Invisible Dark Matter
performance / concert / live projection
premiere at Black Box, cuba cultur, Münster 2015 latest show gallery hase29, Osnabrück 2020
In this audiovisual project, everything revolves around the invisible dark matter, which holds together not only the cosmos, but also our everyday life at its very core. Dark matter is not only a physical phenomenon. Poets use it as a metaphor for the invisible forces that guide us: gravity and love, longing and (in-)finity.
A handpicked selection from the treasure chest of American poetry transforms into melancholic and beautiful songs weaving a connection between inner and outer space. The musical spectrum covers spoken words and singing, jazz ballad and noise cascades, hard grooves and delicate soundscapes. And the aquarium from our first show ‘Songs of Life and Death’ is back on stage, too, filled with new objects…
based loosely on poems by E. E. Cummings, Frederick Seidel, Carl Adamshick, Wyn Cooper, Matthew Rohrer, Alicia Ostriker and with lyrics by kolberg+stern
with Michael Kolberg (guitars), Anna Stern (vocals) and Michael Schneider (live video projection)