Abstraction 41 (2016)
Abstraction 41 and Abstraction 50 | 7 mins | 2016
For May 2016 Video Jam was commissioned by FACT (Foundation for Art and Technology) in Liverpool to curate an event in response to unfold; a new large scale 3 screen immersive audio/visual installation by Japanese artist Ryoichi Kurokawa (image below). 5 film artists were given free reign to expand on the ideas and images within unfold such as synaesthesia, cosmology, and the relationship between science and art; as well as work with the unique set up that the installation provided by showing their work in the form of 3 separate films or one vertical image. The resulting films were either made especially or adapted from existing material with this context in mind, each of which was accompanied live by an original score.
Abstraction 41 and Abstraction 50 join Morgan Beringer's ongoing opus of 64 abstract film works that continue to expand his distinct perspective upon the medium. Unique to the programme, Morgan’s two part film was made as one giant moving image file oriented vertically. The piece was accompanied with an original score by composer Isabel Benito Gutierrez with Ged Barry on saxophone.
Morgan Beringer is an American video artist based in London, UK. Having spent his school days gaining degrees in both philosophy and art he found his concern with the unexplored conceptual space between still/moving image. The expressive and experimental possibilities therein inspired an ongoing opus of 64 abstract films that continue to expand his distinct perspective upon the medium. Morgan’s work has featured at galleries, festivals, and events in both commercial and artistic contexts across the world.
Isabel Benito Gutierrez was born in Santander, (Spain), where she studied piano at the Conservatorio Municipal Ataúlfo Argenta, after which she decided to move to Barcelona to study theory and composition at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya. Currently she combines her job as music educator withhilst a Master of research in music composition at the University of Liverpool. Her music is intuitive and artisanal and with a strong and magnetic nature. Many of her works have an interdisciplinary sense, mostly combined with painting, but also architecture, photography and cinematography.
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