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Floris Vanhoof

The Fluid Computer (LP)

Label: KRAAK

Format: LP

Genre: Experimental

In stock


**220 numbered copies** Floris Vanhoof works on an hybrid form of music and visual arts. Inspired by structural film and early electronic music he makes audiovisual installations, expanded cinema performances and music releases. Experimenting with cross-medium translation and compatibility, he questions our viewing patterns and the possibility of the new perspectives to emerge. Regardless of nostalgia, he purposively chooses analog technology, reinventing 'high-tech' and looking for ways to make old images with new media. Each of the two side-long pieces of The Fluid Computer are made with DIY musical apparatus, field recordings and tape manipulation. The photobook contains a selection of 24 images printed on a lush 30cm x 30cm format. The recordings and photographs emerge from the same curiosity: how multiple images overlap on film, and how waves arising in tiny electronic circuits are transmitted to the outside world? Together, they offer an alternative for popular myths of “memory as a tape recorder” and “the photographic memory". When we take time to listen inside our own heads, what appears might be much closer to the double exposed images and swirling tape manipulations than we imagine. The title of the release comes from the book The Pattern on the Stone by inventor W. Daniel Hillis. It tells about computers where water flows instead of electrons, offering an alternative to a solely electronic digital device. This 'fluid computer' serves as a source of inspiration for deconstructing the ubiquitous algorithmic machine, and a trigger to reincarnate forgotten technologies. LP comes in a 5 mm spine sleeve + 24 page booklet and with a download coupon.

Cat. number: K099
Year: 2019
Limited second and final edition of 220 copies. Comes in a 5 mm spine sleeve with a 24 pages book (dimensions: 305 x 305 mm) with high quality offset color reproductions.The second edition does not come with a download coupon. This edition has no sticker pasted on the shrinkwrap. This music and these pictures were made out of curiosity about how multiple images overlap on film and how waves that arise in tiny electronic circuits translate to the outside world. Pictures were made on 35 mm film by Floris Vanhoof between 2008 and 2018. Most pictures are multiple exposures. Music was recorded by Floris Vanhoof between 2012 and 2018. ¼ inch tape processing at Willem Twee studios. Realized with the support of the ING Public Prize of the Young Belgian Art Prize. In collaboration with Overtoon. Co-released with KRAAK.

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