Mykkä ( Hetki jään sisällä) - Mute ( A moment in ice)

Performative / live video and sound Installation. 2010

Mykkä is a project by Laura Murtomaa and Eric Mutel.
Video & sound. 2010
Sound start at 1min49s and stop at 10min41s.
You can watch Video in HD on Vimeo.
Or lower resolution on site link here.
You can watch a short video View in situ of the live presentation during CARTES FLUX Festival in Helsinki, in Octobre 2010.

Mykkä has been presented live during Cartes Flux Festival, in CARTES, in Espoo, Finland, in Octobre 2010.
Mykkä has been and wish to be presented as a sort of performative / live video and sound installation, since the audience is asked to experience it with a start and end, and in a specific sound environment.
The sound level will be set in purpose very loud or too loud, so that the audience is then invited to wear noise breaker headset from start to end.

Photo by Eric Mutel.

Photographs are printed on liquid emulsion, frozen into ice blocks. They get destroyed by melting process. In result, time lapse video of the process are created, and edited for a dialogue in a triptych screen.
MUTE has been first presented at Cartes Flux Festival 2010, in Octobre 2010, in Espoo, Finland, as a performance (original as large HD 1 screen video projection, sound system and sub bass, noise breaker, ice, light), which combines Mutel’s ice videos with Murtomaa’s music.
The work enables the audience to spend a moment inside ice.
The audience is asked to wear noise breaker.
(the work can also be shown as a video single projection on screen, but better as a data HD video). This works is also based on and is a variation from video installation “In Cryo Video” (3D relief- 3 screen -2006)

Video & sound. 2010.
Variation display from original live performance.
Version theatre or video preview, Large HD video.
projection, 1 video projector Or 1 HD screen.
Format: PAL (will be available NTSC as well)
Ratio: HD , 16/9 letterbox ( 1:2,25)
Data video: HD (1440 x 640)
(can be available for 2K at least)
Duration: 13min11s.
Sound: 2 channels, L/R
Sound start at 1min49s and stop at 10min41s.

Performative version, adding the following:
Sound: PA with 4 loudspeakers + sub bass, (4 corner in dark room. Very loud sound system)
Video projection HD
Noise breaker headset for audience.

-Direction/Concept: Laura Murtomaa & Eric Mutel
-Video: Eric Mutel
-Video, Live perf edit & mix: Eric Mutel
-Music: "Viesti" (a message)
-Music Perf: Hukka
-Music comp & Arr: Laura Murtomaa
-Music Arr & Mix: Tuomas Norvio

Supported by:
-Taiteen Keskustoimikunta (Arts council of Finland)
-Festival Cartes Flux 2010, CARTES, Espoo.

Festival Time to Dance 2010 ( Laiks Dejot), Riga, Latvia

Visual Arts & Performance/Dance Collaboration Project. Work in progress version of "Border Line" Project.

-Participation at the Festival Time to Dance, Laiks Dejot (in Latvian), in Riga, Latvia.
Festival from 4th to 7th June 2010, Riga.
Performance at Daile Theater and NOASS Culture Center.

Visual Arts & Performance/Dance Collaboration Project.
Work in progress version of "Border Line" Project.
Collaboration With Olga Zitluhina Dance Companie, Latvian dancers,
and The Association of the Professional dance choreographers in Latvia (HA).

Some video excerpts coming soon
All photos by ©EricMutel, except mentioned otherwise.

Frozen clothes stored in Freezing Truck


A video excerpt from (maybe Russian Web TV), in general about the festival and partly showing rehearsal, on YouTube link

Friday 4th June:
-Work in progress version of "Border Line" project, NOASS culture center, with dancers from Latvia.
Co-direction Olga Zitluhina and Eric Mutel
Visuals Arts / frozen clothes, video, lighting: Eric Mutel
Choreography: Olga Zitluhina and dancers/performers.
Dancer/Performer - improvisation: Ilze Zirina, Ramona Galkina, Santa Grinfelde , Guntis Spridzans,

Saturday 5th June:
-Impro with Frozen clothes. Dancer/performer: Ruta Nordmane (Latvia), Aleksandar Georgiev (Macedonia).
frozen clothes: Eric Mutel
NOASS culture center.
Images coming soon.

Sunday 6th June:
-Impro by Ilze Zirina, with wet clothes!
-work in progress collaboration, impro, live stop-motion experiments with frozen clothes and dancer.
Idea, photographer/lighting, frozen clothes: Eric Mutel
dancer: Ilze Zirina
Participation/presence of the audience.
NOASS culture center.

Photo by Ivars Puke

Photo by Ivars Puke

During the festival, I could work on few more videos experimentation's, melting process of frozen clothes, and stop-motion with frozen clothes.
Some excerpts video coming later!

The Project and participation in the festival have been supported by:
-KulturKontakt Nord, Nordic Baltic Mobility Programme.
-French Cultural Center in Riga, Latvia.
-Dance in Latvia: Festival Time to Dance (Laiks Dejot), Olga Zitluhina Dance Cie, The Association of the Professional dance Choreographers in Latvia (HA)
-NOASS Culture Center in Riga, Latvia.

The poster of the festival (with an image - colored manipulated - of frozen clothes from an former video work of mine).