performative sound installation
guided sequence for outdoor space, for 6 modules and 4 external loudspeakers, duration 15 min
2. & 3. September 2022 venue: Basketball court – Studio Néau/Park Loten (in case of bad weather at IKOB Museum)
10:30 – 12:30 every 15 minutes
Eupen, Meakusma Festival
Orientation/dance as performative sound installation invites participants to pay close attention to their own way of listening, but also to the acoustic properties and dynamics of the space the performance takes place. As a sequence of choreographed movements the performance setup oscillates between modes of isolation and opening towards the outside, of individual and collective action.
The participants carry custom-made listening modules built out of lightweight, flexible wooden boards on their shoulders. The inside of each module is covered with acoustic foam: when closed around the head, the noises from the outside are diminished. Spoken instructions are transmitted though built-in fm-receivers.
Franziska Windisch is an artist and lecturer based in Brussels, Belgium. Her work moves between the areas of performance, text, composition and installation. She composes scores for performative acts which interrogate notions of trace, medium, sound and listening and which she then incorporates in linguistic, sculptural and installative arrangements. She has taught at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, European Postgraduate in Arts in Sound (KASK) Gent and Sound Studies and Sonic Arts (UDK) Berlin, at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies, Justus Liebig University Gießen. Currently she is subsitute professor for “Klangskulptur und Klanginstallation” at Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig.