Ephemeral Documentation


Contemporary art is open, ephemeral, interdisciplinary, multimedial, discursive, dependent on concept and context and increasingly interactive. The diversity of contemporary art requires a fastidious commitment to documentation for no other reason than at some point the work will need research and authentication by those not present at its conception and presentation. Inadequate descriptions and visualisations of eventful art works are symptomatic today even when supple means documentation are widely accessible. Efemera is committed to archival documentation of its own presentations and, here and there, that of other artists and presenters.

Efemeral Documentace


Současné umění je otevřený, prchavý, interdisciplinární, multimediální, diskurzivní, závisí na koncepci a situaci, a stále více interaktivní. Různorodost současného umění vyžaduje náročný závazek k dokumentaci pro žádný jiný důvod, než na nějakém místě práce bude muset výzkumu a ověřování ti není přítomen na svém pojetí a prezentace. Nedostatečné popisy a vizualizace pohnuté uměleckých děl je symptomatická dnes, i když pružné znamená dokumentace jsou široce dostupné. Efemera se zavázala, že archivní dokumentaci, vlastní prezentace, a tu a tam, ve srovnání s ostatními umělci a moderátoři. (bad google translation)
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A House On Jungmannova
4 Days in Motion Festival
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Video documentation and analysis of the 4+4+4 Days in Motion Festival held in an abandoned building in Prague in 2006 (chapter clips follow).

Beginning
Introduction 4:00
The House 8:01
White Box Galleries 2:54
.
Ten Interventions
Do Nothing 1:16
Subtle Extension 0:46
Ironic Amplification 0:32
Imposed Amplification 2:22
Onsite Recontextualization 2:50
Offsite Recontextualization 1:13
Extreme Intervention 0:20
Amplified Dissimilarity 4:51
Self Referencing 2:40
Social Relativity 3:04
.
Conclusion
Radio Jungmann 2:16
End 1:23
Credits 0:54


View entire piece 36:47


White Mountain
Performance Art

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"White Mountain"
by Petra Vlachynská explores the interaction of dance movement and the action of a
randomly selected Prague tram, where the driving characteristics of the tram operator, along with the rail conditions (Bílá Hora to Malovanka), guided the dance.
                                        
...see video 

David Mahler
The Art of Tape


                                   ... read more

Catacombs of Yucatan
Rooster Valley, Minnesota

Cave Installation

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The Catacombs of Yucatan is the name given a natural limestone cave situated in the bluffs high above a tributary to the Mississippi River in south eastern Minnesota. During the Great Depression, out of desperation for money, the cave was electrified, a dance hall built, overnight cabins erected, and then all of it opened for business. Lasting only three years, 1934-36, nine former workers were tracked down, interviewed on video, and then presented along with kinetic sound sculpture and video.
                        ...read more/see video


coming...



Zahrada mrtvych zon
Vltavska Tram Stop
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Video and print documentation from a one day festival held in Prague within the immense concrete structures between the Vltavska tram stop and the Vltavska river. Includes interviews with Vaclav Cilek and rapper Vladimir 518.  
                        ...see brochure/videos

celik

A Czech language video of television commentator and urbana geographer Vaclav Cilek describing the land surrounding the Vltavska tram station.                            ...see video


Jaap Blonk
Flux de Bouche


A performance at Shy Anne Studio.
                                  ... read more

Vladimir 518
Graffiti Art

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A Czech language video of rapper and graffiti expert Vladimir 518 as he addresses the expropriated gallery venue within the concrete catacombs of the Vltavska tram stop.     ...see video


Phill Niblock
Sound and Film Installation

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An sound and video installation at the Swiss Hall in Tacoma, Washington. "As the audience enters the installation space (they may arrive at any time during the installation), they will be greeted by twin projection screens showing original color films of people at work in distant places such as China, Indonesia and other countries of the far east. The performance space will be filled with the minimalist drone of the composer's music designed to capture the acoustic characteristics unique to the performance space. Live didgeridoo music will mix with the pre-recorded drone intermittently. The audience will be invited to move freely within the installation for any desired length of time-- some seating will be provided but listener/viewers will be encouraged to move about. Projected videos and video monitors will be situated at various positions throughout the space featuring people of far off lands speaking anecdotally about their lives. The installation will run continuously for six hours."               ...read more

Shy Anne Sound and Video Festival

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A three day festival of experimental video and electronic music from around the globe. Three evenings and two afternoons of bristling risk-taking in sight and sound featuring new work from the US, Argentina, Australia, Germany, and Holland.   ...read more.


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Volunteer Park Archeologies
Son et Lumiere

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Video monitors, speakers and kinetic instruments were placed amidst the plants throughout the Conservatorium. Spoken sounds consisted of plant and gardening experts divulging pre-chemical secrets of gardening, canning, seed gathering, and related life stories from the early Twentieth Century.
                                       ...read more
Den Horniku
Miner's Day Festival

miner's day
Video documentation of a festival near Kladno, The Czech Republic, of a Miner's Day Festival at the old Mayrau Mine, now a museum.                         ...see video
muny dock
An installation featuring the art of Paul Panhuysen (Holland) in the abandoned and massive 19th Century Municipal Dock in Tacoma Washington.     ...read more


Wall of Sound
Storefront Installation

Paul Panhuysen setting up an
installation in Seattle, USA.


