PLEASE USE HEADPHONES OR PROPER LOUDSPEAKERS.
Otherwise you won't hear some frequencies.
'Lament of the Atlantes' 3'51", 2012
THIS IS PERMANENT. It's an audio-video installation prepared for a show in Bunkier Sztuki. It is a result of "an experiment" carried out during workshops Space as an Experimental Space led by Krakow's Fine Art Academy. The basic idea was to create a relationship with aleatory space and its elements. Permanent is a diptych, 'Lament of the Atlantes' is it's first part .
In Lament of the Atlants I decided to animate architectural elements of cityscape by confronting them with sound. In order to do so I registered the ambients in direct contiguity of the Atlantes, considering it a kind of an interview with the statues. I used draft documental photographs as illustration to the field recording I did. I sampled and edited recorded material in order to reinforce the narrative character of the lament, trying highlight the idea of how time is subjectively conceived and how it influences our perception of space.
ATLAS - in the classical European architectural tradition an atlas (also known as an atlant, or atlante or atlantid; plural atlantes) is a support sculpted in the form of a man, which may take the place of a column, a pier or a pilaster.Atlantes express extreme effort in their function, heads bent forward to support the weight of the structure above them across their shoulders, forearms often lifted to provide additional support. The term is the Latin plural of the name Atlas – the Titan who was forced to hold the sky on his shoulders for eternity.
I would like to thank Matuesz Bednarz for help and insparation.
Here 's a draft video for the Atlantes;