films

❇︎ bruise blood ❇︎

(2017)

a draft for a music video.

the Cinema of Dreams

(2017)

In June 2017 the VOIIAGE team set up camp in Riga. We were comissioned to create the cinema village at Kometa Festival. In the ruins of a 400-year old fortress, in a tunnel that was used to wash torpedos we set out to create a cinema cathedral.  A 6x8m projection and a hidden cinema room full of candles, deck chairs, incents and 480 minutes of  looped films were played for 72 hours nonstop, so anytime one came something else was playing, taking the visitors deep down into themselves.

But the big projection screen was still fully intact. On Saturday we then held a ritualistic performance to open the space and acknoledge the horrors that had happened in these walls for hundreds of years, throughout the rule of Latvians, Germans and the Soviets. The play was titled the Circus of Dreams and began with audio visual  live cinema by Ramin Aryaie and the slow cutting of the cloth.

❇︎ untitled metamorphosis ❇︎

(2017)

❇︎ ❇︎ ❇︎

the centrum

❇︎ SHOOT ❇︎

(2017)

❇︎ ❇︎ ❇︎

Music by Nicolas Jaar, released on the Other People Network

❇︎ OBJECT ❇︎

(2017)

❇︎ ❇︎ ❇︎

Music by Nicolas Jaar, released on the Other People Network

Jordan

❂ T I D E S ❂

(2017)

❂ ❂ 

Music by Bon Iver, unreleased song from the 22, A Million recording sessions

Jordan/Germany

※ SYNTHESIS ※

(2016)

A dance film. It shows a dance performance Holly Blakey did at the Michelberger Festival. They danced to a random live sound program by Woodkid, as he was sitting at top of the stairs.

The films, recorded by Ilan Cohen, were interweaved with images from Vincent Moon’s live cinema performances from Colombia and a left over Bon Iver song.

Berlin, Germany.

❉ SPIRITS ❉

(2016)

This digital trance is the result of a diverse collaboration interweaving films taken over the past five years by Vincent Moon all around the world, mixed by him in a new form of live cinema, combined with the experimental body sounds of performer Marco Donnarumma, filmed by the amazing Priscilla Telmon and reinterpreted into a new form of transcendental oneness by Ramin Krause. It points to a place where nothing is separated, where we are all one, where the invisible floods our being, where we have left the physical world to merge into one with the spirits, with mother earth.

Multiple Countries/Recorded in Berlin, Germany.

“Neither”

(2016)

A short impression from the South Pacific jungle in Vanuatu tripping on the locally grown drug Kava.

Music by Nicolas Jaar from his 2015 record Pomegranates.

Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu.

● L O V E D ●

(2016)

A fragmented memory recorded in nightly Berlin composed as a love poem for someone very dear but far away.

Music by Bon Iver, unreleased sound fragment from the 22, A Million recording sessions.

Berlin, Germany.

“Abschied”

(2016)

In 2016, as I was living in a hammock in the jungle Vanuatus, my grandmother in Tehran fell badly ill. A few months later I found myself in Iran, burying her body into the dusty grounds of the largest graveyards in Tehran. This is a surface memory.

Music by Nicolas Jaar from his 2015 record Pomegranates.

Tehran, Iran. 

“Garden of Eden”

(2016)

These films were recorded at the funeral of my grandmother in Tehran. But they scattered into a million tiy pieces and set itself back together in my dreamstate consciousness. My emotions suddenly found an expression.

Music by Nicolas Jaar from his 2015 record Pomegranates.

Tehran, Iran.

“Divorce”

(2016)

A journey into the deepest relams of our conciousness. The films were recorded at a small wooden truckhome deep in the South Island of New Zealand.

Music by Nicolas Jaar from his 2015 record Pomegranates.

South Island of New Zealand. 

“Pain”

(2016)

Music by Nicolas Jaar from his 2015 record Pomegranates.

Christchurch, New Zealand.

“Colin Stetson”

(2016)

A meditation on the vibration of sound.

Visuals by Ilan Cohen & Ramin Krause.
Sound by Maarteen Hoogenboom