WDCLyre97

Large basalt rocks were positioned to enhance the listening of this inlet to the Puget Sound.                     ...see video.



Festival Documentation
Echofluxx - Six Exqusites



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Q
String Quartet no.4 “Poems” Karel Husa (video)
Nice Daniel Matej (video)
Panadol Martin Burlas (video)
String Quartet no.5 Georg Friedrich Haas (video)

Echofluxx Ensemble
Apropos of Not That
(video)

Mario van Horrik and Petra Dubach
The Table Piece (video)
Maciunas Ensemble For Paul (video)
Marek Hlaváč (video)
+x (video)
Jiří Suchánek (video)

Hong Kong New Music Ensemble
Sailing Along the Heart of Remembrance Austin Leung (video)
Vexatious Joungmin Lee (video)
Vortex Illusion Mei-Fang Lin (video)
Au Revoir, Svetozar Rodney Waschka II (video)
"the hands we used to make were clay" Sarah Westwood (video)
Ding II  Stephen Yip (video)


(Click on artist for sound/video)

Phill Niblock
(New York-Ghent)
Bob Ostertag (San Francisco)

Jaap Blonk (Holland)
Joanna Hoffmann (Berlin-Poznan)

David Danel (Prague) performing works by
MAREK, CAGE, RNKA, FELDMAN and
RATAJ.
Jakub Rataj
(Prague) with Helena Šťávová
(Prague) and Markéta Jandová (Prague).

Echofluxx Ensemble performing the
vs. Intrepretation book (Agosto Foundation)
with David Means (Minneapolis), Oscar
Kubica (Prague), Michael Karman (Spain)
and Ladislav Železny (Prague).


See photo documentation of E15!



(Click on artist for video)

Echofluxx Ensemble
Lucie Vítková
John Keston
Lenka Kozderková, work by Dan Senn
Lenka Kozderková, work by Lucie Vítková
Lenka and Markéta Mazourová 1-2
Lenka and Markéta Mazourová 2-2
Agnes Kutas 1-2
Agnes Kutas 2-2
Brigid Burke
Phaerentz

Dariusz Mazurowski

Michal Kindernay
Mark Zanter

Puppenklinik Installation
Diana Winklerová
& Dan Senn (sound only)

Echofluxx 14 site


Echofluxx 13 Video Documentation



(Click on artist for video)

Michal Cáb and Peter Gonda
OEM
Lucie Vtková and Jolana Havelková
Martin Blažíček and Michal Žboříl

Brigid Burke

Martin Janíček and Bethany Lachtorin

Michael Schumacher (intro)
Jamchestra
Joanna Adamczewska
Echofluxx Ensemble
Michal Cimala
Frances Sander & Dima Borzon
Yves Degoyan


Echofluxx 13 site

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(click artist to see video)


Lukasz Szalankiewicz
Marcus Bergner with Marek Bouda
Daniel Hanzlik and Pavel Mrkus
Dan Senn
David Means
Toine Horvers and friends
Anja Kaufmann and Kate Lee
George Cremaschi

Michal Cimala and Aleš Zemene
"Sound Room" Installation
Michal Rataj
Andrea Sodomka
Markéta Mazourová
Sylva Smejkalová with Quido Sen
Krzysztof Topolski (Ustream)
Lukasz Szalankiewicz (Ustream)
Festival slides.

Echofluxx 12 site


echofluxx 11Video Documentation
(click artist to see video)

Phill Niblock
Phill & Katherine Liberovskaya
Katherine & Al Margolis
Al Margolis
Michal Rataj
Michal and Ivan Boreš
Ivan Boreš
Peter Szely
Martin Janíček & Petr Ferenc
Martin Blažíček & Krzysztof Topolski
Anja Kaufmann & Frances Sander
George Cremaschi
Hana Železná
Petra Dubach & Mario van Horrik
Hearn Gadbois

Echofluxx 11 site

The Six Exquisites International
Sound Art Festival 1999


Video Documentation
(click artist to see video, coming soon)

Artists: Ros Bandt, Dan Senn,
Klaus Runze, David Mahler,
David Means, Suzie Kosawa

Festival Site



The Six Exquisites International
Sound Art Festival 1997

Artists: Pamela Z, Brenda Htchinson,
Manos Tsangaris and Pi-Hsien Chen,
Dorothy Martirano, Dan Senn,
Martien Groeneveld

6x Ensemble Performance, Spokane


Incidental video, Spokane and Seattle

Hear KPBX interview with Manos
Tsangaris and Pi-Hsien Chen.


Hear KPBX interview with Martien
Groeneveld and Pamela Z.


Festival Site

The Six Exquisites International
Sound Art Festival 1995


Video Documentation
(click artist to see video)

Trimpin, Jaap Blonk, Dan Senn,
Johannes S. Sistermanns,
James Staley, Warren Burt.

Hear KPBX interview with Warren
Burt and Jaap Blonk.


Hear KPBX interview with Dan
Senn and Johannes S. Sistermanns.


Festival Site


International Space Band
Intiative
lycon 6Sonic explorations of inner-city landscapes, neighborhoods and building structures using found instruments and local players, both professional and non-professional ...read more

International Space Band
The Czech Republic
isb prague route

International Space Band
Muenster, Germany
isb muenster
...read more

International Space Band
Den Bosch, Holland

den bosch
...read more

International Space Band
Caldwell, Idaho
 isb caldwell idaho