Doepner & Summers: Tree harp (or: Just the Tree of Us), first partPublished on August 20th, 2019
Thursday, 22 August 2019, 7.30 pm, parking lot in front of Cirkulacija 2, Tobačna 5, Ljubljana: you are invited to the aural experience of a kinetic landscape sculpture and performance featuring: a tree, strings, wind and technological systems by two artists.
TREE HARP (or: JUST THE TREE OF US), first part
actors: tree, Stefan Doepner and Joe Summers
The daily performance of a tree happens mostly behind the curtain – what we see on stage is the result of a long career of tiny unseen actions. Each one of these complex actions – overlapping episodes – is a delicate tour de force. In sharp contrast to the effortless grace of the tree, it’s two collaborators (Stefan Doepner & Joe Summers) have spent the week clambering amongst it’s branches and making additions to it’s natural form. These (relatively) crude systems make metaphors for it’s functions or attempt to directly translate it’s movements.
The tree’s idiosyncratic structure dictates the shapes, lengths, frequencies, tones and all the practical (im)possibilities for noise making explored by the artists.
Disclaimer: no tree was hurt during the project…
Produced by: Kud Obrat
Partner: Cirkulacija 2
Supported by: City of Ljubljana – Department for Culture and The Public Fund for Cultural Activities (JSKD)