øjeRum is the primary audio project of Danish visual artist Paw Grabowski. Here he uses a slow moving organ to create an alternate soundtrack to Chris Marker’s beautiful slideshow-like time travel film La Jetée. Those familiar with the film with have no difficulty in recalling the flashes of a destroyed world, the status of the museum, and the moment on the platform. Even if you haven’t seen the film, the breathing of Grabowski’s organ will conjure similar images and moments. It fluctuates between the drifts and falls and the throb and hum of a person lost in time and place.
Note: Program repeats on both sides. An edition of 50 white tapes with printed labels in a chipboard box with pasted-on artwork, stamped side, three inserts (one an image from the film, one a vellum information sheet and one handwritten catalog number slip) with a piece of corrugated tubing. Includes digital download.