U-Turn

Everyone knows the words and statements: flashback, Déjà-vu-experience or “it was like a bad dream.” Memories or experiences far in the past or recently happened often appear sketchy and incomplete. In our mind we try to reconsider the situations again and again. We want to experience them again, understand and comprehend them. Forwards, backwards, faster, slower. We go into the details, watch a scene or an image accurately and closely, but we land up again in another picture. Was this belonging to this memory or was this another event from another time period, even a dream? How was it in reality at that time?

An atmosphere supported or tormented by scraps of words and sounds turning impenetrably, sometimes loud, sometimes quiet and barely comprehensible. We twist and turn, rewind our tags of memories again. We spin around in circles. No new knowledge, just an uncomfortable feeling is remaining.

U-Turn is a project with different operational processes and procedures and created in co-operation with a sound designer. It can presented to the audience as a live performance on two screens where the sound reactive video clips were mixed live to a live sound performance but it also works as a installation on screens.
The material of the videos and also the sound were take from the movie “Knife in the Water (“Noz w wodzie”) 1962 by Roman Polanski, his debut feature film and were interpreted new. “Noz w wodzie” features only three characters and deals with rivalry and sexual tension on a sailing trip.

Picutures of the live performance in the church “Brüderkirche” in November 2006 to the event Music Days in Kassel

Musiktage Kassel

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