1. Pathways:KX - 2 Screen Edit. English Subtitles

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    "Pathways: King's Cross investigates how we remember and imagine a place and how we document change. The project makes use of film shots and historic photographs from the area, whose exact locations have been recaptured in today's environment. The sound track consists of oral history recordings, elements from film soundtracks and recordings of environmental sounds. Pathways: King's Cross combines the place in the imagination and in everyday life, its history and its present, its transformations and its enduring characteristics." Between 21st March and 5th April, Pathways: King's Cross was presented as a video installation at the German Gymnasium. Videos were projected from opposite ends through a series of transparent screens to overlap in the centre. This documentation shows both video channels.

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    • Secured by Design

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      Security control is a ubiquitous feature of London’s urban landscape. The city has one of the highest densities of government surveillance cameras in the world. Besides this, there are scores of private cameras, in shops, parking lots, public-private spaces, etc. Despite their dubious record in helping to prevent or solve crime, surveillance cameras spy on an average Londoner around 300 times per day according to the NGO Big Brother Watch. Apart from the cameras, public address systems on public transport and in other places where large numbers of people pass, are used to broadcast regular messages about how and how not to behave. Secured by Design creates a simple yet poignant image of this climate of all-pervasive ambient fear. The video is made up of hundreds of photos of surveillance cameras taken in various locations across London, with a soundtrack made from recordings of various public security announcements. The cameras, slowly spinning in search for potential subjects to spy on, hover at the centre of the screen like an ominous presence, while the background changes continuously. Wherever you are in London, someone is watching you. Commissioned by Heller Entrerprises www.bmvbs.de/keinestadtwiediese

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      • Tekton - Live edit

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        3 min edit from Multiplicidades Festival performance in Rio de Janeiro in Nov 2012 Tekton is an ongoing collaboration between D-Fuse and Labmeta (Mike Faulkner and Paul Mumford). Tekton is a series of works exploring the spatio-temporal qualities of light and motion. Imagined digital/machinic instruments are used to engineer different formations of kinetic light. As these light machines are rendered invisible we witness the traces of structure and spatial presence. Inspired by the constructivist designs of Vladimir Tatlin, and László Moholy-Nagy’s Light Space Modulator, physical or mechanical rules are used as creative constraints in a moving architecture of light. Each set of constraints give way to the production of a different tool, resulting in emergent behaviours and forms. The traces of light organise themselves in the tension between noise and pattern. Beginning as a series of audiovisual shorts with artists including Hauschka, L'Usine and Swayzak, the project has gradually evolved into an audiovisual performance with Matthias Kispert featured in events at Kings Place (UK), the Red Gallery (UK) and the Multiplicidades Festival (BR).

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        • Topographies: Rio de Janeiro

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          Topographies: Rio de Janeiro, the third in the Storylines series, weaves journeys through the urban fabric. Its first iteration is concerned with the celluloid imaginary and consists of scenes from films shot in Rio de Janeiro that involve passage through the city. This edit is broken down into 200 small frames stretched across a larger canvas, creating a tapestry of cascading ripples as cuts flow across the screen, in a process inspired by works such as Eadweard Muybridge’s early photographic studies of motion or Marcel Duchamp’s Nude Descending A Staircase. For the next step of Topographies: Rio de Janeiro, D-Fuse will revisit some of these fictional journeys and record materials on the ground, tapping into the city’s actual urban topography, as well as the imagination of its inhabitants. The resulting materials will be put into context with the existing edit of cinematic extracts, creating a multi-layered composite that reflects on how the city’s fabric is represented through the view of the lens.

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          • Brief Encounters/By the Meter - London #2

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            Beta Version Taxi drivers write the grammar of the city in a way that is very unique to their profession. Through knowing a city's streets and back-passages as intimately as they get to know some of their customers, they have a peculiar connection to what's going on in a city. They collect the stories of a place, tales of personal drama, of historic events, of journeys and of the shifting geographies - both physical and psychological - of the city. They know the city from the ground up, know its intimate secrets, its underside. Films like Jim Jarmusch's Night on Earth (1991) or Michael Mann's Collateral (2004) have as their subject stories played out in the confines of a taxi cab and the brief yet at times bizarre encounters that can happen there. D-Fuse's ongoing project Brief Encounters/By the Meter takes inspiration from these films, skirting along the porous boundary between fact and fiction in a series of open-ended impromptu interviews with taxi drivers from different cities. Recorded en route, the drivers are invited to talk about their personal history, their home town, the memorable rides they have experienced, and the poignant tales that emerge from this range from the lighthearted to the profound.

