Photo: Bryony McIntyre

Christophe Cardoen, Etienne Caire, Gaëlle Rouard, Jerome Noetinger, Kris Auger, Lionel Marchetti & Xavier Quérel

The Cube

Half installation, half concert, the Cube is an 8m square cube of screens enclosing 5 filmmakers (and countless projectors) and 2 musicians, who unfurl an ever changing, dynamic and densely layered improvisation in sound and light.  Film is mirrored and abrased, images developed in real time, as you watch them; corroded or burned before your eyes.  And everyday sounds, loops of reel to reel tape and analogue synths are contorted in the hands of Marchetti and Noetinger; two musicians who delight in a very punk, DIY attitude towards Musique concrete.

"In multimedia events, you've got images and sound alongside one another, but there's no real relationship between them. Our work, on the other hand, is an interactive process: the music and images are created simultaneously, and if you were to listen to the music on its own, there would be something missing." (Jerome Noetinger)

 

The Cube is an 8m square, 4m high cube of screens, around which you can wander, enclosing 5 filmmakers (and 15/ 20/ countless projectors) and 2 musicians, who thrash out an ever changing, dynamic and densely layered improvisation in sound and light.  Film is deflected off mirrors, abrased, abused, and cajoled, images are developed in real time, as you watch them; corroded or burned as they pass through the projector.  And everyday sounds, loops of reel to reel tape and analogue synths are contorted in the hands of Marchetti and Noetinger; two musicians very much part of the lineage of musique concréte but, to be honest, seem to delight in a very punk, DIY attitude towards the genre; it's not a tradition to be glazed in aspic, but one to be pushed, exploded, fucked with.

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  • The Cube Part 1

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    • Video - Gayle Meikle