Celestial Mechatronics – inspired by Apollinaire
This spring the Berwald Hall will explore the connections between music, technology and movement – together with the audience! From February to May a border-crossing exhibition will be on show in the foyers of the Berwald Hall with interactive musical installations created by Carl and Åsa Unander-Scharin and Ludvig Elblaus.
The installations are inspired by the French Surrealist poet Guillaume Apollinaire’s collection of poems Calligrammes and are based on three different poems from the collection. The works of art let the visitor mould the poems in different ways with the help of body movements. When ripples move across the surface of the water in a specially built container, babbling voices are heard, as in Il pleut (It’s raining voices). Three sculptures ‘observe’ how visitors move, and whistle, whisper or sing fragments from Un oiseau chante (A bird sings). Long cords, suspended like harp strings, produce sounds and images when touched that interpret the poem Liens (Bonds).
During the spring Carl, Åsa and Ludvig will demonstrate the installations on certain occasions as part of the Interplay series, and also talk about their artistic research. The exhibition will culminate in two concerts in May – Celestial Mechatronics – when the choral suite Calligrammes will be premièred by the Swedish Radio Choir.
Interplay or the exhibition are free of charge and you don't need a ticket.