Jeudi 22/8 à 12h00 :
Clouds N 38 42.53, W 9 8.96 27-12-12
- Pedro Lagoa – laptop, 6DE
- André Avelãs – electronics
(rehearsal for the When I Look at the Clouds I See Clouds [nimbostratus] performance that took place at Galeria Boavista, Lisbon, 28th Dec. 2012)
Taking as a starting point the intention of deconstructing the video [a cut through the] archive of destruction, this performance combines real time sound improvisation with a random video projection.
Elements of the video [a cut through the] archive of destruction were reduced to small segments which were divided into text and image video clips, to be played randomly from two separate sources projected on top of each other, and thus superimposing text on the video images. This way, the relation text/image is determined by pure chance, destroying not only the line of thought that presided at the narrative structure of the original video – with its calculated collages, sequences and juxtapositions of image-sound-text of different proveniences – but also originating new and unpredictable image-text relations.The sound of the original video segments was also split into small segments and loops, being subsequently reworked and transformed live during the performance. As images succeed each other in the projection, the performers try to respond to the random image-text combinations, through improvisation.