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Alex Haas: Sanctum

— United States, 1963

18 — 27 May 2017

Alex Haas, "Sanctum"

With Sanctum, sight and sound become one and the issue of time exists as a medium in itself.

Sanctum 2 by Alex Haas (USA, 1963) is the single channel version of a larger installation thought for multiple projectors looping at different lengths. The video was created by extracting and digitally altering minute portions of high resolution scans of analog colour photographs taken by Haas’ late father Ernst. As both a musician and a visual artist, Haas is interested in the analogous thought processes and techniques in the recording of sound and visual imagery. With Sanctum, sight and sound become one and the issue of time exists as a medium in itself. While including the music by internationally renowned composer Brian Eno, the video thus anticipates the large retrospective dedicated to the musician, to be held at Arts Santa Mònica right after LOOP and curated by Lluis Nacenta.