April 3 - April 13, 2009
A retrospective of the Austrian meidart duo Granular Synthesis wouldn’t be complete without the singele screens works they have made next to their big multiscreen installations. In the nineties they became famous for their big works that overhwelm with their size and sensory experience. The single screen works are much more modest. They zoom in on one person, a color, a rhythm or movement and work best in an almost museumlike space. MU offers such a space and that is why we work together with STRP Festival and 5MinuteMuseum to make the Granular Synthesis retrospective possible.
The five selected films are closely connected. Starting point is WE WANT GOD NOW made in 1995, a registration of the movements of dancer Michael Ashcroft. This work has since then been reworked and re-edited many times into other films like FORM and SINKEN. This last film is a composition of 22 minutes for strings and audiovisuals in slow motion.
Besides these three films mentioned LUX will also be on view. This work reflects on the theme of ‘Technology as our second nature’. Image and sound melt together to form one esthetic experience. As soon as something changes in the light or color of the image the sound also modulates and vice versa. The film becomes a unified field that feels like an endless continuum.
Fifth and last work in this looping single screen program is SWEET HEART in which the head of Japanese performer Akemi Takeya moves like you seldom see a head move.
Opening Friday April 3 at 17:00h. with a public interview with Kurt Hentschläger and Ulf Langheinrich.
Thursday April 2: 10:00 - 17:00h.
Friday April 3: 10:00 - 20:00h.
Saturday April 4: 11:00 - 19:00h.
Sunday April 5: 13:00 -19:00h.
Monday April 6 - Friday April 10: 10:00 - 18:00h.
Saturday April 11: 11:00 - 17:00h.
Sunday 12 and Monday April 13: 13:00 - 17:00h.