I. Behold The Descension (2017)
APPARITIONS: I. Behold The Descension (excerpt from the 25 min. performance), M. Kardinal & Monocube, recorded live @ Spektrum 07.07.17
APPARITIONS: I. Behold The Descension, the performance of M. Kardinal & Monocube is the first part of APPARITIONS series to reflect and embody elusive happenings beyond human’s perception using analog technique. With progression APPARITIONS becomes ominous and bleak, the collaboration of M. Kardinal and Monocube is an immersive and compelling work, seamlessly bound together in an embrace of beautiful darkness.
The visual motifs in APPARITIONS: I. Behold The Descension are based on found VHS-footage which is released from its original content and form during the analog manipulation. For the analog processing, M. Kardinal uses a modified video-processor from the 1990s and alters the images in real-time. Monocube is exploring the field of the post-industrial music scene: dark ambient, drone, noise and experimental electronics using mostly analog instruments, including modular synthesizer which creates a monolith atmosphere and sonic density for the APPARITIONS series of performances.
APPARITIONS: I. Behold The Descension, visual motifs M. Kardinal, Spektrum, Berlin (July 2017)
2017 Premiere APPARITIONS: I. Behold The Descension, M. Kardinal (visuals) & Monocube (music), Spektrum, Berlin (DE)
M. Kardinal is a visual artist based in Berlin (DE). Her work has been internationally exhibited, screened, performed live and discussed since 2004 across Europe, North America and New Zealand. She has collaborated with various musicians and artists from Galicia (Spain), Germany, Italy, Ukraine, Canada and the United States. More about M. Kardinal
Monocube is a Ukrainian dark ambient act, being active since 2008. His recent participation on the prestigious “Drone Mind“ LP compilation series on Drone Records (DE) was followed by the release of the second, full length Monocube album end of 2016 on Malignant Records (US). More about Monocube