Consultancy, Media and Performance Art
© Kenneth Owens
Still from CACHE/SPIRIT Video Installation, 2021
© Bart Heemskerk
This is an exercise
This is a simulation
This is an attempt to demystify technology and creation
This is a conversation with my parents
© Prins de Vos
This is a space in which I try to put words
to an embodied sense of displacement
Still from CACHE/SPIRIT XPUB, 2020
W/ ANIMISTIC BELIEFS
CACHE/SPIRIT is the alien love child of Animistic Beliefs and media artist Jeisson Drenth. Originally conceived in an evening of collaborative writing exercises in Rotterdam, this project now lives as a digital collection of ideas and audiovisual files that manifest in different configurations and (live) presentations.
CACHE/SPIRIT is a space where studying ‘the self’ and the ‘other’ meets avant-garde audiovisual production using a rich collection of techniques, instruments, moving images and languages from different times and territories.
Since the beginning of this mutlidisciplinary collaboration it has translated into an audiovisual live show, a listening session, a video installation and an experimental publication.
CACHE/SPIRIT has been supported and presented by SHAPE Platform, Borsch Magazine, Trauma Bar und Kino, DGTL FMNSM, Dekmantel, TENT Platform for Contemporary Art, Het HEM Centre for Contemporary Culture
AUDIOVISUAL LIVE SHOW
2021 TENT Platform for Contemporary Art
2021 Dekmantel Connects
Het HEM Centre for Contemporary Culture
Trauma Bar und Kino
What are the implications of having your picture taken? What are the possibilities and limitations in working with contemporary sophisticated imaging technologies and how can they affect the way we perceive ourselves and our surroundings?
These are the questions that I worked with in developing the music video for Animistic Beliefs - An Eye For A.I. (Mindset:Reset, Solar One Music, 2019). With the kind support of Trauma Bar und Kino and Borsch magazine the music video was developed into visuals to be played together with a new live set by Animistic Beliefs.
CACHE/SPIRIT Live A/V with both its frenetic and contemplative character, combines Animistic Beliefs other-worldly sounds with a unique visual language of techno-spirituality. It is a warm invitation into the minds of three distinct artists that passionately try to make sense of the visible and invisible world.
2021 TENT Platform for Contemporary Art
Gesnerallee Performing Arts Theatre
2020 CYNETART International Media Art Festival
Objekt Klein A
This instalment of CACHE/SPIRIT presents the development of the audiovisual live show from performance to living and breathing installation. It brings together an expansive collection of diverse techniques for artistic expression that the three love to work with. Drum machines and synthesisers create new worlds of sound; (un)edited conversations and writings inform moving images; the unearthing of the artist's ancestor’s history shapes their ways of being. The project introduces both the artists and their audiences to different languages and instruments e.g Vietnamese and Colombian writings, percussion instruments native to the Maluku Islands and contemporary image production techniques like visually similar image search algorithms and 3D scanning. These historical and personal research trajectories come together physically in a design of video projection and multiple palm computers - a space for new audiences to visit, (un)learn, move and (dis)connect.
W/ DGTL FMNSM
As a part of DGTLFMNSM’s 2020 Artist Residency Animistic Beliefs and myself worked on a web take–over to share about our multiple collaborative projects.
In a series of 7 posts we shared 3 audiovisual interactive 3D environments for people to explore. These environments presented photogrammetry models created in Rotterdam and Bogota Colombia as an inspiration for conversations between us three in which we shared i.a. about our learnings of intersectionality, our digging up personal and generationial histories specific to our lineage, and how these trajectoties can relate to creative expression.