Maria Komarova - 555 bugs (cancelled)

Sat 24 Oct 2020 - 15:00 to 23:30
Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof, Toekomstlaan 5, 3910 Neerpelt

555 bugs is a performative installation, which was developed by Maria Komarova during her internship and research-residency in Overtoon. The aim of the research was to work with sound and visual features/qualities of electronics as well as to reveal their potential in a performative context. By use of found objects and self-made electronic devices Maria creates artificial landscape where elementary objects find new meanings and forms in the spontaneous connections between each other. They become something else, specific ‘creatures’ with their own qualities. Their mutual interactions add additional sonic layer to the overall landscape with their tiny sounds: rustling, crunching, squeaking, cracking. Seeming primitiveness and repetitiveness of the soundscape brings the listener to the world of menthol buzzers, one-eyed sirens, lemon tadpoles, ginger tigers, plastic bugs and other insects.

Maria Komarova (BY) is a Belarusian artist, who works in the field of postdramatic theatre, sound and visual arts. Most of her works are characterized by the use of ordinary things in unusual contexts with an attempt to change the view/listen-point to the daily life. Everyday aesthetics play an important role in Maria’s artistic approach. She is getting inspiration in daily events and objects from public and private spaces. The perception and experience of objects from both points of view, of a spectator and a consumer, find a reflection in Maria’s art works.

Maria is one of the co-founders of an International Festival of Performative Art in Minsk DIY theatre group PYL and experimental sound duo Kaine Anung.

This soundpiece is part of the Listening Program curated by Dominik ‘t Jolle as part of the parcours programme which takes place on saturday 24.10 at Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof and will be performed three times between 15:00 and 23:30.

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