Hive Rise

  • Großer Wasserspeicher
  • Performance

18.07.2019 / 19:00 – 21:00
With Ashley Fure

Entering the large water tank on Kollwitzplatz is like accessing another sphere of perception. In spite of the summer heat, the air remains cool behind its thick, stone walls. Inside the sacral-like, windowless building the eyes take time to adjust to the darkness. The majestic concentric circles of the interior walls produce an unsettling, up-to-eighteen-second-long acoustic reverb that confuses the senses and causes disorientation.

Ashley Fure delves into this site-specific magic with her new, hand-picked ensemble of ten performers who perform with an array of custom 3D-printed megaphones that have become one of her signature sound sources. Created in collaboration with Matter Design, these unique objects focus acoustic energy in highly directional streams and produce palpable psychoacoustic artifacts as they bounce off architectural surfaces.

Developing a piece commissioned by CTM Festival and the Artists-in-Berlin Program for CTM 2020’s edition Liminal, Ashley Fure spends the final months of her residency researching sound and movement tableaux in this site-specific wonderland. With megaphones that function more like bodily extensions than external instruments, she and her cast of collaborators research sound and movement patterns that explore posthuman kink, ritual acoustics, and the networked perceptions of the migratory hive mind.

In collaboration with director Lilleth Glimcher, Ashley Fure will present a public workshop performance on July 18. She invites the audience into her laboratory, sharing and expanding the experience of her rising hive. The evening is an exciting acoustic experiment that offers not only a rare insight into an ongoing work-in-progress but also marks the closing event of Ashley’s Artists-in-Berlin Program residency that ends in July.

Created by Ashley Fure and Lilleth Glimcher.
With Josephine Brinkmann, Yin Cheng-Kokott, Siri Elmqvist, Julian Fricker, Camille Käse, Zwoisy Mears-Clark, Tatiana Mejia, Jorge Osuna Sánchez,Assi Pakkanen, and Valerie Renay.

free admission – performance starts sharp


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