JORIS STRIJBOS

SVNSCRNS
SVNSCRNS is a commissioning project that is initiated by Klankvorm after a concept by Joris Strijbos. The project consists of the realization of a kinetic audiovisual installation for which artists are invited to realize content. The installation can be used for live performances as well as for playing prearranged compositions. The installation consists of seven rotating projection screens and speakers that can be controlled from a central point. Custom build software and hardware are accessible for artists from different backgrounds to experiment with this new dynamic field for audiovisual composition. Light, sound and movement come together with different forms of digital media to create a multi sensorial experience for the audience. In this way the project functions as a platform in which makers and creators of all kinds can collaboratively explore this kinetic audiovisual medium. The result is a slow moving robotic structure which can display different sorts of media but in it’s presence will have a strong influence on the experience of the spectator.

Elisabeth Chojnacka

Henryk Górecki
Concerto for Harpsichord and String Orchestra Op. 40
Harpsichord: elisabeth chojnacka

Less than nine minutes long, the bipartite Concerto for Harpsichord (or Piano) and String Orchestra, which the composer sometimes called a “prank”, is a veritable volcano that carries the listener away from the very first bars with its immense energy. Its repetitive, motoric nature and rhythmic vigour suit the specific, slightly clattery sound of the harpsichord which is usually somewhat amplified, complemented by the chordal texture of the strings. In both parts, the mood of the piece clearly draws on the highlander music of the southern Podhale region, of which Górecki was a great admirer. In the context of his monumental sacred music from the same period, this Concerto is like the artist’s brief “respite”. It reflects the whirl and “profane” energy of a folk dance.
Elżbieta Chojnacka, to whom the piece was dedicated, has always stressed that every performance of the Concerto, which she has played throughout the world, ends with an encore. The piece meets with such acclaim from the audience, and is one of the most striking – and most joyful – compositions in the composer’s output. “A spectacular plaything”, as the musicologist Teresa Malecka has described the piece.

Cho Gi Seok

“I will always focus on portraits. My aim is to try to express the characteristics of Seoul and my generation in my work.” In terms of visual motifs, Giseok’s portfolio features a few consistent elements. Firstly, a soft use of light, often accompanied by washes of colour. And, secondly, flowers of all shapes and sizes. These form a large part of Giseok’s compositions, dictating the aura of an image.
Styled by: Hyunji Shi.

RYOICHI KUROKAWA

黒川良一
rheo
This world-renowned Japanese artist’s impressive audiovisual compositions bring visual and sonic material together using a completely revolutionary perspective. His language, a new international benchmark in the world of digital art, field recordings and computer-generated structures coexist in harmony, and open the gateway to an imaginary world where complexity and simplicity alternate and combine in a strange symbiosis.

Alexander Ekman

Play
Invited to the Palais Garnier for the first time, the choreographer Alexander Ekman lived a dream: working with the dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet! In order to plunge them into the universe of his piece, he invited them to play. After all, isn’t dance also entertainment, amusement, practice, exercise and manipulation? Here, play is everything and everywhere. From the props to the sets. For, as the choreographer repeats, play makes us happy; one should never stop being a child. In the Massenet and Blanchine studios, photographer Anne Deniau focusses on certain emblematic props from this production, whilst playwright Nicolas Doutey reflects upon these new visual compositions.

Dan Flavin

Untitled (to Barnett Newman) two
Dan Flavin was an American artist and pioneer of Minimalism, best known for his seminal installations of light fixtures. His illuminated sculptures offer a rigorous formal and conceptual investigation of space and light, wherein the artist arranged commercial fluorescent bulbs into differing geometric compositions. “I like art as thought better than art as work,” he once said. “I’ve always maintained this. It’s important to me that I don’t get my hands dirty. It’s not because I’m instinctively lazy. It’s a declaration: art is thought.”

Studio Nick Verstand

AURA
AURA (2017) is an audiovisual installation that materialises emotions into a perceptible, physical form. The audience’s own emotional experience manifests as organic, pulsing light compositions of various form, colour and intensity. The installation visually tributes to the Solid Light Works by artist Anthony McCall, further exploring light as a medium.

PASCAL DUPONT

Une sélection des jolies photographies surréalistes de l’artiste français Cal Redback, basé à Paris, qui explore les relations entre nature et individu, mais aussi la fragilité du corps humain et de l’esprit à travers des compositions et des montages poétiques.

YUNG CHENG LIN

ЮНГ ЧЕНГ ЛИН
يونغ تشنغ لين

The photographic experiments of the Taiwanese artist Yung Cheng Lin, aka 3cm, who confronts the human anatomy to external elements such as red thread or simple fruits, imagining surreal and geometric compositions. Some intense and disturbing conceptual photographs, which question our relation to the body and organic matter.

Henry Cowell

The Banshee
Intérpretes: Joan Cerveró, piano
Víctor Trescolí, piano strings
A major figure in the modernist movement of the twentieth century, American composer Henry Cowell is celebrated for his avant-garde style and tireless advocacy of contemporary music.
Even in his early compositions, Cowell did something entirely different—instructing the performer to play a range of neighboring notes all at once by holding down the hand or forearm, known as the “tone cluster.”

