Thursday, February 4, 2010

Oporto apresenta #18

"What is the sound of one hand clapping?" by Liliane Lijn
Eastman 16 mm film, color, sound, 14', 1973
Camera : Roger Coward and Pip Benveniste; Editing : Liliane Lijn; Sound: Rolf Gehlhaar

Liliane Lijn could be considered as a "kinetic wizard" for her persistent research on the fluid matters of time and space.
The film "What is the sound of one hand clapping?" is a natural follow up for her kinetic experiments done during the sixties. The piece is based on the phonetic resemblance between the words "Koan" and "Cone" and could be seen as a "conic mantra". Several early sculptures, preliminary studies for her monumental work "The white Koan", were portrayed spinning. The rotating movement liberates inner resonances that were captured by the camera as ontological matter.

“A timely experiment on perpetual vision”
Alexandre Estrela

Saturday, February 6, 2010, 11 pm

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