The planets, the water, the plants, the inanimate objects, the human animals vibrate and argue with each other. Things, atoms and particles consist of vibrating energy. In different states we vibrate differently. In sorrow we vibrate differently than in joy, in fear differently than in ecstasy. How could we be together differently in a time where grief and loss, anger and fear accumulate?
Artist Siegmar Zacharias, together with scent alchemist Liza Witte, textile artist Lea Kieffer, and musician Steve Heather, invite us to make our bodies available as resonant spaces for each other to vibrate in the wild spaces of grief, joy and pleasure together with many generations. The sound material is based on the solfeggio frequencies, also called universal frequencies, found in all given natural phenomena. In an immersive landscape of relational objects, crystallized cultural debris, scents of future memories and sounds, a space of being connected in the transformative power of collective mourning, regeneration and listening together is created.
SIEGMAR ZACHARIAS is a queerfeminist transdisciplinary artist, activist, researcher, end-of-life caregiver, and healing practitioner. She explores collective practices of transformation as training for unknown futures in art, radical pedagogy, and social justice. Siegmar collaborates with uncontrollable materials. During the pandemic, the online listening session series WAVES - listening towards social bodies. was created as a collective mourning work and enabling touch.
LEA KIEFFER is a dance artist and costume/dress maker. Her work explores the dialogue between imagination and physicality through dance, bodywork and craft in hybrid and transdisciplinary formats.
LIZA WITTE is a perfumer and alchemist based in Amsterdam. Her product collection is based on her unique handcrafted fragrances and high-quality ingredients. All of her products are carefully handcrafted in small batches in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
STEVE HEATHER is a Melbourne-born multi-instrumentalist (drums, percussion, electronics) and composer from Berlin, Germany. His music treats sound as matter in relation to other matter, such as the human body. Steve collaborated with Siegmar on the project WAVES – listening towards social bodies, among others.
Concept, Performance, Voice, Relational Objects Siegmar Zacharias Textile Sculptures Lea Kieffer Scents Liza Witte Sound Design Steve Heather
A production by Siegmar Zacharias in co-production with FFT Düsseldorf and Heizhaus PSR. Funded by the Kunststiftung NRW and kindly supported by the Bündnis internationaler Produktionshäuser. The guest performance within the frame of Leisure & Pleasure is supported by the Capital Cultural Fund. Media partners: Arts of the Working Class, Berlin Art Link, Rausgegangen, tip Berlin, taz.die tageszeitung.