‘As Above, So Below’ explores the changing landscape of La Araucanía region in south-central Chile through live visuals and sound. This audiovisual performance probes the dualism of man’s relationship with nature via sonic research made by Sébastien Robert, and investigative visuals created from satellite imagery as well as microscopic and drone footage by Dutch media artist Mark IJzerman. During a residency in Chile they researched the logging industry that has been eroding the biodiversity of the region, causing disruption to the ecosystem.
About the artists
Mark IJzerman (NL)
Mark IJzerman is a Dutch media artist and designer. In his work he explores interaction between sound, light and the physiological effect on the body. Most recently, his works have been exploring the way we experience and relate to our ecology and atmosphere. He has performed his A/V works at various media arts festivals around Europe (Transmediale/CTM Vorspiel, Rewire Festival, FIBER Festival, Mapping Festival) and has most recently exhibited works at Art Center Nabi in Seoul, at the European Space Agency, and at V2_ in Rotterdam.
Sébastien Robert (NL/FR)
Sébastien Robert is a French sound artist, photographer and researcher based in The Hague. His artistic research project focuses on indigenous rituals and music that are in danger of disappearing due to technological, social and/or ecological problems. Sebastien has performed in several international clubs such as DOMMUNE (Tokyo), Vurt (Seoul), Korner (Taipei), OHM (Berlin) and his collaborations have been presented in media art institutes such as STRP Biënnale (Eindhoven), Scopitone (Nantes), De School (Amsterdam) and Interstice (Caen).
Co-produced and distributed by LIMA
Supported by Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst, Valley of the Possible and Crossing Parallels.