In cooperation with blind people the artist duo Muzak & Riha realized a touch-film.
Over 100 images were modeled solemnly by blind participants.
In order for them to work autonomously, self-determined and reflexive within their image-production, Muzak & Riha developed a special procedure of creating printing blocks.
The participants modeled their images associatively to a priorly edited film soundscape. Later on those images were animated at the moments in time for which they were made for.
The story told is of a group of displaced people on the run. They can´t see for they have to hide.
The Film forms the center-piece of the installation. Around this inverted cinematic apparatus the key film-images are presented and can be felt and touched.
Muzak & Riha work participative. In a lively process between artists, interested public and audience, they attempt to find new strategies, forms and means in production, expression and presentation of contemporary art.
duration 20 minutes
with images by: Claus Meier, Dirk Hülsey, Hermine Böhmer, Maria Thünemann, Mario Metzl, Monika Mayrhofer
with voices of: Christina Koller, Edwin Ore, Helene Koller, Jakob Dibold, Johannes Doppler, Kolon Kos, Theresia Krivohlavy
Working with participants in Germany and Austria
Printing in the studio
Digitalizing the printed stills
Preparing the the parts for the cinema space
Setting up the exhibition @ Rijksmuseum Twenthe and curating with Dirk in the Netherlands
Constructing and building the exhibition @ Gallery Dynamo Expo
Recording the soundscape @ ASIFA Austria
credits photographs: Theresia Krivohlavy, Muzak & Riha, Gerrit Musekamp, Jan-Christoph Tonigs
kindly supported by