For this exhibition Gabriel Shalom constructed a videomusical suite in five movements based on recordings of several free improvisations by Shingo Inao. Shingo plays his Tosso, a six-stringed sensor instrument of his own design. Each improvisation is performed with Shingo dressed in a different outfit. This series of pullovers are from 'The Story of Oswald 1848' - a collection created by fashion designer Nicole Roscher for her label Von Bardonitz.
Gabriel transforms these improvisations into five audiovisual movements. In this exhibition, these five movements are presented as a multi-channel video installation. He will also be exhibiting graphic notations that he created during the process of analyzing Shingo's performances.
On the opening night of The Tosso Variations, MU also presented the première of Timeless, the latest video essay / design fiction produced by KS12. This work was commissioned by MU and was shot on location during STRP Festival 2011 and the Playful Post Digital Culture symposium at the Klokgebouw at Strijp-S. Timeless focuses on questions of identity and experience, time and place in a post-digital era. Read more about Timeless on the KS12 website. Curated by Angelique Spaninks.
Or watch Timeless here vimeo.com/35010794
The exhibition runs through January 13- March 4, 2012 at MU Gallery in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.