AV Social is an audio-visual event series, that places international audio-visual live acts and art into a public, social happening with food and spirits. Initiated by Oli Sorenson, the head of the London based VJ label and visual production studio Ne1co, the AV Social is on the jump of touring the UK on a regular basis.
The latest event in November 2008 took place in the Tate Liverpool as a “Late At Tate” program and the night was really nice with very positive feedback from all sides. Besides the live AV acts (this time VJ Koichi Chikuhi and Ne1co Allstars), one part of every AV Social happening is a screening of short movies with a balanced relation between what you hear and what you see.
We have been asked to curate the screening and were happy to be able to select from a beautiful range of international submissions, which we now want to showcase as an extension of the AV Social and for your audio-visual pleasure.
“The moment I found out the world is different from the world I dreamed of, I rebelled. I started to paint the world as I wanted it to be. … Over time my passion grew. Not only do I want to just tell my own stories, I also try to make them ‘fit’ into the music. … As myths from different cultures have crossed paths and influenced each other, combining their symbols into a myriad of possible meanings, the remaining task, as I see it, has been to interpret and unlock their hidden message. …”
Excerpt from Zanne’s Vision
“Taken from the debut Origamibiro album ‘Cracked Mirrors and Stopped Clocks’, this promo follows the true story of the first day in the life of a dragonfly: from its underwater birth, through its struggles with flight and the new and vibrant world it has found itself in, and finally to its first perilous encounters with humans. Will it survive to make its escape and fly to freedom? This promo marks the first of many collaborations between musician and producer Origamibiro and video artist The Joy of Box. It is an illustration of the process of artistic creation itself: from the birth of the idea, through erratic evolution of idea into a living and breathing project, to the release of a fully fledged artwork. The big question is: how do you make it fly?”
Synopsis by the artist
“A few hours spent in the company of some people who came to town from the coast and live in a park next to a train track. More a memory of a place, than a documenting of the plight of the homeless. Shot in Tokyo may 06, the negative for this short was cut up and given away with the first 1000 copies of the av album greedy baby. Filmed on kodak vision2 200 super 8 stock with a Beaulieu 6008pro.”
Description by the artist
“Drift is a collaboration with music composer Mark Bowden, devised during an Aldeburgh Music residency. Drift considers the body as landscape through close-up images of skin. The music likewise takes a close-up view of a series of harp chords and viola harmonics. Using real photography in extreme close-up creates a foreign yet familiar world, removed from reality, yet sometimes almost too close. In the music, this tension is mirrored. Original samples are exploded into a multitude of tiny elements before being reconstructed into a tight arrangement based on the Fibonacci series.”
Review by Specialten
TBC…Posted on January the 15th, 2009 at 04:00 pm