Black Box Live

  • Germany, Slovenia, Australia, UK, Austria, Canada /
  • 120 mins

Black Box outside the box – a live audio-visual extravaganza.

Following its successful first run in 2013, Black Box Live returns for another packed evening of expanded film performance, featuring some of the biggest names in the live audio-visual scene: Sally Golding (Australia/UK), Michaela Grill (Austria), Karl Lemieux (Canada), Philip Jeck (UK), Guillaume Cailleau (Germany) and Jan Slak (Slovenia). Multiple projector pieces combining analogue and digital material meet densely layered electronic and acoustic sounds. A veritable treat for the senses! [18]

Guillaume Cailleau (Super 8) and Jan Slak (drums) (Germany/Slovenia)
A sensuous combination of tangible sound and stereo film projection gradually increasing in speed, force, and intensity. Alternating frames of colour originating from two Super 8mm projectors combine with a bass drum and snare, wrapping the pulsating and interfering frequencies of light into a vibrating human body. A transcendent analogue experience – physical, radical, handmade, and live.

Sally Golding (Australia/UK)
Photographic compositions printed as optical soundtracks from decomposed uprooted vinyl library music neatly situate Golding’s work at the crossroads of science and superstition, philosophy and pulp. Golding’s projects thread between expanded cinema and media art, curation and audiovisual archiving to evolve a practice of ‘hacked cinema’. For Black Box Live, Golding will premiere her new live film and sound compositions created for multiple projectors, devices, and bodily manipulations.

Michaela Grill (laptop), Karl Lemieux (16mm) and Philip Jeck (turntables) (Austria/Canada/UK)
The main focus of this improvised audio-visual performance is the investigation of the interface between analogue and digital. Computer-generated and 16mm images merge and collide into one projection, whilst the sound signal is used to generate or manipulate certain aspects of these images. All three artists are connected on several levels and produce an atmospherically dense amalgam of images and sounds.

With thanks to the Austrian Cultural Forum.

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