PERFORMANCE OR INSTALLATION ABOUT THE VERTICAL LAYERING DISLOCATIONS
INSPIRED BY GEODETIC PHENOMENOMS, FRICTIONNAL SLIDINGS, FOSSIL EARTHQUAKES AND THE GEOLOGYCAL MODELINGS, SEISMIK USE STRESS FIELDS TO PROVOQUE TENSION BETWEEN VERTICAL LAYERING DISLOCATIONS. USING THE SIESMIC DATA OF OUR PLANET TERRITORIES, HERMAN KOLGEN CREATE, WITH THIS NEW WORK, NERVOUS AUDIOSTRATIGRAPHICS.
Already performed in Asia, South America, Canada, Europa, including Russia, Italy, Spain, Netherland, France, England.
work still in progress.
With its dazzling dislocation models of strain and release, Seismik is a tension-charged, frequency-fraught AV performance that taps into seismic waves, frictional resistance and tremor-related phenomena in real-time. True to Herman Kolgen’s temporal/spatial preoccupations and radiographic approach, the artist renders the invisible visible: he has devised sophisticated software that registers magnetic fields and seismic activity from São Paulo to Kyoto, in turn generating abstracted sound and relentless visual motifs. As with previous audiocinetic sculptures such as Dust, Inject and Train Fragments, Kolgen plays on notions of physical, cerebral and emotional tension, in this case disrupting terrestrial strains of varying intensities with layers of rumbling, multisensory matter. A dramatic descent deep under the rubble.
With Seismik, Herman Kolgen once again taps into an underlying tension that runs through previous audiocinetic sculptures such as Dust, Inject and Train Fragments, while revisiting the influence land exerts over mankind, from a physical, cerebral and emotional standpoint. Here, Kolgen invites us to take a multisensory leap into the unknown, where sedimentary friction, magnetic waves, rumbling matter, abstractions and motifs clash and collide against a backdrop of visual and sonic dislocations. But the exploration doesn’t stop there. Internet relays, readings of terrestrial and seismic frequencies and real-time connections with various locations and cities around the globe all influence and enhance this live A/V performance in random, unexpected ways.
Via an Internet connection, a cluster of seismic readings and terrestrial frequencies culled from a variety of locations around the globe will disrupt and impact the live performance in random and unexpected ways.