eye for ears
videos by jerome fino
release date : 2008

a series of music videos by jerome fino using a zooming macro camera. with performances by sophie agnel, arnaud riviere, super jean francois plomb, electronicat, gol. they can be viewed on this page.

EYE FOR EARS by Jérome Fino
«macro-video for musicians in action»
video-installation – 4:3 – stereo
This project juxtaposes different experimental musicians. Each artist was asked to improvise sound work. The short video are documentations of these processes. The sequences zoom on instrument’s details and  musician’s gestural. The focus is locked, the environment disappears, the camera is used like a machine to decorticate the sound. Eye for ears propose a music notice, an instinctive music played like a game. Diversion and research take part of this game, which rules are redefinied each time.It’s almost a physical experience, the sources of sounds and the relation between movement, materials and oscillation become evident. Documentation about improvised music, the project «Eye for ears» is also an essay on the film and its soundtrack. During the shooting, the sound and the image was recorded separetly, and synchronized on the editing. A portrait of the machines, manipulated by their invisibles creators. The differents sequences transmetted the possibility for everyone to play a DIY music

All the videos made are archived seperatly here:
– Sophie Agnel – Aphone – Servando Barreiro – Jean-François Blanquet – Electronicat – Vincent Epplay – David Fenech – Gol – Derek Holzer – Klimperei – Koonda Holaa – Yann Leguay – Hannes Lingens – Super Jean-François Plomb – Arnaud Rivière – Peter Tinning – Valentina Vuksic
– «Rien à voir», Instants Chavirés, curated by Guillaume Constantin, Montreuil 2010
– «Object Serie» Société de Curiosité, curated by ArtKillArt, Paris 2009
– «Eye For Pixel», Fast Pixel, curated by Marie Romer Westh, Copenhaguen 2009
– «ARTKILLART03», CHB, curated by AKA and Kyd Campbell, Berlin 2009
– «Wir Kriegen’s Gebackenn!», Urban-Art Info, currated by AkimOneMachine, Berlin 2008
– «Only for your eyes», CHB, Berlin 2008
– «Eyes For Ears», Aporee, Berlin 2008
– «Nothing But Filming», Nothing But Printing, Berlin 2008
– «Young Directors # 2» Studio 23, Berlin 2008
– «Filmer la musique», Point Ephémère, Paris 2008