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Format: DVD
Label & Cat.Number: Machinefabriek
Release Year: 2012
Note: a very nice installation film (18 min) that runs automatically in a loop, filmed at the harbour of Rotterdam showing lots of fascinating moving water-surface patterns using also field recordings for the collaged sounds... a collaboration of MACHINEFABRIEK with MARCO DOUMA (images) and ROEL MEELKOP (sounds), comes with option for stereo & stereo surround sound; this brings the typical, contemplating harbour atmosphere into your rooms...
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"All three artists here are from the city of Rotterdam, best known (other than these artists of course) for having one of the world's largest harbors. It's here we find Roel Meelkop and Rutger Zuydervelt, both armed with a hard disc recorder and microphones and Marco Douma armed with a video camera to tape sounds and images from this busy harbor for their 'Pierdrie' work, as screened on three monitors and four speakers and which has epic proportions. It starts and ends with water, we climb up the quay, with odd signs on metal like walls, highly abstract, but moving towards the less abstract shots of the entire harbor. Little by little it gets darker and darker, night falls, and lights can be seen, and the color of the water gets slowly lighter and lighter: it's day again, and the DVD, which lasts eighteen minutes, starts, automatically again. Epic indeed, the constant, busy harbor, a 24 hour economy. The music by Meelkop and Machinefabriek is a fine work of sizzling tones, and metallic scraping, of machinery in the harbor, but subdued, rather than 'industrial'. A peaceful harmony between the endless stream of water and the life around it. A dreamy, poetic picture of the harbor of Rotterdam, a beautiful stream of image and sound. Maybe the DVD with one monitor is a poor excuse, but at least it allows us to watch a bit of it, and everywhere we want." [FdW/Vital Weekly]