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SPEAKING IN LEAKS

ein Destillat des kollaborativen Prozesses von Johanna Kotlaris, marc norbert hörler und Ines Marita Schärer.

Link :Speaking in Leaks

ist eine ortsspezifische Soundarbeit, komponiert und verwoben für die Lautsprecher des LOEB Warenhauses. Das Projekt wurde während der Installation vom LOEB abgesagt. Das Statement der Künstler*innen finden Sie unten. Die Audioarbeit ist über diesen Link hörbar.

Die Soundarbeit ist eine Verwebung unterschiedlicher Stimmen und Erzählungen, die in ihrer fragmentarischen Montage Realitäten kollidieren lassen; in ihren fliessenden Konvulsionen und eklektischen Überlagerungen evozieren sie Situationen einer synchronen Differenz von Raum und Zeit. Fast mimt das Stück einen Spaziergang durch die Strassen, bei dem Gesprächsfetzen, Ladenmusik und Telefonieren zusammentreffen und ein vielschichtiges auditives Oszillieren hervorrufen. Die Klänge und Stimmen erzählen von ephemeren Spuren persönlicher Erfahrungen und bringen die Intimität dieser Wahrnehmung gleichsam in die Öffentlichkeit, um so auch über soziale Grenzen und zwischenmenschliche Sehnsüchte nachzudenken.

 

English:

Under the title „Speaking in Leaks”, artists Johanna Kotlaris and marc norbert hörler and Ines Marita Schärer have been collaboratively working on a sound piece to be exhibited from 5-7 November 2020 at LOEB shopping centre in Bern, Switzerland. The piece is 38 minutes long and would have been played four times a day via the centre´s own speakers.

Statement of the artists:

“It saddens and frustrates us that LOEB decided to cancel the planned presentation and scheduled sounds already during the installation process because of complaints from their clientele. The piece was seen as not cheerful enough, as disruptive in the safe haven of spending money in a time of social distancing and heightened levels of anxiety and stress.

The project was planned and developed earlier this year, regularly in communication with the people in charge and sensitive to the changing nature of regulations in a global pandemic. The project would have been on display in a time where – somewhat counterintuitively – cultural institutions are forced to close, putting additional strain on cultural workers and exhibition makers who have all been working on security concepts and new forms of making art and culture available. Simultaneously, shops are allowed to stay open, seemingly because of their economic importance, but apparently also to relieve the masses and reward them with a dose of commercial satisfaction. This hypocrite situation unilaterally defines importance based on economic factors and ignores the relevance of culture and labour put into making it accessible in times of social distancing and surging numbers of infections.

It is disappointing to experience the fast cancellation of a project that was planned months in advance, planned with regular meetings and work put into its creation, without an attempt of mediation from the side of the shopping centre and towards their customers. However, we will try to find another way to make the collaboration accessible and despite everything motivate everyone to work together to create amazing stuff and find new ways of making it accessible.”

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ein Destillat des kollaborativen Prozesses von Johanna Kotlaris, marc norbert hörler und Ines Marita Schärer.

Speaking in Leaks

ist eine ortsspezifische Soundarbeit, komponiert und verwoben für die Lautsprecher des LOEB Warenhauses. Das Projekt wurde während der Installation vom LOEB abgesagt. Das Statement der Künstler*innen finden Sie unten. Die Audioarbeit ist über diesen Link hörbar.

Die Soundarbeit ist eine Verwebung unterschiedlicher Stimmen und Erzählungen, die in ihrer fragmentarischen Montage Realitäten kollidieren lassen; in ihren fliessenden Konvulsionen und eklektischen Überlagerungen evozieren sie Situationen einer synchronen Differenz von Raum und Zeit. Fast mimt das Stück einen Spaziergang durch die Strassen, bei dem Gesprächsfetzen, Ladenmusik und Telefonieren zusammentreffen und ein vielschichtiges auditives Oszillieren hervorrufen. Die Klänge und Stimmen erzählen von ephemeren Spuren persönlicher Erfahrungen und bringen die Intimität dieser Wahrnehmung gleichsam in die Öffentlichkeit, um so auch über soziale Grenzen und zwischenmenschliche Sehnsüchte nachzudenken.

 

English:

Under the title „Speaking in Leaks”, artists Johanna Kotlaris and marc norbert hörler and Ines Marita Schärer have been collaboratively working on a sound piece to be exhibited from 5-7 November 2020 at LOEB shopping centre in Bern, Switzerland. The piece is 38 minutes long and would have been played four times a day via the centre´s own speakers.

Statement of the artists:

“It saddens and frustrates us that LOEB decided to cancel the planned presentation and scheduled sounds already during the installation process because of complaints from their clientele. The piece was seen as not cheerful enough, as disruptive in the safe haven of spending money in a time of social distancing and heightened levels of anxiety and stress.

The project was planned and developed earlier this year, regularly in communication with the people in charge and sensitive to the changing nature of regulations in a global pandemic. The project would have been on display in a time where – somewhat counterintuitively – cultural institutions are forced to close, putting additional strain on cultural workers and exhibition makers who have all been working on security concepts and new forms of making art and culture available. Simultaneously, shops are allowed to stay open, seemingly because of their economic importance, but apparently also to relieve the masses and reward them with a dose of commercial satisfaction. This hypocrite situation unilaterally defines importance based on economic factors and ignores the relevance of culture and labour put into making it accessible in times of social distancing and surging numbers of infections.

It is disappointing to experience the fast cancellation of a project that was planned months in advance, planned with regular meetings and work put into its creation, without an attempt of mediation from the side of the shopping centre and towards their customers. However, we will try to find another way to make the collaboration accessible and despite everything motivate everyone to work together to create amazing stuff and find new ways of making it accessible.”