Thinking I had spotted a new arena for artists, I spent the first decade of this century occupied with investigating the possibilities of intervening the projection in the new digital projectors that were being installed in cinema halls. Poetic film-experiences, edited and performed live via MIDI-controllers in front of an audience.
The projects included, “APPROXIMATELY INFINITE” , “D-CINEMA DUALITIES” , “FLOODTIDE OF FATE”, and “GERNIKA“. Culminating with these two events under the title: “DET DIGITAL-POETISKE SEMINAR” (The DigitalPoetic Seminar).
I worked with performing partners at the National Film Institute in Oslo in December 2011. The ambition was to develop the events into a series that would showcase artist’s live-work in spaces that over the many decades have been purpose-built and honed to achieve the best experience in projected image and electro-accoustic sound.
Also to eventually explore other possibilities inherent in digital cinema spaces. Connecting and simultaneously perform or share programme with, other artists in other digital cinema halls, wherever in the world they are located. The technical solutions are there, at least.
Other projects have taken my focus and this project has been put on hold. I am really exited however, on this possibility of live remixing poetic film and sound-pieces. Experiencing imagery, text and soundscapes developed and performed at their intuitive moments. Deciding whether the good or the bad should win that day. Also the unexpected twists and turns with musicians I had the good fortune to work with ..and basically just being in the warm, fuzzy cocoon of the cinema hall.
Live 5.1 sound mix in the Cinema hall on the december event by Asle Karstad
Above the poster I made for the events. – I have more documentation. To be published here eventually.