Essays on Radio
consists of 28 audiovisual art-house films, each 2 minutes in length: Jan Robert Leegte/ Boca Raton, Nuno Tudela / Pedro Tudela, Return / Pita, Ran Slavin, Ok.Suitcase, Telco Systems / Longina, Lia / @c, Stephan Mathieu, Isabel Abreu & Rita Barbosa / Pal, Return / Freiband: Staging Toon Echism, Tina Frank / General Magic, Brigitta Bödenauer / Miguel Carvalhais, Júlio Dolbeth / Steinbrüchel, Karl Kliem / Christine Fowler, Maximilian Jänicke / Random Industries, Sara Kolster / Pawel Grabowski, Nuno Tudela / Pedro Tudela, Return / Gintas K, Marius Watz / @c, Jörg Piringer, Sumugan Sivanesan / Durán Vázquez, Antmanuv, Ran Slavin / James Eck Rippie, Erich Berger / Pure, Paulo Raposo, Ran Slavin / The Beautiful Schizophonic, Horacio G / Longina, Meta.
In the manner of a slide show, Covers
turns individual pieces from Janek Schaefer's record collection into a wallpaper-like narrative flow. Thus, without any obvious intent to document the history of music, Schaefer offers 100 years of cover design as an aesthetic reflection on it.
It becomes her
is a music clip documenting the fragmented sound environments of Norwegian Noise duo, Fe-mail (Maja Ratkje
and Hild Sofie Tafjord). Intuitive, precise timing and a trenchant use of digital image processing make this a highly persuasive found-footage collage that goes a long way towards being one of Masako Tanaka's best works.
The moving and constantly pulsating images of La Ciudad
(„city“) reflect the irresistible and unstoppable flow of NYC, while the music of Brooklyn Beats artis Criterion ambivalently clashes with the abstract, non-grippable surface with repetitive broken beats. Both music and image are drawn from their place of origin and can be seen as contemporary urban folk art.