Gabriel Shalom YGX

  • Current Location: Berlin
  • Originally From: United States
  • Studio: KS12

Gabriel Shalom is a director, audiovisual artist and composer living and working in Berlin, Germany. His signature work takes the form of rhythmically edited audiovisual compositions (videomusic). Taking inspiration from musique concrète, he explores the hidden musicality of everyday objects, unusual handmade electro-acoustic instruments, and manipulation of traditional instruments. He understands video to be a fundamentally audiovisual medium and strives to create highly synaesthetic works. He has written and spoken extensively on Hypercubism, his theory of aesthetics for object-oriented moving images. He has been commissioned by brands such as MINI, Sony and BMW Italy. In addition to making audiovisual artworks, he is a director of experimental narratives. His company KS12, founded together with partner Patrizia Kommerell, is a creative studio which produces videos that blur boundaries between documentary and fiction, artwork and essay. He has been a guest speaker on audiovisual trends in London, Berlin and São Paulo, and since Spring 2009 he is adjunct faculty at the Berliner Technische Kunsthochschule in audiovisual media. He is a contributor to opinion-leading blogs on the future of cinema and augmented reality.

Portfolio Imagery:

  • Project 1 of 5

    Cosmopolitan Cyborg

    A series of Station IDs commissioned by the ALL MUSIC Italian music television channel, created Autumn 2007.

    Credits

    Gabriel Shalom - Writer, Director, Editor, Composer Luca Parmigiani - Art Director Stefano Bulbarello - Hand Drawn Animation Paolo Toscani - 3D Animation Enrico Amato - Graphics Andrea Conti - Audio Mixing & Mastering

  • Project 2 of 5

    The Tosso Variations

    The Tosso Variations is a videomusical suite in five movements based on recordings of several free improvisations by Shingo Inao. Shingo plays his Tosso, a six-stringed sensor instrument of his own design. Each improvisation is performed with Shingo dressed in a different outfit. This series of pullovers are from The Story of Oswald 1848 – a collection created by fashion designer Nicole Roscher for her label Von Bardonitz.

    Credits

    The Tosso Variations was originally exhibited as a five-channel video installation at the MU artspace in Eindhoven, Netherlands, curated by Angelique Spaninks. Supported by MU, Eindhoven.

  • Project 3 of 5

    Object Oriented

    The series Object Oriented is a specially commissioned work created for MINI for the IAA 2011. The hidden music of objects is made perceptible by means of an alchemical transformation which occurs in videomusical time. The resulting rhythms and harmonies allow us to experience our surroundings with a newly heightened appreciation for the audiovisual dynamics of the world around us. Curated by Meiré und Meiré.

    Credits

    Conceived, Directed, Edited and Composed by Gabriel Shalom Produced by KS12 and Karen Cifarelli Giles: Juri Member Felicia: Angie Poon Rafael: Tomas Spencer Executive Producer: Patrizia Kommerell Director of Photography: Carlos Vasquez Lighting Assistant: George Steffens Styling & Props: Steffa Superheilig – Styling Art Hair & Makeup: Fernando Madronero Production Assistant: Laurent Hoffmann Runner: Mates Al-Fakhri Postproduction Audio Engineer: Andrea Conti Color Correction: Carlos Vasquez

  • Project 4 of 5

    wash choose peel chop rinse

    The piece "wash choose peel chop rinse" is a videomusical kitchen suite in five movements. A finely cut audiovisual montage produces diegetic music, created using only the sounds of the objects depicted in the frame. Premiered at Transmediale 2011 Opening Ceremony in Berlin, Germany

  • Project 5 of 5

    Beardbox

    A videomusical self portrait.

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