by Ulf Langheinrich ↲

DRIFT’s intent is to translate abstract forms of image and sound in both art and music into the cinematic space. The very superior image quality of the high definition digital formats and the technical set up of modern cinemas can be utilised as an extended space for art production. Granular Synthesis internationally renowned work is comprised of specially commissioned space installations and live performances. The standardised environment of a cinema can provide another option for presenting art, but the work must be able function within the cinema’s specific set up.

From a realistic image, a stream of abstract images and sounds evolves, a stream of picturesquely deep and dense images, transparent and fine in resolution and detail. A process of multiple metamorphoses in a number of parallel space and time layers constantly reforms their consistency, viscosity and transparency. The permeation, stacking and re-visualisation of such layers is almost symphonic, but does not separate areas of certain characteristics into chapters or movements.

The absence of signs or objects in the audiovisual meta-movement within DRIFT gives an impression of a primal and total aesthetic matter.
Such a situation is contrary to how a viewer seeks to track and observe elements of a plot. The sound-image flow arrives gradually, generating a delicate and subtle tension. The continuously interwoven sound and image flow then creates density, richness, convincingness, like an epic film which looks both syn-aesthetically sober and at times even empty.

The author understands DRIFT as a suggestive environment, a unification of some aspects of his previous work in the fine arts, mainly as painter, and the achievements of more than 10 year’s work as an electronic artist primarily within GRANULAR SYNTHESIS

Tuesday, 16.11.2010, half past ten pm, at Festspielhaus Hellerau!
Tickets: ↲ normal price: 8,00 € / social price: 6,00 € (includes entrance to »Particle« ↲ by D-Fuse ↲.)

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