Noor

brain opera

libretto Natalia Fedorova

music Taras Mashtalir

director Ellen Pearlman

 

my/

99blurbs

 

my  compassionate

my merciful

my king

my holy

my peace

my caretaker

my curator

my mighty

my irresistible

my superior

my father

my maker

my moulder

my forgiver

my destructive

my giver

my provider

my opener

my critic

my reducer

my extender

my humiliator

my elevator

my strength

my weakness

my reader

my viewer

my judge

my straight

my gentle

my aware

my calm

my magnificent

my all-forgiving

my grateful

my sublime

my grand

my keeper

my nourisher

my reliable

my awful

my generous

my watchful

my responsive

my integral

my wise

my loving

my glorious

my resurrector

my witness

my truth

my trustee

my strong

my firm

my friend

my star

my computer

my founder

my restorer

my finder

my killing

my reviving

my real

my precious

my dignified

my only one

my unity

my eternal

my powerful

my determiner

my near

my far

my first

my last

my manifest

my hidden

my patron

my highest

my goodness

my ever-returning

my correction

my pardon

my indulgence

my king of kings

my noble and large hearted

my fair

my gatherer

my needed

my enriching

my withholder

my torturer

my useful

my light

my guide

my unique

my immutable

my owner

my orienting

my patient

Song of Sirens

compilation film
visuals from Tron: Legacy (2010)

text by Natalia Fedorova                                                                                                                        video edit by Alina Yasnaya
music by Taras Mashtalir

none of us
understood
and none of us
understands
and probably
there is
no hope
that anyone
ever will
once one does
this understandable
will change
will cheat
the understander
in misunderstanding
miss the siren’s cliffs, wise men
you will oh so miss them
this distance
is needed
to understand
the desire
for the marvellous
is beyond
this beyond
was
the only place
without
music

 

Синдром Эльпенора

текст Наталья Федорова
код Ник Монтфорт(2014) на основе “Стохастических текстов” Тео Лутца(1959)

Насколько среда влияет на то, какими становимся мы, вызывает ли типовое строительство синдром Эльпенора – неразличение реальности и сна? Можно сказать “советский дом” и “советский человек” и по возрасту они будут примерно одинаковые. Но нельзя сказать “типовой менеджер”, “блочный пенсионер” хотя можно подумать – но делает ли жизнь в типовых районах из блочных домов типовыми или однотипными, а может быть серийными, или блочными? Но все же не каждый дом блочный и не каждый менеджер скучный.

On Language

Text and voice: Natalia Fedorova

Sound Peter Wincop

Video: Elena Demidova

Из диалога в FB с Еленой Демидовой
“скажи что поверхностью языка принято принебрегать в угоду содержанию
поверхностное – наносное – неважное
однако она содержит в себе осязаемую информацию о форме
до нее можно дотронуться
дотронуться до сути – насилие
и преодаление
поверхность языка – его фонетическая форма
отголоски речи в кафе
это первые впечатления от чуждого языкового пространства
обыденная речь узнаваемая и скучная
которую как бы хочется вычесть и не замечать
остраняется
и проибретает привлекательность незнакомого
обыденное действие выбора оттенка краски, сравнение оттенков
становится путешествием в мир случайности”
14 октября 2015

Lost and Found

text: Natalia Fedorova

video: Daniel Apollon

sound: Taras Mashtalir

LOST AND FOUND

opposite the opera

in sounds of many languages

on facebook watching

euphrasia ruptura

a turqoise ring

lost and found

but people are not

the same

mind the gap

hands make the content closer

toucher

technological phenomenology

stink stain stay

news reverse the order

of chronology

out of the box

upside and downside

the story is the information

that rarely changes

out of the window

swiss army knife approach

out of the hood or

out of luck

hack out the problem

carve out some time

out of curiosity

outdoors

The End of Alphabet,

text: Dmitry Alexandrovich Prigov

video: Alex Antipin

Series of ABCs written by Moscow poet, artist, and performer Dmitry Alexandrovich Prigov from 1980 – to 2007. Prigov wrote 120 such works, mostly using his typewriter. To date some 60 are available on this website, but also in print. “Конец всего”, the last line of the last text of the ABC series, means “the end of everything”. The End of ABC was published in 2007, 2007 was the year of Prigov’s death. It makes The End of ABC one of his last texts. Sontag wrote that death is opposite of everything.

