Sloterkade 171

ëSloterkade 171í builds a connection between a detail of the actual environment in front of the exhibition space and the Soledad Senlleís Gallery space: a live camera transmits from within the gallery a real-time image of itsí surrounding. Since the camera points towards the sky and the camera view is inverted, the transformed reflections show the surrounding from another point of view.
In generating a "way of speaking" for this very site, ëSloterkade 171í suggests encounter, disclosing the power and intimacy of our presence.

Together with ëSloterkade 171í as live video installation, ëtree study 01í and ëtree study 02í are shown as single channel videos,
with audio tracks by Aliona Yurtsevich.

- tree study I [_fog]
sound: electronic composition for 6 audio channels, Aliona Yurtsevich
video: Christina Della Giustina
4'59", 2007

To generate the audio pieces the image of a bare tree was digitized and computer analyzed.
Taking multi-dimensionality into account and approaching the tree from diverse angles different parameters
are used: vertical (pitch) and horizontal (time, sound) to create the sound composition.
The result is a humming, sustaining sound field, functioning as a double pedal tone in high and low registers:
the sound of the analysed tree branches springing through the acoustics of the room, using a 6 channel audio system.
The video tree / study I [_fog] is a synchronous, superimposed zoom-in [positive] and zoom-out [negative]
of the place where the branches of two trees meet.

- tree study II [_storm]
music: composition for 6 pianos and 6 stereo channel speakers, Aliona Yurtsevich
video: Christina Della Giustina
6í 03î, 2007

The composition tree / study II is a musical reflection on the physical movement of the branches of a tree.
The swinging motion is depicted in the piano motives and melodies, and complemented by the spatial
sound distribution of a 6 stereo channel speaker system.
The video tree / study II [_storm] follows in diverse speeds the ongoing inclinations of a tree in heavy storm.
While observing a seemingly natural synchronicity between the movement of the branches and the swinging sounds
of the piano, after some time the suggestion might arise that the moving branches are actually involved in triggering
or even producing the sound.

- 'Sloterkade 171', installation views [still images]

- 'Sloterkade 171', installation view [video documentation]
- 'Sloterkade 171', projection detail [video documentation]

- tree study I [_fog]
- tree study II [_storm]