ERKKI KURENNIEMI
DIMI BALLET (1971)

Director: Erkki Kurenniemi
Year: 1971
Time: 12 mins
Music: Erkki Kurenniemi
Eye of Sound: Recently rediscovered thanks to Mike Taanila's Dawn of Dimi documentary, Erkki Kurenniemi is a true visionary of the electronic age. His war games left no territory untouched: music, film, robotics, dance, philosophy, photography, artificial intelligence and what not. DIMI Ballet was conceived as a demonstration of his DIMI-O electronic performance device. This video controlled instrument pursues an ancient sound-eye dream: the direct translation of image into sound. To demonstrate DIMI-O's possibilities, an unidentified dancer moves along some kind of sensor to create a wash of analogue tones and colors.

8 comments:

  1. What a great place you have created, thanks for sharing your
    collection of interesting, historical and beautiful films,
    andré

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  2. You're very kind, André. Thank you for you support, and hope to see you around.

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  3. I was really excited about this post, but there's no sound on the video!

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  4. Hi, Sabrina.
    You should use VLC, an application that will read virtually every format properly.

    Enjoy the film.

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  5. It works! What a amazing video. I wish we could find more on this guy, everything I've seen and heard from him blew my mind! Thank you for putting this up!

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  6. I do have plenty of stuff by Mr. Kurenniemi. Since you enjoyed this so much, I'll anticipate the posts that were planned for the future. Just wait a few days.

    Cheers

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  7. beautiful! thanks again!

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