TV ELDORADO or Clarinet Ivan & Weddingband (2019), 60 minutes film & screening with live soundtrack with Ari-Pekka Leinonen, Dom Na Kinoto, Sofia Bulgaria, 2020
ELDORADO TV (2019) and the cosmic heroes Bert Jacobs & Ari-Pekka Leinonen will land on the last Friday of January (31.01) at 22:00 o’clock at Дом на киното / Dom na kinoto – the favorite cinema cinema of all Earthlings.
Belgium, Bulgaria and Finland, 2019, 60’
Music performance by the artists after the screening
22:00 – 23:00 Screening and talk with the artists
23:15 Teleportation to Cush.BAR, DJ set by Jacobs & Leinonen and interstellar dances
Shapeshifters, 41°, sweat and hyperventilation. High-tech meltdown. An impossible love-affair. Uptempo beats, drums and hypnotising melodies. A catastrophic event. And a live music soundtrack.
TV Eldorado, or Clarinet Ivan and the Weddingband is a 2019 film made by Jacobs&Leinonen. The story, set in Bulgaria, revolves around a group of strangers who sign up for a mission in search of the lost Thracian gold.
Soon after the adventure kick-starts the unexpected happens.
TV Eldorado, or Clarinet Ivan and the Weddingband is a movie based on local myths, facts and imagination. A picture show about friendship and confusion, quoting Socrates, Cocteau, Schopenhauer and many other uncles.
TV Eldorado, starring Chevalier Louis de Jaucourt, Sancho Pancho and a Guru hooked on magical rituals, unwillingly exploring parallel universes. Will we ever see these cosmic-dancers again?
“The story is not at all ‘true’ and everything in it is, in fact, a complete and utter lie.”
ELDORADO TV is produced within the ADATA artist-in-residence program of Plovdiv – European Capital of Culture 2019
BERT JACOBS & ARI-PEKKA LEINONEN
An oak tree in Bruges gave birth to the collaboration Jacobs&Leinonen. This delivery triggered a series of conversations about other odd phenomena, like cheap coffee, rakia and tarator.
Jacobs&Leinonen shared interest in walking, tanning, fallen heros, kiosk-architecture and other everyday rarities like large scale corruption, makes them compose music, write poetry, built installations, and use film and photography to document their affection with a reality they don’t always understand.
‘By combining our mixed artistic backgrounds of sound and sculpture we have started a collaboration that seeks openly new possibilities for art in a complex layered society.
We explore success and failure to understand the flexibility that is required to stay vital in fragmented reality. You can only experience the truth, you cannot learn it.’