Talking Electronic Components
From his earliest Super-8 films onwards, Floris Vanhoof’s work has looked and sounded emphatically primitive. Like some anachronistic jamming station, the artist confronts his digitally spoilt audience with flickering 16mm films and slide shows, formats that are doomed to extinction.
Blueprints of swarms of electronic components serve to evocate what is going on inside electronic musical instruments.
To make these photograms, a collection of old valves, condensers, relays and transistors – the building blocks of electronics usually safely hidden inside a device that have increasingly been miniaturised, made less visible or more shapeless – were placed directly in sunlight. Vanhoof created these photograms as visual scores, curious as to which sounds and imaginary connections these clouds of components would elicit.
Part of the exposition Nuts & Bolts, Thu 26 Jan to Sat 4 Feb, 11:00-20:30, Het Atelier, free admission, performance by Floris Vanhoof (Bug Sounds/Vinyl Canon), Sat 28 Jan, 17:00
For all exhibitions, performances, video works and (interactive) installations, also see IFFR.com/expo.