Himalaya—Variations Improvisation with two overhead projectors and a range of custom—built electronic sound generators.
In her solo project Himalaya Variations Tina Tonagel uses two overhead projectors as an analogue VJ tool. She plays an experimental instrument system arranged on the illuminated surface made up of electric guitar elements, rotating disks, steel ball tracks, the sound making parts of an alarm clock, perforated sheet metal and motors, combining manual and automatic mechanisms for sound production.
The sound spectrum combines subtle sounds with intricate rhythms while the projection through two superimposed images and the direct visual translation of sound production creates a brilliant colour and light display that blurs the boundaries between image and music.
Tina Tonagel (b. 1973 in Lemgo) — German performative artist.
Studied at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne. Her artistic focus lies on kinetic machines, sound installations and different kinds of projections. At the moment she mainly works with overhead projectors which she rebuilds into new realtime-motion-projection-machines by using mechanical constructions.
She participated in several exhibitions and festivals and received different scholarships and awards, amongst others the Marler Video-Installation Award and the scholarship of the NRW/Hartware Medienkunstverein.