For the fourth edition of Klankvorm we present a truly unique line up consisting of three Dutch premieres of which two are newly commissioned works. A performance by Nicky Assmann and Robert Pravda in which prismatic colors are created by burning copper panels, a new performance in 3D by Telcosystems which is the third research project in a series of cinematic studies investigating the implications of new technological developments in digital cinema, and an analogue audiovisual performance by Kasia Justka. The following day (Saturday the 16th at 14.00) there is a chance to dive deeper into the works presented at Klankvorm #4 on the 15th of December. Artists Nicky Assmann & Robert Pravda, Telcosystems and Kasia Justka will give short presentations about their new works followed by a Q&A moderated by V2_ curator Florian Weigl. This Klankvorm edition is hosted by V2_Community.
Friday the 15th of December @ V2_, Eendrachtsstraat 10, Rotterdam.
Doors: 20.00, First act: 20.30, Entrance €10,-
Nicky Assmann & Robert Pravda - Dante’s Circle
A hybrid installation / performance
Dante’s Circle is a collaborative audiovisual performance by Nicky Assmann and Robert Pravda in which continuously changing prismatic colors are created by burning copper panels with automated burners. The panels are positioned in a circular spatial setup and played as a live instrument. The sounds coming from the burners and heated plates are used as a source for the soundscape. This soundscape is further spatialized by means of a rotating loudspeaker setup which is placed at the center of the installation. The copper plates function as both the screens for the prismatic visuals as well as the acoustic reflectors for the projected sounds coming from the circle. As artifacts of the performance six burned copper screens will remain.
Telcosystems - Bini Oculus
3D technology has been around for more than a century. The first public 3D-test screenings took place in New York in 1915 organized by Edwin Porter and William Waddell. Despite its long and rich history, the technology has mainly been used for what the industry intended: to generate as realistic three-dimensional illusions as possible. With Bini Oculus Telcosystems explores the possibilities of two eyed vision and creates new experiences that lie beyond the 3D illusion. Bini Oculus is the third research project in a series of cinematic studies investigating the implications of new technological developments in digital cinema for the world of experimental film and expanded cinema.
Kasia Justka - ElectroCute
Berlin based multi media artist Kasia Justka will present her work Electrocute at Klankvorm #4. Her work capitalises on her obsessions with the medium of electricity. Her art can be seen as invocations to the vast power inherent within electronic systems and networks. With this conceptual frame in mind Kasia fashions a dynamic order and form from primitive entropy. Using light, sound and image as her tools, her Intuitive and analogue based performances have led to collaborations with musicians, theaters, clubs, fashion designers, artists and a whole host of other respected luminaries working in different disciplines within the creative spectrum. Among these are: Electrovision London, Noise=Noise,Transvisualia, Free Form Festival, CynetArt_08, Unsound Festival, Warsaw Electronic Festival, gallery Zacheta, WRO, TR Warszawa, Volksbuhne and others.
Saturday the 16th of December @ V2_, Eendrachtsstraat 10, Rotterdam.
V2_Community Meetup: Klankvorm Edition
Doors: 14.00, Free Entrance
In the upcoming V2_Community meetup: Klankvorm Edition we will dive deeper into the works presented at Klankvorm #4 on the 15th of December. Artists Nicky Assmann & Robert Pravda, Telcosystems and Kasia Justka will give short presentations about their new works followed by a Q&A moderated by V2_curator Florian Weigl. After the presentations you are welcome to stay, have a drink and continue the talks with the artists in an informal setting.
The V2_Community Meetups provides the opportunity for our growing network of artists and thinkers to share ideas about their practice in an informal and interactive way. The audience can expect to find out more about the working methods, materials and inspirations behind certain artworks and projects while the artists can collect valuable feedback and impressions from the audience.
Klankvorm is kindly supported by Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie and Gemeente Rotterdam.