Fluux:/Terminal 5.2 Skoltz_kolgen
18 settembre h. 21.30
Teatro Francy Carrara
Piazza Giovanni da Triora 1 (Garbatella)
Skoltz_Kolgen is one of the shining stars of the Mutek crowd. Anyone who likes adventurous electronic music should be (or become) familiar with Mutek, beginning with my favorites, “ Mutek 02 ” and “ Mutek 03 .” Skoltz_Kolgen appears on some of the Mutek collections, but here he (or maybe they) spreads out to a full-length exploration of evocative electronic soundscapes and soul noises. This is not cold, heartless music (if I can use that word), but patient investigations of sound itself. It certainly bears repeated listening as new textures and feeling emerge each time. If this is your thing, check out Mutek online and if you’re in Montreal during a Mutek festival, don’t miss it!
Skoltz\_kolgen is a plurimedia work cell based in Montreal, comprising dominique [t] skoltz and herman w kolgen. Rigorous and raucous creators,their artistic pursuits plumb the integral linkages between sound and image. Skoltz\_Kolgen create liminal worlds that exist in the nebulous territory between inner and outer space. Penetrating the ephemeral skin between solid matter and the unsubstantiated, the intimate and the objective, their work conjures bewitched worlds that gestate betwixt accident and intent. This liminal quality bleeds into all aspects of Skoltz\_Kolgen’s practice, from the conceptual to the technical, as they balance on the cusp of art and science. Liberated by digital media they simultaneously assume numerous positions, inhabiting a space between film, photography, audio art, and installation. Their synergistic practice encompasses expanded cinema, explorations of the subtle and visceral qualities of sound, and hybrid forms of digitally enabled synaesthesia. Architects of worlds that simultaneously inhabit us as we inhabit them, Skoltz\_Kolgen inquisitively seek out the intimate material and ineffable substance of life.