An abstract exploration of urban graffiti based on a musical improvisation on txalaparta, an ancient Basque instrument.

BY  Rick Niebe (IT)

Niebe has received MA in semiotic Cinema at Pisa University and he works as an autonomous artist. His research as a videomaker consists of a minimal and epigrammatic experimental re-use of audiovisual found objects. Interested in a critical 'detournement' of rough materials from the "mediascape" he focuses his attention on ordinary anonymous images as well as on fragments from cinematographic history. His work of de-construction of narrative devices, and recontextualization of visual elements, aims to disorient and estrange the viewer playing a game between memory and formation of new meanings. In the last years, he directed: "Goodbye Mrs. Ant" (2010);”Frammenti” (2011- ongoing); “Frankie” (2012); “Study for interior with figures and sounds” (2013); “Ukiyo-e” (2014); “Blue” (2015); “Mannequin” (2016); “[ ]” -Je suis DaDA”- (2016); K (2017); “Graffiti” (2018). His work has been shown in several international festival and exhibitions.