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(manchinery) project description

   Multichannel  installation  Manchinery -­‐  Brief  description  and  way  of  mounting -­‐  Theoretical  background  and  references   -­‐  Texts  and  stills  for    press -­‐  Short  Biography -­‐  Videography  

Luis Soldevilla MULTICHANNEL VIDEO INSTALLATION www.luchosoldevilla.com


(manchinery) decription / how to show the work Brief  description  and  way  of  mounting Multi-­‐channel  video  projection  (4:1)  Multi-­‐channel  audio.  Digital  video.  Digital  projections.  Variable  dimensions.  2012. The   machinery  installation   places   the  viewer  in   front  of   4   screen   that  become  a   visual   orchestration   of   machines,  people,  gears,   interfaces  and  devices,  working  together  for  a  superior  organism.  A   multichannel   choreography  of  diverse  elements   and  situations   cross-­‐linked  by  the  dynamics  of   motion,  transformation,  change  and  the  relationships  of  cause  and  efect.  A  panoramic   window  into   the  insides  of  this  machinery,  an  up-­‐to-­‐date  City  Symphony  flm  rendered  through  the  intricate  beauty  of  an  assembly  line.

*   The  dimensions   of  this  installation  are  variable.   The  dimension   showed   in   this  graphic   are   ideal   and   referential   (as   close   to   the   dimensions   in   the   grahic,   the   better).   The   purpose   of   the   big   format   is  to  increase  the  immersive  experience  adding  a   scultural   dimension   to  the   video.  The  panoramic  landscape  lends  itself   for   the   idea   of   a   production   line.   The   movements   in   the   video,   transform  into  a  sensation  of  motion  within  the  space.  


(manchinery) Research / artistic references Theoretical  background  and  references A   series   of   devices   connected   by   a   relationship   of   cause   and  effect   lends  itself   to   be   easily   associated  with   a   Goldberg   Machine.   Instead,  the  machine   in  this  piece  is  the  assembly  of    other  machines,  people  and  interfaces;   whose   connections   are  more  based  on   matters  of  content,  rhythm  and  motion  than  cause  and  effect. Rendering   daily   scenes   of   urban   life   and   machines   as   a   series   of   interconnected   elements   has   been   also   explored     in   the     City   Symphony  Films.   Following  this  line,     this  piece   is  divided  into  sections  or  movements  that  vary  in  pace   and  intensity  according   to  the   era  in  the  relationship  men-­‐machine  that  they  depict. The   segmentation   by   periods   of   production   within   the   history   of   capitalism   (Henry   Ford   era/   post-­‐   Fordism/   industrialism/Post-­‐ industrialism]   have   been   done   following   Deleuze´s   analysis     on   technology  and   society;     and  how  the   relationship   men-­‐machines   (accordingly  to  each  era  respectively)  have  developed  different  methods  of  control  and  production. In  the  sections  associated  to  the  industrial  revolution   era,  in  which   cogs,  gears  and  pistons  were  visible  and  their  functioning  was  more   exposed   as   evident;   the   link   among   elements   (screens)   is   more   mechanical.  While   in   the   movements   that   approach   methods   of   production   closer   to   the  Information   Technologies,  in   which   processors,   computers  and  codes   are  its   key  elements,  and  its  way  of   functioning   is   less   visible.     The   connection   between   elements   is     more   digitally   triggered.   Everything   is   independent   and   interconnected  at  the  same  time. “  Types  of   machines   are   easily   matched  with   each   type  of   society-­‐-­‐not  that   machines   are   determining,   but   because   they   express   those   social   forms   capable  of  generating  them  and  using  them.  The  old  societies  of  sovereignty   made   use   of   simple   machines,   levers,   pulleys,   clocks;   but   the   recent   disciplinary  societies  equipped  themselves   with  machines   involving  energy,   with  the  passive  danger   of  entropy   and  the  active   danger    of  sabotage;  the   societies  of  control  operate  with  machines  of  a  third  type,  computers  ”   Gilles  Deleuze  -­‐  Postscript  on  the  societies  of  control  (1992)

In  terms  of  form  this  project  is  closely  related  to  what  is  know  as  Expanded  Cinema,  in   the  sense   that   it  explores  the  spatial  aspect  of  the   moving  image.  The   multi-­‐channel  audio   and  the  multi-­‐channel  projections,  re-­‐inforces     its    sculptural  qualities,  allowing  this  visual  score   of  people,  machines  and  devices    behave  and  work  together  as  a  whole  or  a  superior  organism. *  For  a  project  report  and  deeper  information  on  the  theoretical  and  artistic  research,  in  the  following  link  you  will  find  the  thesis  submitted  for  my  master  in            Media  Design    at      the  Piet  Zwart  institute  in  Rotterdam    http://issuu.com/luchosoldevilla/docs/manchinery_research_thesis_


