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Billy Roisz & Dieter Kovačič – Bring Me the Head of Henri Chrétien!
Billy Roisz and Dieter Kovačič explore the world of cinematic formats based on the genre that experimented with the width of the screen to display spectacular landscapes: Western movies and their wide span of (male) heroism between life and death. Commissioned for Vertical Cinema
Erika Balsom Interview
SONIC ACTS RESEARCH SERIES #5 In February 2014 Sonic Acts presented the Vertical Cinema project in the Dan Flavin Hall of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. The programme included lectures on verticality in film by Philippe-Alain Michaud, Bart Rutten, Noam Elcott and Erika Balsom.
Vertical Cinema is a series of ten newly commissioned large-scale, site-specific works by internationally renowned experimental filmmakers and audiovisual artists, which are presented on 35 mm celluloid and projected vertically with a custom-built projector in vertical cinemascope. Vertical Cinema is a Sonic Acts production in collaboration with several partners. www.verticalcinema.org
Vertical Cinema at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, IFFR & Kontraste Festival
"Vertical Cinema," the most ambitious and promising show in the entirety of the Rotterdam festival" "Yet simply the readjustment necessary to watch this program was something tremendous to experience, an exhausting craning upward at the skyscraper-like white tower of screen which asked for an up-and...
Bart Rutten Vertical Cinema Lecture
Bart Rutten will share his remarks on the mainly abstract Vertical Cinema programme, based on both his personal experiences in curating film and video art, as well as the institutional context of Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. With examples from Kazimir Malevich to Bill Viola, from Xerox Alto and Pacma...
COLTERRAIN BY TINA FRANK 10'20'' 35MM VERTICAL CINEMASCOPE COLOUR SOUND: COH AUDIO TO VIDEO: GREGOR GÖTTFERT my tv has no picture, just vertical colour lines… sound is fine… Colterrain, the title of this film, refers to a colourful landscape, a terrain described by lines similar to geographic...
CHROME BY ESTHER URLUS 7'40'' 35MM VERTICAL CINEMASCOPE COLOUR SOUND: HUIB EMMER Chrome is inspired by the autochrome process, a colouring technique for black-and-white photographs invented by the Lumière brothers in 1903. In the autochrome process, microscopic grains of potato starch dyed red-ora...
#43 BY JOOST REKVELD 10'30'' 35MM VERTICAL CINEMASCOPE COLOUR The images in the film #43 are generated by systems in which the pixels are agents that are, in some respects, comparable to organic cells. These systems are bumped into motion by disruptions that cause a difference between some pixels a...
PYRAMID FLARE BY JOHANN LURF 5’30’’ 35MM VERTICAL CINEMASCOPE COLOUR SILENT Among the most mysterious man-made structures ever built, the pyramids still challenge scholars and provoke pseudo-scientific theories. Most architects have abandoned the idea of recreating a pyramid in modern times:...
DEORBIT BY MAKINO TAKASHI & TELCOSYSTEMS 17'30'' 35MM VERTICAL CINEMASCOPE COLOUR DRUMS: BALÁZS PÁNDI The myth of Icarus whose waxed feather wings melted away because he flew too close to the sun is an early record of an object falling back to Earth. A more recent atmospheric entry is that of the...
BRING ME THE HEAD OF HENRY CHRÉTIEN!
BRING ME THE HEAD OF HENRY CHRÉTIEN! BY BILLY ROISZ & DIETER KOVAČIĆ 8’17’’ 35MM VERTICAL CINEMASCOPE COLOUR SOUND MASTERING: MARTIN SIEWERT There’s no sentiment as bold as the one in a duel shot in cinemascope. There’s no emotional drop height as big as in abstract vertical movies. ...
LUNAR STORM BY ROSA MENKMAN 6’00’’ 35MM VERTICAL CINEMASCOPE COLOUR The surface of the Moon seems static. Though it orbits the Earth every 27.3 days, with areas of it becoming invisible during this rotation, it is always (visibly or invisibly) above us, reassuringly familiar. The Moon is the...
