Walden: Petrichor

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Saturday, 2nd of July 2022, 2-9pm
Künstlerhof Frohnau, Hubertusweg 60, 13465 Berlin
Free admission, open air, please bring a picnic blanket.

One-day performance festival at Künstlerhof Frohnau, curated by SHIN Hyo Jin and Oscar Otto Hernandez Ruiz. In the second edition of our “Walden” series, the forest around Künstlerhof Frohnau will once again become a space for sounds, stories and encounters, with a selection of performances, readings and concerts. Künstlerhof Frohnau is located on the northernmost edge of Berlin: a wooded area whose scattered buildings since the 1920s have housed the so called sick, addicts, refugees and, for over 20 years now, a multitude of artists. At this particular place situated between nature and culture, city and periphery, past and present, visitors are invited to embark on an intense inner journey, inspired by the performances:
Air and breathing, taking a break, pausing, noticing your body. Coming together, listening to stories and exploring free spaces and the scent of rain on dry forest soil – Petrichor.

Programme
14.00 SHIN Hyo Jin and Otto Oscar Hernandez Ruiz: Opening Ceremony
14.30 Tatiana Heumann: “Hypnopomp”
15.30 Miranda Markgraf: “auf moos / on moss”
16.00 ensemble mosaik: “The additive arrow (Catherine Lamb, 2021/22)”, for bass flute, synthesizer and cello.
17.00 Richard Schnell & Fritz Nagel: “Das Leben der Bienen / The life of bees”.
18.30 Otto Oscar Hernandez Ruiz: “Odeur”.
19.30 Letkidbe
with light installations by Moritz Löwe.

In the framework of “Initiative Draussenstadt”.

Detailed programme description

Tatiana Heumann: “Hypnopomp”
Tatiana Heuman aka Qeei will be presenting the scores “How to Hypnopomp?” in a live setting, originally released in times of lock-down in the platform UNSEEN. The hypnopompic state is that moment just before waking up in which you are not sleeping anymore but you are also not fully awake. The body is in other space(s) and returns from unknown terrains. “How to Hypnopomp?” serves as a guide through performing very slow and subtle gestures and actions in the process of waking-up. These movements can be imaginary, physical availability should not be a limitation for their achievement. Tatiana Heuman works in the fields of music, performance and media art. Since 2018 she has been touring with her solo project QEEI, presenting her music at festivals and venues such as Tauron Nowa Muzyka, Katowice, MACBA in Barcelona and CTM in Berlin.

Tatiana Heuman, Photo: Vareila M.

Miranda Markgraf: “auf moos/on moss”
Concept/choreography: Rebecca Ristow & Miranda Markgraf, Dance: Miranda Margraf, Dramaturgy: Alexander Seeger, Music: Marvin Horsch
Based on the thesis ‘life means movement’, the performance deals with the emergence, growth, decay and re-emergence of living green. Through the meditative immersion in the quiet world of the forest, a new inner space opens up in which images, experiences and observations resonate. This reserved participation transforms into consciously perceived movements and choreographic images. A substanciality that shapes spaces and spheres, a precision of dance and subtlety of debate make „auf moos“ a moving experience – both inside and outside.

Miranda Markgraf, Photo: Franziska Strauss

ensemble mosaik: “The additive arrow”
Catherine Lamb (2021/22), for bass flute, synthesizer and cello.
ensemble mosaik: Rebecca Lane – flute, Ernst Surberg – synthesizer, Mathis Mayr – cello
A special focal point of ensemble mosaik is the reflection of new approaches in performance, such as including scenic and visual elements, and the trying of new concert formats, shedding light on shared contexts connecting individual works, consolidating current strands and probing new perspectives. In cooperation with artists from other fields and musical genres, the concerts themselves become experimental designs.

Ensemble Mosaik, Photo: Distruktur

Richard Schnell & Fritz Nagel: “The Life of Bees”
Musical reading: Richard Schnell, actor & Fritz Nagel, musician and flute maker.
Fritz Nagel plays his own compositions on the shakuhachi, kalimba and bass bansuri, while Richard Schnell reads an abridged version of the book “The Life of Bees” by the Nobel laureate in literature, bee lover and naturalist Maurice Maeterlinck. A musical and literary journey that takes its audience to the fascinating swarming of bees and their ceremonial founding of a state.

Fritz Nagel & Richard Schnell

Otto Oscar Hernandez Ruiz: “Odeur”.
An artistic performance as a fragment of a play or a film. Two or three people cut vegetables and prepare a soup, the movements are slow and deliberate. A pianist rehearses adagios. Between the sounds of the pot and the cutting, small fragments of poems, news from the radio, ambient sounds and noises from the record player, a polyphonic sound world emerges. When the soup has finished cooking, the stage unfolds towards the forest with cloths, textiles and steam. Otto Oscar Hernández Ruiz works as a painter and performance artist, exploring the construction and deconstruction of his own perception of an environment and the design of landscape. In his site-specific performances, he articulates himself audio-visually, always interacting with the audience, music and location.
SHIN Hyo Jin, who together with  Otto Oscar Hernandez Ruiz has curated Walden: Petrichor, graduated in European Classical Music and was trained in various traditional Korean music and performing arts by Korean masters and teachers. Since 1994 she is presenting as member of several co-founded ensembles this performance art forms, while in parallel she also performs in experimental, transcultural and often interdisciplinary music and performance projects. Since 2015 she explores ways of overcoming the boundaries between acoustic and electronic music in collaboration with Tilman Porschütz/Mandy Mozart, the painter and performance artist Otto Oscar Hernández Ruiz and the producer ISHIHARA Shigeru a.k.a DJ Scotch Egg a.k.a Scotch Rolex.

Otto Oscar Herndandez Ruiz und SHIN Hyo Jin, Photo: Robin Hinsch

Letkidbe
A passionate collector of cassette tapes, the artist has been compiling lo-fi music journeys for selected locations and moments, on and off, since 2016. Crossing genres, seasonal sensations of inner and outer perceptions form atmospheric ensembles. Mindfully, they portion deep-listening, healing, easy-listening, blissful and vocally impactful songs of diverse genres into their sets. In addition to their affinity for the analogue lo-fi medium, they focus on driving and housy sounds in the digital.

Letkidbe, Photo: Martin Lovekosi