The Atmospherics 11 (remake/remodel) (2020), by Jeremy Welsh og Trond Lossius Image: Jeremy Welsh Sound: Trond Lossuis 4K digital film with stereo sound Playtime: 40:27 min.
The very first version of The Atmospherics was made in 2014, and was a short film of 5 minutes, made as a tribute to the late composer Morten Eide Pedersen and presented at the memorial service. Since then, Welsh and Lossius have mainly worked with installations through up to 9 projections and 16 channels of surround sound, until now. The Atmospherics 11 is the first version since 2014 that is made for single screen and stereo sound, and was created on the occasion of the BEK Archive.
The Atmospherics 11is a remix of material used in several installations previously, especially the exhibitions in 2019 at Entrée in Bergen and TEKS in Trondheim. In this version, the artists use several layers of images, “picture in picture”, and digital editing to recreate the experience of several channels within one film for easy viewing on a screen. The Atmospherics 11 will be shown in other contexts in the future.
The Atmosphericsis one of the ongoing collaborative projects of Trond Lossius and Jeremy Welsh. Through field recordings they capture unique qualities from different natural landscapes and urban areas. The recorded audio and video material is then filtered, edited, modified and mixed to highlight some characters or to mute others. The intention is not to document the sites, but rather to build a database of audiovisual material that is combined in different ways in their installations, where each assembly becomes a “temporary place”, constructed of impulses from different geographical areas. Since 2014, the project has moved from Bergen, Trondheim, Arendal, Førde, Utne and Campania, Italy, where it has been presented in various installations with multi-screen video and multi-channel audio.