The Time is Now
Two videos, HD, 19:50 and 28 min, 2019, invited by Martin Ebner
For Starship's Screening at the Pool: Heidrun Holzfeind, the time is now, Martin Ebner invites Heidrun Holzfeind to screen two of her films about the Japanese shamanic improvisation duo IRO (Toshio and Shizuko Orimo).
The couple has worked together since 1981. IRO’s music combines influences from punk, 1970s Free Jazz, ethnic music, ancient Shinto rituals, and indigenous ceremonies. For Holzfeind’s film project the duo performed in various locations of the Inter-University Seminar House in the Tokyo suburb of Hachioji designed by Japanese architect and thinker Takamasa Yosizaka. Yosizaka’s ideas about the relationship between humans, nature and architecture, individuality and community, sustainability and peace, as well as his critique of Western civilization in many respects concur with the couple’s animist and pantheist weltanschauung. Their musical experimentation goes hand in hand with their activist involvement in the peace and anti-nuclear movement and a free-spirited way of life that vehemently rejects commercialism in all its forms.
Heidrun Holzfeind is an artist and filmmaker interested in how architecture interacts with people’s everyday life. She questions immanent architectural and social utopias, exploring the interrelations between history and identity, individual histories and political narratives of the present.
Recycling Plastic Inevitable (RPI)
video concert with Sebastian Luetgert, Theresa Patzschke, Martin Ebner
Music-like music, image-like images, intense turmoil in filigree decor, hardly perceptible or very fast movements, affectionate swinging and occasional improvisations in crumbly gliding image-sound tracks with Theresa Patzschke, Sebastian Luetgert and Martin Ebner.