Diapason Gallery - October 26th 2008
Onda and mpld
seven artists gathered for this show come from a range of different
artistic practices. Music and sound art, film and photography,
performance and installation are some of the elements of their
As sound composers and
performers, they are interested in the cinematic and evocative
qualities of sound. As photographers and film makers, they look for
inherent musical qualities of images and their display. All of them
look to unfold by some degree narrative structures (whether broad or
minimal, open-ended or finite) within the time frame of the live show.
Image brings these artists together because of their shared interest in
intermedia cross-pollination. As a one-night event, it defines a space
and a time for sound and image to meet and interact sympathetically.
(program order is subject to change)
Aki Onda and mpld (Gill Arno)
Cassettes, walkmans, electronics. Amplified
Onda is an electronic musician, composer, and photographer. Onda was
born in Japan and currently resides in New York. He is particularly
known for his Cassette Memories project - works compiled from a "sound
diary" of field-recordings collected by Onda over a span of two
decades. Onda's musical instrument of choice is the cassette Walkman.
Not only does he capture field recordings with the Walkman, he also
physically manipulates multiple Walkmans with electronics in his
performances. In another of his projects, Cinemage, Onda produces slide
projections of still photo images set to live guitar improvisation.
Arno was born in Italy, where he studied art and typography before
moving to New York in 1997. His current work includes video,
photography, print, sound recording and composition, installations and
live performance. In the project mpld old modified slide projectors are
used in a live setting. Static images from found slides become
pulsating and fade one into another, while the projectors' mechanical
sounds are tapped and processed to reveal their musical possibilities.
often collaborates on- and off-stage with other artists. He publishes
books, recordings and other multiples via his own imprint, Unframed,
and runs Fotofono, a small studio in Brooklyn where public events are
16mm projectors, pedals.
McClure graduated from architectural school in 1985, received his
license to practice in 1992 and continues to work in offices in New
York City. In 1994 his interests turned from static to moving images
and now occupy most of his time when not at work. Originally attracted
to abandoned technologies, he began working with effects created by a
variety of simple devices such as the phenakistascope (1830).
Recombining spinning discs and Edgerton's xenon flash (1930) gave rise
to a mongrelized roto-optics that eventually suggested the movie
projector as the best means to wallow in temporal dynamics. His
projector performances have been included in many national and
international events including the Whitney Biennial, Rotterdam Film
Festival, and Image Forum (Japan). Since 2002 he has shown annually at
"Media City" Film festival, Windsor Ontario where he has premiered many
works and won several awards.
Movies on DVD: Iceland 4'19 and Passing 9'40
is a short slice of life on the street. One homeless person dealing
with his isolation on the streets of Paris. Iceland was shot in B&W
super 8 while driving across Iceland in 2004. Iceland's landscape
seemed to reflect a particular internalization of feeling. This work
speaks to this internal mind.
Gautier - Artist/Filmaker. Paris. Fabienne's work comprises Film -
Video - Photography and Installations. She is interested in developing
the interplay of Audio and visual in order to extract and demonstrate
their diverse impacts on the Audience. Internationally, her work has
been exhibited at The New Museum Of Contemporary Art NYC; the Kitchen
NYC, Locarno and Rotterdam as well as Galleries and Underground
Festivals. Her Short Film NIGHT WALK has been awarded Best Experimental
Film at the Delta Festival 2006. Fabienne's latest piece PASSING will
be screened at the 25th Kassel Dokfest Festival in Germany.
Combes & Renaud
Video on DVD: Anibray Transmission 5'26
same countryside landscape was photographed from the same spot at
different times of the day and different days. The polaroids were
scanned and edited in a video where the same landscape fades in and out
of itself in a silent yet musical fashion.
& Renaud are Paris based artists and photographers. They started a
series of work ÒUnstill imagesÓ which are videos using stills and
sound. They were recently commissioned to represent France at the
Exposition Internationale of Saragosse (Spain) in 2008.
3 slide projectors, slides and recorded vocal
Flanagan is a Brooklyn based artist working with sound and images. His
work has been shown in Europe and New York galleries in art venues such
as Museum of Contemporary Art of the city of Paris, Galerie Eric
Dupont, Hopital Ephemere, Knitting Factory, Galapagos Art Space,
Gallery Siseshow, Gallery Sensei.
With visual - slides projections - and musical installations, I work on
relations between images and sounds. I am interested in the paradox
between the fact that still images are inherently silent but also have
a potential for sound and music. Improvising vocal sounds on
photographic images, I give these a voice and a dimension in time "...
Resounding Image is an original idea of Gill
Arno, Fabienne Gautier and Sylvain Flanagan.
Diapason Gallery for Sound and Intermedia
82 Third Avenue (between 32nd and 33rd
Street), 10th ¥oor
Brooklyn NY 11232
Subways: D, N, R to 36th Street
Show starts at 8pm.