The Tuner’s Monologue
Eleni Kamma, 2012
13 min 09 sec, HD video, B&W, stereo sound, 16:9, English spoken.
Synopsis: A voiceover in the form of a monologue, in which a tuner of musical instruments describes aspects of the profession, is superimposed to B&W film footage of architectural facades of buildings under construction in the “new heart” of Rotterdam. Both text and footage have been subjected to an increased degree of abstraction.
Camera: Boris Van Hoof
Video Editing: Inneke Van Waeyenberghe
Voice Over: Tina Van Baren
Voice recording took place at WORM, Rotterdam, Lukas Simonis
Original Text: Pie Leyser, pianotuner, interviewed by Eleni Kamma
Text adaptation: Popahna Brandes & Tina Van Baren
Produced with the support of the FONDS BKVB
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid. Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
Screening Room Brussels, Temporary Gallery, Cologne, curated by Regina Barunke (The Tuner’s Monologue screened 10-12 December)
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid. “Documents/documentaries”, Theater Jean Grémillon, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (The Tuner’s Monologue screened 5 December)