These artists talks are part of Performing Objects and not open for the public.
Performing Objects experiments with objects and their possibilities to act as an interactive performer towards its users or audience. This project researches different ways artists can anticipate this process during the conceptualisation and the conception of their work. The artworks made for this project will possibly manifest themselves in different locations outside the regular arts contexts.
Artist Talk by choreographer Camilla Monga amongst others on her piece Quartetto per oggetti, a choreography using objects as choreographic tools. Following the principles Edgard Varese used in Ionisation, the piece proposes a poly-rhythmic structure as influenced by the physical properties of the objects: wheel - bell - cycling pump - baseball bat - fly swatter - ball - fluffy brush - funnel - plastic spring - moo box - pillow - toilette plunger – rolling pin.
Thirteen common objects, removed from their daily context, become the basic tool to define a range of physical possibilities. Their functions determine patterns whose directional components are unpredictable, but serve as the basis for expansion and variation of rhythm. Each object is a vehicle to claim a spatial and temporal dimension, in order to produce a musicality of movement, rather than concrete sounds or music.
The result is an intense, paroxysmic vision which reaches an illusory chaos and a surreal logic.
"There is an idea, the basis of an internal structure, expanded and split into different shapes or groups of sound constantly changing in shape, direction, and speed, attracted and repulsed by various forces" (Edgard Varese).