectronica.org
www.carvalhais.org
www.virose.pt/tudela
www.friedstyle.com

 

April 15th till 17th 2005 Plattform für freie Musik - extended


Location: fluctuating images. contemporary media art, Jakobstr.3, 70182 Stuttgart (City centre)

Programme:

Friday, 15th of April 2005, 8 pm.
STROM, Ensemble der Autoren
Pierre Ampère and Victor Volt
Saturday, 16th of April 2005, 8 pm. Trio Vopá
Sunday, 17th of April 2005, 8 pm. Sonja and Anja Füsti; mikrokid

Graphic Design: bibi_melange, Eva Schmeckenbecher and Volker Kühn

Coordination: Tim Blechmann, timblechmann@gmx.de

 

March 13th till April 3rd 2005 Exhibition „media flow. videoventure on electronic music. part II”


Screening programme and audiovisual installation with the following participants:
Pfadfinderei/Modeselektor (Berlin); Kasumi (Cleveland/USA); church of anthrax (Rotterdam); pressplay./Solovyev (Cologne and Stuttgart); PhiLipp GEIST (viDeogeist)/ERHY (Berlin); GVA: Oliver Moore (Graphic Art, Stuttgart), Marcel Panne/Sehvermoegen (Video, Cologne) und Tim Blechmann (Music, Stuttgart); Sven Fernow (Kirchheim)

Opening: March 13th 2005, 7.30 pm, with presentations of Pfadfinderei/Modeselektor, PhiLipp GEIST (viDeogeist) and Marcel Panne/Sehvermoegen
Duration of the exhibition: March 14th till April 3rd 2005
Opening hours: Thursday 6 to 8 pm, Saturday & Sunday 4 to 6 pm and on inquiry: fluctuating-images@gmx.de or phone: ++49/(0)711/5051114
Lange Nacht der Museen: Saturday March 19th 2005, 7 pm to 2 am
Location: fluctuating images. contemporary media art, Jakobstr.3, 70182 Stuttgart (City centre)

The exhibition series media flow. videoventure on electronic music is dedicated to visual music as a phenomenon of contemporary artistic production. The exhibition series aims to present current trends in the field of visual music. For the first part of the series in November 2004, film and video artists from different backgrounds were invited to show their specific angle on visualising music.
media flow. videoventure on electronic music. part II is dedicated to audiovisual combinations. Since the new media allow coordination of pictures and sounds in real time, ever more artists and acts are working on both sound and image – and can do it even live. New mixing boards allow you to treat CDs and DVDs in the same way; cutting and editing processes that used to require extensive postproduction are now done on the spot. The emphasis of the exhibition is on cinematic sequences developing simultaneously with the music or before it – in reversal of the conventional situation, where already existing music is used for a visualization afterwards.
Further information:
www.pfadfinderei.com and www.dalbin.com
www.pressplay.de and www.onitor.de
www.p-geist.de, www.videogeist.de
www.sehvermoegen.de and www.mokabar.tk

The exhibition series media flow. videoventure on electronic music is curated by Cornelia Lund and Holger Lund
With friendly support of:
Medienteam der Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart
MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg
Hypo-Kulturstiftung, München
Unternehmen Form, Stuttgart, www.unternehmenform.de
f_concept. ton-licht-medientechnik, Stuttgart, www.f-concept.de
Lift Stuttgart

 

March 24th 2005 Audiopieces for Videoprojection, 8pm


Location: fluctuating images. contemporary media art, Jakobstr.3, 70182 Stuttgart (City centre)

10 Audiopieces for Videoprojection - Improvisation for 2 Laptops & 2 Videoprojectors
with nin.jah (video), cal72 (video), friedstyle (Laptop) and fritz64(Laptop)

 

February 20th 2005 improvisation concert: Plattform für freie Musik, 8 pm

Location: fluctuating images. contemporary media art, Jakobstr.3, 70182 Stuttgart (City centre)

 

February 12th 2005 Rotlichtkonzert 7# Videodance Performance, 8 pm


Location: fluctuating images. contemporary media art, Jakobstr.3, 70182 Stuttgart (City centre)

Lior Lev (concept)
Marc Uhlig (live video)
Ralitza Maeähounova (dance)

Lior Lev, Marc Uhlig and Ralitza Malehounova will present the first results of their work, still in progress, with the interactive software Isadora.

The audiovusual concerts "Rotlichtkonzerte" are presented by Matthias Siegert. Contact: matthias@siegert.cc

 

February 4th till 6th 2005 n desir (Goh Lee Kwang & Lau Mun Leng)


Opening: February 4nd 2005, 8 pm with live performance
Duration of the exhibition: February 5rd till 6th 2005
Opening hours: Saturday & Sunday 4 pm to 6 pm and on inquiry: fluctuating-images@gmx.de or phone: ++49/(0)711/5051114
Location: fluctuating images. contemporary media art, Jakobstr.3, 70182 Stuttgart (City centre)


n desir
Coming from the crossover of visual and auditory arts, n desir studio (Goh Lee Kwang & Lau Mun Leng) present their recent works in the field of video projections and sound installations. They work in both analogue and digital media. They're interested in different ways of perception, aestheticising the experience of every day life. The film “bubbles” by Lau Mun Leng shows bubbles rising, very abstract at first, gradually becoming more concrete. Through filmic abstraction she extracts an increasingly psychedelic starry sky from a glass of sparkling water.
Further information:
http://www.geocities.com/herbalrecords
http://www.geocities.com/ndesirestudio
http://yat.ch/emacm

And have a look at Stefan Tiron's article:

http://www.revistasunete.ro/articole/php/kwang.php

 

January 21th 2005 Daniel Vujanic, Nervous Lovers


Admission: 3,- €, Location: fluctuating images. contemporary media art, Jakobstr.3, 70182 Stuttgart (City centre)

Trio Daniel Vujanic (electronics, instruments) Daniel Kartmann (drumkit, percussion) and
Matthias Siegert (visuals)

 

January 15th 2005 tigershrimp

Admission: 3,- €, Location: fluctuating images. contemporary media art, Jakobstr.3, 70182 Stuttgart (City centre)

Trio Gabriel Shalom (beat-box), Fabian Wendt (bass) and Fried Dähn (Cello)

in Cooperation withWand 5/18. Stuttgarter Filmwinter: www.filmwinter.de

Informations: www.friedstyle.com, www.tweakybambino.com