The last ScreenLab event at Školská 28 gallery of this season will present a duo of legendary Metamkine members Jérôme Noetinger and Xavier Quérel together with live film-sound-poetry project of Marcus Bergner and Marek Bouda.
1. Duo Marcus Bergner - Marek Bouda
2. Solo Jérôme Noetinger
3. Solo Xavier Quérel
4. Duo Jérôme Noetinger - Xavier Quérel
French garlic soup with white bread by Marcus Bergner will be served before and after the concerts.
La Cellule d'Intervention Metamkine is an open-ended group including musicians and filmmakers researching the relationship between image and sound. Since 1987 different concepts have been carried out and performed in festivals, galleries, cinemas and contemporary art spaces, in France, Europe, Canada, USA. Since 1995 they have developed collaborations with other groups or artists like Nachtluft (Switzerland), Kinobits (France), Loophole Cinema (England), Le Cube (France), la Flibuste (France), Voice Crack (Switzerland). Through the magic of mirrors, multiple projectors and highly ingenious live on stage editing, Metamkine produces and directs a new film with each of their performances. Working around a core narrative, they spill eddies of impromptu vignettes, accompanied by a live soundtrack of tape fragments and ancient synthesiser sounds. These, three collaborators, who have worked together for ten years, have succeeded in pushing the boundaries of film and soundtrack into the realm of live performance - Utterly unique.
Marcus Bergner (Australia) has made over twenty experimental films that have been screened widely in Europe, United States and Australia. He is long-term member of the Australian sound poetry group Arf Arf (othes include Micheal Buckley, Marisa Stirpe and Frank Lovece) that has produced and mounted hundreds of live performances in Australia and Europe over a fifteen-year period. Their film Thread of Voice has been shown widely, including at The Serpentine Gallery London, The Pompidou Centre Paris, Arsenal Kino Berlin, Millennium New York and at the Museums of Modern Art in Warsaw and Sydney. The group is now completing an anecdotal/experimental novella based on their previous performances and will be published late in 2012. For his latest vocal performance Bergner joined with Marek Bouda (cz) on electric guitar, using 80s Arf Arf video recordings and hand-made film by Lee Smith.