A live audiovisual performance by Korhan Erel (Istanbul) and Alexandra Reill (Vienna).
Malice in Sonderland deals with Lewis Carrolls famous novel Alice in Wonderland (1865). In their audiovisual performance,
sound composer Korhan Erel from Istanbul and Viennese media artist Alexandra Reill start with original material from the 1933
Alice in Wonderland film directed by Norman Z. McLeod. Using experimental digital methods, they examine the theme and the story of this profound
fairytale and interpret it live with a phantasmagoric improvisation composed from digital images and abstract sound collages.
Korhan Erel is one of the most important contemporary sound composers in Istanbul, and a founding member of the internationally known
free improvisation group Islak Köpek. He combines computers with sound modules, oscillators and digital algorithms, the result
being a new instrument in its own right. His compositions are based on industrial and found sounds, which he uses to create
sound textures and acoustic collages.
Alexandra Reill, born in Vienna, is a media artist; she currently lives and works in Hamburg. On her kanonmedia label, she has
for years been creating productions employing various new media. She invests her work with sociocultural themes, examining
the societal and sociological repercussions of digitalization and the information age for human identities. Her digital visual
MAK NITE January 2010 worlds and live compositions are characterized by comprehensive thematic research, rhythmic dramaturgies
and the conscious employment of abstract formal language.
Published for the exhibition of the same title (184.108.40.206.2003). German/English/Russian 168 pages, b/w and full colored illustrations 21 x 22 cm, paperback Berliner Festspiele / MAK, Vienna / Hatje Cantz Verlag Publishers, Ostfildern-Ruit,-Ruit 2001