1) The performer is outside with a microphone in his hand.
2) The audience is inside and is listening to the performer from a loudspeaker that is connected to the microphone outside.
3) The performer tries to throw the microphone through the window and reach the inside where the audience is listening.
4) When the microphone enters the inside, the high gain volume (excitement) and the reduced distance (encounter) between microphone and loudspeaker produce an acoustic feedback.
5) In this way, the performer, who is metaphorically embodied in the microphone, finally meets his audience.
keyword - loudspeaker
A body moves in space modulating the acoustic feedback that occours between microphone and loudspeaker. According to the position occupied, the body can block or activate the feedback.
Starting from the exploration of the physical nature of sound waves (frequency and wave lenght), the performance reveals the capacity of the body to filter and alter the propagation of sound in space.
Video 1 – Rehearsals: https://vimeo.com/118521780 (password is “ciao”)
Video 2 – Live Performance: https://vimeo.com/119800367 (password is “ciao”)
photo by Luca Ghedini
A thrower, equipped with a slingshot, tries to hit a microphone.
The impact of the hit is amplified and diffused at high volume from a loudspeaker.
The amplification of the hit allows the thrower to experience the “sensitivity” of the microphone, or in other words: to understand and share the feelings of another body.
Watch the DOCUMENTATION VIDEO here (my piece is at 17′:18” of the video).