The last Outbound of 2017 presents two ways of approaching environmental issues through sounds.
PMWGR 1.0 No Plug Sound Machine is a project by Samira “Night by Night” Allaouat questioning how to make make music without conventional electricity. It explores the idea of a future where resources that we hold as fundamental to life will no longer exist.
Consider a hypothetical crisis situation: imagine yourself restarting from point “zero”, keeping in mind all the advanced technologies we’ve created up until that point, and then recreate those comforts, but without the power supplies we commonly take for granted. Within PMWGR 1.0, mechanics, electronics, nature and human collaboration coexist and support each other in the the same time and place. The light theremins and the LEDs are powered using electricity from earth batteries made from potted plants, and the mechanical core is a gramophone activated with man power.
The environmental project The Awful Plastics plays plastics inside faux trash islands. Plastic lasts for 450-1,000 years, they are not disposable, they are awful. The Awful Plastics create constantly changing sonic narratives, performative movements and visual landscapes. They are delighted to have discovered that the possibilities for plastic improvisational composition are endless.
Together collectively, they have been experimenting with sound for over 70 years. They were born in Korea, Canada and Germany. They are all assigned female at birth but some of them are genderqueer and some are cisgender. They are transfeminist multidisciplinary artists who are obsessed with ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response). For this Outbound event, The Awful Plastics will be Jean P’ark, Hannah Levin, Han Van Acoleyen and Molly MacLellan.
This event is supported by initiative neue musik berlin e.V.
Eco’s echoes – Sounds and environment: No Plug Sound Machine & The Awful Plastics LIVE
Friday, 24th November 2017 | Doors 20:00 CET | Starts 20:30 CET
ausland | Lychener Str. 60 | 10437 Berlin