With this NEW YEAR posting, we wish you all the very best for the coming year. May it bring health and easier times for all of us.
Love and gratitude from Barbara Thumm and team.
From Want Of Purse To Crave Of Pout
Made to mark an end to the year of empty buildings, From The Want Of Purse To the Crave Of Pout reflects Alex Schweder’s current creative direction that reimagines his inflatable environments as ‘spatiosonic’ instruments. Working in collaboration with sound artists to develop these devices, sound and space produce each other.
Teaming up with Los Angeles based sound artist, Geneva Skeen, From The Want Of Purse To the Crave Of Pout mounts microphones to the ends of what might be best described as ‘disco sacs’. As blown air turns these forms from flaccid to engorged, reverberation is produced as the distance between mics and speakers opens and closes.
This digital work follows the live installation of The Breath Before… for the eighth edition of
A L’ARME! On December 11, 2020. For this renowned festival of avant-garde jazz, experimental music & art, Schweder worked with internationally praised sound artist, Mieko Suzuki, thus fulfilling A L’ARME!’s mission to encourage new creative collaborations. Existing this year as a video edition, their project can be seen at: https://www.alarmefestival.de/concert-films.
Special thanks to Egmontas Geras for using his talent and offering his dedication to realize this exquisite animation.
Schweder would also like to thank his wife and curator of The Breath Before..., Karina, for offering the context to work beyond his habits.
Mieko Suzuki and Geneva Skeen also have his gratitude for their collaborative trust that opened new artistic possibilities.
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