OTTARAS

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LONG RONG SONG

It is the first work of a collection created by the Norwegian-Russian duo OTTARAS (Ottar Ormstad and Taras Mashtalir) in collaboration with Russian video artist Alexander Vojjov.

Projected on a grid of particles that at times seem ordered, while sometimes chaotic and always in flux, Ormstad’s constructed language poetry is exposed and read by the author while performing to Mashtalirs pulsating music. Is everything connected to one another in the sphere that is shaping before the viewer’s eyes? How does language relate to the atmospheric scapes Vojjov creates of numbers, geometric forms and abstract shapes?

LONG RONG SONG (2015) conveys Ormstad’s language research project that is based on AUDITION FOR FENOMENER UTEN BETEGNELSE (Audition for Phenomena without a Name), his second book of concrete poetry (2004). In the video, Ormstad reads through a cycle of 5 poems that present combinations of four letters made of an artifical language system that he has created and which may, or may not result in words commonly used in latin languages.

NAVN NOME NAME is based on Ormstad’s ’telefonkatalogdiktet’ (the phonebookpoem) published 2006, containing family names only, from Oslo in 2004, selected and ordered by the author.
Some names may be connected to Norwegian landscapes, other may have been chosen mostly because of the sound.

KAKAOASE is based on a single poem originally made as a digital print in a solo exhibition where Ormstad presented pictures made by letters only (Galleri Briskeby, Oslo 2007).
The poem consists of a lot of mostly constructed ’words’, which may be seen as impossible to read at all. But because every fifth syllable are identical, the text turns out as a kind of end-rhyme.
Even for Norwegians, any meaning is difficult to catch, one just has to taste on the sound of the poem.

Raising awareness of electronic poetry and sonic ecology, attracting new audience to a potent yet to come genre is the inspiration for this collaboration.

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The video is produced in HD 16:9 in color, stereo, duration 05:26
Animation: Alexander Vojjov
Music: Taras Mashtalir
Concrete poetry, voice & production: Ottar Ormstad
© Ottar Ormstad 2015

NAVN NOME NAME (2016) is based on Ottar Ormstad’s “telefonkatalogdiktet” (‘the phonebook poem’). It is his third book of concrete poetry, published in Norway by Samlaget (2006). For this language research project, Ormstad read (!) the phonebook of Oslo 2004 and selected names on a poetic basis. In the book, the names are presented visually as concrete poetry. Most of the names are strongly connected to Norwegian and describe phenomena in nature.

NAVN NOME NAME is the second work of a collection of video poems created by the Norwegian-Russian duo OTTARAS (Ottar Ormstad and Taras Mashtalir) in collaboration with Russian video artist Alexander Vojjov. In the video, Ormstad reads names selected by the Russian-American composer Mashtalir. Through this work, Norwegian language turns into international sound poetry. Ormstad’s collection of family names present in Oslo’s phonebook at the time of reading are exposed and read by the author while performing to Mashtalir’s pulsating music. Is everyone connected to each other in the sphere that is shaping before the viewer’s eyes? How do names and language relate to the atmospheric scapes Vojjov creates of numbers, geometric forms and abstract shapes?

NAVN NOME NAME exists in different versions made for screening and live performance. Raising awareness of electronic poetry and sonic ecology, attracting new audience to a potent yet to come genre is the inspiration for this collaboration.

The video is produced in HD 16:9 in color, stereo.
Duration: 06:05 mins
Animation: Alexander Vojjov
Music: Taras Mashtalir
Concrete poetry, voice & production: Ottar Ormstad
© Ottar Ormstad 2016

What is a word? What is a language? What is a poem?
Questions like this are basic in “KAKAOASE” (2016), the third part of a collaboration between Norwegian poet and artist Ottar Ormstad and the Russian composer and musician Taras Mashtalir, under the name OTTARAS. The video is made by the Russian video-artist Alexander Vojjov, and is based on a poem by Ormstad presented as a digital print in a solo-exhibition in Oslo, Norway (2006).
Even though the poem has a basis in the Norwegian language, the focus is on the sound. People who speak Norwegian will not find a lot of meaning involved, maybe some words constructed in a little funny way? The original print is made as a continuously “never-ending” text. Each “word” consists of five syllables, all of them ending with the same sound, creating an end-rhyme. In this video the “words” are presented separately when read by the poet, as a very atypical sound-poem.

Video HD 16:9 duration: 04:10, color, stereo
Video: Alexander Vojjov
Music: Taras Mashtalir
Concrete poetry, sound poetry and production by Ottar Ormstad
© Ottar Ormstad 2015

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Первая работа из коллекции, созданной норвежско-русским дуэтом OTTARAS (Ottar Ormstad и Taras Mashtalir) в сотрудничестве с русским видео художником Александром Вожжовым.

Электронная поэзия и звуковая экология, привлечение новой аудитории к  этим мощным,  но все ещё формирующемися направлениям стало вдохновением для этого сотрудничества.

Проецируемый на сетке частиц, которые порой кажутся упорядоченными, а иногда хаотичными и всегда в движении, сконструрованный язык поэзии Оттара Ормастада освещен и прочитан автором под пульсирующую музыку Тараса Машталира. Все ли соединено друг с другом в сфере, что формируется перед глазами зрителя? Как язык относится к атмосферным ландшафтам, созданным Александром Вожжовым из чисел, геометрических форм и абстрактных форм?

