We talked to composer Patricia Alessandrini and asked her: What is unique about Mondgewächse?
Mongewächse is a multimedia project focussing on perception and the body, shaping images of the performers and their gestures in sound, shade and colour. The instruments and interfaces employed become extensions of the performers’ bodies, as interfaces are worn to control electronic sound with gestures, or to excite or amplify an instrument using the contact of the body.
The various ways in which the body and movement is represented – through tracings, video tracking, gesture tracking, and shadow play – allow for multiple constructions of the body. They thereby illustrate the subjectivity of how we construct our bodies and how we perceive the bodies of others. They allow the body to be constructed and re-constructed in combination with various instruments and interfaces.What is unique about Mondgewächse?