Go Back to Hiding in the Shadows
an audiovisual work by Pandelis Diamantides
Go Back to Hiding in the Shadows questions the relationship between the digital and the organic. During the creative process I have created custom software to process algorithmically the source material generatively creating configurations of visuals and sound.
Read more about the process and inspiration behind Go Back to Hiding in the Shadows work - the balance of thought, intuition, and human-algorithm interaction:
The material for this album was shaped during performances at:
Fotonica Festival, Rome, Italy, 2018
Patchlab Festival, Krakow, Poland, 2018
Oddstream Festival, Arnhem, the Netherlands, 2018
Retune Festival, Berlin, Germany, 2018
LOOS, The Hague, NL, the Netherlands, 2018
Athens Digital Arts Festival, Athens, Greece, 2018
AV Node, Istanbul, Turkey, 2018
International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 2018
FIBER Festival, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2017
Thkio Ppalies Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus, 2017
World Premiere Go Back to Hiding in the Shadows Audiovisual Performance:
International Film Festival Rotterdam - Sound//Vision
Rotterdam, the Netherlands, January 27, 2018
Curator: Peter van Hoof
Album Release Performance:
Trippen Concept Store
Berlin, Germany, April 13, 2019
Curator: Jakub Kubica
Music and Visuals by Pandelis Diamantides
Mastered at AV Playroom, Nicosia, Cyprus, 2019
Mastering Engineer: Marcus Papageorgiou
Released April 11, 2019, Berlin, Germany
Producer: Machteld Jacques
© Pandelis Diamantides
℗ Studio Pandelis Diamantides
Go Back to Hiding in the Shadows is part of a collection of audiovisual works of the same name by Pandelis Diamantides. The work is a digital granary of processed instrumental and electronic sounds, field recordings, rock formations, plants, animals and swarms unfolds a narrative of becoming.
The prime source material of the work consists of deconstructed human voices, physical instruments and field recordings dissolved in an imagery of photographs, videos and processed visual material collected around the Troodos mountain range on the island of Cyprus.
Diamantides worked with custom software to algorithmically process the source material, generatively creating configurations of visuals and sound; a collaboration between human and algorithm, the work constitutes an audiovisual 'narrative of becoming' and questions the relationship between the digital and the organic.
The collection also seeks to explore place and identity as mutually defining forces whose interactions cannot be simplified or easily represented. "While creating the narrative of the performance I wanted to discover for myself what it is that connects me with the region (Cyprus, Eastern Mediterranean) where I grew up and developed the foundation of my personality and view of the world. I realised that what we people accept as place of origin, is what the establishment imposes on us which is usually the fabricated idea of nation and country. I visited the area again and again trying to understand what it means to me; nothing more than an introvert way of living, the experience of my reality, not a poor representation of it." - Pandelis Diamantides, Oddstream Festival
A curated collection of audiovisual works is available on Sedition Art.