14/09/2019 Kugelmugel (AT)

Klankvorm showcase: Aquidistanz festival

"It's time again: "Ka-Boom", "Meow", "Bang", "digi digi", "post digi", "Whaaahhm", "boing", "Zap" and other great sounds, noises and voices meet at the second edition of the Äquidistanz festival  to a renewed culmination. Diverse approaches to sounds and arts and connected fields are thrown out of their own orbits into the common sphere of the Republic of Kugelmugel. From sound generation with laser light, the detection of electromagnetic fields via antennas, rotating speakers to Bluetooth signals for sound generation – Äquidistanz is back with a two-day program to plumb and sound the spherical belly of the Republic of Kugelmugel anew."

Magnetoceptia is a series of performances and installations which center around self-constructed, wearable antennas that pick up electromagnetic fields from its surroundings and make them perceivable through electronic sound. It is a collaborative project by Patrizia Ruthensteiner (AT) and Dewi de Vree (NL).This time Magnetoceptia’s latest piece will be presented: ‘Crinolettes – Gyration Resistance’. This site-specific radio-ballet is based on transformative antennas which are a reinterpretation of the historical female clothing element the ‘Crinoline’, a hooped cage initially worn under petticoats, which now functions as a physical extension of the performer’s bodies and technological expansion of the human senses – shifting symbols of restriction into emancipatory tools of liberation. The rotating spheres receive site-specific electromagnetic waves which are processed as raw sound material into a musical composition. The signals are dependent on the position of the performers relating to the space and each other.

Venue: Kugelmugel, Antifaschismuspl 2, 1020 Vienna, Austria.