Tim Büsing & Peter Mühlfriedel

I Know Where Bruce Lee Lives

I Know Where Bruce Lee Lives

Abstract:
“I Know Where Bruce Lee Lives” is an audiovisual Onlineremixer using samples of BruceLee-movies. It portrays the legend of BruceLee, the invincible Asian warrior, who in his popularity has become a cultural icon. The piece utilizes different visual and accoustical elements of KungFu-movies and allows the user to playfully deconstruct the narratives and myths surrounding the MartialArts-legend Bruce Lee. Different scenes of the KungFu-master and his film-opponents can be triggered, scratched and remixed via mouse and keyboard. Several music-tracks can be chosen as an audio-background while typographic animations support the frantic fight sequences. These animations are actual transcriptions of the various sounds into equivalent chinese characters. The iconography of these characters fuses with the crude charm of MartialArts-movies and their dodgy gangstertalk-dialogues. Users can interact thereby with movie-elements in an experimental way, become a Flash-movie director and create their own KungFu-clip! Interface The remixer features a central stage and an array of buttons which ­ when pressed via the mouse or the keyboard – control the action. Four different music tracks can be selected as background sounds: “Suspense”, “Mystery”, “Fight” and “Victory” are taken from original Soundtracks depicting typical moods of MartialArts-movies A sequencer allows users to record, playback and even loop any mix they created. Buttons like “Record”, “Stop” and “Play” function similar to a HiFi-recorder. The “Overdub”-function lets them trigger additional elements while playing back a KungFu-remix. Skop is currently working on a database to offer a storage opportunity and to give users the chance of experiencing other people`s creations.

Biography:
Peter Muehlfriedel · born 1964 in Freiberg, East Germany · apprenticeship as metal type setter · 1993 – 1999 studies Visual Communication at Hochschule der Kuenste, Berlin · 1996/97 BA in Graphic Design at the California Institute of the Arts · 1999 founds »skop«, studio for experimental design projects exhibitions: · 1999/2000 »NetCondition«, ZKM, Karslruhe, Germany · 2000 »transmediale« Media Art Festival, Berlin · 2000 »(d)vision«, Vienna, Austria · 2000 »re_present! Berlin« at »SONAR« Festival, Barcelona, Spain · 2000 »ars electronica« Festival, Linz · 2000 »festival of vision«, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin · 2001 »Berlinbeta 3.0«, media and culture festival, Berlin · 2001 »d-motion« media festival, Halle, Germany prizes: · 1999 Mecon New Talent Award, Cologne, Germany · 2000 »ars electronica« honorable mention, Linz, Austria · 2001 Berlinbeta-Flashward Tim Büsing · born 1971 in Hamburg, West Germany · 1993 – 1998 studies Social & Business Communication at Hochschule der Kuenste, Berlin · 1997/98 studies New Media Design at University of Industrial Arts Helsinki, Finland · 1998/99 works as Art Director iXL, international Multimedia-Agency · 2000 joins »skop«, studio for experimental design projects exhibitions: · 2000 »festival of vision«, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin · 2001 »Berlinbeta 3.0«, media and culture festival, Berlin · 2001 »d-motion« media festival, Halle, Germany prizes: · 2001 Berlinbeta-Flashward.