by Michaela GRILL & Billy ROISZ
2002 / Betacam SP / color / sound / 1S / 12' 00

MY KINGDOM FOR A LULLABY # 4 Basic musical material such as feedback, various sound spectrums, etc. and a live performance of »visual music,» translated into digital images, open this joint video production, which has assumed a wide range of audiovisual forms. While the images (by Michaela Grill and Billy Roisz) and the sounds (by Christof Kurzmann, Toshimaru Nakamura and Martin Siewert) were not synchronized during the live performance, but came together in the interacting improvisation of the various participants, the end result was manipulated afterward by the visual experts, making it suitable for video. In spite of the reproducibility this medium offers, which can be considered a contrast to the live project, the multi-phase production process in which the images were created affects the viewer's aesthetic perception of the video as a whole: Sound and image fuse in a playful way common to experimental works rather than directly, and the element which can be used to describe this abstract twelf-minute audiovisual work - next the computer-aided production process - is the material surface. This surface is located on that part of the spectrum of colours where white and black can mix to an endless degree, and in a graphic sense, artistic arrangement of musical impulses is used to bend, obstruct and disintegrate horizontal and vertical lines.

Great concentration is required of the optical and acoustic senses due to the film's minimalist quality, and this is part of the ove


distribution format Digital file on server (PAL)
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
rental fee 39,00 €