Posts Tagged: When The Spell is Broken

Brighton Cinecity 2019: I am Half Sick of Shadows

11.11 I am Half Sick of Shadows 2019 @ Brighton Cinecity and Fabrica Gallery

Brighton Cinecity host I am Half Sick of Shadows.
A Dirge for Ruins Cities in the voice of Earth

A cinematic ceremony composed in four acts based on Edgar Allan Poe’s poem The Bells. The poetic gesture functions as a performed amulet for protection, fine-tunes perceptions of Earth and humankind’s disjointed and entangled processes. The film score is made by creating translations of marks found on used shooting targets.

The work touches upon notions of revolution looking into its etymological origin; the revolving as the origin of a cyclical movement found in celestial bodies: ‘an instance of revolving, to revolve, revolvere; roll back, unroll, unwind; happen again, return; go over, repeat, ‘back, again’ ‘to turn over (in the mind or heart), meditate.’

Director & performer: Nazare Soares
Main Composer & performer: Andreas Elvenes
Live Processing & performer: Linnea Jansson
Cello & performer: Nina Günther
Second composer: Ada Mathea Hoel
Flag Design & Performer: Maria Eva Russo

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Hypnagogia – Films & Sounds. Film & live music. Aug 25 of 2017, New York

I feel honoured last night at Eyelight-Obscura studio in Weaverville, North Carolina , OMEN was shown together with Ruins Rider by Pierre-Luc Vaillancourt and special magical incantations as part of Moony Branch: An evening of Sounds & Films.  Same tour on the 25th of August OMEN will be screened as part Hypnagogia Film and Sound, the magical seance will take place this Friday 25th of August at HOLO in New York .

Volcanic event in New York next Friday.
Maximum amplification of hypnagogic frequencies.
High voltage telluric blast.
Pierre-Luc Vaillancourt (film / soundtrack Marc Hurtado)
embryoroom / Eward Quist (live)
Jon Claude Bieschke (live)
Nazare Soares (film)



( 2,2 ) o at Technoshamanism – rethink ancestrality and technology, Dome of Visions, Aarhus. 12 August 2017

( 2,2 ) 0 is  taking part in a day seminar on Technoshamanism in Aarhus, Denmark , on the 12th August – rethink ancestrality and technology. Amalia Fonfara will talk about ( 2,2 ) 0 and we will give a workshop on methodologies and techniques applied in the production of the invisible drum.

Technoshamanism in Aarhus – rethink ancestrality and technology

On August 12, 2017 from 14:00 to 22:00 there will be a technoshamanism meeting in Dome of Visions, Aarhus.

The purpose of the meeting is to unite people who are interested in the combination of DIY technologies such as free software and permaculture with ancestral, ancestorfuturist and shamanistic practices. We are calling all the cyborgs, witches, heretics, technoshamans, programmers, hackers, artists, alchemists, thinkers and everyone who might be curious to join us and explore the possiblities of combining ancestral and indigenous worldviews with the looming disasters of the anthropocene.

If you feel attracted by the combination of these terms, techno + shamanism and ancestrality + futurism and if you’re worried about the destruction of the Earth and the hegemony of capital and neoliberal ontologies, this event is for you. In view of Aarhus’ slogan as European Cultural Capital of 2017, the theme of this event could be: Rethink ancestrality and technology!

Moderated by Carsten Agger
14:00-14:45    What is technoshamanism? How does it work and what does it want? 
What political issues does it raise? Introduction by Fabiane M. Borges, input from various participants
14:45-15:15    What and how may we learn about Chinese text censorship with machine learning? (Winnie Soon)
15:15-15:45    Decolonization and self-organization (Carsten Agger and Raisa Inocêncio)
15:45-16:30    Immigrating ontologies, recovering ancestralities (Rune Hjarnø Rasmussen and Amalia Fonfara)
16:30-17:30    Sonora Network – Collective Feminism in music and gender study (Ariane Stolfi)
17:30-18:00   BREAK
18:00 – 19:00 Workshop: Invisible Drum (Amalia Fonfara)
19:00 – 19:30 Political Bath (Raisa Inocêncio)
19:30 – 20:00 Open Band (Ariane Stolfi)
20:00-21:00 BREAK, preparations for ritual
21:00 – 24:00  A collective DIY ritual created by the participants. Noise by Sebastian Tranekær Hansen.
For the ritual, please bring musical instruments, clothes, whatever props are adequate for your contribution as well as inspiration and ideas.
Throughout the event, the installation Hyperelixx by Samuel Capps will be exhibited and can be perused by visitors.
The event will take place in Dome of Visions, Aarhus on August 12, as announced in the Open Call.

