VISUAL ARTS

Video Art.

Video Mapping. Video Installations. Live Visuals

 
Video Art & Live Cinema Concept

CHAOS FILMS

Elsoyame is a music and visual concert. The music part is mainly electro-jazz, and the visual part consists of live -manipulating poetic images, real time processed effects through MIDI controllers, live cams, glitch art, and cinematic scenes. 

The concert did already tours in many cities in Italy, and soon it will be in various venues outside Italy.

In March 2020, Rizosfera released the audio-visual material, titled: LightroniX, being the band’s first video album that contains an art booklet and a USB sonic card.

ELSOYAME

music & visual project

Chaos Films, is a "Live Cinema" project that collects footage from the lives of some electronic musicians based in several European cities, such as Adi Newton/Clock DVA (London), Network Ensemble (Berlin), NicoNote (Rimini), Zafer Aracagôk (Istanbul), and many others.

The concept is to produce films avoiding the post-production phase, the collected videos are manipulated live through a midi controller in specific events, the Live events are recorded directly through external video recorders in order to have the "happened" film. The video shootings have their own path and they aren’t meant to be Music videos for the sound pieces in a binary form of both image and sound..

CHAOS FILMS

Cultural Exchange Rate is an interactive live art project in which artist Tania El Khoury shares her family memoirs of life in a border village between Lebanon and Syria. One marked by war survival, valueless currency collection, brief migration to Mexico, and a river that disregards the colonial and national borders. In this project, I created "Live Videos" as an essential part of the installation. The project was first debuted at  SPIELART Das Theaterfestival in München, at the Bard Fisher Center (𝗡𝗲𝘄 𝗬𝗼𝗿𝗸) & then at the Onassis Stegi Foundation (𝗔𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗻𝘀). 

In this project I realised the video art pieces inside the installation, using classic editing techniques combined with live visuals.

CULTURAL EXCHANGE RATE

by Tania El Khoury

Polvere di Mare, is an ongoing collective documentary about a unique building on the Adriatic Sea that used to be a cinema hall in the early years of the last century. In an evocative journey we tried to explore this abandoned space, the family that used to run it as an entertainment place, we had access on old 8mm films that helped us to build a more intimate approach with the story of the place. The film is still in his post production phase, other then being part of the directing and photography team, I could have the chance to insert this evocative video mapping scene in the documentary, trying to give life to the abandoned objects in the space through the found 8mm footage. The Cinema used to be called Cinema Teatro Apollo, and it’s located in Bellaria’s public beach. Here are some photos while making the video mapping scene from the Documentary "Polvere di Mare", by Ali Beidoun, Flavia Mazzarino, Maria Chiara Morolli, & Mattia Napoli. Bellaria 2018.

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Video Mapping

in "Polvere di Mare"

Adagio by Petra Serhal is a dance research project that explores the dance and body training practices that were imported to

Lebanon from the West since the 1940s, and their influence on the history of body movement in Lebanon.

In a series of talks, Serhal aims to share her findings with the public through a series of videos produced for the project to open up a discussion around the history of dance in Lebanon.

In this project Ali followed the whole image research, and tried to find ways to edit a huge amount of footage in a functional way in order to bring the documenting material under the form of Lecture-performances, already presented in Paris, Reggio Emilia, Beirut.

ADAGIO by Petra Serhal- 2018

Nothing to Declare is a research-based lecture performance that explores borders within Lebanon, those between Lebanon and its neighbours, and across the Arab world. The journey starts at a derelict train station in Beirut, and continues as each artist sets off on a different trip following one of the three train tracks that used to connect Lebanese cities with each other and with other Arab cities. Dictaphone Group’s travels include visits to sites along the train tracks and abandoned stations to discover past and present uses of these spaces as playgrounds, makeshift housing, torture chambers and military bases.

The video in the performance is composed of a 3 parallel tracks on 3 different screens that reflects the 3 paths the artists took in Lebanon, East, North & South. Nothing to Declare was hosted in a residency program at the Watermill Center - New York 2013, it was presented in many cities between Europe and the middle east, and at the Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée - MUCEM, Marseille 2016.

Nothing To Declare

by Dictaphone