Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Detone/Retune - Ensemble Offspring video

After a few weeks of compositing process, reassembling abstract photographic elements from unidentified places to Juan Felipe Waller's persuasive composition Detone/Retune in different combinations, different quantities, with varying velocity and density the string of sonic episodes have become a space in themselves without need for interrelation or context. A certain amount, moving at what speed, at what point in time and in what proportional relationship to its neighbouring elements, recurs, familiar, a language. Complimentarily, in image, each element is not actual but an image simulating an element in combination with sounds, simulated movements built in a composition like a waiting residual sea, waves rising debris to the surface, but halting before surface emergence. Juan Felipe Waller's composition set was a video-generative task for me not unlike a 2D board game performed by Sydney's Ensemble Offspring. It was evidence of sound art defying commodifiable emergent value leaving the percussive musicians an opportunity for a rearrangement of the pure object of sounds. Non-hierarchical, non-narrative music: an exercise in resistance..
Launch soon: https://vimeo.com/channels/samueljames/239549771

Articulate and SNO Galleries

After a tour with Back to Back Theatre to Vienna/Amsterdam and a detour to Budapest - the return to Australia and its bigotry - oh the disappointment, yet reason to protest.  At Articulate Space Leichhardt as part of De Quincey Company's installation performance event PLATFORM 2017  and SNO Gallery I showed some light tracing works which re-traced memories of the Terror Museum in Budapest and an opening night in Vienna followed by the state of mind returning to Australia: forward work, intersected by destabilising compromise resulting in a backwards trajectory. 

Articulate Space - Practicing Liberty to then Be Jailed/Classless Denial of Rights and Giving Refuge/Giving Asylum HD video loop 17 mins
https://vimeo.com/channels/samueljames/226617927

S.N.O. Gallery Marrickville - Social Confluence Vienna/Progression Diversion Regression HD video loop 9.26 min.  15th-26th July 2017