|Jürgen Reble||Materia Obscura (2009 ff) - Performance||Publications|
Our universe consists mostly of dark and unperceivable materia. This performance is a door to enter this world. The visual source material for Materia Obscura are about 25.000 scans in high resolution of 16mm ‘chemograms’ that Jürgen Reble produced in the past. These ‘chemograms’ are made by unique alchemical transformations of the film material itself. The final editing of the image streams will happen live on the computer. It is a visual expedition into cristallized salts and dyes wich are changing rhythm and structure constantly between moving images. Inside the chemical elements of the film appears the bizarre richness and beauty of its materiality.
Live Recording Amsterdam Paradiso 2010, 5:43 min:.
A doorway to the world of dark and unperceivable materials, using Jürgen Reble’s 25,000 scans of 16 mm chemograms. A visual expedition into crystalized salts and dyes, showing the bizarre richness and beauty of film’s materiality. The quadraphonic staging of Materia Obscura expands the performance space, where the horizontal flow of time meets the sonic impulse. Thomas Köner’s music floats at the borders of perception, as if it is a means of communicating with the beyond. (Website Text Sonic Acts XIII 2010)
History / Selection of Events
2009.02.10 - Leuven, Belgium, STUK