2015 / Installation (plastic planters, nylon thread) + 20 Min Performance / Dimensions variable
This work is the result of an engagement with a series of dialogues titled The Ending of Time by philosopher J. Krishnamurti and physicist David Bohm. I walked the cemeteries listening to their exploration of the nature of humanity, the significance of death and the root of human conflict. During these walkalogues I collected disposable planters which were reanimated into a coherent whole. I then perforated the underlying geometry from each planter onto an inkjet print of its scanned image. The resulting ethereal hieroglyphs act as translations of the supernatural.
Inspired by notions of death as rebirth, silence and presence, dancers were invited to improvise to a selection of Bach’s Cantatas with the premise of interacting through their movements with a rectangle of nylon thread which I installaed connecting two existing sculptures in a Cemetery’s Glasshouse. The sonic qualities of the thread occupy the silence that emerges from the pauses of the choir and offer an opportunity to bring our awareness to the subtler dimensions of life and what lies beyond.
Vocal ensemble: Bettina Böhme, Christiane Wolf, Marliese Sondermann, Ralf Böhme
Guest dancers: Liza Alpízar Aguilar, Maureen López Lembo