“We know nothing about a body until we know what it can do, in other words, what its affects are, how they can or cannot enter into composition with other affects, with the affects of another body, to destroy that body or to be destroyed by it, to exchange actions and passions with it or to join with in composing a more powerful body.”
Gilles Deleuze Felix Guattari – Thousand Plateaus
With their new work SPIN, visual artist Lucas Gutierrez and composer Robert Lippok conduct their interdisciplinary research in the fields of time, nature and technology. The terms Physis / φύσις (nature) and Téchne / τέχνη (art and craft), as used by Aris- totle in his treatise Physics, became a trigger point for the development of this audio-visual installation.
“The critical distinction between art and nature concerns their different efficient caus- es: nature is its own source of motion, whereas techne always requires a source of motion outside itself.“
The two bodies with their primeval appearance build a mechanism to layer the sounds of everyday life. Within the rings, SPIN becomes a listening space where sounds of nature and civilization meet
and chaos, silence, wilderness, evolution, disaster, are in constant motion.
Robert Lippok & Lucas Gutierrez: Spin
Image / Visuals: Lucas Gutierrez
Composition / Sounddesign : Robert Lippok
A co-production of L.E.V. Matadero Festival 2020
Special thanks to Nacho de la Vega and Cristina de Silva.
Upcoming shows & presentations
virtual audio/visual installation @ Planet LEV
virtual multiplayer festival environment and exhibition @ CTM CYBERIA
Fulldome world premiere as part of Berlin Art Week @ Zeiss-Großplanetarium