POETICS

In this project, images, texts and sound, with poetic intent, are written, sampled and evolved in conjunction with each other. Simultaneously, by one hand or one sentiment. Traditionally multi-medial collaborations, shaped into “one-hand” expressions.

Kneading… like sculpting with clay, now from the sound or the text-side, now from the image-side. Hopefully achieving “oneness” or coherence in the processes.

I started this project in a period about four years ago, where I travelled extensively and was unable to work at my normal praxis. I had to grab whatever possibilities there where.

Sampling sound and images whilst traveling or waiting for it. Early morning walks in unknown places. Small gaps in the schedule before breakfast or meetings etc.

This has developed into an “aimed” project where feelings and observations, meaning I put onto things occurring in my field of vision,  are worded or represented in a, for me, new and unexpected manner.

I like words. Words not used as weapons or for empowerment. The words I like are intuitive orderings of thoughts. Reflections on the human condition. I experiment with the reading of the texts. Sometimes fascinated with the inaudibility and my english pronunciation.

The soundscapes are made mostly by sampling my voice or by making sound from instruments I do not know how to play, but am able to create sounds from. Like banging on a trumpet or stroking the strings of a bass guitar instead of actually playing them. A discipline I am developing. Its more about a taste in sound, than actually mastering something.

Practicalities:  The “films” are mainly sequenced digital stills photographs from the two D2H’s I own and an IR-modified D3 I borrow. A 20 and a 60 mm prime lens is all I use. Software: After Effects, Premiere, Photoshop, Ableton Live and the odd little 3D-program at times. Pages for writing, but could have been anything. iPhone for recording sketches of text and sometimes sound. Zoom HD1 and an AKG HSC200 headset-mic. for sound. Sampling and voice. The finished pieces are 2K in a 21:9 widescreen format for D-Cinema projection.

I need deadlines and to break this project into manageable sizes, so I publish a new piece on the 1. of every month on this page. New ideas, intuitions and development in skills constantly disrupt and change solutions I thought were final however,. So sometimes I publish a remix from an earlier piece

The whole project  will hopefully be published late autumn 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Still in progress… still being worked upon. The pieces will come and go from this page for a while.