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Cellule d’Intervention METAMKINE // Antoine Chessex
Nothing for backtape and tenor saxophone
Cellule d’Intervention METAMKINE
Jérôme NOETINGER, electroacoustic devices.
Christophe AUGER, projectors 16mm.
Xavier QUÉREL, projectors 16mm.
Cellule d’Intervention METAMKINE is an open-ended group including musicians and filmmakers researching the dynamic between image and sound. Founded in 1987 by musician Jérôme Noetinger and filmmakers Christophe Auger and Xavier Quérel, Metamkine’s concepts have been carried out and performed in festivals, galleries, rock clubs, cinemas, and contemporary art spaces, in France, Europe, Canada, and the US. Since 1995, they have developed collaborations with other groups or artists like Nachtluft (Switzerland), Kinobits (France), Loophole Cinema (England), Tom Cora (USA), Le Cube (France), la Flibuste (France), and Voice Crack (Switzerland).
A sensory immersion that must be experienced to be believed, Metamkine’s self-termed “musico-cinematic” creations explore the relationship between image and sound, resulting in work that is at once a performance and its document. Appearing in a posture reminiscent of a band before the film screen, Metamkine aims to liberate music from the servitude of cinema, and the important moment becomes the confrontation on stage. “Working with an army of 16mm projectors, analog sound equipment, large mirrors and jerry-rigged doodads, Metamkine manages to construct something spectacular from the most unlikely of sources. Abstract yet concrete, as aggressive as it is lulling, a performance by Metamkine lives and grows in the memory long after the show has ended.” – Andrew Lampert of Anthology Film Archives.
find out more here: NKprojekt.de