I’m deeply interested in how we, as human beings, engage ourselves with listening experiences and the seminal role design plays at – as well as to – it. I explore these issues mostly through developing objects, performances and sometimes even workshops. As a designer dealing with relationships between people and technology, I also investigate near-future scenarios and emergent systems.
“The Shape…” is my Master Thesis work, presented in May 2012 at the Hochschule für Künste Bremen. Here I discuss the alleged “equalization” of live and recorded musical experiences through technology. I have developed a series of objects as “diegetic prototypes” based on real experiences of concertgoers, as objects for a possible “performance hacking”.
“Performance for One” is a piece that falls in between the fields of performance art and live concert. It allows for different layers of interpretation: one being the musical piece itself, played by the performer – exploring grainy textures instead of defined melodies, drones and slowly-evolving patterns towards a bliss-like experience, as well as playing with the aesthetics of so-called “extreme music” – and the other being the situation which the performance yields – the space between performer and listener is constantly challenged from the moment the performance becomes exclusive and intimate.
And then one day, the urban landscape merged itself with the marine landscape; land became sea that became land.
With tides flooding the entire city, the sea would become an extremely important source of food. This situation eventually worsened an already serious problem: overfishing. Within months, the fish population had diminished dramatically, causing shifts in the delicate balance of the marine ecosystem. Some animal species were greatly favored by the new situation, while others almost disappeared. Since the tides deeply affected the commercial viability of vegetable crops and meat production, soon lack of food started to become a prominent problem. Slowly, local solutions to these new problems started to appear. People adapted their diets, tastes and daily eating routines.
“Three Dresses” was created with Luiza P. as a contribution to the Transposing an Opera project, developed at the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen, Germany, based on Theater Bremen and director Andrea Moses’s rendition of “Don Giovanni”.
Based on personal observations of the opera’s storyline, where the dual and contradictory nature of relationships plays a central role, the idea for this project was developed as a reflection on these relationships and their cultural and social context.