Uta Neumann

 
 

Concert-installation to Salvatore Sciarrino's score

LA PERFEZIONE DI UN SPIRITO SOTTILE

filmstill, 1st sequence

with Olivia Stahn (soprano), Rebecca Lane(flute), Vanessa Porter (bells), Adam Asnan (sound design) and Uta Neumann (video & photography)

Concept: Rebecca Lane & Uta Neumann

“The gods have died, and we no longer believe in magic. Yet we still recognize a certain mysterious solitude. Led by the wind, we can find something that links all these places, however diverse. A secret sign, one ideal for the theater: space manifesting itself in a pure state. And the visitor discovers a condition that is primary, contradictory, frightening. The loss of human dimensions.”

Salvatore Sciarrino, introduction to La Perfezione Di Uno Spirito Sottile, Ricordi, 1984 (translated by Paul Griffiths)

A lament for a “non-optimistic nature…and our human vocation to self-destruction”, Salvatore Sciarrino calls his ~45 minute work La perfezione di uno spirito sottile (Perfection of a subtle spirit) a musical ritual, suggesting it be performed outside, “…in the vicinity of precipices, cliffs, strange rock formations, or boundless upland plains.” As a starting point, artist Uta Neumann selected Lausitz – one of Germany’s largest open pit brown coal mining regions, lying 150 km from Berlin – as a speculative site for this ritual to unfold. Here, one can witness on a vast scale, man’s role as a geomorphological agent in the natural landscape, and in turn, nature’s weathering and reclaiming of these colossal artificial forms. A choreography of large-format video projection, photographic light boxes and quadraphonic field recordings echo this mountainous moonscape and suggest potential ritualistic objects. Nested in this space, the flute’s barely audible wind, whistling and moaning sounds – grow to melodic fragments and animalistic growls and screams. Over time, the soprano’s dual persona emerges, questioning the origin of things and telling of burning with thirst and dying.


Power Cage


Solo Exhibition

Töne&Schatten//Sounds&Shadows

OPENING: Saturday, 30. November 2019, 5-8 pm
Exhibitionperiod until 1. of February 2020

Salon Kuschan
Winsstrasse 12, 10405 Berlin
www.salonkuschan.de


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15.&16. / 19.&20. / 23.
3 - 8 pm

STRAHLER
Pflügerstrasse 15
12047 Berlin
U 8 Schönleinstrasse, M 29 Pannierstrasse


LA PERFEZIONE DI UN SPIRITO SOTTILE

filmstill, 1st sequence

concert-installation to Salvatore Sciarrino's score
a collaboration with Olivia Stahn, Rebecca Lane, Brigitte Haas und Adam Asnan

> Infektion!, Staatsoper Berlin, 14.07.2018, 20:00 Uhr
Neue Werkstatt/Alter Orchesterprobensaal

> Gesellschaftshaus Magdeburg, 08.09.2018


#1 convolution

filmstill from 10-min. Video-Loop

1. Exhibition of the series "to pool"

Anne-Katrin Ahrens, Gerta Fietzek-Kröll, Lisa Herfeldt, Uta Neumann, Tula Plumi, Anna-Lena Wenzel

opening 15.06.2018, 7 – 9 h

Paracelsusbad
Roedernallee 200-204, 13407 Berlin
U8 Paracelsus-Bad


Steine&Hölzer

26. Mai - 17. Juni
Uta Neumann, Fotografie, Hanz Vaga, Druck

Ausstellungseröffnung: 26. Mai von 12 bis 20 Uhr
Galerie „Löwen.haus“, Gerswalde (Uckermark), Dorfmitte 11

"In den seriellen Studien der beiden KünstlerInnen paaren sich elementarste Formen der Natur mit einem überraschenden Variantenreichtum der durch die verwendeten Gestaltungstechniken des Druckes bzw. der Fotografie gleichzeitig verstärkt und abstrahiert, und dadurch stilisiert wird."


Offene Ateliers//Neuköllner Produktionen 2017
14. 1. - 15. 7. 2017

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festival "Neukölln productions", Strahler, Berlin, 2017

Langsam und ruhig entfalten sich Schichten von Bildern und Texten, wie Teile einer abgelegten Hülle.

Diese Teile ergeben als Ganzes eine Partitur für ein Stück, das von Fülle und Verlust und vom Ausloten der Identitäten erzählt.

Beim Erschauen und Hören entblättert sich der Zusammenhang als Spur einer Transformation.

Sa & So jeweils 15 bis 20 Uhr