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January and February have flown by with the preparation for and excitement of the Transmediale and CTM festivals here in Berlin. For my part I had the wonderful opportunity to create a new audio visual piece with the talented Peter Kirn for the Illuminations of Wedding exhibition at Supermarkt on 25th January. Illuminations of Wedding was part of Vorspiel 2013, transmediale & CTM Festival’s official partner programme, a special three-day event at SUPERMARKT celebrating urban expressionism, and the role of public art and technologically-mediated interventions for evolving communities. Illuminations of Wedding included an exhibition of works by international media artists, A/V performance, workshop and panel discussion.
Curated by Michelle O’Brien and Kristin Trethewey with artists: AUTO64 (Stattbad), Semiramis Ceylan & Jaime Schwartz (Graffiti Research Lab Germany), Hendrik Czakainski, Peter Kirn (Create Digital Music), Malcolm Levy (Hybridity / New Forms Festival), Susa Pop (Public Art Lab Berlin), Julia Vernersson & Ruuta Vimba (Kulturlabor Trial&Error) and Jemma Woolmore (Jem the Misfit).
For our performance ‘Found Concerto’, Peter and I created an audiovisual portrait of Wedding through field recordings gathered on explorations through the suburb. These investigations gave insight into a place in flux. From the Tegel airport flight path to its large immigrant population to our own movement through the area, Wedding emerged as a site of transience and change. This merged with personal interpretations of site and place, inspired by our own sensations of memory and impression.
You can see video documentation from the performance here.
And hear the curators and artists talk about the exhibition themes and their work here.