ANNA ZARADNY & BURKHARD STANGL / V:NM Festival, Sunday 7.4.2013, 2 pm

Anna Zaradny, Foto: Szymon Rogiński | Burkhard Stangl, Foto: Marcel-Hoyer

ZOLLAMT & V:NM present

Sunday, 7.4.2013, 2 pm
A-8490 Bad Radkersburg, Stadtgrabenstraße 33

Video | Performance

Anna Zaradny | Computer, Saxofon
Burkhard Stangl | Guitar

ANNA ZARADNY,  Octopus, 2012, 10’59”
Octopus is a short film form created for a music piece, which engages in a dialogue with experimental music tapping into the format of a music video –
so characteristic of popular music. Zaradny frames here the common ground for moving image and sound.
The work is set in a variety of contexts – from an informal relation with the traditional ‘music video clip’ format, to the presence of the artist in their own work,
to the level of organisation of the visual structure stemming from the abstract musical composition.
The narration and dynamics of the musical structure provides a point of reference for the video’s script. The play on the codes of popular culture and functions
of a video clip leads Octopus into an ambiguous aesthetic dimension. On the one hand, the visual side is heavily inspired by the music and directly synchronised
with it, e.g. in terms of repetitions, but also the very timbre. On the other, the artist’s presence directly creates the most important part of the video. Playing on the format
of a music video, Zaradny also alters the context of the original piece, generating its entirely new aesthetic dimension.

music: Anna Zaradny (from split Anna Zaradny/ Burkhard Stangl EP, Bocian Records)
directors: Anna Zaradny, Michał Kopaniszyn
collaborating director: Łukasz Pycior
director of photography, animation: Michał Kopaniszyn
costume and make-up artist: Łukasz Pycior
cast: Anna Zaradny

The new split vinyl album of Anna Zaradny and Burkhard Stangl marks another stage of their years long collaboration.
The pieces on the new album are refined instrumental compositions on one side, and sophisticated electronic constructions crafted in the compositional studio on the other.
The record will be released by Bocian Records, a label dedicated to contemporary electroacoustic music.

Programm of the V:NM Festival:

Preview “Octopus”, Anna Zaradny: