1. Floating Electrons

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    Video Heiko Daxl, 12 min., 1984 Abstract variations and transitions of electronic mandalas. A series of forms in motion supported by electronic sounds. (Video-Award of the Grimme-Instituts and WDR-TV, 1984)

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    • Crack Groove

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      CRACK GROOVE Deutschland / GermanyJapan 1999, Betacam SP, 6:00 Video: Heiko Daxl Sound: Merzbow a.k.a. Masami Akita www.merzbow.net The images consist of text fragments, basic graphical elements and technical distortions, edited extremely fast as a pulsating overflow of colours and forms. The music uses feedbacks, low vibrations, high peaks, noise and staccato rhythms. „The Result is a 25 heavy cuts per second purgatory. Earplugs and shades could be useful.“ (Eystra Salt ´99, Stockholm“ Die Bilder bestehen aus Textfragmenten, grafischen Grundelementen und technischen Störungen. Sie sind extrem schnell geschnittten als ein pulsierender Overflow von Farben und Formen. Die Musik setzt sich zusammen aus Rückkopplungen, Grundrauschen, hohen Spitzen, Noise und Stakkato-Rhythmen.

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      • The Thin Line Between Fiction And Fact

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        Video by Heiko Daxl 2009 ASCII codes, Morse codes and film leaders representing the data streams of media and information. An Hommage to "Boogie Woogie - New York" by Piet Mondrian. Music by Pixel / Copenhagen http://pixelmusic.dk

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        • Le Cinéma - Le Train

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          Germany 2003, 14:00 min Video: Heiko Daxl Music: Tobias PM Schneid Sounddesign: Markus Lehmann-Horn Experience is nothing else than change of memory. Film-leaders and takes of railways are the raw footage of the work. By manipulation and montage in relation to the musical composition there are points for thoughtful excursions, roundabouts, dreams, curves, imaginations and lost memories. But the continuance of transitoriness keeps its familiar riddle. A railway journey as a cinematographic experience. "The flowers are not flowers anymore, but spots of colour, or better to say red and white stripes. There is no point, everything turns into stripes. Cornfields like long yellow strands of hair and meadows like long green plaits. Church towers and trees start to dance and merge in a lunatic way with the horizon. Sometimes a shadow appears, a ghost (...) and disappears like a flash" (Victor Hugo, 1837)

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          • BorderLineRacing BackStage Calendario 2012

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            Model: Yuliya Ursu Photographer: Claudio Gangi Make Up - Hair Stylist: Maison Mamì Customer: BorderLine Racing Directed & Produced by ViperManagement

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            • Apeiron

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              Video by Heiko Daxl 2009 "That it is not a science of production is clear even from the history of the earliest philosophers. For it is owing to their wonder that men both now begin and at first began to philosophise; they wondered originally at the obvious difficulties, then advanced little by little and stated difficulties about the greater matters, e.g. about the phenomena of the moon and those of the sun and of the stars, and about the genesis of the universe. And a man who is puzzled and wonders thinks himself ignorant (whence even the lover of myth is in a sense a lover of wisdom, for the myth is composed of wonders); therefore since they philosophised order to escape from ignorance, evidently they were pursuing science in order to know, and not for any utilitarian end. And this is confirmed by the facts; for it was when almost all the necessities of life and the things that make for comfort and recreation had been secured, that such knowledge began to be sought. Evidently then we do not seek it for the sake of any other advantage; but as the man is free, we say, who exists for his own sake and not for another's, so we pursue this as the only free science, for it alone exists for its own sake." Aristotle, Metaphysics 1.1-2, (982b)

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              • Yahowa Stackridge - Installation

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                Installation and video Heiko Daxl, sound Merzbow a.k.a. Masami Akita, Montagsmusik Podewil, Berlin 1999; Media-Scape 7, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb 1999 Monitors are piled up - tilted and upside down - as an unreguralary heap. The images consist of text fragments, basic graphical elements and technical distortions, edited extremely fast as a pulsating overflow of colours and forms. The music uses feedbacks, low vibrations, high peaks, noise and staccato rhythms. "The Result is a 25 heavy cuts per second purgatory. Earplugs and shades could be useful." (Eystra Salt ´99, Stockholm)

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                • Health and Civilization - Gesundheit und Zivilisation

