One commissioned work combining the sound of Teresa Winter (known for her albums on The Death Of Rave) and digital visuals of Rotterdam based Zalán Szakács.
The second piece is a premiere of the combination between Esther Urlus’ abstract imagery using multiple 16mm projectors, and the sonic explorations of Roel Meelkop.
We finalize the evening with a 2019 version of Quadra TV by the infamous feedbacksociety in which analogue signals are being processed to immerse the audience in abstract fields of audiovisual patterns.
Teresa Winter is an independent artist from the North of England working mainly within paradigms of sound art and post-rave electronic music. She has released music on The Death Of Rave and Reckno and has previously collaborated on performances with visual artists such as Tai Shani. Her recent work is usually inspired by ideas around love, sex, death and transcendence.
Zalán Szakács is a post-digital designer, who explores media theories through the use of light, space, and sound. He translates his conceptual research into interactive and immersive environments, creating atmospheres that challenge human perception. He graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven and currently studies Media Design masters at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. Szakács performed as live audiovisual act at festivals such as Dekmantel in Amsterdam, Amsterdam Dance Event, sound:frame in Vienna, Atlas Electronic in Marrakesh and more.
Feedbacksociety is a long-standing experimental audiovisual art and sound collective from The Hague. After establishment in 2001, feedbacksociety has consisted of various members over the years and work taking shape in several forms such as; audiovisual performances and installations, kinetic sound sculptures, brutal noise acts, ritualistic noise mantras, site-specific environments and live-cinema with the emphasis on the inner character of the media, physical movement and human interaction. Feedbacksociety has been performing their work at several national and international cutting edge festivals and venues such as Machinista (Glasgow), Sonic Acts (Amsterdam), Garage (Stralsund), Sensoralia (Rome), Video Dance (Athens), State-X/New Forms (The Hague), CTM festival (Berlin), Rokolectiv (Bucharest) and Dis-Patch (Belgrade).
Esther Urlus is a Rotterdam-based artist working with motion picture film formats Super8, 16mm and 35mm. Resulting in films, performances and installations, her works always arise from DIY methods. Kneading the material, by trial, error and (re) inventing, she creates new work. Urlus is the founder of WORM Filmwerkplaats Rotterdam, an artist-run workspace dedicated to motion picture film as an artistic, expressive medium. Her work has been exhibited and screened at film festivals worldwide, among other Ann Arbor Film Festival, Kontraste Festival Krems, New York Film Festival, 25FPS, Nashville Film Festival, Festival Internacional de Cinema Feminino, Rio de Janeiro, Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Sonic Acts and the International Film Festival Rotterdam.
Roel Meelkop studied visual arts and art theory at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Here he decided to dedicate his work to sound and music. His musical activities date back to the early eighties when he started THU20, together with Jac van Bussel, Peter Duimelinks, Jos Smolders and Guido Doesborg. THU20 have released several tapes and CD’s and performed regularly in Europe. After THU20 Roel Meelkop has worked steadily on a body of work, most of which was received enthusiastically in the small but dedicated world of sound art. His other activities include working with Kapotte Muziek and GOEM, together with Frans de Waard and Peter Duimelinks, and organising sound events, mostly in Rotterdam. Meelkop also creates site-specific sound installations and performance pieces in collaboration with other artists.