Field Recordings 4 – Day 1
A new year, a new chapter for Field Recordings! On 11, 12, and 13 November, we will present a programme oscillating between anthropology, cinema, and art. The fourth edition features slow films, radical self-portraits, live sonic performances, and much more.
Founded in 2018, Field Recordings is a platform for screening, discussing and practicing critical forms of fieldwork – from sensory ethnographies and experimental documentaries to live sound performances and situated praxes of listening.
Opening night tickets:
€7,50 (online) / €8,50 (door) / Cineville free (online + door)
20:00-21:30 GOSHOGAOKA – Sharon Lockhart (1997)
Filmed in a middle school gymnasium in suburban Japan, Goshogaoka takes as its ostensible subject the exercise routines and drills of a girls basketball team. The film consists of six ten-minute takes, shot in 16mm with a fixed camera at court level, in which the various cadences of chanting voices and bodily movements digress into distinct studies.
📽Goshogaoka will be screened in its original format (16mm).
21:45-22:45 BLIND CINEMA by Lukas Simonis
Blind Cinema is a series of sonic formats about radio art, deep listening and anything that happens in the ether. This edition will focus on two experimental field recorders: what does it mean to sonically attune to our surroundings? With work by João Castro Pinto, Justin Bennett & students of the Institute of Sonology, the Hague.
by João Castro Pinto
Situated in an audition space, Faux Naturel explores what it means to listen to a place. Oscillating between distance and extreme close-ups, the piece is composed of multiple soundscapes that merge musical gestures and noisy plots.
guided by Justin Bennett
For the last two weeks, students from the Institute for Sonology have been listening for natural signs in the Binckhorst area in Den Haag, which is currently undergoing redevelopment. Using different types of microphones, they have explored the sound sources and acoustics of the surroundings: above ground, in the air – underground, underwater – searching for natural sounds among the building sites, harbours and abandoned lots. During this Blind Cinema program the students will present the results of the research in two short compositions.