The two audio pieces by Yngvild Rolland presented in this weeks Radia show are based on material from Jean-Luc Godard’s film Weekend (1967).
The first excerpt, titled The Study of a Killing, is a sampled and modified score using sound directly from the film. The second excerpt is from Untitled. Deconstructed Languages. The piece is the result of a continuous change of language, where film dialogue has been translated to text, this text has then been translated to three languages and published as the book weekendWEEKENDWeek-End (2014). Then the published texts have been translated to sound using a Typatune. Another modified version of the sound is combined with an altered scene from the film Weekend in the video Death, Disaster and Expensive Handbags (2010).
Yngvild K. Rolland is a Norwegian artist exploring various media, languages and their connections. She is educated in London and Oslo.