Concept: Almira Ousmanova
Video artists: Natalia Nenarokomova, Ales Potapenko
Sound: Ales Tsurko
“24h Solaris” is an audiovisual tribute to prominent filmmakers Andrei Tarkovsky and Douglas Gordon. The installation was firstly presented in Minsk during art & educational project Artes Liberales in 2014. This year we would like to present experimental work in Vilnius during the “Night of culture” as a contribution to famous lithuanian artist Donatas Banionis, who has recently passed away.
To increasingly rapid acceleration of cinema you can respond only by its slowing. The installation actualizes concepts of time and space in Andrei Tarkovsky’s film “Solaris” (1972). Installation gives the viewer a possibility to immerse into the texture of film, to dive into all-sufficient and complete audiovisual universum at the moment of estrangement from the narrative. There are two films on two screens. The first film moves from extreme zoom-in of the image to the standard image size, the second acts in reverse order. This effect allows the audience to deepen into the picture, become part of it, and turn into the place where Tarkovsky’s cinematic images are connected.
The idea of the sound design resides in the immersion into each frame. The immersion occurs to pixel level, the quantum of digital image. Through digital exaggeration of time (extension of the film from 2 hours 46 minutes to 24 hours) the sound reacts on each unit of the image. The transformation of visible into audible in “24h Solaris” develops the technique used by Eduard Artemyev as the original soundtrack was written on ANS synthesizer. The sound of “24h Solaris” comes from the sonification of main colors of the each frame. The interaction of colors becomes the harmony of the musical composition; it becomes the rhythm, dynamic and articulation. The “Solaris” itself acquires a musical form.
Soundtrack created by belarusian musician Ales Tsurko.
More information about the creation process here: http://alestsurko.by/