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Sound Cut
Peter Geschwind

In the beginning of 2000 I returned to video but with an attempt to work in a more spatial way with the media. In the video Sound Cut, 2002, produced during a residency at Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, filmed footage from my apartment was edited from its sound by using the audio track from an old punk rock song as a template or blueprint in the video editing application.

The original punk song was replaced frame by frame with the closest corresponding sound from my own filmed material and edited within the structure of a 4-stroke rhythm by cutting the footage in blocks of 4,8,16 and 32 frames and where BPM (bits per minute) was translated into the PAL format FPS (frames per second). The visual material here functions as a reference to what one hears.

Keywords Music, Sound
Aspect ratio 1,33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format Generic SD-video
Duration 00:01:00
Language No dialogue
Color Color
Year 2002
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About the artist

Born in 1966 in Stockholm, Sweden, where he is still based.

Peter Geschwinds education includes the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, and Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Sculpture, Stockholm. Previous solo exhibitions include Konstakademien, Stockholm, Stockholm Contemporary, Britton Britton, Video installation at Resturang AG, organized by KIWI, Stockholm, Gävle Konstcentrum, Sweden, Dansens Hus, Stockholm Sweden, and Exchange, Penzanze, England, among many others.

He works with installations and physical animation with lights. Geschwind’s works take place in the realm of apparent motion. That is, it seems as if things are moving. When it comes to apparent motion, as with real motion, there’s a lot going on. It hinges on key bits and pieces that if removed would make it not an illusion.