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Objet : "RETRIEVER" / Friday the 29th February / SPS, AMSTERDAM


RETRIEVER

  voiceoverhead and guests:
Casper Cordes & Ellen Ugelvik / Discoteca Flaming Star / Will Holder /
  Guy-Marc Hinant - subrosa / Achim Lengerer & Dani Gal

  Date: Friday 29 February 2008, 20.00-1.00 hrs
  Location:
  SMART Project Space, Arie Biemondstraat 105-113, Amsterdam, NL

  "Retrieve to hand"´ is an action performed by dogs and their owners
during hunting. The dog is trained (in many cases the species called
retriever) to bring the hunted animal unhurt and alive to the hunter's
hand."

  "retriever" is an evening of performances in the framework of the
exhibition "voiceoverhead"´ by Achim Lengerer &  Dani Gal, featuring
several guests. In their collaborative practice Lengerer & Gal deal
with audio-acoustics and storage mediums used for acoustic material.
Their core interests are audio-recordings, particularly of language,
spoken word and speech, original footage taken from radio-broadcastings
or other archives. Their work found its multiple form in the project
"voiceoverhead" which is rooted in a record collection of approximately
350 records, including footage documenting political speeches and
language orientated radio-programs covering historical events.

  Lengerer & Gal developed the idea for "voiceoverhead" in order to
locate the their artistic practice within a broader context by
including the work of other artists, filmmakers and musicians working
with archived language materials in multiple ways and diverging modes.
Divisions exist in these cultural fields: electronic music that is
entrenched in elements of language and radio-sounds, as well as  visual
artists, filmmakers and documentarians who focus their work in this
area. These cultural fields are conceptually and practically applying
different approaches to the given speech material: differences in
working and presentation methods, as well as differences in
distribution and public reception. "voiceoverhead"´ presents, confronts
and merges the approaches applied in these diverse cultural productions
in the exhibition and in the upcoming evening of sound performances.

  During the evening Guy-Marc Hinant from the Belgian label subrosa will
give a talk on subrosa´s distribution and editing methods and perform a
live-set.

  British designer and author Will Holder will host and present as a
"publisher" the record collection of Czech/British visual artist Pavel
Büchler.

  Casper Cordes work "axes"´ is shown in the exhibition; he will give an
introduction on how he generated musical notations and composition from
spoken speech/language and will  perform together with Ellen Ugelvik
"axes- live" on piano and electronics.

  The Spanish-German duo Discoteca Flaming Star uses popular culture for
their performative set-ups by incorporating elements like costumes and
banners in their musically and verbally highly referential
stage-performances.

  Achim Lengerer & Dani Gal will perform as "voiceoverhead"´ with parts
of the record collection displayed in the show.

  "voiceoverhead"´ is a co-production with the Jan van Eyck Academy.

  SMART Project Space is kindly supported by Mondriaan Stichting,
Gemeente  Amsterdam, Bureau Broedplaats, Stichting Doen, VSBfonds,
Filmfonds, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.

The exhibition voiceoverhead will be open from 20.00-12.00 hrs on
  Friday-evening 29 February.

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voiceoverhead
A project by Achim Lengerer & Dani Gal featuring:

Casper Cordes  / Harun Farocki / William Furlong / Sharon Hayes
Exhibition from 12 January - 1 March 2008

  In their collaborative practice Achim Lengerer & Dani Gal deal with
audio-acoustics and storage media used for acoustic material. Their
core interests are audio-recordings, particularly of language, spoken
word and speech, original footage taken from radio-broadcastings or
other archives. Their work found its multiple form in the project
'voiceoverhead' which is rooted in a record collection of approximately
350 records, including footage documenting political speeches and
language orientated radio-programs. The records aurally cover
historical events and were originally designed to function as
documentations of the real. This notion of the 'documentary' has been
questioned throughout the history of the medium itself and developed as
one of the inherent debates around the emerging modes of reproduction
in the late 19th century - phonograph, film and photography. Starting
with the early Lumiere-movie 'Workers Leaving the Factory,' this
discussion emerges. Harun Farocki has shown, in his 1995 video-essay on
the Lumiere-sequence, the complexity of a playful representational
conspiracy between the audience/viewer, the document/documentarian and
the documented beginning at the birth of the genre itself. This act of
conspiracy takes place when any document from the archive is brought
back to the public sphere as a kind of reenactment of a communicative
and rhetorical figure.


   'voiceoverhead' is a co-production with the Jan van Eyck Academy.

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