Ohr-Weide - Salix Aurita
île flottante | Nica Giuliani & Andrea Gsell and Lilian Beidler
This performative sound installation is about the interplay of wildness and taming as well as naturalness and cultivation. It was
performed for the first time in June 2018 at Meriangärten in Basel, Switzerland.
Dozens of floating loudspeakers are carried towards the city by the small river crossing the botanical gardens of Basel. They are independent but at the same time travelling together. Each loudspeaker has its own soundtrack which changes over time. Similarly to living organisms which adapt to their environment, the speakers react to their surroundings and immediate situation. Each visitor individually experiences new sound compositions depending on their location and acoustic environment.
© Lilian Beidler 2019