Maja Ratkje | Ran Slavin

Live performances of Maja Ratkje and Ran Slavin as part of the music program of DEAF04.

Nov 2004
20:00 to 22:55

The music of Norwegian composer and performer Maja Ratkje has been heard all over Europe as well as in Japan, Canada, USA and eastern Russia. Her album Voice, made in collaboration with Jazzkammer, got a Distinction Award at Prix Ars Electronica in 2003. Maja is also known for her collaborations with POING and Jaap Blonk, and as a member of improvisation ensemble SPUNK and noise duo Fe-mail. At DEAF04 Maja Ratkje brings an enchanting performance with laptop, sensors, movements and very special vocals.

Ran Slavin - Insomniac City
Live performance with customized audio visual software.

Insomniac City by Ran Slavin (DEAF04) from V2_ on Vimeo.

The Israeli audiovisual artist Ran Slavin plays Insomniac City, a composition of constantly changing images, a lot of sound and computer music. On DEAF04, he uses custom-designed software to create an improvised mix of reality and urban illusion.

Slavin performs an interlaced mix between reality and urban illusion, representing the current daily flow [Tel Aviv/Europe], and an unstable radical shift of the city space/time.

Insomniac City explores through video and sound, the hidden psyche in the urban texture and offers a wide gaze on concepts of transit and shift, while weakening the boundaries between reality and illusion, present and future, radical architecture and digital dislocations. Through an insomniac-like stream, the gaze drifts from external perception to internal suspension, while what we see - and what we think we see - mixes and blurs into a twilight zone.

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