GHOSTING — Artist Talk by Jonna Kina in conversation with Melissa Ragona
& ROOM NOISE — Performance by Victoria Keddie
This discussion will explore the ghosting mechanisms of sound that play a major role in Jonna Kina’s work across film, installation, photography, and visual score. Particular attention will be paid to Kina’s current exhibition (with Los Angeles-based artist, Sharon Lockhart), Recordings, however, it will contextualize this uncanny phenomenon—the “trans-sensory” quality of sound—within both Kina’s oeuvre, as well as other historical and contemporary works inside and outside the realm of art. In Arr. for a Scene (2017), Kina explores the structures and forms of cinematic sound —transforming an iconic image—the horrific shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960)—into the sonic frequencies of quirky, seemingly innocent, domestic objects.
After Kina and Ragona’s discussion—which will run for approx. 45 min.—New York based artist, Victoria Keddie will perform her piece ROOM NOISE (2017), composed as a response to Kina’s Arr. for a Scene. Keddie expands on Jonna Kina’s video, Arr. for a Scene, interpreting the foley sounds and movements present in the video as signifiers to respond to in real time. Keddie creates a live-mix-choreography of sound and movement using reel-to-reel recording and playback, sampler, and analog effect, along with the use of room tone and audience presence as active variables in this cinematic exchange.
The discussion is held in English.
Rikhardinkatu 1 Helsinki, Finland
September 30, 2017 to September 30, 2017