FJARÐARHEIÐI – new audiovisual piece and performance by ANNA FRIZ AND KONRAD KORABIEWSKI
Using field recordings, cottage-built electronics, analogue tape and feedback systems, Friz and Korabiewski perform live with this new piece, accompanied by Friz’ monochrome two-channel photo-montage. Together, Friz and Korabiewski craft pensive audiovisual landscapes, strongly influenced by the extreme oscillation between daylight and darkness characteristic of life over a year on the mountainous coast just below the Arctic Circle. Fjarðarheiði is taken from the name of the 25 km mountain pass which connects the village of Seyðisfjörður to the nearest town of Egilsstaðir in eastern Iceland. On this sometimes treacherous road, the visual and acoustic environments are transformed by dense fog and snow storms, effecting a perceptual flux between white-out and black-out which leaves only an aftergrain. If afterglow refers to the light or luminescence left in the sky after sundown, after-grain is the sonic and visual noise that remains when most other frequencies are subtracted.