ALL THE HEORIC FRENZIES (Dialogue Edit, 2020) The second part of the visual poem ire-enacting a video of the PC... Read More
ALL THE HEORIC FRENZIES (Dialogue Edit, 2020) The second part of the visual poem ire-enacting a video of the PC building and modding culture, in a more abstract form, putting both videos in close correspondence.
A visual poem in dialogue with a celebrity re-enacting a video of the PC building and modding culture, a text by a Renaissance heretic from 1585 and a polyfon composition of the same year as an celebration and affirmative critique of what „male art“ could be – e.g. a heroic frenzy.
Turning it into art HECK poses the question of the profane celebrity culture turning “sacred” with an almost religious follower ship. In addition it tackles the gender debate, reusing the question put out by Giordano Bruno about five centuries beforehand: what are men interested in, other than women?
The VIDEO is closely referencing another voice shot by shot (Henry Cavill´s video „All The Parts“ building a PC) mirroring the dialogue structure in Giordano Bruno’s work from 1585 – The Heroic Frenzies and changing the dedication of the text to Cavill. (see https://www.instagram.com/tv/CCs-N1Eh2Z5/?igshid=14em1gxhl4xbi) The actor known for his roles as Superman (2013) and The Witcher (2019, Netflix) is considered an icon of masculinity aggregated with his not sponsored video more than 58.000 comments on his instagram channel with 14,7 Mio followers.
The TEXT extracts parts written by the „lost monk“ in the first argument of the book and serves as the architecture of the questions posed. Bruno with his history of controversial speeches and long battles with church authorities may have failed in social engineering at his time, but creating a legacy through his writing and untimely death. How would Bruno use the digital realm as means for distribution, speech and marketing, if he would live in our times? Would it result in cancel culture rather than a burning stake? As a counterpoint the underlying score features a contemporary of Bruno, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594) with the first part of his Missa tu es pastor ovium, also from 1585.
THE SOUND composed and arranged by the artist is interlaced with the voices of the Missa translated into digital form and played by digital instruments.