The Sound of Shadow

5 May 2010
7 May 2010

is both an exhibition and a gesamtkunstwerk that researches into how sound affects image in the time-based arts by excluding it..

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The Sound of Shadow is both an exhibition and a gesamtkunstwerk that researches into how sound affects image in the time-based arts by excluding it. Silent films, videos and unstable media, both individually and collectively, invite the camera (and eyes) to stand in for the microphone (and ears). Manifestly using visual instead of auditory means, the artists concentrate on finding fresh concepts and innovative approaches to create enthralling moving images in every possible genre of the audio-visual domain.

Showing the resulting works in the shape of a ‘symikony’ (meaning ‘visual symphony’) in three movements - using solely beamers and a constellation of transparent projection screens in a large project space - The Sound of Shadow underscores the significance of silence, its prevailing absence in present-day time-based arts and the musical merits of silent images.