BRISE°3 , Performance Art Festival, Flensburg 2015
The performance took place in the Hans-Christiansen-Haus, a former school, now part of Flensburg's Museumsberg. We responded on the one hand to the school past of the building, on the other hand to its current acoustics: at the beginning, the audience received white A4 sheets printed with an excerpt from the downright antipedagogical poem "Rechenstunde" by Jacques Prévert (excerpt see below) and the request to fold paper airplanes out of them. We then wandered through the hallways and stairwell with recording devices and recorded the echoes of our own clicking and snapping sounds. At a signal, the audience threw the paper airplanes from the top floor down into the stairwell and then entered the auditorium together with us. Here we fed the sounds we had just recorded into a looper. A sound carpet formed to which we improvised vocally and instrumentally. Acoustically, a transformation similar to the one described in the poem took place: The auditorium of the former school seemingly transformed into a natural space, a cave full of falling water drops and buzzing sounds.
And the window panes become sand again
the ink becomes water again
the desks become trees again
the chalk becomes rocks again
the pen becomes a bird again.