Małgorzata Walentynowicz returns to Sacrum Profanum with a multimedia project, mainly film-based and filled with humour. Walentynowicz performs Kubrick Studies from Nicole Lizée’s The Criterion Collection. The Canadian composer has been creating her series since 2010 as a homage to directors who have influenced her own aesthetic. She presents artistic and technical visions of Stanley Kubrick, David Lynch, Martin Scorsese and Alfred Hitchcock. Nicole Lizée borrows and deconstructs moments and scenes from acclaimed films. In Kubrick Studies, she reaches for excerpts from the director’s cult works 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange and The Shining. Their elements are cut, deformed and repeated, slowed down or speeded up, and distortions are also applied to the soundtrack and dialogue. The resulting errors and imperfections create a soundscape which is accompanied by live piano, also replicating the features of broken or damaged media. The result is at once unsettling, captivating and entertaining.
Nicole Lizée – Kubrick Études (2013) 28'
Małgorzata Walentynowicz – piano
Dorota Walentynowicz – photography direction
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