So now I have to work for two. For me and Soltan Karl. Soltan is my first alter ego (or, if you will, 'heteronym'). He does very short, minimalistic work. He would never create anything longer than five minutes. Simple ideas, but sometimes very dense. His works are concentrated in a way that Le Cain's would never have the confidence to be.
He is the author of the notorious 'Soldeck' videos on Youtube. And I am the author of this author. I hope my friends will forgive my sensationalistic little subterfuge
in announcing his existence. But, hey, 'shwobiz' and so on... (In fact, only one person guessed that The Soldeck Cycle
-to give the work its proper name- was, shall we say?, created through my agency...)
We have been working very hard over the past six weeks: long, visionary nights of hectic productivity. We hope the videos that we have produced reflect at least some of the intensity of their production.
Le Cain has made two videos, Next
and Evening Ascent
explores the profound anxiety and isolation of Heaven on Earth. Fragile, rotting... Evening Ascent
proposes a dynamic dialectic between two co-existing, cosmic perceptions of being.
Soltan Karl, in addition to The Soldeck Cycle
, has made a number of further works from Super-8 elements subjected to varying degrees of video manipulation, each running between one and four minutes:No Way The Last Man On Earth Dreams of Cat ShitFeed Hushed LightDirty Sheets of TimeEverybody's Favourite Disease
The texture of the Super-8 image is crucial to these six works. In addition, Soltan has made a four-video series entitled Night Visions
. These are very fleeting tapes that reflect the huge importance of sound in his work.
Le Cain is also close to completing two further videos. To be continued...