by Peter Liechti (Switzerland, 1989, 42’, B&W)
with opening audio-visual live performance by Andy Guhl
An audio-visual portrait of Eastern Switzerland, samples of the land-and-soundscape that underscore the oft-ignored industrial underpinning of our culture. Also native to Switzerland is Voice Crack, the “everyday household electronics” duo of Norbert Moslang and Andy Guhl, whose musical works are intergrated into Liechti’s vision. Whether clicking quietly or shrieking at ear- splitting volume, their recycled electronics produce innovative sounds and provide an appropriate accompaniment to this cinematic contemplation of the would-be artefacts of our culture.