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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

Peter Geschwind

Peter Geschwind (1966–2021) was an artist working and living in Stockholm. Peter Geschwinds was educated at Kung. Konsthögskolan, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm (1995 – 1998) and Konstfack, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Sculpture, Stockholm (1992 – 1995) and had numerous solo and group shows in Sweden and internationally. 2008–2018 he was a professor of fine arts with a focus on sculpture at Kung. Konsthögskolan, where he also was principal 2016–2017.

Geschwind worked with installations and physical animation with lights. His 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.