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                  Germany 1999/2000, 20:00 min. Video: Heiko Daxl Music: Mona Mur monamur.com ... Would You like to be modified?... I like You, the way You are ....a little bit more radical... (Dr. Tyrell and the Replicants 1983) ... To make us question whether remaining human is any longer an advantage. (Stelarc 1995) "A country doctor talks about the threat of humanitas. His implorations seem to stem from a time of heroic stubbornness as if they are meant to once again disempower the polarity of health and civilization and,to evoke the myth of a reasonably good social system that supports one to stay healthy. However, the images counteract all salvation and confirm the unconcious entanglement of the individual in an anonymous maelstrom of coming revolutions. And the music that wonders on paths of demonic beauty hypnotizes the viewer completely and allows a view on civilization as agony. But, isn't there still a temptation, a desire?" (Wolfgang Höntzke, 1999) Deficiency symptoms: We search in our civilization for conditions, that threaten the health and accelerate malady. Chronical diseases, cancer, circulatory disturbances, rheumatism, metabolism illnesss and the neurosis are caused by influences of our life-form. The list of tortures: The noise of motors and all kind of engines, the polluted air in the cities, the dense population, the lack of loneliless, to much of artificial light, the forfeiture of the night, the sunless urban environment, the nerv-racking telephone, the rapid change of locality and climate by our means of traffic, the deficit of physical work, the termination of time, the loss of calmness and leisure, the tobacco, and the alcohol the psychic condition of our todays´s world, the standardization and levelling of individuality, the equalization of conceptions and necessaries, the flattening of spiritual life through mercantile contamination, the secularization of the mystery of art, the loss of consistency through religion and metaphysics, neurosis, neurosis, neurosis. we are convinced of the reality of the list of torture, every environment, that is touched by the forming hand of man, signifies civilization, the mass mortality caused by plague, cholera, leprosy we are in a process of accomodation into the environment created by us, but yet did not conceive this occurrence. (Dr. Louis R. Groote ,1957) "... Would You like to be modified?... I like you just the way you are ....I wouldn't mind something a little bit more radical... so, what seems to be the problem? death." (Dr. Tyrell and the Replicants 1983) "... to make us question whether remaining human is any longer an advantage." (Stelarc 1995) "In 1957 the doctor Louis R. Groote made a speech in which he said that some situations foster illness and threaten one´s health. Situations like engine noise, exhaust fumes, population density, the lack of one´s own space, the huge amount of artificial light and many other factors threaten physical health. Man´s psyche is under pressure for instance to reduce his personality to the owest common denominator, to bring needs into line, resulting in an increase in the number of neuroses. From the start, this text sets the tone: together with images that look like corroded film images of a lecture, the text presents associations with past times. The sound and the black-and-white images of city situations, wave patterns and animations make reference to a genuine world and the accompanying consequences. For although on the one hand everything is influenced by this thougt: the man walks through a long corridor and the image of the corridor changes while he is walking through it. Then the image changes from technical to organic constructions and Daxl calls on us to be sceptical. The makeability of the world is for him not only about building and cars, but also about genetic manipulation, food production and the human body. Manipulation also raises questions about what the nucleus of a body, a person or a thought is, what individual and what general human characteristics are: an environement changes under influence of man just as man changes under the influence of his environment. How the nucleus of man changes in this remains the question, just as who will be in the best situation in the end and i the best shape to survive and not incur all sorts of illness. Hence the question Stelarc formulated: "whether remaining human is any longer an advantage." (Carla Hoekendijk, World Wide Video, Amsterdam 2000)

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                  • Auf Schneeweise / In a Snowy Manner

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                    Video and Sound: Heiko Daxl, duration: 28:51 mediainmotion.de , Berlin 2010 It has been a long and strong winter in Berlin. Now it will become spring. The photographs for this video were shot entirely within a distance less than 1 km around the eastern harbour in Berlin in winter 2004/05. A Zagreb version from winter 2005/06 you will see sooner or later.

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                    • Liquid Graphics

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                      Germany / Croatia 2005, 13:00 min. The video is based on the composition "Waltz" by the contemporary Croatian composer Igor Kuljeric. The video consists of rhythmically edited abstract images, which create a specific type of auditive, movable graphic images.

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