BIENNALE MUSICA 2022-OUT OF STAGE-Arsenale – Sala d’Armi E-ALEXANDER SCHUBERT
Arsenale – Sala d’Armi E
PERFORMATIVE SOUND INSTALLATION
ALEXANDER SCHUBERT (1979)
SLEEP LABORATORY, 2022 (50’) *
performative installation for
musicians/performers and VR/360 Video
United Instruments of Lucilin
Sophie Deshayes, flute
Winnie Cheng, violin
Danielle Hennicot, viola
Ingrid Schoenlaub, cello
Pascal Meyer, piano
Guy Frisch, percussion
WE ARE VISUAL
Marc Einsiedel, Felix Jung, set
Multimedia Kontor Hamburg (MMKH)
Leonhard Onken Menke, Sebastian Olariu,
Tobias Johannes Pfeil, co-development
and artistic collaboration
Felina Levits, costumes
Jonathan Harth, scientific adviser
Alexander Schubert, concept, stage director
Co-production La Biennale di Venezia,
ACHT BRÜCKEN-Musik für
Köln, Philharmonie Luxemburg (rainy days
festival), United Instruments of Lucilin
In sleep we find a different space, liable to be altered: subconscious, morphing with poetic truths and desires. In sleep our imaginations and connections are unlimited. In sleep we find death, we experiment – counterbalancing our controlled life. In sleep we dissociate from our solid self.
Virtuality is our sleep model. Our technique of alteration and reframing. Sleep can be considered as a counter-action to the hard-modeled reality – an escape to avoid over-fitting and compressed world views: all we want is to escape and to transcend.
The Sleep Laboratory offers a guided virtual experiment, in which the participants are invited to a setting which allows the readjustment of self perception and external observation. Joining an intimate scenario, during which you may look at yourself and your partner as a virtual container. Hollow and empty – but beautiful and lovable. Letting go to engage with sincerity.
From you, into fluidity,
And total dispersion.
Empty biological Vessel left below.
A Room like a Terrarium.
Look into the Eyes.
A beautiful Fade-Out-Function.