(german title: Zufälle/Systeme)
Interactive Compositions as expression of communiaction
Our society is afected by a strong „desire for resonance“
(stated by Hartmut Rosa, sociologist at University Jena,Germany)
There´s nothing that stimulates us more than contact with others. (Ulrich Schnabel; “Muße”; 2010)
“We need a white noise, constantly. There´s nothing worse than being alone, without our online- and ofine
friends...” (Ruben Karschnick, 18 years, Hamburg)
In a society that is more and more digitalized, we face certain problems concerning communication.
Although we have the best platforms and possibilities to communicate than ever before (e mail, facebook,
smart phones...) we have a shorter attention span, we are bored very easily, we tend to be nervous when
waiting, many of us don´t like to talk about difcult matters and prefer to write mails or text messages.
In this experiment we want to link the two worlds of communication - the “digital world” with the “real
world” - and to compare them.
There are two rooms.
In every one of them is a group of players and musicians. They are creating a live-composition using movement
Every room is flmed. The video/sound is streamed live into the other room.
So the players/musicians can see and hear the others from abroad.
We don´t use language (conversation) in this experiment as the prime means to communicate in order to
explore the physical and sensual forms of communication and to compare them.
– A composition out of movement and music/sound. It is an expression of the very moment and cannot
be reproduced a second time.
– A permanent feedback between the rooms (or “systems”) that creates a third system.
How important is communication?
How does communication work?
What is happening between people communicating?
What´s the diference between “real” and “digital” communication?
Do we unlearn to communicate “face to face” and the signals of the human body?
What do we lose/win with the fusion of digital communication with “face to face” communication?