30.04. - 10.05.2015
Open Mon-Sun, 2-9pm
Elie Mouhanna, Lisa Parks,
Marc Abou Farhat, Tadej Fius
and Miha Vipotnik
Spectral configuration; 2015
interactive multimedia installation
(aluminum wire, digital video, video analysis, real time rendering, networking)
1 - 7
Miha Vipotnik / SI
Lisa Parks: research, idea of the project
Miha Vipotnik: concept of the project, visualization
Elie Mouhanna: Crocheted human body from nickel-plated copper wire (4.70 m long)
Tadej Fius: interactive programming, visual mapping
Marc Abou Farhat: montage and multiple layered video
Lone Drone (as I call this piece) explores the vertical politics and mediated materialities of drone warfare. How long does it take to make a body? How long does it take to destroy one? As it hovers in mid air, the wiry surface of this colossal corpse turns translucent as multiple media projections made from leaked military-industrial complex video flicker around and upon it. These projections envelop the silvery drone body within the luminous footprint of world history and militarization, cycling through a series of spectral suspects, framed targets, and aerial strikes. As the Lone Drone soars above, it not only senses light and heat waves from afar; it reconfigures and remediates life on earth. Circumnavigating the earth on an endless flight path, the Lone Drone alters our disposition to the sky, the ground beneath our feet, and how we feel in our skin.
Mark Abou Farhat is a young Lebanese filmmaker born in 1990 in Aajaltoun, Lebanon. Graduated in 2012 from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik with a license degree in Cinema Studies and is currently continuing his M.A studies in Cinema.
Mark has been part of several short films as an Assistant Director, Field Sound Recording,Boom Operator, Actor, V.O Performer, Film Editor, Sound Designer…
He wrote and directed a personal short film “A Dark Sanity”, which recently won an excellence award in “Creativity & Originality” at the Depth of Field International Film Festival; as well been nominated in other festivals such as Ficmec International Film Festival.
Since his graduation he has been extending his skills in all aspects of filmmaking, as well as understanding the art of technological media and communications through his love of learning languages, reading the psychological/philosophical notions of cinema, image, sound and voice; He is working in social media and various perceptive art forms, and attempting to grasp all forms of technologies. All in search for a harmonious relationship between virtual reality and authentic cinema.
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