A!

2015

Julie Kratzmeier, Michael Starmayr, Katharina Zanon

 

live-performance

Donaustrände, Linz

17 min

 

A! is nothing but powerful action. The first possible thinkable form of acoustic protest, screaming violently, is used by humans immediately after birth. Spare / room uses the archaic voicemash to connect two riversides of the Danube. A! is a performance during an exhibition opening which is taking place on a ship landing on the opposite side of the river. For the visitors inside the ship it’s impossible to make out the persons belonging to the bloodcurdling screams- too many groups of people are gathering in the comfortable summer beach. Guys hanging out next to the members of spare / room are experiencing a contrasting situation: three young people scream in a comfortably seated position in the grass. The longer they scream, the less they control their voices. The scream stays alive for 17 minutes without any peaceful breaks.

 

 

 

A!