Nightmare

sound performance

2010, Cologne / Germany

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Location: Raumkalk Gallery, Cologne / Germany
Material: wireless microphone, nine speakers, audio amplifier, sound mixer, sleeping bag, sleeping pills
Duration: 4 hours
 

There was a total darkness and heat in the gallery. There were nine randomly positioned loudspeakers on the floor. The loudspeakers transmitted a loud snort and snore mixed with some surrounding sounds, such as passing by cars, pedestrian’s steps, conversations etc. The performer was fast asleep like a homeless bum in his sleeping bag on the sidewalk on the other side of the street near the gallery. A small radio microphone was attached next to his mouth. It was the source of the original sound transmitted to the gallery.

 
 

 
 
Sound, Installation: Reto Gnad
Production: Academy of Media Arts, Cologne, Germany
 
 

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