3rd International

Printmaking Symposium

November 12-15, 2015

in Bentlage, Rheine, Germany

Blog Post

1) Now in Printlab: “Seen Unseen Scene”

Bodies and objects are within space and diegesis within time. Which well lies within the
beholder and the time he takes to view or feel the content of an image.“
freely adapted from Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (Laocoon / 1766)
——————————– ——————————– SEEN UNSEEN SCENE
SEEN UNSEEN SCENE is an inter-medial project by Muzak & Riha. In search of the image aside
the visible a „Touch-Print-Graphic-Film“ has been realized in collaboration with blind people in
Austria, Germany and the Netherlands.
The exhibition SEEN UNSEEN SCENE PrintLAB in Rijsmuseum Twenthe shows the results of
this search in form of an experimental exhibition set-up. Cinematic formal components of image,
time and diegesis are connected in such a way that film sound is audible and images become visible
and haptic experienceable. The recipient is invited to discover a new timing whilst viewing and
touching the images, hence to construct his own film within his imagination. Juxtaposing this
experimental set-up of an understanding of film, is the installed „cinema“ showing the pictures at
such moments in time where they were initially intended to by the projects participants.
In their artistic practice Muzak & Riha work apart the secure areas of film and print. In direct and
close collaboration with layman the media is dismantled, used and reconnected to open up an
alternative perspective.

Experimental film-installation: duration 20 minutes – Loop
Opening exhibition: January 13 to February 28 2016