experimental Film installation

Muzak & Riha


A "Touch-Print-Film" with images made by blind and visually impaired.

THE FILM (Stills)



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Work in Progress


"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 Austri and Germany.
In form of an experimental set up, the images which were made by blind people and visually impaired, can be viewed by hand and eye.
A clay printing techniques was developed in other to enable the participants to haptically 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 haptically traceable.
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, is the cinema-space 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.

Newspaper Article & Press


Catalogue:: Muzak & Riha, SEEN UNSEEN SCENE, Hrsg. Jan-Christoph Tonigs, Verlag Edition Kloster Bentlage, ISBN 978-3-939812-54-8
with Texts by Jan-Christoph Tonigs, Dr.phil.Prof. Philipp Maurer, Dr. Tom Waibel
containg an original hand-printed graphic, including excerpts of the script, 2018



credits photographs:
Rijksmuseum Twenthe,Theresia Krivohlavy, Muzak & Riha, Gerrit Musekamp, Kloster Bentlage, Jan-Christoph Tonigs


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