Titanik’s current artist-in-residence guests Peter Strickmann and Evgenija Wassilew present a work-in-progress that they’ve initiated during their stay in Turku.
The duo makes use of a carefully selected collection of whistles consisting of 21 diverse and unusual alarm and signal whistles, which were originally designed to produce a loudness beyond human abilities. The artists play the whistles to reveal the low, the hushed, the silent and the unheeded spectrum of these objects’ sounds. During performances within public space, the small whistled sounds become close relatives of winds and breezes, drawing attention to the dynamics of the environment.
In addition to the documentation of these outdoor performances, Peter and Evgenija will perform two sound pieces using an electric alarm, broken ceramics, prepared objects and custom-built wind-instruments.
Evgenija Wassilew works with experimental methods of sound translations. She investigates the physicality of voice and noise as well as the subjective perception of music and the limits of communication. Her work includes music scores, sculptural objects and performative sound, text and video recordings.
Peter Strickmann is active as a solo and group performer in the fields of improvised and spontaneous music, using homemade wind- and percussion instruments and re-worked found objects. Focusing on mechanical motion, he also creates site-specific installations with attention to small sound and activity trace.
The project is supported by Goethe-Institut Finland.