Genre : Electronic / Ambient breaks
4’14 min – Technique : stop motion / video
Directed, filmed and produced by Christophe Thockler
Extract from the EP Arterial, composed by Lusine (Seattle, Washington State - USA)
Album available on Ghostly International
Details : 7 000 photos, 30 min of video, 15 kg of electrical components from old tvs, phones and computers, 5 liters of blood.
The complexity of this electronic track, mixing both cold and warm sounds, inspired me to create something I call “electrorganic” : a mix of blood and human tissues with electronic components like LEDs, screens and boards. The result is an intriguing video, where you don’t really know what’s happening, but you can imagine that some sort of electronic machine is powered by, or producing blood.
Movies and music videos from the 80s and 90s were also a source of inspiration for this video, there are some sequences that are very small tributes to audiovisual works I love like Shinya Tsukamoto’s Tetsuo, Coppola’s Dracula, Cameron’s Terminator, Carpenter’s The Thing, Cronenberg’s Videodrome, the music video Digging in the Dirt by Peter Gabriel…
© July 2014
The making of “Hero,” a drawing of my dad composed entirely out of 3.2 million ink dots.
4m x 4m x 3m, Audiovisual installation by Noemi Schipfer & Takami Nakamoto, 2013.
Installation at the Mapping Festival Geneva 2013 / Visual Audio & Deviant Electronics. www.mappingfestival.com
Project team : BLACK OUT, Adrien Boulanger, Fanny Visser, Will Wires Dardelin, Fabrice Giraud, Fabio Manozzi
MANY THANKS TO : Ana Ascensio, Justine Beaujouan, Boris Edelstein, Loic Shutter, Audrey Powell, Jorge Escobar, Yves Evequoz, Sougwen Chung, Wengnam Yap, Adi Panuntun, Sony Budi Sasono, Gaz Bushell, Anthony Rowe, Linda Cavaliero and Walid Van Boetzelaer
The idea of “ISOTOPES” is to generate a dematerialised space. The catalyst of the project have been post Fukushima’s atmosphere. This tragedy that collided within our memories and childhood has led us to think about the brittleness of reality. This point of no return reflects the brutality of this evolving world that surrounds us, replacing any individual’s existence into fiction.
"Isotopes" is an open space which can also be perceived as a prison. At first, the slow and hypnotizing moving lights attracts the visitor into the heart of it. Then, the rhythm and the intensity become continually more aggressive until it generates immaterial barriers: it’s easy to get in but neigh impossible to get out. This echoes the way humans approach nuclear power. First seduced, then addicted by its comfortable energy, humans have become trapped in an unstable situation. The rhythm of the lights and the sounds bring back the connection between the Japanese and their awareness of radioactive omnipresence. Sometimes you can forget it, like the glow of a night light, but sometimes the conscience gains the upper hand, and fear comes back with loss of ground reference. Through the metamorphoses of its appearance, this installation leaves the visitor between what once existed and what didn’t, drawing them into the spectrum of their own volatile emotions.
Inspired by ANTIVJ 3Destruct / Counter repetition by Ilan Katin / Julio Le Parc / Ryoji Ukeda’s TRANSFINIT