197 / immersion series 8

In the frame of Thomas Oberender / Tino Sehgal: Welt ohne Außen. Immersive Spaces since the 1960s. Cyprien Gaillard: Nightlife (2015). 10.07.2018. Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin.

„What will happen to nature, in a world increasingly driven by technology?“ I asked myself as I watched fluffy green leaves perform an otherworldly cadence against an urban backdrop. It is as if these branches were moving of their own accord, or otherwise being masterly manipulated by turbulent gusts of unnaturally changing winds: they were dancing. Liberated from the rules of nature and yet still trapped by the concrete, manmade environment they found themselves in, they caressed a barbed wire fence in an attempt to escape the scarred turf. And the music, coming in and out, louder and softer, repeating itself, a message from someplace unknown, or a voice, a human voice, moving, but the human body statuesque, impassive, incomplete––. A tightly choreographed storm.

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