Flash - performance. In 2003, after a year of research and collaboration between artist Kendell Geers and musician Patrick Codenys, 'Red Sniper' made its first public performance. The project was an attempt to find a hybrid space between image and music, working from video clips that were looped, remixed and composed simultaneously from both visual and audio points of view...
Flash - performance
27 May 2005 at 10:00 pm
Erna HÃ©cey Gallery is pleased to announce that the second performance of Flash by Kendell Geers and S-338 will take place on Friday, May 27th at 10 p.m.
In April 2003, after a year of research and collaboration between artist Kendell Geers and musician Patrick Codenys from the group Front 242, "Red Sniper" made its first public performance in Paris at the Georges Pompidou Centre. The "Red Sniper" project was an attempt to find a hybrid space between image and music, working from video clips that were looped, remixed and composed simultaneously from both visual and audio points of view. The sound was composed at the same time the image was edited, creating an audio-visual mix as much about music as it was about video.
From the outset the focus was on the body, both as subject and object. As viewers felt the vibrations from the bass move through their bodies, the images on the screen were also traversed by excessive emotional and physical states.
At the end of 2004 Geers and Codenys participated in a workshop in Kortrijk, a small town in the north of Belgium. For 3 months they worked intensively with a core group of 4 dancers and a dominatrix in search of a hybrid space between body, image and sound. The body was explored in every conceivable way, from its image and sound to the darker sides of the emotions and physical limits. For the duration of the workshop the group worked under the name of "Suite 338" and were made up of Kendell Geers, Patrick Codenys, Lisbeth Gruwez, Florence Augendre, Georgina Teunissen, Genevieve Lagraviere. They invited alchemist Stanislas de Rola Klossowski, performance artist Marina Abramovic and occultist Simon Kane to enrich the possible perspectives in the process of exploring the body. The intensity of the material and disparity of the different working methods eventually led to the dissolution of the group.
Based on the experiences of the successes and failures of both the "Red Sniper" and "Suite 338," the group "S-338" continues the process of research and development. Under the direction and within the management structure of Kendell Geers the group is built up in a spirit of collaboration. The "Red Sniper" and "Suite 338" material remain part of their vocabulary and continues to be developed into performances, videos, photographs, installations and concerts.
The performance "Flash" presented at Erna Hecey Gallery is part of this research process.
"Flash" was first shown at Erna HÃ©cey Galllery, Brussels during the opening of the exhibition "Strange, Familiar and Unforgotten" in April 2005.
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