everything I always have with me my ears, my sense, my memory, my ideas, my energy, my time. It entrusts something to me, I trust myself with something. The place and myself enter into a creative synthesis.
We conceive a chance-based walk. A performative walk that becomes an experimental dialogical space in urban space: a spatially temporary, a nomadic structure in which words, language, things, images, typography, etc. relate to each other. On this walk, perception is sharpened, the invisible is made visible, audible and tangible for other observers. Being on the road itself becomes an improvisation with the everyday world. It is not about the movement itself, but about a movement that leads to a different view, to a more awake state and thinking. Through our movement in space, we link the seemingly unconnected. We walk deviously and recognize the seemingly closed as a public sphere worthy of protection. Philosophical inputs and perception exercises refer to each other on the tour, sometimes playfully, sometimes poetically.
This performative tour addresses the role of public space, the positioning of one's own body in the city and uses it as a space of encounter, a space of communication and a stage. Through the interplay with the urban space, the perceptual space of the body expands into an experimental exhibition space in which physicality, movement and action create a dialogical relationship with the audience.
In 2019, Kathrin Dröppelmann (Architecture/Urban Design), Manuel Schwiers (Music/Sound Studies) and Luka Lenzin (Music/Illustration) have joined forces as Volumen×Volume. Volumen×Volume experiments with walks. They understand movement in space as an artistic strategy in contemporary visual, sound and performance art. In their projects, they investigate the extent to which being on the move helps shape urban spaces. To this end, they draw on spatial theories from philosophy, the social sciences and architectural theory and relate them to theories of the performative from performance studies.
UBeing on the move, which continually occurs in the city and through which urban actors and actants come into direct contact with each other, is suitable in this context as a subversive method of not only appropriating spaces (De Certeau), but also constituting them performatively. Their works are based on artistic research and experiments with immersion. They work with artistic strategies to convey embodied and situated knowledge, as well as experimental approaches to engage the audience as a vital interpreter of the artwork.
Concept & performanceLuka Lenzin, Manuel Gies, Kathrin Droeppelmann
Mon, August 23, 2021
12:00 AM CEST
Lichthof Theater, Mendelssohnstraße 15, 22761 Hamburg