ABSENCE/ BLACK AND WHITE
Radio station: CROATIAN RADIO
Venue/s of the event: Multimedia Student Center Zagreb
The theme of absence requires focus, and the focus of this radiophonic project will be photography inspired by the fragments from the book “Camera Lucida” by Roland Barthes.
“Photography is unclassifiable because there is no reason to mark this or that of its occurrences; it aspires, perhaps, to become as crude, as certain, as noble as a sign, which would afford it access to the dignity of a language: but for there to be a sign there must be a mark; deprived of a principle of marking, photographs are signs which don’t take, which turn, as milk does. Whatever it grants to vision and whatever its manner, a photograph is always invisible: it is not it that we see. Yet it is not (it seems to me) by Painting that Photography touches art, but by Theatre… Photography is a kind of primitive theater, a kind of Tableau Vivant, a figuration of the motionless and made-up face beneath which we see the dead.” R. Barthes
At the Multimedia Student Center in Zagreb, the team of authors who stand on the border of theatrical, musical and multimedia expressions will stage this project dedicated to Roland Barthes by questioning the relations between picture and sound, written text and sound, as well as light and sound, just as “Live Photography”.
The team of Authors: Alen Sinkauz, Nenad Sinkauz, Bojan Gagić, Milica Manojlović; Contact person and project leader: Alen Sinkauz
Alen Sinkauz (1978, CRO) has a Masters Degree in Musicology from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Padua (Italy). He is a composer, bass and double bass player in various music, theatre and multidisciplinary projects. His work is focused on study of transversal musical forms and maximum openness towards different musical expressions. Since 2002 he has been a member of Croatian-Italian experimental band East Rodeo which connects avant-garde, live electronics, noise and experimental and improvised music. East Rodeo has released three albums, and the newest one, “Morning Cluster” hosts world-renowned musicians Marc Ribot, Greg Cohen and Warren Ellis. Alen Sinkauz composes music for short film and documentaries, and he has been involved with theatre since 2002. From 2010 he has been organizing Audioart, international festival of electronic and improvised music in Pula.