MICRO EVENTS

cinematic installation


By Britt Hatzius and Tom Kok


Micro Events is a series of cinematic experiences for one person at a time, each comprising of a table, a microscope and a small mechanical stage. A soundtrack accompanies the partial view onto tiny fragments, remains and broken pieces, leading you through a maze of detailed descriptions, questions and unstable verifications.



The collaborative work was initially developed during a residency at Timelab and started with the discovery of two very similar collections of images found in both Tom’s and Britt’s reference material. The images of relatively small, often seemingly insignificant bits of chalk, string or stone and their descriptions found in Museum collections or other scientific research archives became the inspiration for Micro Events. It is informed by a mutual curiosity in the mechanics of knowledge production, wanting to tentatively question the authority of scientific classification and allowing a sense of awe for the inexplicable.



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Developed during Timelab Spring Camp 2012 and presented during the festival ALMOST CINEMA at Vooruit, Ghent, October 2012.


MicroEvents2013web.pdf

CURRENTLY SHOWING:


permanent Micro Event

installed at Timelab,

Ghent, Belgium

27.March-13.April 2014

(French + English version)

EXIT Festival International

Maison des Arts de Creteil

Creteil, France

15.May-14.September 2014

(French + English version)

MICRO MACRO Exhibition

Gare St.Sauveur

Lille, France

13.-23.March 2014

(French + English version)

VIA Festival International

La Manege, Maubeuge,

Mons, Beglium

PAST SHOWINGS:

8.-20. October 2012

Almost Cinema

Vooruit, Ghent, Beglium