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.
Seen Unseen Scene / Muzak & Riha / A, DE / experimental film-installation / HD / 26:00 (excerpt)
Exhibition Trailer for Seen Unseen Scene / Muzak & Riha
"Bodies and objects are within space and diegesis within time. Which well lies within the beholder and
the time he takes to view or feel the content of an image."
freely adapted from (Gotthold Ephraim Lessing / Laocoon / 1766)
In the exhibition set-up @ Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Muzak & Riha connect cinematic formal components of image, time and diegesis in such a way that film sound is audible and images become visible and haptical traceable.
The recipient is invited to discover a new timing whilst viewing and touching the images, hence to construct his own film within his imagination.
Juxtaposing this experimental set-up, is the cinema-space showing the pictures at such moments in time, where they were initially intended to by the projects participants.
with images by: Claus Meier, Dirk Hülsey, Hermine Böhmer, Maria Thünemann, Mario Metzl, Monika Mayerhofer
with voices by: Christina Koller, Edwin Ore, Helene Koller, Jakob Dibold, Johannes Doppler, Kolon Kos, Theresia Krivohlavy
Seen Unseen Scene / Muzak & Riha / installation @ Rijksmuseum Twenthe / Netherlands 2016
Muzak & Riha curating the show with Dirk Hülsey (participant) @ Rijksmuseum Twenthe
1. Dirk "watching" the film / opening of the exhibition @ Rijksmuseum Twenthe (photographs Rijksmuseum Twenthe)
2. opening of the exhibition with Dirk Hülsey, Hermine Böhmer, Daria Bouwman / cultural commissioner / Austrian Embassy Den Haag,
Claus Meier / head of Blinden & Sehbehindertenverein Westfahlen e.V., Muzak,
Arnoud Odding / director Rijksmuseum Twenthe & TwentseWelle, Eric Kok and Rudi Bastiaans / SNAP2015
3. Daria Bouwman / cultural commissioner / Austrian Embassy Den Haag, Maria Thünemann, Hermine Böhmer
kindly supported by