punkte die zu strichen geworden sind

sound installation/field recordings/10:33‘/2021
trumpet: Thomas Vötterl, horse rider: Nadja Marihart, techincal assistent: Peter Paul Aufreiter

„Punkte die zu Strichen geworden sind“ is a sound experiment between a river channel and the motorway. This faceless space is expanded by a temporary narrative, producing different protagonists and movements in the process: hooves clatter away, a flaring scale on the right, a motor hums by, drones from below. The performance of space, music, objects and bodies staged and recorded near the Inn river can be experienced acoustically in the theaterspace: The visitors of the sound installation hear from several perspectives, switch back and forth between them, make comparisons and find differences. The situational composition represents an attempt of a constructed acoustic experience that denies any causality or dramatic structure.

installtion photos: verena nagl
supported by: vorbrenner, land tirol

schutzmaßnahmen

The Lahnbach is closely linked to the development of Schwaz – almost the entire city lies on the alluvial cone of the stream. Stream and people have been in direct process of forming the landscape since the time of settlement. Due to the sudden and heavy settlement in the area and deforestation, both factors that can be traced back to mining, this interaction intensified. Initially also used to generate energy to operate mills, smelters and forges, the Lahnbach, with its irregular waterflow, wasn`t a reliable partner in terms of “work” and its mudflows were feared. The deforestation of the protective forest had immediate effects and increased the risk potential of the stream for the people living around it. Since then the mitigation of the stream became the task of the people whos live he threatened. The installation combines a collection of sounds that could be labeled as protective measures – biological, technical and superstitious – and poses an attempt to describe the mutual transformations creating this hybrid that is the Lahnbach.

supported by: Stadt Schwaz
installation fotos: © Verena Nagl

reflections

sound installation/10:40‘/2020-2021

In „refelctions“ two speakers simulate the two ends of a tunnel, the space in between becomes a passage. A single voice is negotiating the „je“ and „moi“ of the Lacanian mirror state in a self-reciprocating manner. These two words were spoken at the opposite ends of a former railway tunnel with a concise echo, which is used for screaming therapy by the nearby psychosomatic center. The words are becoming sounds used for the systematic “acustic tapping” of the empty space and its natural reverb. These sounds were played back and recorded again in a disused industrial tunnels – every location adding another layer of resonance. The site-specific echo effect achieved in this way spatialises the sound and transforms it into an object.

supported by: Land Vorarlberg

adapting to survive

radioessay/54:40/2019

„Adapting (?) to survive“ is an ongoing series of radioplays revolving around different approaches to survival-strategies in nature, science, art and our daily lives. Animals and plants are the experts on this topic, over time they form specific physical characteristics that help them survive their ever changing surroundings. Trees grow taller to get more sunlight, smaller plants have learned to live in the shade in their own way. Humans often take a more selfish approach and form their surroundings to suit their needs. But learning survival skills and prepping became a new trend fuelled by our deepest fears and testing ourselves in the unsafe terrain of nature also shapes our hobbies like sports and other outdoor activities. And there is the other side of the coin – our everyday actions shape our relationship with nature in a way that our small decisions have a huge impact on the environment. The radioshow is looking for strategies, thoughts, conclusions and investigates the „state of being safe“, its byproducts and side effects.

The first audioessay of the series consists of music developed during a residency in a rural area in Finland as well as radio play elements that embed different interview sequences into fictitious soundscapes. The interviews revolve around, among other things, self-sufficiency, the precariat of the artistic existence and the human need for taking risks. Sounds of an intimate presence.
interviews with: Mooni Perry and Jehki Potkonen

supported by: Austrian Embassy Helsinki

سمت الرأس надрыв!

videoinstallation/9:30/2016

direction/camera/editing: anna-sofie lugmeier; co-direction: boris krastev; performers: johannes frick, petya alabozova, boris krastev, egli katsiki, bilyana georgieva, philip deschamps, angélique zaini, petra van gompel, hilde i. sandvold; music: evamaria müller

Recordings of the systematic “acustic tapping” of the empty exhibition space (wellwellwell) with two gravels were combined with electronic sounds, inspired by the water power plant at the shooting location and the cutting beats of a singing bowl.
A group of young people is staring at a point far away in the sky.
Better be somewhere else, somewhere you are not getting strained. It is a state of mind, a noticeable break of a generation, which is longing for so much more: everything seems possible.

displayed as videoinstallation in the galleryspace wellwellwell (VIE)
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videostillcredits anna-sofie lugmeier

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