VIDEO ACTION (duration ca. 20 minutes) is an actionistic, physical and confrontational performance that happens along a prepared video. loops and samples of voice, heart, breath, screams, objects etc. are created live and with the aid of backing tapes are forged into a composition.
This action is inspired by the real human potential and the lack of its visibility in the 21st century. it communicates existential, intimate and personal views, questions, thoughts and criticisms, on personal, social and global levels.
It is a humanimalistic and polemical catharsis, a shamanistic healing in the spirit of empathy.
The FIELD RECORDINGS set (duration 25 to 30 minutes) uses raw and untreated recordings made in national parks and protected natural habitats in thailand, vietnam, indonesia and ecuador, mostly of insects, amphibians, water and weather. individual tracks are layered and mixed into a composition that evokes a force of nature.
The accompanying text (which comes on a leaflet that is distributed in the audience at the
end of the set) relates the importance of the insect world for human existence. nature doesn't need us.
DAVE PHILLIPS - humanimalism, psycho-acoustics, composition, voice, body, organics, field recordings, hardcore, metal, DIY...
Dave Phillips re/searches and ponders existences and behaviourisms humanimalistically via sonic de/construction, psycho-acoustics and challenging social/human boundaries since 1984. sound as a means to activate primordial shared emotions otherwise hidden by civilised experience, and a catalyst for pursuing engagement, change, insinuating awareness, meaning, tuning senses and delivering some form of release, a release that is liberating & purifying, a polemical catharsis that opposes the omnipresent reduction of
existence, a ritual that desires to cast aside artificial, material and superstitious arrangements and constraints and puts us in touch with our sentient origins as much as with realities of the times we live in.
Dave Phillips has been sonically active for over 25 years, has appeared on more than 170 releases and has played near to 400 concerts in 37 countries.
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