What’s Up Vienna! What’s Up Montreal! stretches beyond the borders of national identities to encourage collaborations between two cities.
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VIENNA: MAY 8-10, 2011
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MONTREAL: JUNE 8, 9, 2010
WINNIPEG: JUNE 11, 12, 2010
Debut collaborations include
- The trio of ANGELICA CASTELLO, BILLY ROISZ, and STEVE BATES.
- Filmmaker KARL LEMIEUX and Viennese turntablist dieb 13 in a stripped down duo highlighting connections between light and sound.
- DAVID BRYANT, KEVIN DORIA, and MARTIN BRANDLMAYR in a highly anticipated trio.
FILM AND VIDEO
8. 5. 2011, Austrian Filmmuseum, 40 Augustinerstr.1, 1010 Vienna, 20.30
Daïchi Saïto | Karl Lemieux
Karl Lemieux | David Bryant | Kevin Doria | Jonathan Parent
Daïchi Saïto: Chiasmus (2003) 16mm, bw, mono, 8 min
Daïchi Saïto: Chasmic Dance (2004) 16mm, bw, silent, 6 min
Daïchi Saïto: Blind Alley Augury (2006) Super 8, color, silent, 3 min
Daïchi Saïto: All That Rises (2007) 16mm, color, mono, 7 min
Daïchi Saïto: Green Fuse (2008) Super 8, color, silent, 3 min
Daïchi Saïto: Trees of Syntax, Leaves of Axis (2009) 35mm, color, Dolby SR, 10 min
Karl Lemieux: Mamori (2010) 35mm, bw, 5.1 Dolby Digital, 8 min
Karl Lemieux: Mouvement de Lumière/ Motion of Light (2004) 16mm transfer to Digi Beta, bw and color, mono, 8 min
Karl Lemieux: Western Sunburn (2007) Digi Beta, bw, stereo, 10 min
Karl Lemieux: 16mm projectors
David Bryant: guitar, electronic
Kevin Doria: bass, electronic
Jonathan Parent: electronik
Following the film screening the Filmmuseum will be transformed into a space filled with unsettling beautiful images and sounds that will be improvised by Karl Lemieux together with the musicians David Bryant (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, set fire to flames), Kevin Doria (Growing) and Jonathan Parent (Fly Pan Am). Using four 16mm projectors as his instruments Lemieux will transform the film loops with mechanical and chemical means. Together with the melancholic fragility of the music this creates a hauntingly dark and levitational atmosphere which will open your eyes, ears and hearts.
Screenings at Echoraum:
DOUGLAS MOFFAT – Vienna Phonograph
Vienna Phonograph attempts to lay the rough surfaces of one landscape over the other – revealing contrasts of micro-topography, texture and sound. In a previous work Montreal Phonograph, the surfaces of the city were recorded with the aid of an all-terrain record stylus. The recordings, cut into a vinyl record, reduced the surface of the city to a scale that could be played on a standard turntable. A similar transmutation is planned for Vienna. Following the contours of the Ringstraße inwards to the centre pin of the Pestsäule, the all-terrain stylus will be employed a second time – to lift up the surface layer of sound from the inner circles of the city. An audio visual performance will bring together these two surfaces – Montreal and Vienna. A vinyl record of the muddy surfaces of Montreal are played back then mixed against the rough scrapings of Vienna. Side by side, two point-of-view video recordings follow the events as each city is traversed in twelve minutes.
VINCENT CHEVALIER, COVER
This video explores the play between two definitions for the word “cover”. Chevalier performs a version of a song by rock singer PJ Harvey by hugging a set of speakers against his body while the music plays. This gesture changes the sonic character of the music to produce a “cover” of the original song. It also serves to stifle some of Harvey’s extreme vocals. By inhabiting this space between between repetition and protection, Chevalier raises questions regarding the nature of performance, authenticity, and control within musical production.
(HD Video, sound, 5:00, 2010)
DANIEL OLSON, Noisemaker
A somewhat defective motor taken from a toy record player shot in extreme close-up and recorded through a contact microphone, transforming a small domestic object into something that looks and sounds more like a large industrial apparatus.
(1999, colour, stereo sound, 7:00)
DIANE MORIN, Effondrements
In commenting on Effondrements, the artist speaks of events. They are certainly tragic, as the object vanishes as soon as it appears. But they are also disappointing – the anticipated destruction of the light – revealed object never comes about. Despite the explosion, nothing blows up, nor is anything destroyed. In an exemplary photographic moment, the explosion here serve only to make visible an object lying still in the darkness and to reveal it as an image of that object disappearing before our eyes. In Effondrements, Diane Morin clearly demonstrates her penchant for the non-spectacular. She turns our attention toward a series of anti-events, where a silent wait in obscurity leads to a tale of repeated vanishings. – Nicole Gingras, translation Ron Ross
MONTREAL and WINNIPEG – 2010
Debut collaborations include
- Montréal’s HYENA HIVE and DIDI BRUCKMAYR in an all out meltdown (Montréal).
- Montréal’s MARTIN TÉTREAULT, one of the world’s premiere improvising turntablists, will perform for the first time as a duet with dieb 13.
- Austrian artists MICHAELA GRILL and BILLY ROISZ partner their unique video languages in a debut performance with TIM HECKER.
- Winnipeg’s MICHEL GERMAIN in a trio setting with Radian’s MARTIN BRANDLMAYR and turntablist dieb 13.
- crys cole brings her subtle electronics to the table with Christof Kurzmann’s laptop and clarinet excursions.
FILM AND VIDEO
MONTREAL JUNE 8 – PROGRAMME 1: EXCESSIVE BODIES
The obsession with the naked body and all its secretions runs throughout the history of Austrian avantgarde filmmaking. From Vienna’s Actionist movement where the body served as provocative tool to demolish a conservative society to new tendencies in performance art where the male nude is recontextualized in a postfeminist discourse up to digital disfigurations of the video material itself, this programme assembles works that will make your body shiver!
MONTREAL JUNE 9 – PROGRAMME 2: THE MYSTERY OF PERCEPTION
chronomops Tina Frank 2005, 2 min, video / Art & Revolution Ernst Schmidt Jr. 1968, 2 min, 16mm / *1 Albert Sackl 1997, 2min 30, 16mm / remote…remote… VALIE EXPORT: 1973, 12min, 16mm / 10/65 Selfmutilation Kurt Kren 1965, 5 min 30, 16mm / my personality hates me! Didi Bruckmayr, Michael Strohmann 2007, 5 min, video / ragtag Billy Roisz: AVVA:, 2006, 5 min, video
The curiosity about what constitutes a filmic image is the focal point of the works in this program. Poetic yet analytical reworkings of Hollywood films, found-footage extravaganzas and reductionism to the smallest filmic component possible: pure absence and presence of light. Be prepared to see the world differently!
passage à l’acte Martin Arnold 1993, 12 min, 16mm / Outer Space Peter Tscherkassky 1999, 10 min, 16mm / trans Michaela Grill, Martin Siewert 2003, 9 min, video / <frame> [n:ja] 2002, 5 min, video / Arnulf Rainer Peter Kubelka 1960, 6 min 30, 16mm / Tradition is the Handling on of Fire, Not the Worship of Ashes Gustav Deutsch 1999, 1 min, video
WINNIPEG JUNE 11 – PROGRAMME 1: EXCESSIVE BODIES
WINNIPEG JUNE 12 – PROGRAMME 2: THE MYSTERY OF PERCEPTION