ONES on to 2016

Miku and I want to say many thanks to all the wonderful people that came to see ONES in October and a big thank you to Deptford X, Deli X, Abeerance and Jobcentre for having us! It was wonderful to meet you all and hear your responses. You made it a super experience!

We are very excited to tell you that we are working on our second part of the proposed triptych ONES, which will make it’s appearance around March 2016.
Not only will we keep crossing the 9 hour time difference in this project, but we also have added a new country to the mix: China!

Keep in touch by following the process on our blogs and by following us on Facebook & Twitter.

Here are some snap shots from ONES 2015 by © ANNE• 2015.

ONES_Restless©ANNE•2015 ONES_Pulse©ANNE•2015

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Een stukje Nu

Very exciting news:

Tomorrow we’ll have our first presentation of Een stukje Nu.

In the presentation of Een stukje Nu live music, dance, spoken word and film come together in a journey through time, guided by the personal stories of residents from nursing home Het Schouw.

Back in the day everything used to be better and we are forgetting the present.
In the encounter we remember who we are.

Concept | choreography: Kathrin Gramelsberger
Music: Felix Hildenbrand
Performance: Mher Brutyan
Text: Sjaan Flikkert
Film: Anne Verheij

Thanks to Noorderparkkamer and verpleeghuis Het Schouw.

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Photo by © ANNE• 2015

TEOKORUS round two

Great news!

My short TEOKORUS has made it in to round two of this years Aesthetica Short Film Festival!

TEOKORUS is a visual sound poem in which light and rhythm dance a duet on the rim of reality.

More updates on my projects and if TEOKORUS will make it to the final of ASFF will follow soon!

TEOKORUS©ANNE•2014

 

ONES – week 3 – sounds

2 women
2 voices
2 countries
2 disciplines
2 intuitions
2 rhythms
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1 installation

Miku_falling©ANNE•_2014

 

 

[02-03-2015 UK] Anne Point:

Thoughts on location 3:
Japan sounds – defined place or material sounds
UK sounds – material vs. material and their momentum

This week Miku and I seem to have almost an overload of sounds. To me my sounds almost feel too much and too little at the same time. I wonder if this has to do with the awareness we have created over the last three week on how we each interpret sounds and their possibilities in usage.

For me the excitement this week lay in the recording, but I got impatient when listening back to it. A feeling of ‘everything could work, hence nothing works or is good enough’ crossed my thoughts. Agitation over too much choice took my main focus in the conversation, leaving me with a doubtful state of mind.

The fact that we are coming to our 3d location and with that our most important location, because we went back there a second time, has gotten the overhand on the ideas and flow of it. The sounds are still really particular and unique, but because this location became such a big deal to me by filming it for a second time, there seemed to be little space left in my mind to transform it into something else.

Hence my thoughts for editing have shifted into starting with this 3d location first, rather then keeping it for last, because else the pressure to make it into something ‘good’ becomes leading instead of ‘exploring’ its possibilities and boundaries.

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[02-03-2015 Japan] Miku:

Miku’s Sound – natural recordings / created sounds / softer / malleable
Anne’s Sound – created abstract sounds / metallic / hard / dense / sharp / edgy

– Both Anne and I had very different sounds this time.
My sounds were more literal / easy to guess and more ambient than Anne’s abstract sounds. Anne’s sound were very interesting and fascinating that I couldn’t guess what it was, and it attracted my attention more. Anne’s sounds weren’t an ambient sound to me. It had characters and its own voice / statement, which I though would be an interesting layer to add on to the visual.

– When I was searching for sounds to record, I reviewed the perceptions I had that time during the filming at the location 3. The feeling of a long continuous pathway, and the feeling of looking down the hole, reminds me of a manhole on the street, where I decided to record the sound of the water, for example. The object’s presence is visually absent in the frame, however, it was present in my body. I think this searching for a sound that was present in my body (but not visually), and combining it with the visual, could expand the kinaesthetic experience for the audience.

– PRESENSE of ABSENSE / playing with visually non-related elements in sound (earth elements) could be interesting. Water vs. concrete site sounds. This can create a new effect / new imagination?

– Listening to both of our sounds, like specific site’s and its elements, affected our choice of the sounds.

I am thinking of how I could put these sounds with the film…
For instance it would be interesting to play with busy on-going sounds while the movement is slow – this could create a friction between visual and audible which could be challenging and interesting. It could expand audience’s experience.