Sonic Sculpture
Vitebsky Station, St Petersburg
MANIFETSA10

Railway station is a place that arranges a special relationship with time and space: they are both measured in stations. Each videopoem of the Speaking Clock counts such time stations:
from St.Petersburg to Rome (SPQR),
from Oslo to Bergen (Sorrel, Sorrel),
from Helsinki to Porvoo and from New York to Boston (To Mars),
from London to Bristol (Epigraphic Clock) is a literary clock by John Cayley, that contains 365 words. Six phrases of the lower line show the literary year, month, day, hour and minute, flasing blue phrase registers seconds.

code by John Cayley
text by Natalia Fedorova
sound by Taras Mashtalir
video by Alex Antipin

Точное время
Видеоинсталляция
Витебский вокзал, Санкт Петербург
МАНИФЕСТА10

Вокзал- это место, где со временем особого рода счеты; и с пространством тоже: и одно и другое меряется станциями. Каждое из видео стихотворений программы “Точное время” отсчитывает такие временные станции: от С-Петербурга до Рима (SPQR),
от Осло до Бергена (Sorrel, Sorrel), от Хельсинки до Порно и от Нью Йорка до Бостона (To Mars), от Лондона до Бристоля (“Точное время”).
“Точное время” – это литературные часы англо-американского теоретика и практика медиа-поэзии Джона Кайли (пер. Н.Федорова), которые состоят из 365 слов. Шесть фраз нижней строки показывают литературный год, месяц, день,час и минуту, секунды регистрирует мигающая синим фраза.

код: Джон Кайли
текст: Наталья Федорова
звук: Тарас Машталир
видео: Александр Антипин

SPQR

виллы и пинии
в Риме

солнце
плюс двадцать три

палево, терракотово
даже с высоты

оранжевого и бежевого
тут дорога Аппия

тут шторм турбулентности
тонкие волоски капель

летим будто в грозе
сели будто в море

от асфальта пар
миру Рим

шторму
штиль

Sorrel, sorrel

to VP

sorrel sorrel

печали щавель

кому подадут самолет

а петру поможет память

твердо спать на реке

как спит бревно или камень

sorrel sorrel

жаль журавль

соль не оттереть щеткой

зачет не ведом ведомости

но защитан зачеткой

sorrel sorrel

печаль и память

Харальд Хорфагре

научит верить

вода дальше языка уведет

Кан Хуан искать

заставит

sorrel sorrel

to Mars

terve:
snabb/pika
helsingfors/helsinki
porvoo/borgå.

four hour bus to boston
from new york.

koskinkorva has a taste of your joy
your tripple choice
plus brandy and vodka.

for you penetration is a road
to hell
read the instuctions:

white on white
on my face,
march!
on my faith,
martin!

badly miss
tia teo tea
earl grey in a blue teapot
magpie doorstop,

munk’s full moon
in munkiniemi
as an information

signs, sighs and moans
observed by an old man
from the opposite window.

“It’s Getting Better” is a prototype of a poetry cube sonic sculpture. Since sonic sculpture is seen as a sonic ecology harmonizing artefact, the poem suggests primarily aesthetical means of organizing space, as opposed to consumerist accumulation of desired objects.

poetry by Natalia Fedorova
music by Taras Mashtalir
video by Alex Antipin

it is getting better
or
rather
further
into the self
or
into the shell
surrounded
by
orange and turquoise
cardboard walls
whispers of boiling water
sharp shouts of football players
slaping windows
and engines
running on cheap fuel
bags, wardrobes and homes are
containers of things
they should be
containers of colors and sounds

Rachel says (2014), videopoem

text Natalia Fedorova
video Alex Antipin
Rachel says:
refresh tears
know hope
without pinkwashing
word tiers
in malayalam
uninspiration in inablity to
pneumatically deliver
oftaquix’s relief
curl up and dye
your yesbody
and your sole
Bobby, kickout racism, Bobby
Soul, I so hope,Soul,
we can clean
this oil on canvas
yes, Ada,
Lady Lovelace, yes
нет ада

Mayfly (2014), a palindrome poem

text: Natalia Fedorova
video: Alex Antipin

march flew, april flies, may will fly
as long as a pleasure’s lying
covers with flowers – then leaves
against the wall of stone
against the fence of wood
slim in her pink ephemera
today serves feast for sight
petals brown and dry
tomorrow will rustle
live as long as a mayfly

april flies, march will fly

as long as a pleasure’s lying
covers with flowers – then leaves
against the wall of stone
against the fence of wood
slim in her pink ephemera
today serves feast for sight
petals brown and dry
tomorrow will rustle
live as long as a mayfly

Memory (2012), a poem

text: Natalia Fedorova
video and sound: Taras Mashtalir

to map my memory
i program neurally
i run in and out
of memory
i let it pick its subject
from this night’s dark
grass means theatre
ice-cream means april
you scream that we scream
street lamp will mean nothing
if you are blind
imperfectly perfect
me amore
stay star
april grows grass
in praise of bad clock
i connect present and past
watching faces
i run with my hands
unclenched
no memory is an island
no man can zap
my memory
or he’ll have to
delete this world

Light Duty (2012), a poem

text: Natalia Fedorova
sound: Taras Mashtalir

the light is on duty
when everyone else is
fast asleep
from dozing flats
it climbs the ladders
of cristmasy trees
up to the top of
prudential beacon
to let the planes know
that the light is on duty
when everyone else
is fast asleep

In your voice, a poem

text: Natalia Fedorova
video: Stan Mashov
sound: Taras Mashtalir

твоим голосом разговаривает со мной
мой дед
твоим голосом разговаривает со мной
мой отец
твоим голосом разговаривает со мной
мой муж
твоим голосом разговаривает со мной
мой сын
твоим голосом разговаривает со мной
мой дом
твоим голосом разговаривает со мной
все
чего со мной
нет

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