LONG RONG SONG отражает языковой исследовательский проект Оттара Ормстада, основанный на его второй книге конкретной поэзии “Прослушивание явления без имени” (FENOMENER UTEN BETEGNELSE, 2004). В видео Ормстад читает цикл из пяти стихотворений, которые представляют себе комбинации четырех букв из искусственной языковой системы, что он создал, и которые могут или не могут составлять слова, обычно используемых в латинских языках.

NAVN NOME NAME основан на Ormstad в ‘telefonkatalogdiktet’ (телефонная книга), опубликованный 2006, содержащий фамилии из Осло в 2004 году, отобранные и упорядоченные автором.
Некоторые имена могут быть ассоциированы с норвежскими ландшафтами, другие, возможно, были выбраны в основном из-за звука.

KAKAOASE основан на одном стихотворении, первоначально созданная в качестве цифровой печати на персональной выставке, где Ormstad представил фотографии, сделанные исключительно буквами (Galleri Briskeby, Осло 2007).
Поэма состоит из множества построенных в основном «слов», которые можно рассматривать как нечто, что невозможно прочитать вообще. Но поскольку каждый пятый слог идентичны, текст оказывается как своего рода рифмой.
Даже для норвежцев, любое значение трудно уловить, просто нужно попробовать на звук поэмы.

Повышение осведомленности электронной поэзии и звуковой экологии, привлекая новую аудиторию к сильнодействующему, еще пока формирующему жанру, является вдохновением для этого сотрудничества.

Screenshot 2015-11-16 17.16.52

Ottaras-Names-02-web

Projected on a grid of particles that at times seem ordered, while sometimes chaotic and always in flux, Ormstad’s constructed language poetry is exposed and read by the author while performing to Mashtalirs pulsating music. Is everything connected to one another in the sphere that is shaping before the viewer’s eyes? How does language relate to the atmospheric scapes Vojjov creates of numbers, geometric forms and abstract shapes? LONG RONG SONG (2015) conveys Ormstad’s language research project that is based on AUDITION FOR FENOMENER UTEN BETEGNELSE (Audition for Phenomena without a Name), his second book of concrete poetry (2004). In the video, Ormstad reads through a cycle of 5 poems that present combinations of four letters made of an artifical language system that he has created and which may, or may not result in words commonly used in latin languages.
LONG RONG SONG is the first work of a collection created by the Norwegian-Russian duo OTTARAS (Ottar Ormstad and Taras Mashtalir) in collaboration with Russian video artist Alexander Vojjov. LONG RONG SONG exists in different versions made for screening and live performance. Raising awareness of electronic poetry and sonic ecology, attracting new audience to a potent yet to come genre is the inspiration for this collaboration.
The video is produced in HD 16:9 in color, stereo, duration 05:26
Animation: Alexander Vojjov
Music: Taras Mashtalir
Concrete poetry, voice & production: Ottar Ormstad
© Ottar Ormstad 2015

NAVN NOME NAME (2016) is based on Ottar Ormstad’s “telefonkatalogdiktet” (‘the phonebook poem’). It is his third book of concrete poetry, published in Norway by Samlaget (2006). For this language research project, Ormstad read (!) the phonebook of Oslo 2004 and selected names on a poetic basis. In the book, the names are presented visually as concrete poetry. Most of the names are strongly connected to Norwegian and describe phenomena in nature.

NAVN NOME NAME is the second work of a collection of video poems created by the Norwegian-Russian duo OTTARAS (Ottar Ormstad and Taras Mashtalir) in collaboration with Russian video artist Alexander Vojjov. In the video, Ormstad reads names selected by the Russian-American composer Mashtalir. Through this work, Norwegian language turns into international sound poetry. Ormstad’s collection of family names present in Oslo’s phonebook at the time of reading are exposed and read by the author while performing to Mashtalir’s pulsating music. Is everyone connected to each other in the sphere that is shaping before the viewer’s eyes? How do names and language relate to the atmospheric scapes Vojjov creates of numbers, geometric forms and abstract shapes?

NAVN NOME NAME exists in different versions made for screening and live performance. Raising awareness of electronic poetry and sonic ecology, attracting new audience to a potent yet to come genre is the inspiration for this collaboration.

The video is produced in HD 16:9 in color, stereo.
Duration: 06:05 mins
Animation: Alexander Vojjov
Music: Taras Mashtalir
Concrete poetry, voice & production: Ottar Ormstad
© Ottar Ormstad 2016

What is a word? What is a language? What is a poem?
Questions like this are basic in “KAKAOASE” (2016), the third part of a collaboration between Norwegian poet and artist Ottar Ormstad and the Russian composer and musician Taras Mashtalir, under the name OTTARAS. The video is made by the Russian video-artist Alexander Vojjov, and is based on a poem by Ormstad presented as a digital print in a solo-exhibition in Oslo, Norway (2006).
Even though the poem has a basis in the Norwegian language, the focus is on the sound. People who speak Norwegian will not find a lot of meaning involved, maybe some words constructed in a little funny way? The original print is made as a continuously “never-ending” text. Each “word” consists of five syllables, all of them ending with the same sound, creating an end-rhyme. In this video the “words” are presented separately when read by the poet, as a very atypical sound-poem.

Video HD 16:9 duration: 04:10, color, stereo
Video: Alexander Vojjov
Music: Taras Mashtalir
Concrete poetry, sound poetry and production by Ottar Ormstad
© Ottar Ormstad 2015

Screenshot 2015-10-26 17.36.20

Screenshot 2015-08-12 17.26.11 Screenshot 2015-08-12 17.29.14 Screenshot 2015-08-12 18.04.17 Screenshot 2015-08-12 18.00.58

Screenshot 2015-08-19 14.27.37  Screenshot 2015-08-12 17.48.50