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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 27, 2007

 

 
screenshot from i can't hear you behind the glass
audio-visual installation
3min41s loop
DVD NTSC
2007

screenshot from i can't hear you behind the glass
audio-visual installation
3min41s loop
DVD NTSC
2007

 
screenshot from i can't hear you behind the glass
audio-visual installation
3min41s loop
DVD NTSC
2007

I Can't Hear You Behind the Glass
with Veronika Bauer and Zeynep Bulut

Residency dates: April 24, 2007 - May 5, 2007
Exhibition: Saturday, May 5, 2007 4-11
Closing party: Saturday, May 5, 2007, 8-11

 

Lui Velazquez is pleased to present "I can't hear you behind the glass," an audio-visual installation by Veronika Bauer and Zeynep Bulut.

"I can't hear you behind the glass" presents an absurd and persistent attempt at communication between two performers divided by a transparent glass surface. Within these simple pre-established constraints, the project deals with ideas of literal and phenomenal transparency, and it presents different points of tension, actualized through instances of almost-communication and interruption.
The performers attempt to communicate through sound and movement, both of which rely on repetition and fragmentation, correspondence and dissonance.

 

Veronika Bauer
Veronika Bauer works across a variety of media, including film/video, sound, installation and drawing. Much of her work derives from an exploration of cinematic language- the ways in which images and sounds are reinforced or destabilized through their passage or disappearance. She is interested in the reconfiguration of these relationships in an actual, performance or installation space. Her work often deals with duration, potential range of motion, relationships between interior and exterior, and notions of translation.

Bauer studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, Croatia, and received her B.A. degree from Hampshire College, Massachusetts (Visual Arts and Critical Studies). She is currently in her final year at the UC San Diego MFA program in Visual Arts.

Zeynep Bulut
Alongside her academic and theoretical interests, Zeynep Bulut has been actively engaged in producing and vocalizing sound/music. Some highlights of her work include a sound video project made in collaboration with Fabrica Musica and Fabrica Video at Benetton’s Research and Communication Center, Fabrica, in Italy (2002); and music for theatre. Recently, she composed and performed the music of …and they had heard the mermaid (2006), a video project by Selim Birsel, which was featured in the Timeline: Artists Film and Video Collection at Konstfack, University College Of Art and Design, Stockholm andshe has participated in several academic conferences in the United States, Canada and Turkey. Her essay “The Problem of Archiving Sound Works” is published in UCLA’s Pacific Review of Ethnomusicology (December 2005).

Bulut completed her undergraduate studies at Bogazici University, Istanbul, with a B.A. in Sociology, while studying Voice/Opera part-time at MSU State Conservatory. She received an M.F.A. degree in Visual Arts/Visual Communication Design at Sabanci University, Istanbul. Prior to coming to the States, she attended the Doctoral Program in Ethnomusicology at Istanbul Technical University’s Center for Advanced Studies in Music (MIAM) and is currently pursuing her doctoral studies in Critical Studies/Experimental Practices at the University of California, San Diego, Department of Music, with an emphasis on voice performance and sound art.


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Located in Tijuana, Mexico, Lui Velazquez facilitates critical perspectives on contemporary cross-disciplinary issues, practices and events by inviting artists, producers and others to participate in short-term residencies. In addition to a regional portfolio registry, Lui also maintains a film and video archive accessible for viewing and curating.