Ab und An - For Morton Feldman
A web of day and night, light and darkness, life and death, warmth
and cold - as if movement was just a consequence of partial immobility.
Length: 60 minutes, no intermission
"The grandiose Freyer-Ensemble performs [
] a rigorously
stylized slow-motion choreography. Smallest gestures become major sensations
in this minimalist art and performance space; one quick movement translates
into a devastating catastrophe. The space between words and actions
is filled with tension and leaves room for ones vivid imagination to
sneak in. One's sense of experienced time and real time disintegrate;
after seemingly 5 minutes, 15 minutes have passed already; a strong
experience of transparent sensations. Long applause."
"[.] Neon tubes hang all over the space, their electric cables appear
like strokes of a brush in a huge painting [.]. The piece has no beginning
and no end; it could go on forever or only last five minutes [.]. In
his premiere 'Ab und An - for Morton Feldman', Achim Freyer depicts
his own artistic universe while staying close to the ideas of Beckett
and Feldman [.]."
"Feldman's minute early piano composition 'Intermission 5' provides
the sound score for 'Ab und An', perpetually repeating dream chords,
which measure the space acoustically without any drama. The visual counterpart
is a plain stage, where painted outlines on the floor, hanging neon
tubes and their electric cables create a strange system of coordinates.
Within this system the eight performers of the Freyer-Ensemble move
like mounted caterpillars. At times they turn or twist, take on daredevil
contortions, pull the electric cables or blankly stare into space. Any
attempts to escape remain pointless or end in mechanic movements - just
like the added in Beckett-words."
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