Jerusalem In My Heart / Lucrecia Dalt
Jerusalem In My Heart (JIMH) is a live audio-visual performance project, with Lebanese producer and musician Radwan Ghazi Moumneh and Montréal based filmmaker Erin Weisgerber at its core. JIMH is an immersive sonic and visual live experience, with an evolving effort to forge a modern experimental Arabic music wed to hand-made visuals using analog 16mm film at site-specific screen installations. Weisgerber manipulates the photographic, chemical, and material properties of 16mm film to transform the world framed through her camera, rendering rhythmic images that exist between figuration and abstraction, external vision and internal landscape. She performs 16mm film and audio loops live on multiple projectors.
Born in Pereira, Colombia in 1980, and now based in Berlin, Germany, Lucrecia Dalt has seen her profile as a musician, sound artist and performer develop into high international regard. Her recorded albums – numbering seven in total, since her 2005 debut – encompass the dual worlds of avant-garde and contemporary electronics, drawing in influences from her academic background as a civil engineer as well as musics and philosophies from across the world. Dalt’s most recent album – the acclaimed Anticlines, released May 2018 through New York’s RVNG Intl. – was created from synthesis, voice, vocoding and feedback among other musical techniques. It has been described as a marvelous exploration of mercurial ambient music. As a performer, Dalt illustrates philosophical metaphor about existence creating a complex, haunting narrative, embodying many artistic disciplines with the thought and contextual detail that goes into her work; deeply framed messages are tied together with abstract jagged music, rigid sound design and haunting, poetic vocals, to create a richly layered performance. It can at first feel a bit convoluted, but deep inside the music and beyond the lyrical narrative lies a profound piece of insular art.