Exposition avec Jonathan Reus & Mariska de Groot
Exposition du 15 juillet au 21 août – jeudi à samedi, 15h – 18h
Exhibition from July 15th to August 21st – Thursday – Saturday 15:00-18:00
Cinechine – Mariska de Groot
Tucked deep in the cinematic apparatus light projections of rapidly rushing graphic patterns are transformed into sound vibrations. In ‘CineChine’ you experience in physical proportions the phenomenon optical sound – an invention of the 1920’s applied in celluloid and synthesizers – where light and sound are a similar. Objects that remind of a disassembled movie machine are positioned in the room. Beams of light shoot through rotating disks, causing a mesmerising composition of constructivist light play. The changing light frequenties are picked up by lightsensitive speakers and transformed into sound. Soon it is clear that the tones you hear direct link with the projections thatyou see. All light is potential sound. The transdisciplinary composition of ‘CineChine’ treats elements of cinematography from the viewpoint of the projector. The perspective of time & rhythm and light&sound is based on projection, shutterspeed and rhythm of the machine.
Telco Remains of the Pianist’s Touch – Jonathan Reus
Telco Remains of the Pianist’s Touch is the latest of instruments in the Satellite Skin series. The apparatus itself is an intimate meeting point for gallery visitors to explore sensations of touch and feedback – when two people sit or stand on the platforms their bodies become enmeshed in the the electric fields generated by the apparatuses. The disturbances their bodies cause within the fields causes audible feedback loops to emerge in the space, turning the visitors into human instruments. Visitors are asked to remove their shoes so as not to damage the platforms. The work features speaker boxes and furniture hand-made from the remains of a discarded piano. The title itself refers to abandoned body- signal transmission technologies researched at the MIT media lab in the mid 1990’s. This technology used the human body as a transmission cable for digital information, with the utopian vision of making telecommunications technologies more human. At the time, the sense of touch was believed by these researchers to be the missing link between the alienating digital world and human intuition.