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Muzak & Riha :: SEEN UNSEEN SCENE (PrintLAB) @ Rijksmuseum Twenthe Netherlands/ multimedia installation


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Muzak & Riha :: SEEN UNSEEN SCENE (A Preview) @ Gallery Dynamo Expo / multimedia installation






"Bodies and objects are within space and diegesis within time. Which well lies within the beholder and
the time he takes to view or feel the content of an image."
freely adapted from Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (Laocoon / 1766)
Seen Unseen Scene is an inter-medial project by Muzak & Riha.
A "Touch-Print-Film" was realised in collaboration with blind people in Austria, Germany and the Netherlands.
In form of an experimental film-installation set up, the images can be viewed by hand and eye.
A clay printing techniques was further developed in other to enable the participants to hapticaly referentiate the images at each stage of the production process.
In the exhibition set-up cinematic formal components of image, time and diegesis are connected in such a way that film sound is audible and images become visible and
haptic experienceable.
The recipient is invited to discover a new timing whilst viewing and touching the images, hence to construct his own film within his imagination. Juxtaposing this experimental set-up of an understanding of film, is the installed "cinema" showing the pictures at such moments in time where they were initially intended to by the projects participants.

In their artistic practice Muzak & Riha work apart the secure areas of !lm and print. In direct and close collaboration with layman the media is dismantled, used and reconnected to open up an alternative perspective.



credits photographs:
Rijksmuseum Twenthe,Theresia Krivohlavy, Muzak&Riha


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