Raw clay, hydrophone, glass vases, PVC hose, silicone
The performance took place in front of the gallery on the “Straße der Menschenrechte” (Street of Human Rights) in Nuremberg. The performers gather around the tree, which represents all languages. One axis consists of a glass container filled with raw clay. A yellow hydrophone is connected to a speaker with a long purple cable.
A second axis connects a water sound experimentation station, a looping station, and two loudspeakers directed towards the pedestrian area next to the glass vase with raw clay. At the water station, three performers experiment and play with the sounds they can produce using water and available tools such as glasses, PVC hoses, glass straws, vessels made of raw clay in a silicone cover, and water. Using a microphone, they capture sounds which are then sampled by the artist at the looping station and partially modified with effects.
The performance begins with the pouring of water into the glass container with raw clay. The hissing sound of the raw clay absorbing the water can now be heard through the opposite loudspeaker. The performers then start playing with the water, listening and producing sounds of the interactions between the different bodies of water.
Kreis Galerie, Nürnberg
Photographs: Manoel Drexler
Videos: Mina Reischer, Theresa Hartmann