Although the artists have their roots in different practices, they have three characteristics in common: the first is that they have adopted the associative bond (i.e working as a group or collective) as their way of behaving as artists, the second is that they use the moving images as their medium, and the third is that their artistic expression involves advanced technological developments and inventions, which are strongly intertwined with the artistic expression. The use of video is the nexus joining these dual associations on a pragmatic-artistic level.
The artists involved in the project Sensing Channels will work with moving images in relation to the following keywords: the flexible/elastic, the mobile, the changeable/reactive and the temporal (and in some cases the multi-channeled). in personal renegotiations of the channeling ‘contract’ made up by/within established video/movie formats (the feature film, the tv-series, the youtube-video-blurb, the art video loop in a gallery).
The groups have all had different (and highly personal) reasons to question these formats. Some have wanted to investigate issues around language and montage or other constituating models for cinematic expression, some of us have simply wanted to express/build something that couldn't be done in another way than by renegotiating how a 'movie takes place'. The project is supported by Nordic Culture Point.