(manchinery) Texts /Press Texts  for  Press  /  more  Stills In   the    installation   Manchinery,  Luis  Soldevilla  presents  a  visual   orchestration   of   machines,  people,  gears,  interfaces   and   devices,   working   together   for  a   superior  organism.  A  multi-­‐channel   choreography    of   diverse  elements  and  situations  cross-­‐linked   by  the   dynamics   of  motion,  transformation,  change  and  the  relationships  of  cause  and  effect.  A  panoramic  window  into  the  insides  of  this   machinery,  that  give  us  an  up-­‐to-­‐date  City  Symphony  film  rendered  through  the  intricate  beauty  of  an  assembly  line. 71  words  /  503  characters The  installation  manchinery    is  a  visual  orchestration  of  machines,  people,  interfaces,  devices  and  gears,  cross-­‐linked  by  dynamics  of   motion    and    relationships  of  cause  and  effect.    A  multi-­‐channel  choreography     that  renders  an  assembly  line  in  which  men  and  machines  cohabit  in  constant  tension  with  each  other. 45  words    /  317  characters


(manchinery) biography /videography Short  Bio Lima   –   Peru   1978.  Master  in   Media  Design   (Lens-­‐based  Media   specialization)   at   the  Piet  Zwart  Institute   in   Rotterdam.  Licentiate   degree   in  audiovisual  realization   from   the  Faculty   of  Communications  of   the   University  of   Lima.  Bachelor  degree  with   specialty   in   cinema  and  video  from  the  same  Faculty.  Lives  and  works  in  Amsterdam. Luis  work  has  a  strong   bond  with   his  academic   background,  film-­‐making.  He   takes  the  cinematographic  language  and  merged  it   with   the   expressive   potential   of   the   video   and   the   space.   His   installations   become   an   immersive   screening   room   in   which   the   physicality  of  the  image  works  as  backbone  of  the  narrative.  In  his  work  he   explores  diverse  connotations  of  social   landscape   and  its   relation  with  the  pace  of  urban  life.

 Videography

INDOOR / OUTDOOR 2011- 2012 Interactive video installation.

-­‐  Manchinery  (2012).  Multichannel  video  Installation  currrently  showed  at  TENT  Rotterdam -­‐  Indoor  /  Outdoor  (2011-­‐2012).  Video  installation  currently  showed  at  the  EYE  Film  Museum  Amsterdam. -­‐  Machinery.-­‐  Video  2  (2011).  Video  showed  at  the  Kunstfestival  Scheltema.  Leiden  –  The  Netherlands. -­‐  Machinery  -­‐  Video  1  (2011).  Video  showed  at  the  Enfrentamiento  exhibition.  Espacio  G  /  Atelier  397.  Sao  Paulo  -­‐  Brazil     -­‐  The  Eye  (2011  -­‐  work  in  progress  ).  Video  installation. -­‐  3  Heights  journey    (2011  -­‐  work  in  progress  )  Multi-­‐channel  video  installation.  

PAISAL 2007 Multichannel video projection (3:1)

-­‐  Day  No  8  (2010  ).  First  Prize  at  the    One  Minute  Film  Festival  section  at  the    Made  in  Europe  Film  Festival  .  Maastricht-­‐  The  Netherlands   -­‐    Untitled  video  (2010)  .Video  Showed  at  Aarau  One  Minute  International  Film  and  Video  Festival      Aarau  –  Switzerland,        and  the  One  minute  video  festival.  Art  Museum  of  Sao  Paulo  (MASP)  -­‐  Brazil. -­‐  Enfants  de  feu  (2009).  Collaboration  in  video  for    M.  Al  Wajri.  Video  showed  at    the  Institut  du  Monde  Arabe  -­‐  Paris.   -­‐  Paisal  (2007)  Multi-­‐channel  video  installation.  First  Prize    “Passport  for  an  artist”  -­‐10th  Visual  Arts  Contest  of  the  French  Embassy  in  Peru. -­‐  Base  (2006)  Video  installation  showed  at  VAE10  –  10th  International  Video  /  Art  /  Electronics  Festival  .  Lima-­‐Peru. -­‐  Melatonin  /  Immersion  slumber  (2005)  Single  channel  experimental  video. BASE 2006 Video installation


Manchinery : brief project description