OTTARAS

[:en] LONG RONG SONG

It is the first work of a collection created by the Norwegian-Russian duo OTTARAS (Ottar Ormstad and Taras Mashtalir) in collaboration with Russian video artist Alexander Vojjov.

Projected on a grid of particles that at times seem ordered, while sometimes chaotic and always in flux, Ormstad’s constructed language poetry is exposed and read by the author while performing to Mashtalirs pulsating music. Is everything connected to one another in the sphere that is shaping before the viewer’s eyes? How does language relate to the atmospheric scapes Vojjov creates of numbers, geometric forms and abstract shapes? LONG RONG SONG (2015) conveys Ormstad’s language research project that is based on AUDITION FOR FENOMENER UTEN BETEGNELSE (Audition for Phenomena without a Name), his second book of concrete poetry (2004). In the video, Ormstad reads through a cycle of 5 poems that present combinations of four letters made of an artifical language system that he has created and which may, or may not result in words commonly used in latin languages.

LONG RONG SONG exists in different versions made for screening and live performance. Raising awareness of electronic poetry and sonic ecology, attracting new audience to a potent yet to come genre is the inspiration for this collaboration.

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The video is produced in HD 16:9 in color, stereo, duration 05:26
Animation: Alexander Vojjov
Music: Taras Mashtalir
Concrete poetry, voice & production: Ottar Ormstad
© Ottar Ormstad 2015

[:ru]

LONG RONG SONG

Первая работа из коллекции, созданной норвежско-русским дуэтом OTTARAS (Ottar Ormstad и Taras Mashtalir) в сотрудничестве с русским видео художником Александром Вожжовым.

Электронная поэзия и звуковая экология, привлечение новой аудитории к  этим мощным,  но все ещё формирующемися направлениям стало вдохновением для этого сотрудничества.

Проецируемый на сетке частиц, которые порой кажутся упорядоченными, а иногда хаотичными и всегда в движении, сконструрованный язык поэзии Оттара Ормастада освещен и прочитан автором под пульсирующую музыку Тараса Машталира. Все ли соединено друг с другом в сфере, что формируется перед глазами зрителя? Как язык относится к атмосферным ландшафтам, созданным Александром Вожжовым из чисел, геометрических форм и абстрактных форм?

LONG RONG SONG отражает языковой исследовательский проект Оттара Ормстада, основанный на его второй книге конкретной поэзии “Прослушивание явления без имени” (FENOMENER UTEN BETEGNELSE, 2004). В видео Ормстад читает цикл из пяти стихотворений, которые представляют себе комбинации четырех букв из искусственной языковой системы, что он создал, и которые могут или не могут составлять слова, обычно используемых в латинских языках.

Screenshot 2015-11-16 17.16.52

Ottaras-Names-02-web

Screenshot 2015-10-26 17.36.20

Projected on a grid of particles that at times seem ordered, while sometimes chaotic and always in flux, Ormstad’s constructed language poetry is exposed and read by the author while performing to Mashtalirs pulsating music. Is everything connected to one another in the sphere that is shaping before the viewer’s eyes? How does language relate to the atmospheric scapes Vojjov creates of numbers, geometric forms and abstract shapes? LONG RONG SONG (2015) conveys Ormstad’s language research project that is based on AUDITION FOR FENOMENER UTEN BETEGNELSE (Audition for Phenomena without a Name), his second book of concrete poetry (2004). In the video, Ormstad reads through a cycle of 5 poems that present combinations of four letters made of an artifical language system that he has created and which may, or may not result in words commonly used in latin languages.
LONG RONG SONG is the first work of a collection created by the Norwegian-Russian duo OTTARAS (Ottar Ormstad and Taras Mashtalir) in collaboration with Russian video artist Alexander Vojjov. LONG RONG SONG exists in different versions made for screening and live performance. Raising awareness of electronic poetry and sonic ecology, attracting new audience to a potent yet to come genre is the inspiration for this collaboration.
The video is produced in HD 16:9 in color, stereo, duration 05:26
Animation: Alexander Vojjov
Music: Taras Mashtalir
Concrete poetry, voice & production: Ottar Ormstad
© Ottar Ormstad 2015