More or less forced by a Minor Typography in Motion, LEA MROWKA (1986) discovered the beauty of moving images very late in her study Crossmedia Design at the Academy of Art & Design AKI ArtEZ Enschede, The Netherlands. As soon as she realized that a combination of music and image sequences made an excellent form of communication, she mastered the required hard- and software techniques in no time at all. When she then decided to turn JOHN LENNON's REVOLUTION #9 into a videoclip for her Final Project 2012, she stole my heart. By far THE BEATLES' most extreme venture into 'random', this eight minute exercise in aural free association is the world's most widely distributed avant-garde artefact. The probability that few who bought the album ever bothered to listen to REVOLUTION #9 more than once was, from the perspective of the avant-garde, irrelevant.
To see images to this piece of music after more than 40 years for the very first time (it has never been done!) is a moving festival of recognition, and not only for Beatles fans (as I am). It is amazing to see how a young and talented person by means of good historical research (Fluxus, Stockhausen, Vietnam, Mao, Paris '68) without prejudice, paints a beautiful dark and romantic (time)piece where the viewers, when finished, only long to see it over and over again to discover even more layers without realizing that they have been listening to an eight minute absurdity of consonances.
It is also good to know that John Lennon's positive view on revolution, at the time seen as a lamentable petty bourgeois cry of fear, with hindsight wasn't so bad after all ..
LEA MROWKA was allowed to the Master Film, Television and Screen Media at the Birkbeck University of London