Time: December 9, 2011 at 9pm to December 11, 2011 at 9pm
Location: Liangcha Shop Art Space@OCT-LOF,Shenzhen
Street: Enping Road
Event Type: video, art, exhibition
Organized By: Zen Lu
Latest Activity: Dec 10, 2011
The Movement of People Working by Phill Niblock
10 DEC,21:00Performance by Zen Lu and Er Dao Films by Paul Clipson
Moving Images; Moving CitiesFilm & Video Works by Trans/disciplinary Artists
LOCATION:LIANGCHA SHOP(涼茶舖 )
F3 Block,OCT-LOFT, Shenzhen, China
PHILL NIBLOCK \ CARSTEN NICOLAI \ SUKI CHAN \ JACOB KIRKEGAARD \ HIRAKI SAWA \ CLAUDIO SINATTI \ PAUL CLIPSON \ ANDY GRAYDON \ CEDRIC MARIDET \ JOAO VASCO PAIVA \ LEE KIT \ KATJA LOHER \ JACK KUBIZNE \ CORY ARCANGEL \ ER DAO \ ZEN LU
Nostalgia is a glimpse into a distilled and fragmented sense of time and place. Our relationship to the environment and urban space is reflected and reevaluated through ephemeral time-based works. At the foundation of the events are artists and works that evoke a critical perspective on the urban situation, while offering a poetic view on our city’s transient landscape. The featured works and performances, presented by artists who live and work in urban environments, are intimate dialogues between the cityscape, audience and their non-linear present moment.For the 2011 Shenzhen-HK Biennale, New York-based multimedia production agency Opalnest has programmed a dynamic line of special projects that explore key themes of the architectural biennale, bringing the audience a sensory experience that blurs the line between intermedia art and the acoustics of city jungles.
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PHILL NIBLOCKThe Movement of People Working | New York | 1973 | 96m 16mm film transferred to video | color | sound Threshing, seeding, weaving, painting, carving or fishing, bodies and hands are set in a relentless and often impersonalized motion that creates a hypnotic tapestry of repeated gestures and diversified techniques of immense choreographic beauty. The Movement of People Working, shot in the mid-70s, has been frequently used as a visual accompaniment to Niblock's live music performances, and it is arguably both the least obvious and the best possible screen expression of his musical vision.Niblock's soundtrack, recorded between 1975 and 1980, features the author's characteristic multi-layered "drone" immersions in which one radiant, glowing sound-object is sent into a dynamic but imperceptible chain of simultaneously minuscule and overarching transformations that constantly challenge distinctions between motion and quietude. Despite the apparent contrast between the two dimensions of labor, there is a deep but unfathomable correspondence between the succession of these bright fragmented images and the illusory continuity of Niblock's aural radiance: as if the slow, minute gestures of the hands and torsos that weave and thresh find an unexpected double in the tactile and intricate movement of the musician's workings.Picture and Sound by Phill NiblockPhill Niblock is an intermedia artist using music, film, photography, video and computers. He was born in Indiana in 1933. Since the mid-60's he has been making music and intermedia performances which have been shown at numerous venues around the world. Since 1985, he has been the director of the Experimental Intermedia Foundation in New York, where he has been an artist/member since 1968. He is the producer of Music and Intermedia presentations at EI since 1973 and the curator of EI's XI Records label. Phill Niblock's music is available on the XI, Moikai, Mode and Touch labels. A DVD of films and music is available on the Extreme label. He is a retired professor at The College of Staten Island, the City University of New York.