Installation at WeeGee 19. – 24.10.2010
Eric Mutel (FR/FI)
In Cryo Video
video installation, 2006 –
Based on the photographic instant – fixed, frozen, preserved memories – this work is an attempt to set the photograph in motion, to give it depth and volume. Change in physical states, media in conflicting relations, confrontation of materials and processes, this proposal into artistic experimentation became in equal parts a field of inquiry into the science, biology, and geology of the image, a test tube for video matter, an experimentation into the life and loss of the image.
Photography, medium of the frozen memory, is treated here as an organic, aqueous, ephemeral, living material, handled like a skin, affected by ice, a living memory, a resisting, uncontrollable material, a space of imperceptible movement. Threatened, weakened, photography is frozen in ice, destroyed but hyper-preserved, it becomes the raw material of its own evolution and disappearance as it takes part in the thaw of its backing. From the analogical and organic images, through frozen liquid material, digital and video virtualities are projected.
French born Eric Mutel is working as a visual artist, with photography, visual art installation, video, set/stage design, sculpture, environmental arts and performance collaboration. He is focusing on projects mixing and bridging visual arts and live stage events/performances, with interest to experiment with new technologies and new medias, towards the use and perception of images, memory, body, movement, time, space, energy, tension, force.
Performance by Eric Mutel (FR/FI) & Laura Murtomaa (FI)
Mute (a moment inside ice) / first version
Sat 23 Oct & Sun 24 Oct, at 2.00, 4.00, and 6.00 pm.
The performance lasts for about 20 min., max. audience 15 people.