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'bordun chorus' bordun chorus
'fluid variations' fluid variations
'harmonic environment' harmonic environment
'temporality' temporality
'green meadow' green meadow
'multitudinous entity' multitudinous entity
'which is
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which is without being
'primordial' primordial
'clouds rising
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of time'
clouds rising from the mist of time
'iridescent self' iridescent self
'shifting view' shifting view
'toxic waste' toxic waste
'burning butterflies' burning butterflies
'lament' lament
'exercise in visual notation' exercise in visual notation
'screen test #2' screen test #2
'nothing' nothing
'silent cry' silent cry
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'DBP'   DBP
'out of reach'   out of reach

toxic waste

2009
8.32 min loop
sound and video installation

 

The audio visual work ‘toxic waste’ is based on the artist’s research and individual interpretation of Indonesian Gamelan Music.

With its rhythm based and cyclic structure, Gamelan can in many ways be seen as one of the root sources of, what we know generically now, as electronic music. Reverting back to this complex and unique musical tradition, with its individual microtonal tuning, precise beat frequencies and mainly percussion-based instruments, is used as an inspiring journey in order to create an electronic gamelan orchestra. These virtual instruments are then played within a hierarchical, cyclical framework using methods of chance operations, within the highly structurally determined rules and restriction of the conceptual composition.

Gamelan music is compared to only two things, ‘the mysticism of moonlight, and the fluidity of water’. This wide and poetic definition of the genre is then used as a basis for the audiovisual interconnection of the work by, incorporating the distortion of the image of the moon, thought the physical properties of water reacting to the music.

‘toxic waste’ installation photo from Curiouser Curiouser

The fundamental structure of the time-based installations is the notion of a constant audio/visual environment, determined not by a specific beginning or end, but by the willingness of the spectator to engage with it, for any length of time. Therefore all components of the work are constructed to loop seamlessly, in order to create non-durational experience.

‘toxic waste’ installation photo from Curiouser Curiouser

 

 

Room installation at ‘Curiouser Curiouser ', 2010 (170 x 140 cm black silk screen suspended at 4 m height) The Old Vic Tunnels, London, UK

‘toxic waste’ installation photo from Curiouser Curiouser

‘toxic waste’ installation photo from Curiouser Curiouser

 

 

Room size approximately 7.5 x 9 x 7m, situated in a labyrinth of unexpected tunnels, corridors and huge vaults beneath Waterloo Station. Organised by submit2gravity.