Zorka Wollny: Resonance Assembly – Composition for Factory
Performance and Album Release
by Zorka Wollny
with Christine Schörkhuber, Jana Sotzko, Sebastian Borkowski, Elena Kakaliagou, Matthias Härter, Florian Betz, Rosa Gerhards, Theresa Stroetges, Ulrike Hansson and Helen Heß
19 July 2014 in the frame of the Universität der Künste Rundgang
16.30 h, 18 h and due to the strong demand additionally at 19 h
(for maximum 25 people, please register through email@example.com)
The project Resonance Assembly by District studio grant artist Zorka Wollny investigates the former factory area of the Malzfabrik in Tempelhof-Schöneberg and its relicts of machinery as resonant bodies for a music of the forgotten and of transformation. In a series of concerts, a temporary ensemble consisting of musicians, cultural researchers, performers and amateurs activates the in-betweens of art, contemporary music, sound and performance and literally plays the factory.
In this environment formerly dominated by rhythms of industrial processing, their collaborative experiments transform abandoned rooms, apparatuses, tools and materials into a very different sequencing of sonic assembly. With classical music objects, everyday items and their own bodies, the group feels out, beats, pushes and transmigrates the old malthouse and its abandoned infrastructure. The series of minimalistic sound pieces bestow an acoustic presence to the factory’s quiet erosion and untold stories. In the presence of listeners, the factory becomes –aside from its material manifestation– a space for collaborative cognizance, a space for motion dependent perception and an expression of re-interpreted cultural relations.
The composition Resonance Assembly emerges from the interdisciplinary practice of the artist and current District studio grant recipient Zorka Wollny who is known for her site-specific works and performances.
A collaboration between District, Malzfabrik and Sound Studies, UDK.
Supported by Bezirksamt Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Dezentrale Kulturarbeit.
Along with the project, Resonance Assembly is released as music CD and art publication.
Recording and mixing: Jasmine Guffond, Helen Heß, Michael Weisskircher
Mastering: Listeners / Freddy Knopp
Artwork: Małgorzata Mazur, Design: Pieterjan Grandry
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