From Blacksmith to Miner (50', Slovenija 2018)
sound film screening accompanied by live music performance
Bridko Bebič Travelling Cinema artistic team, lead by musician Bratko Bibič, has made an audiovisual artistic piece based on selected movie scenes taken from five contemporary dance movies made by Iztok Kovač, Sašo Podgoršek and EN-KNAP Production between 1995 and 2014 (in Slovenian, “kovač” means “blacksmith” and “knap” means “miner”, hence the title From Blacksmith to Miner). Fifty minutes long kaleidoscope of moving images, selected, edited and recomposed together with corresponding original soundscapes is accompanied by a live vocal-instrumental concert by Bibič on accordion & piano, Eduardo Raon on harp & electronics, and Vid Drašler on drums & percussion.
“From Blacksmith to Miner” is an audiovisual artistic work based on selected movie scenes taken from five contemporary dance movies made by Iztok Kovač, Sašo Podgoršek and EN-KNAP Production between 1995 and 2014. It features six sequences/movements: “Game, System, Coincidence”, “Tunnel”, “Balladur”, “Ensembles and Labyrinths”, “From Shower to Dust”, “Happylogue”. After the opening of the film with the reflection on the art of music improvisation and principles of walking, the journey continues through various situations and actions of dancers building up the rules of their doing, walking, waiting, making sounds and music, meeting and dancing on the cliffs, in abandoned industrial interiors and undergrounds of mines where they face and interact with the past and present miner’s work and culture.
Bridbo Bebič Traveling Cinema artistic team:
Bratko Bibič – idea, concept, selection and creative re-editing & re-composition of audio-visual material, composer, arranger, improvisation, accordion, piano, voices, production
Eduardo Raon –creative audio-visual editing, (sequences Baladur), composer, arranger, improvisation, harp, electric sound systems, technical production
Vid Drašler - composer, arranger, improvisation, percussion, sound and noise producing implements, voice.
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This project has been co-produced by Zavod Alcedo and EN-KNAP Productions with the support of Slovenian Cinematheque and SCCA – Center for contemporary art (Slovenia). The premiere took place at Slovenian Cinematheque within the EN-KNAP anniversary week (25 years of EN-KNAP Productions and 10 years of EnKnapGroup).