( 2,2 ) 0 Sonic Architecture of the Inner Space. at ArtScience Museum, Singapore (27.7.17 – 2.8.17) ACM Creativity and Cognition 2017

We are taking part with ( 2,2 ) 0 in Creative and Cognition 2017, We are located at the Art and Science Museum of Singapore;  Microbites of Innovation has been . curated by Nancy Mauro-Flude and Markéta Dolejšová.

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Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival in Hawick, Scotland. 2nd – 6th March 2017

I am happy to announce the premiere of my recent film installation OMEN will be hosted by Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival in Hawick, Scotland. The event will take place from 2nd till 6th of March 2017. Full Programme here:

Over 60 filmmakers and artists from around the world will be landing in Hawick on March 2nd for the seventh edition of Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival. Screening over 120 films at Hawick’s Tower Mill, with 23 world premieres, 12 moving image installations around the town, expanded cinema performances and a filmmaker symposium, Alchemy promises to transform Hawick into a melting pot of creativity for some of the world’s most imaginative moving image artists.

Highlights include the Scottish premiere of Rachel Maclean’s It’s What’s Inside That Counts. Maclean has been chosen to represent Scotland at the Venice Biennale in 2017, in a major new exhibition curated by Alchemy Film & Arts. Her work powerfully satirises the fears and desires of our contemporary zeitgeist, cloaked in a super-saturated aesthetic of fairy-tale consumer culture. Maclean will be present for a Q&A, discussing the evolution of her work and the themes of her new Venice commission.

Another sprinkling of Venetian magic comes from Alchemy’s tribute to the late John Berger, the Booker-prize-winning author of Ways of Seeing. In a special screening of his 1989 film Play Me Something, also featuring Tilda Swinton and Margaret Bennett, Berger narrates a politicised Venetian romance between a farm worker and a young bohemian woman, to a bemused waiting room of misfits in a desolate aiport lounge on the Scottish island of Barra. Directed by Tim Neat, present for a Q&A.

In perhaps the World’s first ever surrealist experimental opera-musical, the UK premiere of Warsaw-based Karolina Bregula’s The Tower, follows the fate of a group of well-meaning community activists who decide that the solution to their social problems lies in building an enormous tower of sugar. With music by Glasgow based Ela Orleans, their utopian dreams inevitably lead toward more dystopian realities.

Expanding the festival’s ethos of conversational encounter into a fifth day, British artist Andrew Kötting will lead a raggle-taggle eight mile procession of artists and miscreants towards the Hermitage Castle and the spectral vision that is Mary Queen of Scots. Reuniting the ghosts of King Harold and his hand fast wife Edith Swan Neck, Kötting’s film-walk culminates in a screening of Edith Walks at Hermitage Hall.

For the closing film, Alchemy hosts the European premiere of Incident Reports by Canadian auteur Mike Hoolboom. An episodic love letter to an unseen therapist, Hoolboom’s film is a luminous celebration of humanity, traversing memory, forgetting, image making and gender identity, while touching the heart of what it is to be in the world. It is an essay film that leads us joyfully to an ultimately life affirming conclusion: “Loving would be easy if your colours were like my dreams: Red, gold, and green.”

Futurescapes Symposium in New Media,Technology, and the Humanities 14-15 March 2016, Trondheim, Norway

I am participating in 2016 Meta.Morf Art + Technology Biennale in Norway , I am presenting  a lightening short  part of  Futurescapes Symposium in New Media, Technology, and the Humanities,this will be held at the Norwegian University of Research and Technology in Trondheim from March 14 to March 15, . A“ Timeless Machine.” a utopian model I am developing as part of my recent research into cinematic languages “When The Spell is Broken” , The model is inspired by the concept of speculative design, which explores the conception of possible imagined futures.



A Symposium in New Media, Technology, and the Humanities

Meta.Morf 2016 / Dragvoll, Trondheim, March 14–15, 2016

Futurescapes is part of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology’s (NTNU) Interdisciplinary Humanities Forum Initiative and an accompanying event of the 2016 Meta.Morf Art + Technology Biennale devoted to the technology of outer space and interstellar travel.The Faculty of the Humanities at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is pleased to announce a two-day Symposium in New Media,Technology, and the Humanities organized in connection with the Meta.Morf Art +Technology Biennale which is devoted to the technology of outer space and interstellar travel. Futurescapes shares the Biennale’s interest in interplanetarity, time, and the cosmic beyond, and in humans who dream, invent, construct, and destroy their way into the future. Specifically, the Symposium will explore new locations and entanglements of the humanities and technology, and offer a place for diverse scholars and educators to showcase their cosmic or future-oriented work across disciplinary boundaries. But, we will also learn new methodologies and interrogate critically how and with what tools humanists and technologists communicate with each other, think big ideas, and make things. Finally, we want Futurescapes to address the ethical, legal, and political implications of such work, and how it bears on the futures of our diverse fields.