31.05.2013 Goethe Institute Amsterdam
Second instalment of the collaboration between CineSonic and the Paris based experimental DVD label Lowave. A selection of Lowave's Human Frames videos were screened with a new score performed live by Hauschka.
HAUSCHKA is the alias of Düsseldorf-based pianist/composer Volker Bertelmann. One of the most recognisable contemporary proponents of what is known as prepared piano, HAUSCHKA has been experimenting with electronics from an early age, finding way to combine piano and minimal electronic music in unique ways. Ever prolific and often compared to the likes of Eric Satie, John Cage and Steve Reich, HAUSCHKA has continued to work on diverse projects throughout the last decade, most notably in the fields of film, theatre and dance. His latest releases have been a remixed version of his 2011 album SALON DES AMATEURS and an album of contemporary classical music with violinist Hilary Hahn, SILFRA.
The art film project Human Frames presents contemporary works from Europe and Asia concentrating on psychological states such as happiness, madness, fanaticism, fear, anger, isolation, melancholy and impermanence.
The program was composed by videos of the Human Frames' video art collections MONO NO AWARE and DESIRE.
MONO NO AWARE presents contemporary works that evoke the Japanese concept of mono no aware the 'pathos of things' and focus on beauty and humanity.
The works from the DESIRE collection provide points of entry to understanding desire, love, passion and their sublimation.
This May event was the second of a three special A/V shows that took place at Goethe Institute Amsterdam in 2013.
This program is supported by the Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst (AFK) and kindly sponsored by De Filmfreak.