Antikörper/Antibodies – Multimedia Text/Sound/Video Performance
HuelsTrunk – Text, Voice, Loops, Frequency-generator
BrandStifter – Images, Voice, Sample Keybord, Beats, Toys.
This biligual (germ./engl) performance is based on the book “Antibodies” by writer & soundpoet Dirk HuelsTrunk and Fluxus-artist/musician Brandstifter, which combines visual- & textcollages from old medicine & first aid books.
The performance is an improvised surgical event, cutting open the skin & flesh of the text and the collages. Bodyparts and thoughts are twisted and connected in a new way to create medical-human hybrid. The instruments used in this surgical operation are voice, loop pedal, sound oscillator, sample keybord, toys.
The surreal short prose poems are chanted, whispered, shouted looped, twisted, sampled, cut up again, used as sound material. Surreal first-aid collages are projected as illustrations. Brandstifter calles them “Fleischlegos”.
Full length version ca. 60min, shortened version possible.
Antikoerper/Antibodies has been performed at Flux Factory and Galery “Central Booking” New York, Kuenstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt, Kunstverein Walpodenstrasse, Mainz, Literaturhaus Wien.
Performance at Mousonturm Theater, Frankfurt 2010