Fuji and Mika #9 — Back from the Mountains!

A quick note on what my time in the Carpathian Mountains this past weekend felt like with the special task of writing haikus describing to Fuji what it is like being Mika in the mountains.

That was quite a long sentence! I promise i’ll stick to the format when i share the haikus tomorrow ūüėČ

If you have no idea what we’re talking about, i’m referring to the challenge Fuji gave me last week — this is part of our ongoing¬†Creative October Challenge.


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Fuji & Mika #8 — Noisy Haiku Challenge

Here comes Fuji, once again giving me an amazing opportunity to activate sidelined systems in my brain in the context of adventure — and also sharing some of his jolly mischief with electronic components and noise:

If you’ve missed the beginning of the series, you should check out¬†Fuji & Mika #0 — Creative October Challenge, which describes the project and lays out our first challenge to each other — if you prefer to start with the results from the challenge, then i recommend fiction_Extract_test1.0¬†or The Stubborn Face of Matter ūüôā


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Fuji & Mika #7 — Can a Secret Be Exchanged in Public — and Remain a Secret?

This is my next challenge to Fuji along our Creative October ūüôā Although it has at least one very elegant mathematical solution (which i’ll share afterwards for those of you who may not know what i’m talking about), i’m especially curious about how a bold artist like Fuji might approach it!

In the video, which wound up getting much longer than i’d have liked, i also spend some time motivating the challenge by questioning the concept of ‘performance’ (in art) — what is it? Does a performance happen on stage, or in the spectator’s subjective experience, as many illusionists will say? To what extent is it a secret (and different) exchange, in public, between artist and each audience member?

If you’ve missed the beginning of the series, you should check out¬†Fuji & Mika #0 — Creative October Challenge, which describes the project and lays out our first challenge to each other — if you prefer to start with the results from the challenge, then i recommend fiction_Extract_test1.0¬†or The Stubborn Face of Matter ūüôā


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Fuji & Mika #6 — The Stubborn Face of Matter

A little over a week ago, my friend Fuji challenged me to write a song using exclusively items from my kitchen. This was an incredible opportunity for me to mesh two of my greatest passions — music and adventure!

In the video below i talk a bit about my process throughout the challenge, presenting the results at the end. If you just want to hear the song, it starts at 2:35 ūüôā Enjoy!

In the video i mention my partial update a couple of days into the process, and also a detailed description of my backpacking kitchen¬†— just follow the links!

Fuji and i have been challenging each other throughout the month of October to experiment with different habits and create something new every week — if you’ve missed it, we explain the idea in¬†Fuji & Mika #0 — Creative October Challenge. Our next challenges to each other will be posted tomorrow!


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Fuji & Mika #5 — Fuji’s Rising on the 3rd Day

Another quick update from Fuji on his early mornings, followed by another one of his video editing experiments — i really, really like this one!

Check out Fuji & Mika #4 — fiction_Extract_test1.0 to¬†read (and watch) more on Fuji’s approach to video editing —¬†and if you have no idea what we’re talking about, check out¬†Fuji & Mika #0 — Creative October Challenge!

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Clips from Gattaca and Only God Forgives. Music: Sleeping Dragon, by Lobo Loco.


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Fuji & Mika #4 — fiction_Extract_test1.0

This is one of the things Fuji has been working on in his early mornings! If you have no idea what we’re talking about, check out¬†Fuji & Mika #0 — Creative October Challenge.

In Fuji’s own words:

“I have a great admiration for the cinema, sometimes I see a clip, and I want to watch that five seconds over and over and over. My entrance into video editing is of course as a novice. A beginner, as I try to figure out what does this do, and this. I also bring my sensitivity as a choreographer into it. Repetition, variation, nuance, contrast‚Ķ Always fun to put knowledge into use in new medias. If you are aware that you know nothing, you always learn something new :)”

Thanks for sharing, Fuji — knowing a bit about your process makes me appreciate it a lot more ūüėÄ

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Clips from¬†Star Trek: The Next Generation¬†and¬†The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai across the 8th Dimension.¬†Music: periculum, by¬†Kai Engel.¬†“Trippy segments” are pictures remade and remixed by Fuji, processed in Resolume Arena 6 , then exported to Windows Movie Maker.


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Fuji & Mika #3 — Mika’s First Few Days

I’ve been enjoying this quite a bit myself — especially the unexpected opportunity to make some music ūüėÄ Not many people know about my life’s first significant fork between music and mathematics 16 years ago (almost to the day) — while i’m probably a musician in about half the multiverses, in this one i don’t even have a single conventional music instrument at home! So, i guess i’m also glad Fuji asked me to make music from the kitchen ūüėČ

If you have no idea what we’re talking about, check out¬†Fuji & Mika #0 — Creative October Challenge.

Check out also my minimalistic hitchhiking kit¬†— minimalistic hiking kit forthcoming! — and Fuji’s website¬†ūüėČ


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Fuji and Mika #2 — Fuji’s 1st Day

Glad to see my friend Fuji has enjoyed waking up early and playing with the camera — that’s a big part of what i’ve been enjoying about this challenge myself!

If you have no idea what we’re talking about, check out¬†Fuji & Mika #0 — Creative October Challenge.

Yes, Fuji, 7:00, Estonian Time, is fair game — this is not a sleep deprivation challenge ūüėČ Plus, it’s incidentally equivalent to 5:00 UTC, which i learned today stands for ‘Universal Time Coordinated’ — quite a bombastic name, huh!?

This is Fuji’s website: www.fujihoffmann.com.


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Fuji & Mika #1 — Challenge Accepted!

Fuji accepted my counter-challenge, and shot a video reply to it ūüôā Other updates from both of us on our progress along the first challenge will follow throughout the week.

If you have no idea what we’re talking about, check out¬†Fuji & Mika #0 — Creative October Challenge.

This is Fuji’s website: www.fujihoffmann.com.


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Fuji & Mika #0 — Creative October Challenge

My friend, artist and supporter¬†Fuji Hoffmann¬†proposed we challenge each other throughout the month of October to create and share something every week — there are no editorial bounds to what we may request from each other, and i’m looking forward to what his creative mind will send my way!

The video below explains the experiment and shows our first challenge to each other. The progress, results and further challenges will be posted on my¬†YouTube channel¬†as they develop throughout the month, and you’re invited to head over there and subscribe to stay in the loop ūüėČ


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