experimental Film installation by Muzak & Riha

Muzak & Riha Seen Unseen Scene Film Print Sound Installation Community-based Participatory Art-Project Experimental Expanded Print Cinema Karoline Riha

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

400 prints, 10 000 single animated filmframes, 1571m of packing tape, 750 cardboard boxes, 2 x 400 nails in 2 x 100 styrofoamboards later...

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THE FILM (Stills)


The Project :: Work in Progress


"Bodies and Objects are within space and diegesis within time" proclaimed Lessing in his essay on art-theory about 250 years ago. The media investigations of Muzak & Riha point beyond such cemented knowledge. The artist duo works at the intersection of Film and Fine Art and uses media in such a way, that the logic of bodies in space and diegesis in time loses its implicitness. (Tom Waibel)

"Die Körper sind im Raume und die Handlungen in der Zeit", proklamierte Lessing vor 250 Jahren in seinen Überlegungen zur Kunsttheorie. Die medialen Untersuchungen von Muzak & Riha weisen über diese verfestigte Erkenntnis hinaus. Das KünstlerIn-nen-Duo arbeitet an den Schnittfächen von Film und bildender Kunst, und bringt die Medien solcherart zum Einsatz, dass die Logik der Körper im Raum und der Hand-lungen in der Zeit ihre Selbstverständlichkeit verliert. (Tom Waibel)

Seen Unseen Scene is an inter-medial project by Muzak & Riha.
A "Touch-Print-Film" was realized in collaboration with blind people in Austria 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 haptical 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 haptical 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 Film 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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