TRANS LUCENT & Lunatic Cloud Ten
THU 01 to SUN 04 Nov 2018
In the context of opening the house for new formats and cooperation projects, two installations were developed for this year’s Jazzfest in cooperation with Mischa Kuball, Professor for Public Art, and students from the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne. They will occupy the Haus der Berliner Festspiele and its external spaces and consign them to new uses.
Artist Lia Sáile has been exploring boundaries in her work for several years. The extensive temporary installation “TRANS LUCENT”, which she created especially for the 2018 Jazzfest Berlin, refers to topics inherent in the festival’s programme and continues them through her art. In her light intervention, transitions and interstices are examined in their construction and function. Based on the theory of the opaque, propounded by philosopher Édouard Glissant, light and darkness as well as visibility and invisibility operate on a political level in the installation. Issues of drawing boundaries, of difference, transparence and mobility are reflected in the work. The festival’s visitors become actors and thus an element of the work.
Lunatic Cloud Ten
Artist Charlotte Triebus focuses on the potential of the interfaces of art, dance and music in her work. Her performative installation “Lunatic Cloud Ten” is part of a series of performances which explore the structures of touch, transferring them into a performative installation with the aid of multi-media techniques of visualisation. This raises central questions about the connections between humans and technology. How do people react to a technical object – and vice versa? From what point on can people said to be touched by machines? In this installation, a female performer and an object enter into such a close communication that in the end we can no longer tell whether the performer is influencing the object or vice versa – the interaction is physically renegotiated (in more than one sense).