A cross-pollination between image and music
Once again, we joined forces for ten days of film and music with Vooruit during Film Fest Gent 2019. After a first succesful edition of Videodroom in 2018 we again presented a series of concert evenings where top musicians, representing a diversity of genres, came and played new compositions live to accompany films and projections.
We welcomed the psychedelic and noisy Moon Duo who presented their latest audiovisual show at Vooruit. We also saw, for the third time, the Ghent-based collective GHOST (Raveyards) with their all-encompassing spectacle of music, film and performances. And Circuit des Yeux’s Haley Fohr tackled the obscure 1923 masterpiece ‘Salomé’:
- In 2019 we celebrated the 40th birthday of ‘Alien’, the iconic science fiction classic by director Ridley Scott. The film, with the legendary monster designed by H.R. Giger, got an unforgettable honourary salute in Vooruit. As part of Videodroom, GHOST and Vooruit worked together on a unique trail, in which classic scenes from the film - the chestburst! - scared the hell out of you.
- ‘Salomé’ is a film version of the eponymous controversial play of Oscar Wilde by Charles Bryant. The film flopped when it made his debut in 1923, but is now regarded as an exotic camp gem and the first arthouse film ever. Haley Fohr, better known under her alter ego Circuit des Yeux, tackled the original score of this silent film. With her unforgettable voice - a crossover between Nico and Scott Walker - and supported by a live band, Fohr has brought a modern, feminist update that undermines the stereotype of the femme fatale.
- Psychedelic krautrock and electronic drones: that's how you can describe the musical exploits of Erik Ripley Johnson (Wooden Shjips) and Sanae Yamada in a nutshell. Better known under their stage name Moon Duo, they have been exploring all kinds of occult universes since 2009. Together with visual artist Emmanuel Biard, the duo presented their brand new AV show on Belgian soil for the first and only time. ‘Stardust Highway: Experiments in Stoner Disco’ is a hallucinogenic, repetitive trip through time, rituals and invisible worlds.