LIN YUN CHENG

ЮНГ ЧЕНГ ЛИН
يونغ تشنغ لين

The photographic experiments of the Taiwanese artist Yung Cheng Lin, aka 3cm, who confronts the human anatomy to external elements such as red thread or simple fruits, imagining surreal and geometric compositions. Some intense and disturbing conceptual photographs, which question our relation to the body and organic matter.

Olafur Eliasson

Your Body Of Work
Transparent sheets of coloured plastic – in either cyan, magenta, or yellow – are suspended from the ceiling to form a maze. Additional colours appear where these hues visually overlap, forming spontaneous compositions that continually change in response to viewers’ movement through the space. ‘Seu corpo da obra’ was inspired by the work of Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica (1937–1980).

Vangelis

COSMOS
Cosmos is a collection of Vangelis’ early-’70s space music. It is pure and graceful with no frills. Vangelis has an aggressive style on the synth, and these compositions are pure Berlin-school electronica, with cosmic and dynamic atmospheres. This will appeal to fans of Ron Boots, Klaus Schulze, Edgar Froese, and Ian Boddy.

matthias koenig

The Sun never sets
His work is defined in sculptures, installations, drawings and music, but most of the time it‘s a symbiosis of these elements. His artistic practice is based on the creation of compositions with a specific acoustic and physical interaction, where form and sound coexist. The playful, unpredictable aspects of this interaction has his main interest. The specific qualities of music like tone, dynamics, rhythm, timbre and its swiftly immateriality create the poetic counterpart of the physical and visual.

SHARON JOHNSTONE

“With macro photography I escape to another little world. I love exploring the tiny details in nature that often get over looked. I love finding beautiful colours and abstract compositions within nature and can even get passionate about photographing moss or a blade of grass.”

ANNE TERESA DE KEERSMAEKER

rain (full)
rosas and ictus
music: steve reich
The 70-minute piece is a response to Steve Reich’s minimalist composition Music for 18 Musicians, played live here by the Ictus Ensemble. As De Keersmaeker has demonstrated in works such as Fase and Drumming, she’s fascinated by the architecture of Reich’s compositions and the challenge of creating movement that reflects it. more..

LIN YUN CHENG

ЮНГ ЧЕНГ ЛИН
يونغ تشنغ لين

The photographic experiments of the Taiwanese artist Yung Cheng Lin, aka 3cm, who confronts the human anatomy to external elements such as red thread or simple fruits, imagining surreal and geometric compositions. Some intense and disturbing conceptual photographs, which question our relation to the body and organic matter.

LARISSA HAILY

Aguado
Argentinian Larissa Haily Aguado is collaging in the digital age. Still assembling manually from found materials, the trained artist and designer creates enchanting compositions through the the mixing of various motifs, fused with surrealism and an unmistakable humorous quality that makes you stop and think. These dreamlike collages mix inanimate objects, nature, fashion and animals, with other seemingly random elements. However, they may not be so random.

joseph walsh studio

Enignum Shelf XIII
“In the Enignum series of work, I have stripped wood into thin layers, manipulating and reconstructing them into free form compositions. I then shape through these layers to reveal not only the honesty of the structure but the sculpted form which is a unique collaboration of man and material. The title derives from the Latin words Enigma (‘mystery’) and Lignum (‘wood’), for me they sum up the series: the mystery of the composition lies in the material.”

KIRSTY MITCHELL

كيرستي ميتشل
柯丝蒂米切尔
קירסטי מיטשל
カースティ·ミッチェル
Кирсти Митчелл
The Coronation of Gammelyn

« Wonderland« , une série fascinante de la photographe anglaise Kirsty Mitchell qui nous entraine tel Alice au Pays des merveilles dans un univers coloré et onirique, à la fois poétique et surréaliste. Un monde fantastique magnifique qui rend hommage aux contes de son enfance, mêlant nature et mode dans des compositions imaginées avec finesse et délicatesse…

CYRIL LAGEL

Né à Rouen en 1974, le photographe Cyril Lagel s¹installe à Paris en 1997. Une succession de rencontres et d’émotions le conduit alors dans les plus grands studios. Perfectionniste et provocateur, ce touche-à-tout de l’image se lance dans la direction artistique en 1999. Mode, beautés, son travail de la lumière et son souci du détail maîtrisé font de ses compositions un réel plaisir des yeux. Ses idées comme ses photos contribuent au mouvement permanent du monde de l’image.

stephen vuillemin

KIBLIND MAGAZINE
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Stephen’s original use of the GIF format mixes illustration, comics and animation, with no order of preference. His animated comics “Lycéennes” (“schoolgirls”) started to turn heads in 2011 (featured in Vice, Wired, cartoonbrew…)
His compositions include opulent palettes, where sci-fi meets fashion and lifestyle, on a sometimes vulgar, sometimes grandiose mode.

