In the course or our work, we explored how the musical and the photographic visual worlds can be projected over each other. How can the photograph draw on the music, and vice versa, in the process of free association? How do music and the image stimulate the mental state of the observer? For us, music is an opportunity for a private journey, for watching a one-time, unreproducible private movie, which only we can see. We invite our audience for a journey like that: put on your headphones, or turn on the stereo, and let your thoughts fly on the wings of the images and the music. Some of the sounds you can hear in the music were recorded in nature. We wanted to create an atmosphere that can bring nature close by its familiar and easily recognizable sounds, while also giving these sounds new interpretations due to the uncommon musical environment and the modulations. The atmosphere created by the music is enhanced by a visual world, which is easily decipherable while it also transmits unusual visual information. This audiovisual experience helps to uncover a dream-like, abstract world, which is so far away that it is sometimes impossible even to describe. The photographs were taken with a digital camera but using ‘analogous technology,’ that is, a prism, so the images were not post-processed or digitally manipulated in any way. This was important so that we can capture exactly the unreproducible moment. The images also reflect the creative process. The sounds were recorded at Lake Balaton, in the tall reed swamps, and at an undisturbed beach; the synthesizing of the already recorded sounds took place in a woody park near Ukk. (It is actually quite an interesting place.) The portraits reflect the transformation, the experience of an inner journey. This is enhanced by the blurred landscape and the vibrating lights. The fragments presented here are frames of an inner film. The goal is to open up the space and to transform reality. What is it that we hear, the chirping of crickets or the sounds of robots? In a way it does not matter: after a while, we don’t have to watch in order to see.
Balatonfüred, July 26, 2019.
(István András JUHÁSZ – Tamás JUHÁSZ)