At the last ‘Perspektivwechsel’, Rebecca Saunders and Ed Atkins exchanged views on the musicality of language. field notes now presents the composer Yair Klartag and the scenographer and stage director, Mona el Gammal to discuss the concept of immersion in the arts.
Immersive works of art have since long found their way into museums and theatres. Through specific spatial and acoustic arrangements, creative spaces can be brought into being that allow the visitor to be physically and psychologically involved or immersed in the work. A tone appears, sound fills the room and it incases the listener within. Yair Klartag plays with the immersive character of music by seeking to deconstruct its effects. By doing so, he is aiming to provide the listener with the necessary distance for critical reflection. On the other hand, Mona el Gammal creates narrative driven sound installations in which the audience is asked to completely surrender to. This thoroughly immersive technique allows audience members to slip into imaginary parallel worlds, enabling totally personal and new experiences to arise.
In this edition of ‘Perspektivwechsel’ Yair Klartag and Mona el Gammal will discuss their different approaches to the concept of immersion. In cooperation with the Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD and Ultraschall Berlin and moderated by Lydia Rilling.
Hosted by field notes, ‘Perspektivwechsel’ is a panel discussion in which writers, philosophers or visual artists are invited to speak with composers and musicians about similarities and differences in their respective work.
field notes – Perspektivwechsel #3: Artist Talk with Yair Klartag and Mona el Gammal
21.1.2018 | Doors 15:00 CET | Starts 15:30 CET
Pierre Boulez Saal | Französische Straße 33D | 10117 Berlin