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            • Planetary Motions Holst

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              D-Fuse have been commissioned to create and perform a contemporary visual performance of Holst's The Planets at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast with the Belfast Symphonic Orchestra as part of the Belfast Festival. Holst's The Planets was considered modern at the time of its first incomplete performance in 1918 and in 1926 Holst said the piece was "a series of mood pictures." The Planets is a testament to the modern movement developing in Europe at the time (as represented by such visual artists as Klee, Mondrian and Kandinsky). This performance brings this ambitious suite into the 21st century, taking the audience on a journey from micro to macro, spanning from human emotion to outer space. Working with Alvaro [Actop] and Tom Wall [BlinkLab], D-Fuse have created a series of pieces that embrace the majesty of space juxtaposed with the depth of human emotion and the complexity of global issues, putting a contemporary spin on Holst's The Planets and underscoring its impact and relevancy to society today.

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              • The Sound of Discontent

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                Matthias Kispert (D-Fuse and University of the Arts, London)

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                • Brief Encounters/By the Meter - Zürich #1

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                  Taxi drivers write the grammar of the city in a way that is very unique to their profession. Through knowing a city's streets and back-passages as intimately as they get to know some of their customers, they have a peculiar connection to what's going on in a city. They collect the stories of a place, tales of personal drama, of historic events, of journeys and of the shifting geographies - both physical and psychological - of the city. They know the city from the ground up, know its intimate secrets, its underside. Films like Jim Jarmusch's Night on Earth (1991) or Michael Mann's Collateral (2004) have as their subject stories played out in the confines of a taxi cab and the brief yet at times bizarre encounters that can happen there. D-Fuse's ongoing project Brief Encounters/By the Meter takes inspiration from these films, skirting along the porous boundary between fact and fiction in a series of open-ended impromptu interviews with taxi drivers from different cities. Recorded en route, the drivers are invited to talk about their personal history, their home town, the memorable rides they have experienced, and the poignant tales that emerge from this range from the lighthearted to the profound.

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                  • Brief Encounters/By the Meter - London #1 BETA

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                    Taxi drivers write the grammar of the city in a way that is very unique to their profession. Through knowing a city's streets and back-passages as intimately as they get to know some of their customers, they have a peculiar connection to what's going on in a city. They collect the stories of a place, tales of personal drama, of historic events, of journeys and of the shifting geographies - both physical and psychological - of the city. They know the city from the ground up, know its intimate secrets, its underside. Films like Jim Jarmusch's Night on Earth (1991) or Michael Mann's Collateral (2004) have as their subject stories played out in the confines of a taxi cab and the brief yet at times bizarre encounters that can happen there. D-Fuse's ongoing project Brief Encounters/By the Meter takes inspiration from these films, skirting along the porous boundary between fact and fiction in a series of open-ended impromptu interviews with taxi drivers from different cities. Recorded en route, the drivers are invited to talk about their personal history, their home town, the memorable rides they have experienced, and the poignant tales that emerge from this range from the lighthearted to the profound.

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                    • Brief Encounters/By the Meter - Berlin #2

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                      Taxi drivers write the grammar of the city in a way that is very unique to their profession. Through knowing a city's streets and back-passages as intimately as they get to know some of their customers, they have a peculiar connection to what's going on in a city. They collect the stories of a place, tales of personal drama, of historic events, of journeys and of the shifting geographies - both physical and psychological - of the city. They know the city from the ground up, know its intimate secrets, its underside. Films like Jim Jarmusch's Night on Earth (1991) or Michael Mann's Collateral (2004) have as their subject stories played out in the confines of a taxi cab and the brief yet at times bizarre encounters that can happen there. D-Fuse's ongoing project Brief Encounters/By the Meter takes inspiration from these films, skirting along the porous boundary between fact and fiction in a series of open-ended impromptu interviews with taxi drivers from different cities. Recorded en route, the drivers are invited to talk about their personal history, their home town, the memorable rides they have experienced, and the poignant tales that emerge from this range from the lighthearted to the profound.

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