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  [THE FAN. N.I.C.J.O.B. / Hüseyin Evirgen]


Medienturm SHOWS 08
SPEECH: Christian Egger
N.I.C.J.O.B. works with film as a genuine visual medium, whereas the moments that bear the action are not the basis for his multi-layered audio-visual interventions, nor are the causal narrative structures result of those. In fact, they are film-distillates of suggestive, hasty scenes which are increased in their surreal, eldritch and absurd effect using cuts, breaks, doubling and repetitions and function only by means of this “détournement” as autonomous video works.
In his current work THE FAN, N.I.C.J.O.B. analyses the shifts of high and popular culture by means of the seemingly opposed styles Baroque and Hip-Hop, which he traces using a processed video sample of two icons of the show business. In a hall-like baroque room, an organist ardently plays a well-known Hip-Hop melody. The immersive sounds have an overwhelming effect within the spacious, overloaded sound box: the music stimulates the space as well as the musician.


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N.I.C.J.O.B., The Fan, 2005. video. Courtesy Edition Medienturm, Graz