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Filming: Griffin Pines & Karl Allsop

I circulate through the performance space, touching specific spots on the walls. A dense soundscape starts to fill the room. I walk faster and faster ... I pick up a ceramic plate from the floor and start lifting it in slow motion - the sound builds up ... I smash the dish to the ground! - Silence. I start running again.

In "running" I confront a strong and giant "sound body" with a strong action of my own human body. The music as a mental construct affects my physical body and ropes me into a vicious circle I can only try to escape by running faster and faster. The act of running to exhaustion also has a quite comical aspect in a way; there seems to be a certain disproportion of the actions.

Read more in this Interview by Cathy van Eck: running - a performance by Lilian Beidler

Pictures: Erico Wakamatsu & Karl Allsop


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