1 mn project : video 02
performed by erikm
sound : Punk & disorderly record
Seydisfjördur . Iceland
1 mn project : video 01
86 164,1 second
Video by erikm
Florencia . Italia
Sound, Memory and Flesh
Austral is a mixed work (electronic and video) for ensemble, originally composed for "Laborintus" (contemporary ensemble). This creation was previously imagined in its opening to be re-interpreted by other musical aesthetics.
Austral is a pretext, a vector.
My main interest is to deal directly with the sounds, music, and "noises" produced by musicians : the specific archetypes of their own training (amateur or professional).
This piece calls an individual memory, just as a collective memory.
My visual and musical work is based on a pre-existing object and its supports (vinyl, cd, tape, Hertz ...) or on a process of generation -and degeneration- of a sound or visual object (body). Austral gives me an access to memory and its biological artifacts, still privileging an exchange relationship with individuals.
Austral will revolve around the sequences of a video and electronic composition, showing a series of landscapes and cityscapes collected during a trip through the Argentine and Chilean borders, in 2009.
The final composition will be achieved according to the trends and the potential of the group that would have gone through collective improvisations.
Video installation on a small screen.
image by eRikm
inspired by a vocal piece
of Natacha Musléra
Video • 2008
Concept : eRikm
Extract : 02.09mn
Original time : 40.52mn
Order of creation / Theme ::The transparent body ::
Project commissionned by Théâtre le Merlan scène nationale Marseille and APHM Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Marseille
the video one follows is trailer !!
Extract : 58.00 S.
original time : 07.50 m
Projected onto a specific screen
concept and music by eRikm
programming Stéphane Cousot
Accumulation and repetition of a complex variable image -
This features several states of subtractive synthesis of the image
source, which were then reorganized and composed.
The work on images involves the same processes that I have developed with sound. I use very short fragments of visual or sound material (video or photographs) that I explore digitally with a relationship of disincarnation, fragmentation and generational synthesis of one or several elements.
Blind Video • 2008
Concept : eRikm
Extract : 00.48mn
Original time : 32.32mn
Something roars. Is it the MGM Lion or St Jerome’s I see, translating the sound automatically, almost unthinkingly into image ? For I feel a need to see the sound, frame it in some way. The sound is in hiding, half-concealed, a beast in the jungle and this makes me nervous. Sound anticipates a danger or desire, it announces something to see, and yet at the same time exceeds what is eventually revealed to the eye. Voices lost in space, what have they seen. Or rather what have I heard in the voices, trapped in the asthmatic hiss of radio waves ? Somewhere over the rainbow. Which is to say, beyond the visible spectrum. The song overleaps what it can envisage. There’s a land that I dreamed of once in a lullaby. We are returned to sound as the materiality of loss, but one that cannot be localized. In space no one can hear you scream. In time no one will know the scream was yours. Blow out. Listening to ‘Lux Payllettes’ I imagine eRikm like a negative of Jack Terry in De Palma’s film, looking not for the ‘right’ sound, but to interrogate sound’s uneasy place in a battle of rights. What follows is a schizoid balade, a deftly orchestrated, sometimes hysterical melodrama of sounds on the run in search of an unfettered spatio-temporal continuum in the sun and a privileged view of the nothing new. Eternity, or just sea and sky and a skipping CD ?