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Egbert Mittelstadt

 

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Egbert Mittelstadt

Egbert Mittelstadt's videos, photographs, and installations investigate the principle of time as mangled by both subtle and extreme digital distortions. His image processing propels and warps movement through a series of slowly sliding, continuous beacons of elusive patterns and shifting structures . Acclaimed for his "Slit-Scan" meditations, he stretches the constants of space: by pulling motion out of shape while still remaining recognisable and time crawls forward in almost a pendulous, shimmering displacement.

 

Elsewhere, Anywhere / People are Friends

Egbert Mittlestadt: Visuals, Biosphere: Sound

Opening with the weightless dreamful drift of ”Elsewhere Anywhere", Egbert Mittelstadt reveals a Tokyo subway interior where the passengers are captured in a catatonic still life as their frozen images float quietly around a discerning CineChamber Station. Trapped on a haunted metro train to nowhere are the animated apparitions that emerge out of these photographic figures which for brief moments re-imagine the former preoccupation and lost voices of these restless commuter "ghosts".  The spectral twilight audio commentary from Biosphere's Geir Jenssen suggest that these "People are Friends" - activated spirit’s of a human presence long since suspended.

 
 
 
 

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Path Leading to The High Grass

Egbert Mittlestadt: Visuals, Biosphere: Sound

The mercurial widescreen sonic cinematic syntax of Biosphere & Egbert Mittelstädt has graced the CineChamber screens for many seasons now after their live milestone residencies in 2007. Their timeless program that remains is a signature memory capsule that introduces RML's surround canvas in the most spatially sublime sector of the Recombinant archives.

 
 
 
 

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Shika

Egbert Mittlestadt: Visuals, Biosphere: Sound

The mercurial widescreen sonic cinematic syntax of Biosphere & Egbert Mittelstädt has graced the CineChamber screens for many seasons now after their live milestone residencies in 2007. Their timeless program that remains is a signature memory capsule that introduces RML's surround canvas in the most spatially sublime sector of the Recombinant archives.

 
 
 
 

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Urban Horizon

Egbert Mittlestadt: Visuals and Sound

A turbulent ride through different metropolitan environments like Moscow, Tokyo, Cologne, and San Francisco. The deconstruction of the footage is followed by a new spatial and temporal arrangment for the CineChamber.