WALZKÖRPERSPERRE BY GERT-JAN PRINS & MARTIJN VAN BOVEN 11’11’’ 35MM VERTICAL CINEMASCOPE COLOUR Light and sound engraving on weathered concrete created by scanning the architectural elements of a bunker wall. Verticality as a concept of resistance. The freezing of time to its absolute limit,...
Interview with Noam Elcott on Verticality
RESEARCH SERIES #12 In February 2014 the Vertical Cinema programme was screened at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. The programme was accompanied by four long lectures by experts on cinema, video, new media, and contemporary art. The American scholar Noam M. Elcott gave an impressive lecture-presentation which also sketched a possible genealogy of 'vertical cinema'.
Interview with Bart Rutten on Verticality
RESEARCH SERIES #13 In February 2014 the Vertical Cinema project was presented in the Stedelijk Museum. The programme was accompanied by lectures by experts on cinema, video, new media, and contemporary art, one of which was Bart Rutten, at that time still curator of modern and contemporary art at the Stedelijk Museum.
Save the Date: Sonic Acts Academy
From 26 to 28 February 2016, Sonic Acts hosts a new research-oriented programme at the intersection of art, music and science at several locations in Amsterdam. Over the course of three days, Sonic Acts Academy will invite artists, theorists, and scientists to expand on their research through lectures, concerts, film programmes, work presentations, masterclasses and workshops.
Otto Piene's The Proliferation of the Sun at Stedelijk
After the impressive performance of The Proliferation of The Sun (1967) by ZERO artist Otto Piene during the Sonic Acts Festival 2015, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and Sonic Acts present the performance again in honour of the opening of the exhibition ZERO: Let Us Explore The Stars on Friday 3 July.
The Geologic Imagination: Lectures, Interviews and Recordings
RESEARCH SERIES #19 To get you in the mood for the upcoming Dark Ecology Journey, Research Series #19 includes recorded lectures, excerpts of live performances, sound recordings and interviews made during the 2015 festival The Geologic Imagination. With contributors such as Timothy Morton, Jana Winderen, Espen Sommer Eide, BJ Nilsen and Karl Lemieux, Raviv Ganchrow, Ele Carpenter and Graham Harman.
Sonic Acts Academy: Early Bird Tickets Available
Get your early bird tickets for the Sonic Acts Academy 26-28 February 2016 now. The Academy will take place every two years, alternating with the bi-annual Sonic Acts festival. The Academy is offering thought-provoking new perspectives on the research into art, the research needed for art and especially research through art.
Combining Compositional Precision and Uncontrolled Processes: Interview with Thomas Ankersmit
RESEARCH SERIES #23 On 12 October 2013 Arie Altena interviewed Thomas Ankersmit about his work and his set-up for his concert the following day in the Minoritenkirche in Krems. Ankersmit was there as part of the 2013 Kontraste Festival
Looking back on first edition Sonic Acts Academy
The first edition of Sonic Acts Academy has ended. We look back proudly on an opening night with performances at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, five workshops and two days of presentations celebrating today’s artistic practices at de Brakke Grond, and an invigorating line-up at Paradiso that had visitors dancing into the early hours.
Sonic Acts Academy 2016: Impressions
From 26 - 28 February the first edition of Sonic Acts Academy took place in Amsterdam. For this three-day event artists, theorists, and scientists were invited to expand on their research through lectures, concerts, film programmes, work presentations, masterclasses and workshops. The Academy relate...
Espen Sommer Eide: A Tuned Chord is like a Scientific Instrument Probing the Universe
SONIC ACTS FESTIVAL - THE GEOLOGIC IMAGINATION Espen Sommer Eide: A Tuned Chord is like a Scientific Instrument Probing the Universe 26 February 2015 - Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands --- SONIC ACTS FESTIVAL - THE GEOLOGIC IMAGINATION Espen Sommer Eide: A Tuned Chord is like a Scientifi...
Homage to Dick Raaijmakers at ICMC
After thirty years, the internationally renowned conference on computer music ICMC (International Computer Music Conference) is returning to the Netherlands. On Tuesday September 13 ICMC invites Thomas Ankersmit & Tarik Barri for a special performance of 'Homage to Dick Raaijmakers' and 'Versum' at TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht.