This site documents the progress of the project ‘Melancholy Machines’.
MM is a live cinema performance, an improvised dialogue between electronic sound and voice (Jason Singh) and the projected image (Maike Zimmermann).
MM contextualises ancient tale and story telling, which has also been influenced by William Borrough’s/ Bryon Gysin’s cut up pieces within a contemporary context by suggesting references to mythologies, nature, (post) digital age and the complex relationship between gender, self and power.
MM is performed in a dark room (black box). It will further develop its narrative form from the live and improvised interaction between the sound artist (Jason Singh) and the filmmaker/projector (myself), the image/sound is hence performed live, it is unique and cannot be reproduced in the same manner. The audience is an indirect live co-producer of the images and sounds as their reactions will be fed back into the performance.
Sound and image aim to be inspired and animated by mutual interaction, fragmentation and recombination. Projected onto a large screen the audience will be actively involved in the reception as well as the construction of meaning.
Performed at the Horse Hospital
23 April 2014, 19:00, entry: £8.00/£5cons.
Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1JD