Sirens and Silence
Sound piece, Connected Space: Schwobhaus as Guest in Kino Corso, Bern, 2020
The sound piece was presented during a temporary event in an erotic cinema.
The wispering in the first „scene“ of the sound piece refers to Laure Prouvost's work
"swallow", a sensual-erotic video in which the heteronormative, male-dominated
gaze is playfully questioned. The nudes on a waterfront in Prouvost's video are in the
sound piece further associated with the mythological figure of the sirens. Some of the
passages originate from Hélène Cixous' "The Laugh of Medusa", a feminist essay in
which the author pleads for autonomy, starting from own desires.
Sirens and Silence Audio (mono)