|throughout||niram: reminiscing – Installation|
|19:00||Mel Schwarz: Drag Dinner #5: Category is: Fusion|
|20:00||Lea Samira Bernath: zwüsche dä hüglä & between the hills|
|21:00||Lu Läderach: What Does Home Sound Like?|
|21:45||Margaux Huber: Tout ce que le ruisseau ne sera pas|
|after 22:15||Graue Kreide, DJ Set|
An evening filled with a potpourri of sounds, songs, dances, and scents. Memories of home and childhood, prompting the question: what significance do they hold today? This evening will showcase four individual perspectives, shaped by political and systemic circumstances and realities that grapple with the understanding of traditions, memories, and homeland. These four young emerging artists express personal reflections and emotions through dance, sound, text, food and installations. What unites them all is a critical reinvention, an opening of new thoughts and spaces.
Co-edit and fine tuning: nongla
What do one’s own memories sound like? With this question, the piece explores one’s mind with old memories and the soundscape created by the imagination. In a self-experiment, particular memories of mine are recreated, differentiated, defined, and deconstructed. A process that our brain performs with memories is taken into the hands of compositional tools and influences. Combined with sounds from a simulated past, neurological and physiological components are translated into artistic expressions – neuronal noise becomes noise music, brain waves become sub bass carriers. A dive into a perspective coming from a diasporic identity is being sonified- diaspora and brain sounds, as soundscapes and dream tent. A soundscape creation that has never taken place in the exact form somewhere around me but in my own thoughts. As far away as possible but as intimate as if it’s whispering into the ear.
Realities collide and redefine an emerging imaginary soundscape. Thinking back and thinking anew. Changing and yet reminiscing.
Content note: the piece contains mentions and descriptions of death.
niram has always been interested in sonic ideas. through the sound art studies in bern (ch), niram was introduced to electroacoustic niches of music. this led the artistic practice into an open field of experimentation with different facets of the sonic dimension.
Drag Dinners is a series of works, in which a different type of restaurant is imitated each time.
The aim is to adopt the aesthetics and food style of these restaurants without reproducing the hierarchical, exclusionary and exploitative structures of restaurants.
Mel Schwarz (they/them) works with food, mostly to mediate queer feminist issues.
A dance installation about porous traditions.
My body remembers. where do they stick, these traditions? i will sit here with them, with you. between the memory and the momentary experience. rhythm is a memory in the now. “zwüsche dä hüglä& between the hills” is a performance about forgetting, repressing and remembering again. through an old song, the imaginary story of vreneli and an unusual musical instrument, lea samira seeks to queer these traditional elements and make them permeable.
Lea Samira is a dancer, artist and part of the music label Forcefield Records. In 2021 she completed her studies in contemporary dance at the Manufacture in Lausanne. Lea Samira then studied Prozessdesign in Basel, where she explored the idea of porous traditions in depth. Lea Samira researched and searched for ways in which she could both value this old experiential knowledge and treat its conservative use critically.
concept, choreography, performance: Lea Samira Bernath
music:: Simmelibärglied, traditional song from the canton of Bern, from the 18th century.
edit: Jeanne Rosset and Léa Birrer
installation: Lea Samira Bernath und Jeanne Rosset
costume: Lynn Balli
outside eyes: Emma Saba, Jessica Huber, Nils Amadeus Lange, Vanessa Sindihebura, évo mine lambillon, Laura Pregger
«What Does Home Sound Like?» takes you on a journey into the performer’s complex identity, centered around the ambiguous concept of home. It explores the gaps between identities, aiming to provoke thoughtful contemplation. It delves into how our bodies and senses contribute to shaping who we are. Using a sound performance, it expresses the performer’s journey exploring themes of identity and home in an artistic manner.
Lu Läderach (she/they), born in 1999, is a multidisciplinary artist in the realms of performance and music. They studied at the University of Art and Design Basel at the HyperWerk Process Design. In their practice, Lu engages with the concept of home within the context of the diaspora, thus exploring the notions of belonging and identity. Lu is a co-founder of Forcefield Records, a label and event collective. Their work is characterized by the fusion of performance and music.
With «Tout ce que le ruisseau ne sera pas», she blows le vent frais et le vent du matin down the rivers and takes us to her different places of thoughts and memories inhabited by her desires, promises and torrents. There is the water that flows through her body, the water that carries her revolutionary raft and bears witness to the memories of the sea. She drives us to the streams that transform, sweep, envelop and where the sun will set our future ablaze.
«Tout ce que le ruisseau ne sera pas» is a Lecture Performance co-produced by BelluardBollwerk (2023).
Margaux Huber (1996, Fribourg) holds a Bachelor Degree in Visual Arts from the Bern University of the Arts (HKB) in Bern in 2022. Her transdisciplinary practice mainly includes sculpture, poetry and performance. She works on a concept of multi-reality, a utopian and conceptual space that she constructs to anchor her pieces, using symbols and objects drawn from the Swiss visual imagination.