2021 Installation and performance
ceramic flutes, stands (steel and nylon thread), sound
In the midst of the instruments in the museum's archive, most of which are tuned to a specific key in pursuit of technical perfection, there is also a silenced clay flute (MIR1290).
What stories does it tell, what notes could be played on it? The starting point for this work was a picture of a clay flute from the museum's online archive. An attempt to create connections about the possibilities of re-experiencing acoustic activation - flutes as an expression of research into the sounds of different corporeal forms.
At the installation, visitors could listen to a sound piece via a QR code with a text set to music and the sounds of the flutes on display.
In addition, a sound performance took place together with the artist Susanne Dundler, in which I took the flutes from the stands to work out new sound levels with digital techniques (loops and effects).
shown at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nürnberg
Photographs: Theresa Hartmann