26.01.2018. Memories and Analogies expanded cinema performance with participation of Lāsma Bērtule, Ieva Balode (Baltic Analog Lab) and Jēkabs Nīmanis, Rostislavs Rekuta and Maksims Šenteļevs (Bērnu Rīts) at the Latvian National Museum of Art exhibition "You've got 1243 unread messages"
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Performance aims to explore the patterns of memories that can be traced through reproduction and resampling found and recored sounds and images. Music collective Bērnu Rīts were performing various analog instruments from modular sythesizers to acoustic, hand made instruments, as well as using typewriters connected to programmed sound system that resamples the movement of the pressed button. Audience is welcome to use the typewrited during the performance, as well as read some texts reflecting the memories. All interactions with the audience were used in the sound of the performance.
Visual materials consist of found 16mm and 8mm Soviet Latvia time amateur films, as well as 35mm photographic slides which were all resampled and mixed using five projectors, various optical objects (glass, lenses, hand-made electric mechanisms and lights) and multi-layered projections.
Photos by Andrejs Strokins