Fields of Dissonance
for video and two performers playing live electronics and found objects
A collaborative work by Thom Vink (Quartair The Hague), Yael Levy and Nikos Kokolakis.
In the context of Politics of Dissonance official collateral event of Manifesta 12, curated by Mike Watson
Palermo 6 – 9 July, 2018
About the event:
‘Politics of Dissonance' aims to bring together artists from diverse backgrounds and a range of media to examine the notion of disjunction or dissonance and give voice to the uncertainty of our times. Against the backdrop of Palermo - a city that has been influenced by many shifts on the global structure - the artists chosen by curator Mike Watson will apply their wide ranging knowledge over three days of screening events and sound, noise and VJ performances. Public outreach will be obtained via workshops leading to and during the event involving schools and universities.’
Mike Watson, curator
About the Fields of Dissonance:
The work consists out of a video installation with two performers (Levy and Kokolakis) performing the sonic part of the piece, live, while the video functions as the central point of reference and departure of the sound work. The musical part of the work is semi improvised semi composed, using field recordings, electronic sounds and acoustic sounds (found-objects).
The composition uses two parameters in the video works as points of departure: ‘Space’ and ‘Movement’, or pulse. The video was created by Vink, and it consists on his existing works ‘Flat’ and ‘Turku Mountains’, that both carry these qualities.