Thuistezien 99 — 04.09.2020

No View, The Radio XIX
Alexander Johannes Heil
Planetary Synchronicity 2


Planetary Synchronicity is a series of collaborative global artistic-interventions between Alexander Johannes Heil and invited artists. The second one in the series is an audio visual composition created for ‘No View, the Radio’ composed from video footage requested from artists around the globe, working in their studios during the pandemic.
In Heil's own words bout the piece: 'There where only three conceptual restrictions: 1. The video must be recorded with a phone; 2. The camera must face the studio ceiling; 3. The artist must not be visible in the video. While mobile phones lie around staring at ceilings, they listen to the space. The soundscape of the world around them is their most important source of information to make sense of their environment. While their owners work, sleep, eat, love or do any other non mobile-phone-involving-activities, they are creating a global network, which creates the potential to listen to the whole globe at once.
I like the immediacy of the untreated recording. The video and sound material is left untouched, but cut and arranged as a compositional array with subtle musical approaches, emphasizing the dynamic musical characteristics of the artists working in their studios. In contrast to that, the videos of the “ceiling gazing phones” is static. They appear more like abstract paintings.’

Participating artists:
Luis Alonso Sanchez, Tijuana
Felix Bodin, Stockholm
Rik Möhlmann, The Hague
Serene Hui Sze-Lok, 香港
Jan Sengers, Den Haag
O. lala, Theran
Katherina Heil, The Hague


About the series: No View, The Radio
The arts are taking a break. Theaters, museums, concert halls and galleries are closed. To a large extent, the art that is so desperately needed right now is inaccessible. Imagine being quarantined at home without films, without books, without music. Though we may not access the art, we can still think about it. The enforced rupture of this isolation can also be an opportune moment to reflect on and from, the arts. Every Friday for the upcoming weeks we will showcase original musical works by different artists, selected by Alex Andropoulos.


Overview episodes No No View, The Radio

I. House Flood — Sholto Dobie
II. Heaps — Saber Rider
III. Detached [ but Interconnected ? ) — Alexandropoulos–McEwan & Sasha Zalivako
IV. Salon Gout — Wanda Group
V. West jam — Goze
VI. Your Feeling — Genevieve Murphy
VII. Katilluik and the Warp — Bill Orcutt
VIII. YSTERA — Tzitzifriki[a]
IX. The Moon, the Bear and the Princes — Orphan Fairytale & Katja Louisa Stonewood
X. Look in all directions — Yeah You
XI. Uileboombox — Lyckle de Jong
XII. Pane, Both Sides — Edgars Rubenis
XIII. Touching a Mountain — Katherina Heil & Rik Möhlmann
XIV. On the Platform — Booker Stardrum + Chris Williams
XV. Stalingrad 1917 — The Rebel
XVI. Rainbow Bits — City Dragon
XVII. You Would Sound Much More Convincing If You Spoke As If You Cared — Horse Whisperer & Anna Danielewicz
XVIII. Rehearsal 06.08.2020 — Kurws
XIX. Planetary Synchronicity 2 — Alexander Johannes Heil
XX. Leaks — Soft Tissue
XXI. Realistik Soap — Cindy Lee
XXII. Stand Your Ground and Hold Water — ch
XXIII. 00 03 58 23 — Farida Amadou
XXIV. Western Front — Sarah Davachi
XXV. Protection from City Planning — Wendy Eisenberg
XXVI. Tone Cloud — Tsev
XXVII. This Could Be Any Day — Comfort
XXVIII. Hypocrisies of Improv — Kevin Shea
XXVIV. Number One — Sasha Zalivako
XXX. Selten gehörte Hausmusik — Black to Comm
XXXI. Improvisation on ‘An Air Swept Clean of All Distance’ — Rhodri Davies
XXXII. Paradoxes — Mariam Rezaei
XXXIII. Untitled —  Tongue Depressor
XXXIV. Tara Clerkin Trio —  Tara Clerkin Trio
XXXV. Wrens sing all the winter through, frost excepted —  Ernest Vilsons