Unsettling I: Schillerplatz
Sound piece for headphones, 15.50 minutes
Rundgang, Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna
January 19th 2017
A voice invites you to tune in to the rhythm of your body, to be aware of your pulsating presence and the impact you have on your surroundings. The focus shifts to the interface between you and your surroundings and to the other souls of the house, that interrupts your rhythm with dissonance and demands your attention. Ghosts appear and disperse.
The soundtrack is a sound clip of the string quartet Felberer Streich playing a piece called Am Schillerplatz, that has been stretched digitally, from 30 seconds to 15 minutes, to give it a strange, tense, haunting quality.