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Lina Filipovich

So Blue

Vidéo | mp4 | noir et blanc | 2:26 | Biélorussie, France | 2021

Created in collaboration with IRCAM, « So Blue » represents a false documentary on the trip of Elvis Presley to Minsk, Belarus in the 1960s. The basis and the main element of this video is a song created by me using the sound collage technique. I used a dozen fragments from different Elvis songs, changing the key, working with tempo and harmony to recreate his « unreleased song ». The lyrics were composed by the same method, using archetypal words and phrases, typical for songwriting of the 50 - 60s. The video also presents a collage made from fragments of the fictional film "I'm 20" by Marlen Khutsiev and from frames of documentary films about Minsk. This technique allowed me to create a video mystification about Elvis’s fictional travel to my hometown (Minsk). The cross between fictional and documentary cinema, between a sound collage and a false composition generates a hybrid work that provokes feelings of strangeness, deceiving the viewer about credibility of this work. This confusion gives place to the questioning from the part of the viewer concerning the documentary representation.

Lina Filipovich is an artist and musician based in Paris, France. Her works explore the relationship between audio and visuals and span a variety of media, including found footage films, experimental electronic music, painting, silkscreening and performance. Working with samples and loops, Lina Filipovich uses techniques of sound collage, musical montage, cut-up and appropriation.