Mim - Documentations

Deutschland / Germany 2000, Video für Konzert / Video for Concert, Beta SP 43:00
Heiko Daxl , Ingeborg Fülepp
4-Kanal-Video für eine Projektion und 10 Monitore
4 -Channel-Video for 1 Projection und 10 Monitors

Musik / music: Zbigniew Karkowsky
Musiker / musicians: Zeitkratzer Ensemble

A minimal stock of footage enfolds a maximum of variations, parallels and phaseshifts.
The images - derived from the White Noise of the cathode-ray tube, scratches and fluffs on film-negative
- are repeatedly superimposed, tilted, mirrored and changed in their proportions.
A montage, that is developed simultaneously
on all four synchronized videotapes, forms a pulsating “polylog”, a chorus of black and white, that is between chaos and hypnotic fever before it ends in the primordial thunderstorm of electronic particles.

“The knowledge that we react to incoming sound not only with our ears is generally ignored but has profound consequences.
Each human organ has a keynote frequency which according to the phenomena of EMI (electromagnetic interference) and physical principles of resonance can be affected and activated.
(...) The music must become aware of the subtleties of its effects.
There is no doubt that the body metabolism functions primarily via combination of electrical frequencies, pulse rates and biochemical hormones.
The brain is dependent on input. There is nothing else but sound, all that exists is vibration.
Where language ends, music begins.”

(Zbigniew Karkowsky: The Method Is Science, The Aim Is Religion, Amsterdam 1992)


Aus minimalem Bildmaterial ist ein Maximum von Variationen, Parallelitäten und Phasenverschiebungen entstanden.
Die Bilder - bestehend aus Weißem Rauschen der Kathodenröhre, Kratzern und Fusseln auf Negativfilm - sind mehrfach überlagert, gekippt, gespiegelt und in ihren Größenverhältnissen verändert.
Eine Montage, die sich simultan auf den 4 synchronisiert ablaufenden Videobändern entwickelt, erzeugt einen pulsierenden “Polylog”, einen Chorus aus Schwarz und Weiß, der den Grad zwischen Chaos und hypnotischem Fieber beschreibt und im Ur-Gewitter der elektronischen Teilchen endet.


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Mim - Documentations

Media In Motion-Documentations

media in motion

Heiko Daxl & Ingeborg Fülepp

Since 1989 fields of activities:digital art, video and computer installations, touring programmes, symposia and exhibitions


further videos see: Media in Motion

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