Stephen O’Malley

TEMPESTARII film by Gast Bouschet & Nadine Hilbert

Posted: Jul 30, 2013

TEMPESTARII film by Gast Bouschet & Nadine Hilbert
TEMPESTARII film by Gast Bouschet & Nadine Hilbert



Dawn spreads its luminous rays across the coast of Iceland, to reveal a sorcerer standing between wine-dark sea and mountainous black rock. He is tempestarii, a figure of medieval lore, undertaking a primitive rite manifested to conjure a storm. The tides of the deep ocean breathe heavily rising and falling across the cinema screen with amplifying power, as the weather-maker beats a mysterious sack against the monolithic cliffs with powerful repetition.

As a magical tool, this sack contains forceful winds pulled from each corner of world. As an analogy, it is aligned with the revolutionary transformations of nature by water, air, solar radiation, and geological shifts and filled with the vast potential of man’s will in alliance with Nature. As an omen, the tempestarii signals profound change on both physical and metaphysical realms.

Presented as both a live performance and an installation, Tempestarii is an immersive experience of video and sound. By demonstrating contemporary art as meteorological sorcery and political activism, the duo Gast Bouschet and Nadine Hilbert raise a storm and blacken the air.

[Amelia Ishmael]

Touch Of Noir Festival

CCR Opderschmelz Dudelange, Luxembourg

Performance: Friday October 25, 2013:
8:00 P.M. - Prelude: The Breath of Charybdis
A video program curated by Amelia Ishmael
Participating artists TBA
8:45 P.M. - Screening of Tempestarii
By Gast Bouschet and Nadine Hilbert
With live music by Stephen O'Malley

Exhibition: Friday, October 25 - Sunday, November 03, 2013:
Monday - Sunday 10:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M.
An installation of video and sound