tesla 1


sparks (1998-2005): experimental documentary
5 capsules -- modular series -- to be seen independently, in clusters of two or three, or all together www.aelab.com/sparks

inspiration: nikola tesla -- visionary inventor -- 1856-1943 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikola_Tesla

documentary facts -- experimental genre -- shifting perspectives -- interviews -- autobiographical texts -- animations -- archival sources -- metaphorical interpretations -- original sound design
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s8p antennas, transmission at Mutek (2000) / photo: jacques perron


s8p antennas, transmission v.3:
multichannel audio and video performative essay -- variable duration -- two capsules
s1 Tesla and his time: life work -- prodigious personality
s8 Wardenclyffe: laboratory in Long Island, N.Y. -- since 1901 the basis for tesla’s world broadcasting system

-- physiological response to the the electromagnetic medium --

interviews with:
jeffrey stanley (screenwriter, new york) www.teslasletters.com/stanley
velimir abramovic (philosopher, belgrade) www.scienceoftime.org


with the collaboration of:
nikola tesla museum (belgrade) www.tesla-museum.org
museum of science and technology (belgrade)


produced with the assistance of:
canada council for the arts www.canadacouncil.ca
conseil des arts et des lettres du québec www.calq.gouv.qc.ca


Ælab: research unit www.aelab.com
interest: ecological awareness in the use of technology, as echoed in the arts and sciences

team:
stéphane claude (electronic musician, sound engineer),
gisèle trudel (media artist)
regular participation of other collaborators

initiated summer 1996
location: montréal

related websites :
www.fondation-langlois.org
www.oral.qc.ca
www.12k.com
www.mutek.ca

recent manifestations:
karlsruhe, germany (ZKM, juli 2005) www.zkm.de
montréal, canada (musée d’art contemporain, 2003) www.macm.org
new york, usa (new museum of contemporay art, media lounge, 2001) www.newmuseum.org
rotterdam, netherlands (V2, DEAF_00, 2000) framework.v2.nl
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