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Living Waterfalls by Robert Seidel with Ritornell

16.04.2015 to 16.04.2015 - Vienna Shorts Festival
Host: MQ Cultural Tenants

Living Waterfalls by Robert Seidel with Ritornell


Living Waterfalls von Robert Seidel mit Ritornell Living Waterfalls von Robert Seidel mit Ritornell

Location: Water Basin in the MQ Main Courtyard
Admission free

The short film festival VIS Vienna Independent Shorts is contributing a unique, one-off water projection to the “Electric Spring Festival”, positioned between animated painting and transitory sculpture, between experimental pop art and expanded cinema.

A fountain 12 meters wide and two stories high will rise colorfully from the pool in the center of the MuseumsQuartier: In the hands of Robert Seidel, the flowing surface of the water becomes a complex canvas which changes in precise harmony with the sometimes rhythmic, sometimes experimental sounds of Ritornell (Richard Eigner).
The painted patterns appear monumental yet volatile, reminiscent of informal color schemes. The audiovisual performance lasts just under an hour, bringing the seemingly organic water sculpture to abstract life.

“When we say expanded cinema we actually mean expanded consciousness.” Gene Youngblood, 1970

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As part of the Electric Spring Festival

Image: advection © Robert Seidel

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