Audioperformance: Minus One, Szumowar collective
On June 12, in the former bath in the building at 13/15 Księży Młyn Street, the present residence of the Academic Design Centre, the artist collective ‘Szumowar’ will present an acousmatic audioperformance ‘Minus One’. The event is included in the programme of this year’s Fotofestiwal.
The sound aspect of the performance refers to the sound texture of Łódź, made up of architectural structures and social and cultural codes derived from the traditions and history of the city as well as contemporary experience. The visual aspect will consist of imaginary motifs created by the audience themselves. The authors are not able to predict what these will be like – whether they will be just unconnected flashes of memory, or series of elaborate visual sequences.
‘What matters to our collective is the acousmatic side of the performance, the reception of sounds without the audience being aware of their source. We are searching for ways of experiencing sounds in accordance with the phenomenological approach. Following the concept of musique concrète created by Pierrre Schaeffer, we shall try to initiate sounds in such a way that they form a kind of a sonic sculpture built of sound objects. Akousmatikoi were the students of Pythagoras, who listened to their master while he was hidden behind a curtain. They did not see him for the whole five years of training. It was the voice that mattered.’
- Aleksandra Chciuk,
- Klaudia Negai Dębiec,
- Natalia Kędzierska,
- Weronika Mendrek.
The event will accompany the ‘infinite set’ exhibition which will be held in the Academic Design Centre on June 9 – 26, 2022.
‘Szumowar’ – the artist collective of students of photography and multimedia was established in the Audiosphere Studio run by Aleksandra Chciuk at the Institute of Photography and Multimedia of the Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts Łódź.
‘Minus One’ | audioperformance of the ‘Szumowar’ collective
Academic Design Centre
13/15 Księży Młyn Street
June 12, 2022 r., 6:00 pm and 6:30 pm
Note: The number of viewers is limited. To participate in the event send an online request to: firstname.lastname@example.org providing your name, surname and the chosen time of the performance. Warning for individuals with claustrophobia: The performance takes place in complete darkness.