Studies of an Alien Skin

The Rhythm of Breath and the Sound of an Alien Skin
Hotaru-Ika, macro-lens, camera, synthesizers, disklavier, sound speakers, subwoofer

Composition for disklavier and speakers, based on
 recordings of the bioluminescent skin of the Watasenia scintillans squid (Hotaru-Ika). In the abstraction of closeness, biological machinery begin to reveal mysterious shapes and motions beyond the reach of our naked eyes: The skin of the bioluminescent Hotaru-Ika squid glows and pulsates like an alien landscape to the warped sound of synthesizers and a self-playing piano.

With kind support of TRAFO Center for Contemporary Art Szczecin, Tokyo Wonder Site, the Namerikawa Hotaru-Ika Museum and the Uozu Aquarium

  • Production

    Andreas Greiner, Tyler Friedmann

  • Artist

    Andreas Greiner, Tyler Friedmann

  • Macro Videography

    Paul Rohlfs

  • Composition

    Tyler Friedmann

  • Support

    TRAFO WCnter for Contemporary Art Szczecin, Tokyo Wonder Site, Namerikawa Hotaru-Ika Museum, Uozu Aquarium

  • Film

    Studies of an Alien Skin

  • Category

    Art Installation

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  • Country

    Japan, Germany

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  • Screenings

    2016 Agency of the Exponent, Berlinische Galerie (DE) | 2017 Flipping the Coin, presentation of Studies of an Alien Skin at Berghain Kantine, Berlin (DE) | 2017 Production: Made in Germany 3, Sprengel Museum, Hannover (DE) | 2018 Kunst + Wissenschaft, Art + Science, Till Richter Museum, Buggenhagen (DE) | 2019 On Intimacy. Bodies of Matter, RFK Düsseldorf (DE) | 2020. La Becque - Résidence d‘artistes, La Becque (CH)