KONTAKT is a site specific light installation by artist/musician Michael Vorfeld in which the illumination of multiple incandescent bulbs is controlled by a mutually dependent and reactive electrical circuit. Groups of multi-coloured bulbs light up in short bursts, creating a constantly changing rhythmical structure. KONTAKT is a luminous organism, the perpetual fluctuation of electrical input leading to ever new constellations of light.
EXHIBITION OPENING 25.04 @20: 22 (sunset)
KONTAKT switched on @ 20: 24 (sunset)
KONTAKT switched on @ 20: 26 (sunset)
Performance by Alessandra Eramo @ 20:30
Closing event of Michael Vorfeld ´s light installation KONTAKT
with a performance by Alessandra Eramo _and New solo LP release “TRACING SOUTH” (voice, electronics, field recordings, theremin, harmonica)
Her new composition “Tracing South” will be released in April 2019 as LP on Corvo Records.
A sonic enchantment where polyphonic singing, repetition, dissonance and overtones meet field recordings, analogue electronics and instruments such as the Zampogna, a bagpipe popular in southern Italy. Reflecting on the Mediterranean Sea as a human and spiritual dimension, but now also as a vast and silent migrant cemetery, Eramo’s work oscillates between the caress of tender melodies and the brutal energy of noise eruptions, pushing the listener out of the comfort zone.
“Tracing South” is funded by Musikfonds, Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien
MICHAEL VORFELD is a musician and visual artist, plays percussion and self-designed string instruments and realizes electroacoustic sound pieces. He works in the field of experimental, improvised music and sound art, realizing installations and performances with light and sound, and working with photography and film. In addition to his solo activities, he is a member of various ensembles and collaborates with artists who work in many different art forms. Based in Berlin, his list of activities includes numerous concerts, performances and exhibitions in Europe, America, Asia and Australia. http://www.vorfeld.org
Born in 1982, ALESSANDRA ERAMO is a Berlin-based sound artist and vocalist. She works with performance and other media such as installation, video, text, drawing and intervention in the public space, exploring latent acoustic territories of the human voice and Noise as socio-political matter. She has exhibited and performed widely at festivals and institutions and, alongside her solo work, collaborated with diverse composers, choreographers, artists and poets. http://www.ezramo.com/about.html