ALLEN JONES

ألين جونز
亚伦·琼斯
앨런 존스
Аллен Джонс
アレン·ジョーンズ
אלן ג’ונס

Jones is best known for his sculptures, paintings and prints incorporating female figures. His sexually charged early works, with their provocative eroticism, have, over the years, given way to more stylised, lyrical compositions often involving elements of performance such as fashion shows, dancing and cabaret. more

Yoshi Sodeoka

袖岡由英
13-compositions #10
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Yoshi Sodeoka is an artist based in New York for over two decades, whose work is characterised by his neo-psychedelic aesthetic and exploration of multiple media and platforms. Primarily comprising of video, GIFs and print his practice also simultaneously inhabits the world of fine art, music, publications, and advertising.more

Yung Cheng Lin

Юнг Ченг Лин
يونغ تشنغ لين

The photographic experiments of the Taiwanese artist Yung Cheng Lin, aka 3cm, who confronts the human anatomy to external elements such as red thread or simple fruits, imagining surreal and geometric compositions. Some intense and disturbing conceptual photographs, which question our relation to the body and organic matter.

YUNG CHENG LIN

ЮНГ ЧЕНГ ЛИН
يونغ تشنغ لين

Les expérimentations photographiques de l’artiste taïwanaise Yung Cheng Lin, aka 3cm, qui confronte l’anatomie humaine à des éléments extérieurs, comme du fil rouge ou de simples fruits, imaginant des compositions géométriques surréalistes. Des photographies conceptuelles intenses et dérangeantes, qui questionnent notre rapport au corps et à la matière organique.

YOSHI SODEOKA

袖岡由英
13-COMPOSITIONS #13
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NOVA JIANG

نوفا جيانغ
Ideogenetic Machine
“Ideogenetic Machine” is an interactive installation that incorporates portraits of participants into an algorithmically generated comic book. A camera captures the portrait live while an algorithm transforms the photographic image into a “line drawing”. Face detection is utilized to insert-code generated blank speech bubbles into the narrative. The software creates never repeating compositions using a set of rules that approximate the compositional decisions made by a human comic book author. The comic is projected live, and consists of the algorithmically processed portraits as well as randomly chosen story elements from a database of drawings. The story elements are drawn by the artist, mostly illustrating speculative narratives based on current news and events. A participant can email him or herself the finished comic as a PDF file.

FILE FESTIVAL

COCOLAB

Cycles

Created by COCOLAB from Mexico and commissioned by ARCA, Cycles is an audio visual installation comprised of a series of laser projectors to visualise short cycle audio compositions by a collection of A/V artists including Julian Placencia – Disco Ruido (MX), Shiro Schwarz (MX), Eduardo Jiménez (MX), Tijs Ham (NL) and Sebastian Frisch (DE). The concept of the installation relies on the idea that our lives are ruled and defined by cycles. Cycles which at their core appear to be chaos, however at a distance they reveal to us the harmony and beauty of each repetition and their infinite possibilities. Our daily interaction with life’s cycles is an invitation to take the space and reflection time necessary to change our perspective.

YUNG CHENG LIN

ЮНГ ЧЕНГ ЛИН
يونغ تشنغ لين

Les expérimentations photographiques de l’artiste taïwanaise Yung Cheng Lin, aka 3cm, qui confronte l’anatomie humaine à des éléments extérieurs, comme du fil rouge ou de simples fruits, imaginant des compositions géométriques surréalistes.

YUNG CHENG LIN

ЮНГ ЧЕНГ ЛИН
يونغ تشنغ لين

Les expérimentations photographiques de l’artiste taïwanaise Yung Cheng Lin, aka 3cm, qui confronte l’anatomie humaine à des éléments extérieurs, comme du fil rouge ou de simples fruits, imaginant des compositions géométriques surréalistes. Des photographies conceptuelles intenses et dérangeantes, qui questionnent notre rapport au corps et à la matière organique.

Dan Flavin

monument for V. Tatlin

Dan Flavin était un artiste américain et pionnier du minimalisme, surtout connu pour ses installations phares de luminaires. Ses sculptures lumineuses offrent une investigation formelle et conceptuelle rigoureuse de l’espace et de la lumière, dans laquelle l’artiste a arrangé des ampoules fluorescentes commerciales en différentes compositions géométriques. «J’aime mieux l’art en tant que pensée que l’art en tant qu’œuvre», a-t-il dit un jour. «J’ai toujours maintenu cela. Il est important pour moi de ne pas me salir les mains. Ce n’est pas parce que je suis instinctivement paresseux. C’est une déclaration: l’art est pensé. »

DANGER MOUSE AND SPARKLEHORSE

dark night of the soul
visual David Lynch
Dark Night of the Soul est un album écrit par Danger Mouse et Sparklehorse en partenariat avec David Lynch, qui a développé un essai photo qui sera publié avec les chansons. Le travail rassemble une large équipe de chanteurs d’artistes, qui ont enregistré et contribué aux compositions