[News] Corecass announces the release of film version of “V O I D” on YouTube

V O I D” depicts the journey of a transformation in three acts. The collision of subjective aim with outer and inner restrictions raises a question about reality and potential. The confrontation takes place in a subliminally mystical vastness of nature – an infinite driving force of its own. In that solitude the character thrives until a point of change urges her to outgrow herself. A cave – meta level and consciousness – gives room for contemplation and progress.

The three main parts “V O I D I-III” tell the story in three chapters: entrance (order) – destruction (conflict) – awakening (new order). The intermediate parts “Carbon,” “Amber” and “Breath,” consisting of sole landscape one takes, mean abstract moments of calmness. They are the supernatural context – a rather surreal (mystical/spiritual) level which works in the backround and follows distinctive rules. The overall dark, menacing mood is full of wideness that goes beyond the tangible.

Even though “V O I D” was conceived as a music video the limits are blurred. The usual relations and the hierarchy of picture and sound are not too easily differentiable. In “V O I D” both elements form a union of two independent artistic aspects without a recognisable dominance of one over the other.

The main motif of the story follows a movement of harmony, conflict, rebellion, the search for meaning and salvation. While “V O I D I” introduces into the setting and represents the moment of change, the peak of the conflict takes place in “V O I D II”. “V O I D III” finally shows the surmounting of the struggle and moves onwards. The origin of the disturbance is not clearly identifiable in nature/the outer world or the human/the inner world. It rather is a necessity in the development and a basis of all being. Conflict means confrontation with oneself and the world around, with meaning, identity, past and future. The rebellion is directed against the given tale, whats said to be ‘normal’ or the status quo. It is triggered by the realization that the own being gets restricted. The pictured person also symbolizes feminine* subjectivity and opposition.

V O I D” therefore deals with an explicitly feminine* perspective on subjectivation. The originally undisturbed levity in society gets perturbed and set into motion by an outer or inner call for change until an invisible resistor enforces a standstill. The social, and by that, dominantly cis-male perspectives and constructs manifest and prevent movement and development. The confusion and anger caused by the sudden ungraspable restrictions finally give room to a realization of the situation. Change and an overcoming of the limits become possible: new skills, new possibilities, inner powers and by that a strengthening of the subject. Recollecting the essentials of the own individuality opens up for a necessary transformation. The invisible resistor also means inner limits within the consciousness: it is the socialized and internalized restrictions that prevent a ‘free’ development. Finally the restrictions do not simply disappear but become less determining for the individual being.

Nature in “V O I D” means the universal connection of it all, the cosmos which is neutral against human fate. The story is not a solely individual one but part of a whole.

The first costume is in its placement within time, space and gender not unambiguous. It is practical and fits the environment but is at the same time vulnerable and by that a little naive. It developed over time. The second costume reminds the first by being similarly androgyn and simple but it is less bound to the place. It shows an abstraction and sublimation, a floating gentleness and inner power as a symbol of the transformation.

Watch the Film version of “V O I D” through the YouTube player below:

The video was shot in Norway within five days in October 2020 with a small team of Elinor Lüdde, Jeppe Nørholm Rohde and Nina Divitschek. The pandemic situation till the end left doubt if the trip would be possible or the borders to Denmark would be closed. The low production budget made a spontaneous and flexible working style necessary while very low temperatures at the main location near the plateau Hardangervidda increased that circumstance. Changing weather from sun to snow had a huge impact on the shooting. The smallness of the team and an expanded van as the production van and place for catering and sleeping made such a spontaneous working style possible. In the end the team very much enjoyed this adventure in what seemed to be a parallel world. After their arrival back in Germany the borders to Denmark finally got closed for travel.

Elinor Lüdde is a multi instrumentalist, sound designer and composer from Hamburg. With her solo brainchild Corecass she has been able to look beyond the conventional approach and fuse together instruments such as harp, accordion, electrical guitar and her natural voice, combined alongside field recordings, foleys and digital or synthesized instruments in order to create something truly unique and expressive. The result is an innovative and cinematic style of music – an elegiacally dark and atmospheric conglomerate made of cliché busting conceptions between electronic and non-electronic sounds and sources.

After her debut album “SACER” (vinyl, pneuma-dor 2014) CORECASS digitally released a second EP “QUASAR”, a remix collaborationof “QUASAR” (both 2016) and her single “MAGMA” (2018). In 2019 she did score and sound for the short film “Nemophelia” by Mirjam Dahl Pedersen and a sound installation for the exhibition “I Don’t Want It In My Body” by Barbara Lüdde and Corrina Goutos in Hamburg. After that she again collaborated with Barbara Lüdde for her App “Greyscale” (2020) and her exhibition “Kissing Without Penetration” (2021).

With her latest record “V O I DCorecass once again found a new way to explore and challenge both herself and the listener by evoking a wealth of feelings whilst using her multi-instrumental talents to interpret and repurpose the world around her into an ethereal mix of sounds that encapsulates a full spectrum of emotions. The most driving component in her latest release is a church organ, which provides an especially unique characteristic due to its distinctive tonal qualities. Filled with weaving audio narratives that transcend traditional genres, it pushes the boundaries of what can be accomplished through the medium of sound.

V O I D” came out on Golden Antenna Records in November 2020, supported by Initiative Musik gGmbH with project funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and Neustart Kultur.

Purchase the album in Bandcamp: https://corecass.bandcamp.com/album/v-o-i-d


1. V O I D I 06:00
2. Carbon 02:06
3. V O I D II 06:59
4. Amber 03:10
5. V O I D III 03:49
6. Breath 02:20

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Author: Jacopo Vigezzi

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