REMOTE CONTROL : A Video Art Project
An amazing noisy trip through the TV channels
Remote Control is a project related to television which was started in 2008. The concept is to design and create TV-based artifacts such as physical releases and live performances. Remote control has a double meaning of "control from a distance" and "tv zapper", and even if it has a strictly politica message, at least is a sarcastic attac on TV, a scorn for the broadcasting system, especially the Italian one.
The first (2011) official issue is a double VHS release. The video track consists of Italian television zapping, recorded in various moments of the week and the day: prime time, morning, Sunday afternoon, Saturday evening, late night. The sonic side involves several artists active all over the world in the field of experimental music. Among them you can find exponents of the first industrial era such as Al Margolis (If,Bwana), Maurizio Bianchi (MB) or Eraldo Bernocchi and Paolo Bandera (former members of Sigillum S), avant-garde personalities as Wooden Veil or Strotter Inst., unemerged outsiders as Sufisama and extreme researchers as Zbgniew Karkowski and Yan Jun. Moreover, the VHS includes the first unreleased appearance of Controlled Bleeding since 2003 with their new extreme-prog-jazz line up.
Labels: Moriremo Tutti Records / Palustre
Release year: 2011
Format: Limited series of 100 copies, duplicated on real, used VHS tapes (promo in DVD-R format)
Total length: about 45:00 each volume
Director: Matteo Uggeri / Zapping: Manuele Cecconello / Foreword: Vittore Baroni
The second issue of Remote Control is a live performance that involves Matteo Uggeri, Luca Sigurtà (Harshcore) and other musicians among the above ones, and takes place in several venues in Italy and abroad. In these shows a TV set placed in front of the audience and remotely controlled live by a selected spectator, holding a zapper. His choice provides the audio sources to Uggeri’s laptop that works on the sounds, while Sigurtà plays additional extreme sounds that often overwhelm the TV soundtrack. The TV set is also screened through a beamer, so the audience watches the zapping, the musicians and the spectator in a awkward combination of disturbing sources.
|A Video Art Project: Remote Control
Part I and Part II - 90 limited copies