The band “Esmark” is a collaboration between the sound architect Nikolai von Sallwitz (Taprikk Sweezee) and the experimental artist Alsen Rau (Scheich in China, On+Brr). The track “Husby-klit Bk.” is taken from their double album “Māra I & II”, which was released on Bureau B. The music video by Robert Seidel is based on a live video performance, in which a modular video synthesizer generates mental spaces between floating and overwriting realities. The visual material is based on a convolute of geographical impressions, which are fused by the cinematic soundscape into a continuous stream of dissolving memories.
Robert Seidel’s projections, installations and experimental films have been shown in numerous international festivals, as well as at galleries and museums such as the ZKM Karlsruhe, Art Center Nabi Seoul and MOCA Taipei. He is interested in pushing the boundaries of abstracted beauty through cinematographic approaches, as well as ones drawn from science. By the organic interplay of structural, spatial and temporal concepts, he creates an evolving complexity of multifaceted readings. Seidel lives in Berlin/Jena as artist and curator. Esmark, named after a glacier at Spitsbergen that debouches into the Ymer Bay, is a collaboration between the sound architect Nikolai von Sallwitz (Taprikk Sweezee, Karachi Files) and the experimental artist Alsen Rau (Scheich in China, On+Brr), both based in Hamburg. In late 2016 they recorded the albums Māra I and Māra II in Scandinavian solitude, which were released on Bureau B in 2017.