"Mucilaginous Omniverse"
Evelina Domnitch, Dmitry Gelfand

PERFORMANCES AND FILM

Friday, June 18 at 21.00

Live performances by:
Evelina Domnitch, Dmitry Gelfand (BY / RU / NL): “MUCILAGINOUS OMNIVERSE”
Jürgen Reble, Thomas Köner (DE): “MATERIA OBSCURA”

Film screening:
Momoko Seto (FR / JP): “PLANET A”

Location:
RIXC Media Space
Address: 11. Novembra krastmala 35, entrance from Minsterejas iela.
Entrance fee: Adults – 3 Ls; Students, seniors – 1,50 Ls


Evelina Domnitch, Dmitry Gelfand (BY / RU / NL)
MUCILAGINOUS OMNIVERSE
Live performance, 2010

Above the surface of upwardly sonicated silicone oil, falling droplets of the same liquid are suspended by a thin membrane of air, acoustically regenerated underneath each droplet. Without coalescing for extended periods, these palpitating spheroids bounce on the air-oil interface. The repeated impact of a bouncing droplet incites a standing capillary wave that interlocks with the waves of neighboring droplets. This close-range attractive force can result in the orbital motion of droplet pairs and clusters. During more stable modes of excitation, self-organizing geometric rafts emerge in accordance with the closest packing of spheres: the distance between droplets decreases with increasing frequency, leading to dense lattice formation.
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Jürgen Reble, Thomas Köner (DE)
MATERIA OBSCURA
Live performance, 2009

Video:
Our universe consists mostly of dark and unperceivable materia. This performance is a door to enter this world. The visual source material for Materia Obscura are about 25.000 scans in high resolution of 16mm ‘chemograms’ that Jürgen Reble produced in the past.
Audio:
In his music, Thomas Köner always moved towards the borders of perception, as if it was a means of communication with the beyond.
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Momoko Seto (FR / JP)
PLANET A

Video HD, 7 min, 40 sec, 2008

[synopsis]
Salt: trace, absence of water, passage of time,invading epidemic, living cemetery.
Water: manoeuvre, absolute value, fertility, rhizomes, chance.
Cotton: corruption, economic issues, hydrophily, desertification.

The world has become a vast dried out planet, where the growing of cotton, over exploited for economical reasons is the main cause of desertification. A saline desert covers acres of dried out land where strange salt trees appear.
This phenomenon echoes an even greater ecological disaster, the desertification of the Aral Sea. And man is always responsible
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