May 12 - 17, 2015Workshop + exhibition:Ragnhild May (DK)Kristoffer Raasted (DK)Performance:ANN-KATHRIN QUEDNAU (DE)GREGORY BÜTTNER (DE)UMULIGT INSTRUMENT (DK)
Raum Linksrechts and Hörbar, Hamburg
Ragnhild May and Kristoffer Raasted
Workshop w. Ragnhild May and Kristoffer RaastedINSTRUMENATURE- on instruments and bodies
Most musical instruments are constructed as extensions of the human body, enabling the human to perform certain sounds that it otherwise wouldn’t be able to produce. The instrument is so to say expanding what is naturally possible for a human. Consequently the instrument is often constructed with regards to the scale and structure of the human body - as a kind of prothesis.
The human has the ability to operate and play the instrument. Yet, in order to “master” the instrument one needs to train and discipline one’s body. An exercise that requires human nature to adapt to the nature of the instrument.
What characterizes the relationship between the body and the instrument? What happens when the instrument exceeds the human scale, e.g. when it is able to play itself without the presence or influence of human beings? Or when the composition runs 10 times longer than an average human life.
Instrumenature will be a practical and artistic investigation of the musical instrument in rela- tion to the body. We will explore the sculptural and auditive qualities of the instrument in re- lation to the human body. We will investigate the possibilities and limits of constructed musical instruments, and build our own. We will shape materials and construct instruments for human beings and beyond. Finally we will unite with our creations and send out sonic sculptures into our surroundings. Sounds and shapes that didn’t exist in the space before.
Gregory Büttner, Ann-Kathrin Quednau and two typewriters
"50 % human, 50 % woman, 50 % drum machine"Performance by Umuligt Instrument in Hörbar, Hamburg
Radikal Unsichtbar published a booklet for every ACT during the years 2015-2017. The booklets consist of research material, essays and interviews, and allowes the project to resonate into the future. Every page of the booklet is printed on fine coloured paper using the riso-technique, and collected in covers all together forming a book. The book was published in a limited edition of 250 from Radikal Unsichtbars own label.The original book is sold out, but here you can view the digital booklets and download free pdf-files.