Video, Colour, 6:03min
Sound Wolfgang Gleixner with Mbira and Overtonflute
Blackbird days, Giorni della merla, are the last three days in January in Italy. Cold winter weather in these days means an early and beautiful spring. Nice weather on the days of the blackbird, however, predicts a late spring.
The material for this film was made in 2017 on one of the last three days of January. I was on my way by train to Rome. Just in this moment I was in the middle of Lombardy. The area that became 2020 the epicenter of the pandemic in Europe.
»View out of the train window during the journey through the Po Valley.- the destination of the journey disappears, an intermediate state of state of perception ...
For kunst-netz-werk, Nanni Schiffl-Deiler invited the multi-instrumentalist and sound researcher Wolfgang Gleixner, whom she met during a project that had been postponed due to Corona. The result was on the basis of a video sketch made in Lombardy in January 2017, with a middle section in slow motion, a jointly developed, multi-layered video work:
By cassetting the video into six fields with inversion of individual fields and by superimposing
with a sound track based on mbira and overtone flute, a sensitive-dynamic journey of thought through this landscape.
This Scenery that evolves through the events at the beginning
of the corona pandemic, especially in this area today
Dr. Ulrich Schäfert
I associate a lot of the video installation with our
our situation for the past year. The suddenly slowed
and decelerated movement. The dreary,
diffuse, partly confusing and unsettling atmosphere.
The splitting of the whole into individual parts of the picture....
And yet we remain a whole.