a piece for movement, electronics, and voice
Muyassar Kurdi & Eric Wong
a sculpture for two voices
Jagna Anderson & Dodi Helschinger
- contemplate the possibility/contingency/impossibility/necessity of a relational state, of being one sculpture, of sounding with one voice
contemplate the possibility/contingency/impossibility/necessity of being unrelated
contemplate the possibility/contingency/impossibility/necessity of sounding with a multidute of voices
contemplate the possibility/contingency/impossibility/necessity of being unrelated and being in touch
contemplate the possibility/contingency/impossibility/necessity of a void in representation
MUYASSAR KURDI (b. 1989 in Chicago) is a New York City-based interdisciplinary artist. Her work encompasses sound, extended vocal technique, performance art, movement, photography, and film. She has toured extensively in the U.S. and throughout Europe. A versatile improviser, Muyassar has composed and performed music for voice, harmonium, piano, lyre, autoharp, and theremin in both solo and collaborative environments. She currently focuses her attention to interweaving homemade electronic instruments and sculpture into her vocal and dance performances, stirring a plethora of emotions from her audience members through vicious noise, ritualistic chants, and meditative movements.
ERIC WONG – Born 1981 in Minneapolis, MN, grew up in Hong Kong, a guitarist and computer musician. Although he has taken some lessons at younger age, he is pretty much an autodidact. After spending years going between rock and electronic music, his current focuses are free improvisation and sound manipulation. Currently based in Berlin, and has performed in Germany, Austria, Hong Kong, Macau, USA, China, Poland, Switzerland, and Czech Republic.
Besides solo, other projects he is also involved include rock duo Meta Fog with Sascia Pellegrini patchworking pop culture montage, musical collective Stoic Strangers with Wilson Tsang plus other Hong Kong based musicians, guitar/piano duo Se Noh Te with Eunice Martins, D.N.A.N.D.N.A. with saxophonist Simon Rose, and a member of Berlin Soundpainting Orchestra. He has as well collaborated with Klaus Küvers, Ernesto Rodrigues, Nicola Hein, Meinrad Kneer, Alexei Borisov, Nuno Torres, Guilherme Rodrigues, Christian Windfeld, Audrey Chen, Ignaz Schick, Korhan Erel,Hikaru Inagawa, Macoto Inagawa, Mark Alban Lotz, Olaf Hochherz, Ulrike Lentz, Elma
Riza, Mireia Aragones, Tom Arthurs, Angelika Sheridan, Irene Kepl, and so on.
JAGNA ANDERSON lives and works as a multidisciplinary artist and art historian/curator in Berlin. Her work includes vocal performance art, choreography, space installation and performative interventions in the urban space. The sensoric human body, meeting the materialities and textures of the world, plays the major role in her artistic practice, which inquires into the dynamic interplay between structures and actions on different levels – from physical up to linguistic.
Besides her solo work Anderson embarks gladly on collaborative projects: She is the founder of p.u.r.e. – performative urban research ensemble (2016), a member of the vocal quintet Medulla and of the multidisciplinary art collective WAH (Weber – Anderson – Helschinger). Together with Dodi Helschinger she mantains impro.per.arts – a research and production platform for non-disciplinary improvisation.
DODI HELSCHINGER is a berlin based writer and performer. In writing as well as on stage her cross-genre approach challenges the borders between poetic space crafting and world-obsessed navel-gazing and therefore blends well-known ingredients of poetry, thriller, sci-fi and fairytale to discover new and edgy literary sounds, tastes and colours. In her stage work the performative voice – located at the interface between sound, language and movement – is her central medium to pass between all-telling silence and ever-evading noise. Whilst in writing she currently develops a taste for the brimming, her stage-and soundwork tends to be more minimalistic.
Dodi Helschinger is part of p.u.r.e. – performative urban research ensemble, of the experimental vocal quintet Medulla and of the multidisciplinary collective WAH (Weber – Anderson – Helschinger). Together with Jagna Anderson she maintains impro.per.arts – a research and production platform for interdisciplinary improvisation.
3 march 2018
Studio2 at Kunstquartier Bethanien / Mariannenplatz 2 / 10997 Berlin
Donation: 8 – 14 €
photo by Jagna Anderson