Audio-visual Performance
Video/Mixed media/Sound: Transforma
http://transforma.de/projects/graete/

Graete is the name given by Transforma to their audio-visual instrument, consisting of mechanical, image- and sound-making equipment, cameras and microphones. In the performance of the same name, Transforma create an audiovisual stream which is a culmination of the artists actions performed live on stage.

The product of their continuing investigation into pure materiality and manual processes, Transforma use their visual instrument to explore prototypes of simple human tools and their application.

During the performance, the differentiation between the archaic objects and the modern technological setup disappears. A piece of wood or stone becomes recognisable as a tool, as does a camera or a spotlight. In the first scene, prehistoric humans sit in a cave using wooden sticks to stir a fire. In the last, modern humans analyse the same fire with new machinery. Greate is an imagined time-travel in a sequence of sounds and images.

Prior to the performance, Transforma will talk about their artistic work as part of the theme night “Focus Media in Space” at Kunstbezirk. (The talk will be held in English)

FITZ! Zentrum für Figurentheater, Studio, Theater tri-bühne

Kulturareal „Unterm Turm“, Eberhardstraße 61, 70173 Stuttgart

U-Bahn / S-Bahn: Haltestelle Stadtmitte / Bus: Haltestelle Wilhelmsbau