All images by Natalia Evelyn Bencicova. Used with permission.
Photographer Natalia Evelyn Bencicova had a really cool, creative idea to blend sound, simple visuals via photos, and video altogether into a project called ASYMPTOTE. The scenes, which are set in the socialist period, are given their own different interpretation through three different creatives.
Words from Natalia:
ASYMPTOTE uses architectonic sites that are authentic to the era of socialism. At the basis of the project lies a historical foundation that collaborates with a fictional scenario to blur the lines between reality and memory. All body form in the project is folded within the space to shape a coherent geometrical composition, a symbol of the regime itself.
People create a pattern. They become part of the overall composition: the architecture and the society. Each person is stripped off his their own individuality to become a unified form, creating . By doing so, it creates an absurd platform where every difference is an anomaly.
The sound of ASYMPTOTE fuses digital and analogue processing extracted from authentic archive of the radio. The acoustic manipulation shifts the collected material into abstract forms, which experiment with the viewer’s perception and invites the audience into this the partially absurd game.
SpartakiadaThe Spartakiads, a national tradition with its roots in 1955, was were a colossal gymnastic performances that used choreography to unify people into large patterns and structures. The video footage creates a dialogue between the characters and the formations they create, following a sudden deformation by pixels that submerge into a digital noise. There is state of tension and paranoia , that is induced by the obsessive repetition of sound and image. All of the these elements blend into an audiovisual language creating a characteristic for ASYMPTOTE.
video: Adam Csoka Keller
sound: Arielle Esther