The projector as instrument by Floris Vanhoof

16.05.16 - 17.05.2016

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An immediate form of image and sound creation, playing with the possibilities of film projectors, taking advantage of the mechanics of the machines in film performances, discovering what you can do when you have several film projectors running together.

Multi-projector performances allow artist-filmmakers the possibilities to expand their world of light-pictorial techniques. With customised 16mm projectors, the conventional tools become personalised instruments used to transform loops of pure black-and-white frames into an immersive perceptual phenomenon.
Stroboscopic, abstract forms pulsing on screen, slowly transform as additional, overlapping projectors create strange halos, odd 3D expansions and contractions. As more projectors are added, an intense sensory overload in light, noise and colour occurs.

By Floris Vanhoof (Antwerpen)

Media-archeologist, Floris Vanhoof, deliberately chooses analogue technology, not for nostalgic reasons, but because he wants to experiment with what once has been considered high-tech. His work also includes new technologies like microprocessors. Technology is not an end in itself but a means to explore new images, ideas and sounds in a poetic way.