EXPANDED CINEMA 2021: Three Immersive Audiovisual Performances Verging on Analogue and Digital Signals

Expanded Cinema performance programme marked by the festival’s vertiginous visit by Vector Hack and a trancelike performance by the Dutch audiovisual duo Lichun Tseng and Robert Kroos.

Expanded Cinema, the expanded cinema performance programme of the 17th 25 FPS Festival,  will be marked by three immersive performances on the threshold of analogue and digital signals.

The programme will be opened by the Dutch audiovisual duo Lichun Tseng and Robert Kroos on Friday, September 24 at 10:30 pm in the SC Cinema hall with a performance Ebb and Flow for four 16-millimeter projectors. Inspired by ancient Chinese texts on the circularity of life, the artists reach for an analogue apparatus that perfectly creates and dissolves multiple visual and auditory textures, and gradually immerses the viewer in an unforgettable, transitional journey on the edge of senses and consciousness.

Lichun Tseng is an internationally screened Taiwanese artist living and working in The Netherlands. She is a member of the Rotterdam film laboratory Filmwerkplaats and the author of numerous films, installations and performances, which she mainly realizes on 16-millimeter film. Robert Kroos is a Dutch musician and sound designer and a collaborator on numerous film and art projects.

The next day, Saturday, September 25, at 10:30 pm, the SC Cinema will be flooded with two performances by representatives of the Croatian experimental scene, Hrvoje Radnić and Branimir Štivić, whose performance takes place as part of the Vector Hack festival and its initiator Ivan Marušić Klif – a member of this year’s Grand Jury.

Branimir Štivić, a young new media artist and software engineer, will present the performance E N T A N G L E M E N T S 2.0 : EXHALE, and Hrvoje Radnić, better known as the co-founder of the band Šumovi protiv valova, who performed at the 25 FPS Festival in 2010, will perform his new audiovisual performance Spheres, etc.

In their performances, both artists pair archaic machines, analogue oscilloscopes or old consoles with digital media, and sample and modulate their signals in real time to create radically different, fascinating and dizzying sinusoidal audiovisual waves that rarely leave anyone indifferent.

The 17th edition of 25 FPS takes place on 23-26 September 2021 at the SC Cinema in Zagreb. All the screenings are free of charge.

Photo: E N T A N G L E M E N T S 2.0 : EXHALE