After collecting loads of sounds together for three locations, we now need to re-select and re-consider in finalizing which sounds we’ll pic. It is very tricky I found that some of the sounds could fit more than one location.
SO, in that case, what more can I consider making my decision? Maybe I could rethink my kinaesthetic experiences (5 senses experience) at each location and see if that helps. Especially, focusing on my BODY experience / memory, could be helpful.

QUESTIONS FOR MYSELF:
How does my body feel when I listen to the sounds?
Does the sound fit my kinaesthetic experience / memory or does it conflicts?

 

ONES – week 2 – sound

2 women
2 voices
2 countries
2 disciplines
2 intuitions
2 rhythms
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1 installation
Miku_falling©ANNE•_2014

 

 

 

[16-02-15 UK] Anne Point:

Thoughts on location 2:
Japan sounds – precise and rhythmic ‘submerging with the body of dancers into the world created on the digital canvas.’
UK sounds – echoing rhythms ‘following the lines in a hard vs soft distance’

This week Miku and I both had a longer list of sounds. It almost seemed that location 2, being at the sea sight, directed us automatically towards water sounds. It is funny however, that the both of us collected mechanic water sounds or water that seems to have been contained rather than natural water sounds.

The question if we want to emphasize either the body or the space with the sounds, led our conversation onto interesting paths of how we watch and remember our footage. Example: ‘If we have a hard surface within the location on the canvas, would we rather use echoing sharp sounds to emphasize this or would we want to use muffled sounds as to give a juxtaposition to the expectation of sound to what you hear?’

A lot of the sounds were open to interpretation, thus helicopters and frying pans made their appearance in our minds eye were there were non. This made me very aware of the potential to manipulate the expectations and the perception of our footage for future spectators. Here my fascination for playing with what we know and what we think we know in order to come to a new experience is getting another major impulse.

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[16-02-15 Japan] Miku:

Anne’s sounds = many of them have material / object / man made kind of edgy, sharp and hard sounds. Nature vs man made objects. Characteristics of the city. However, some of the sounds have both qualities of hard and soft, which reminds me of my body (soft) vs buildings / objects (hard) during the shooting.
Miku’s sound = softer, blur, abstract, round sounds. Many of them are water related sounds. Although, the second location was by the seaside, I was interested in using the sound of different forms of water to create a friction between visual and audible.

Questions
– Using the sound that is related to the object in the frame… Is this too literal? Does it pull away the audience, or does it emphasize the idea / theme?
– Do we always need to use the sound that is not literal? How much friction do we need between visual and audible?
– Am I choosing sounds according to my visual memories or kinaesthetic memories of the location?  What would be the difference if I chose visually or kinaesthetically?

More Thoughts
– Mix of natural sounds and man made sounds can be an interesting mix of quality. It causes friction. It creates the elastic world (non-fixed, ever-changing imaginational world)
– Choosing sounds according to the location’s quality, such as the quality of the objects/materials, spaces, lightings, density, colours, and more…
– Unexpected non-related sound has a possibility to re-shape the location differently. Visual effect could emphasize OR it could ruin the whole picture.

ANNE• crosses new borders in 2015!

By the end of October 2014 I started a research project with choreographer Miku Tsuchiya. The process consisted out of four makers intensives on four different locations throughout the UK in which spatial composition, dance, painting, movement and film were explored. The flow was enticing and the footage was rich. Consistency and style began to form out of two different disciplines, dance and visual art, bringing it to a new level in which exploration and intuition became the leading roles of this collaboration. Central to this research is the use of the digital canvas as our main tool.

When in December 2014 Miku moved back to Japan, we became well aware that in this digital age boundaries are relative when it comes to distance. Since we have landed in the next step of our work process, the digital step, we have decided to collaborate from opposite ends of the world.

From this day we will log the process of our collaboration onto this blog as a support for the work being created through theory and practice.

Concept
Working title: ‘ONES’

2 women
2 countries
2 voices
2 disciplines
2 intuitions
2 rhythms
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1 installation

Miku_falling©ANNE•_2014 Photo by ©ANNE• 2014

Collaboration with Jack Goodwin

I dare you!

Tomorrow, 25th of November, my almost 48hour collaboration with composer Jack Goodwin will be shown at Goldsmiths Great Hall at 7.30pm.

Jack has asked me to make an abstract and non-narrative film to accompany his soundtrack, after he saw my film work. This collaboration is a first in a line of experiments we will undertake over the coming months in which sound and film will be explored.

We start with me responding in a first visual film reaction to the soundtrack Jack composed, after which Jack will compose a first musical reaction to my film. Further down the line we will see what this will bring us and if or how we can start the process of creating simultaneously.

Come and see!

experiment©ANNE•_2013