A live audiovisual collaboration between award–winning filmmaker and video artist Charles Atlas and classically trained musician and composer William Basinski. Combining Atlas’ innovative live video mixing of sampled film footage, prepared clips and improvised collage, with William Basinski’s haunting and melancholic soundscapes, this performance brings together two of today’s pioneering artists in a virtuoso performance.
Charles Atlas has created work for film, theatre, television and is best known for his acclaimed collaborations with choreographers, dancers and performers such as Michael Clark, Leigh Bowery, Diamanda Galas, John Kelly, Merce Cunningham, and more recently with Antony and the Johnson’s on the audiovisual performance, Turning.
William Basinski has been working in experimental media for over 25 years and his concerts, installations and films have been presented internationally, most recently at The Venice Biennale of Music. His music explores the temporal nature of life, resounding with the reverberations of memory and the mystery of time. His albums, The Disintegration Loops (2004), The River (2003) and 92982 (2009) have been chosen as some of the top annual releases respectively by Pitchfork Media, Art Forum and The Wire.
8 July 2010 | Itaú Cultural | São Paulo, BR
Following a screening of works by Charles Atlas - Merce by Merce by Paik Part One, Blue Studio: Five Segments, The Myth of Modern Dance, It's a Jackie Thing and You Are My Sister - the artist spoke with mediator Helena Katz.
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Produced by Forma
Supported by Arts Council England
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