Repositories of stories and its enriching emotions, the covers, that accomodate the existing panoply of musical genres, are the motto for this exibition. The focus is made on album covers that often conquer our memory even when music slightly reached our ears. Major graphic disasters or deified, unduly ignored or zeitgeists, covers provide listening with a touch and an image, with the act of collection and share. From cover to cover, going thru all the stories (and histories), we wrote a new one to the sound of a song that repeats: I need nothing, I’ve everything I need.
‘I need nothing’ is an original concept from Cãoceito + Burdman, shot by Moopie. Its premier happens as a tangential project of EXD’11.
‘Useless’ - the motto of biennial’s current edition - was the kick-off, and the thought on how album covers (vinyls, in this case) enable people to ‘listen with the eyes’ the main goal of the project. At a time where digital audio files dominate but where traditional mediums still seduce fans, the album covers, being useless for some, stay relevant for others.
In this odyssey we benefited from the help of a set of people which, directly or not, live by the rhythm of the music they buy, download, share or create. The Parenthetical Girls lent music (Doughnut) to the video; Moopie shot the video; Matéria Prima yielded the venue in Lisbon; designers/illustrators/artists - Ariana Couvinha, Carla Almeida, Daniel Marques, Diogo Carvalho, Júlio Dolbeth, Hugo Oliveira, Manuel F. Sousa, Mariana Fernandes, Miguel Feraso Cabral, Miguel Vale, Nuno Aguiar, Paulo Lourenço, Paulo Serra, Pedro Naves, Rodrigo Burdman, Rui Vitorino Santos e Samir Mesquita - provided the bulk of over 200 covers, which populate the video and embody the central element of the project, and yet all others who enriched the discussion with surprising texts.
Cãoceito - artwork and packging for musical projects
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Concept : Cãoceito + Burdman
Directed by : Moopie
Post Production : Moopie
Motion Design : Moopie
Place : Matéria Prima
Music : Parenthetical Girls - Doughnut
Shortfilm written & directed by Tom Willems
Produced by http://www.caviarcontent.com
art direction by http://www.endroitdenicolas.be
styling by Vanessa Eva Evrard
makeup by Laetitia Dewilde
Editing by Koen @ http://www.montagewinkel.be
grading by Kene Illegems
Sound by http://www.sonicville.be
vfx by http://www.viktorbentley.com
shot entirely on Phantom Gold provided by http://www.fxbox.be
Acting // Emma Aars / Runa Buran Nærdal / Edward Raison / Enok moen / Inge Alexander Karstensen / Kathlyn Baird
Produced by // Mari Grundnes Paus
Cinematography // Jon Gaute Espevold / Håvard Byrkjeland
Editor // Nicolaj Mondberg
Sound & Music // The Golden Filter
Lighting // Tom Christian Balgaard / Daniel Matthew Atkinson
Assistant // Johannes Muskat Greve
**** SYNC. A CIRCULAR LOOPING ANIMATION PROJECTION INSTALLATION BY MAX HATTLER ****
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Sync "is based on the idea that there is an underlying unchanging synchronisation at the centre of everything; a sync that was decided at the very beginning of time. Everything follows from it, everything is ruled by it: all time, all physics, all life. And all animation." (Max Hattler, 2011, 'Sync: Circular Adventures in Animation' in Virginie Selavy (ed.) The End: An Electric Sheep Anthology - strangeattractor.co.uk/books/the-end/)