Bekijk in player

light-box photography
dimensions / 32 x 24 cm

The series of photographs “Bekijk in player” (Look at the player) is a result of the study and research into the multi-layered media broadcast. The recordings were created by recording images and sounds, framing inside the player(dimension: 5x7cm) the live broadcast – over the website of the Sonic Acts festival – of the lecture hall where Mika Taanila, the Finnish film director of futuristic utopias of modern sciences, and Douglas Kahn, the world’s most prominent theoretician of sound art, were holding their lectures on that day.

The recording is divided into four visual triptychs (4:3 video format), 320x240mm (video web format).

The first one contains the recording (frame size 2 × 3 cm) of the two-channel 16mm experimental film “The Zone of Total Eclipse” (2006), by Mika Taanila, based on the scientific recordings of the total eclipse shot in 1945, in the city Kokkola, in Finland. Result: the image travels through a multi-layered media; a telescope, filmstrip, screen projector, satellite digital camera, computer screen, digital camera and print-outs. The second triptych was created during recess between lectures, where the directors of the broadcast “play” with the video-mixer and cameras in the lecture hall, while the sound contains a live broadcast from a Jazz radio station in the anticipation of the following guest-speaker – Douglas Kahn. The third triptych is a cross-section which refers to the use of frequency sound waves (the radio transmission); in this case, the video works by Abigail Child. The fourth triptych captures the details of Douglas Kahn’s talk on natural radiophonic and electromagnetic fields of sound and how to record it.