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FORM (1999)

© GRANULAR≈SYNTHESIS (Kurt Hentschläger & Ulf Langheinrich)
Featuring Performer Michael Ashcroft

Single Channel Video, Stereo Sound

Commissioned for Robert Lepage’s stage work “Zulu Time”

Video samples from a  seven minute performance of Michael Ashcroft recorded in 1995 in Cardiff, UK continued to be a source of inspiration for many years after.
It was originally shot to obtain human torso performance footage for WE WANT GOOD NOW, a one hour long video work for the British performance group Man Act (of which Michael was a member).

The WE WANT GOOD NOW video, we edited in 1995 for the dance performance of “Man Act” had a rather short life, as a work on stage at least. The raw video material however has been later used by GS in many forms / clones, e.g. in Xtended Thrill and AREAL.

One work composed also from just a few seconds of raw footage of WWGN is FORM. It was first commissioned as a contribution to Robert Lepage’s stage show Zulu Time.
FORM now is shown as a single channel stand alone video work.

© Kurt Hentschläger 2022