5. Non Fiction

Mtihani 1976, ft. Live Footage, 2015. Oil on Canvas, 45 x 36 inches.

I want to lose myself in the music,
give my soul to art,
forget that I have a name
and become the kind of beautiful
that is only found in the heart.
— Christy Ann Martine

Mtihani 1976, ft. Live Footage, 2015. Oil on Canvas, 45 x 36 inches.

Mtihani 1976, ft. Live Footage. Oil on Canvas, 45 x 36 inches.

This Collection was inspired by Live Footage, an electro-acoustic, improvisational musical act from Brooklyn. Picking up on the spontaneous touch of the music, the pieces turned out startlingly turbulent. Borderlines between black and white are unusually sharp, while the texture in general seems rather uneasy.

To me, it was the finest electric cello performance and the instinctive, offhand simplicity of the music struck me beyond belief. Deepest gratitude to Topu Lyo, electric cellist, and Mike Thies, drummer/keyboardist, for creating those magic moments.

 

Mtihani 144, ft. Live Footage, 2015. Oil on Canvas, 45 x 36 inches.

Mtihani 144, ft. Live Footage. Oil on Canvas, 45 x 36 inches.

Non Fiction, ft. Live Footage, 2015. Oil on Canvas, 45 x 36 inches.

Non Fiction, ft. Live Footage. Oil on Canvas, 45 x 36 inches.

Inspirations