Rushing into Water

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Rushing into water is a computer generated HD Video from Banz & Bowinkel  with sound by Detlef Weinrich aka Tolouse Low Trax. The video features three characters, all of whom are avatars for one of the artists: a smoke-emitting ghost, a technoid female figure, and an archaic priest.

The song  is inspired by a scene in Ken McMullen’s 1983 film Ghost Dance, where the philosopher Jacques Derrida argues that ghosts formerly residing in nature today find new territories in human technologies. For the artists, this thesis describes new perspectives in contemporary human communication, such as artificial intelligence.

Each performs specific movements derived from data recorded from the artists’ bodies while dancing in a studio session. The sculpture of Mercury, ancient god of trade and communication, is constantly changing, switching materials, exploding and reassembling as a symbol of the cycle of cultural rise and decline.

Credits

A collaboration from

Banz & Bowinkel and Detlef Weinrich

Sound by

Detlef Weinrich aka Tolouse Low Trax

Words by

MSU Broad

Represented in Spain by

White Horse