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Fold. by Lucie Stepankova



I had the pleasure of participating in Lucie's performance, as a part of the folding team. The text below is copied directly from Exhibition : Lucie Stepankova : Fold. 24th & 25th March 2018.


"Lucie Stepankova is an electronic musician and sound artist. Trained by intuition and attentive listening her work revolves around merging field recording and acoustic and synthetic sounds, creating immersive imaginary events in progressive ambient compositions that seek to expose and explore detail within sound. Lucie is interested in creating emotionally vibrant sonic happenings and listening situations. She employs various ways of harvesting inspiration including deep listening, solitary exploration of natural and urban ecosystems, improvisation, movement and literature.

Fold.

is a two day curated programme including electro-acoustic live performance and multi-media installation. It is a listening environment, a collective space inviting audiences and performers to expand their sonic awareness. Fold. explores the sonority of the ancient tradition of paper folding (origami), its ritual aspects and meditative potential. This work values collectivity, simplicity and the transcendental quality of repetition over a long duration.

In the live performance, a number of performers collectively engage in this meditative practice, together folding a thousand origami cranes (shenbazuru). The performance merges acoustic sounds with a live four-channel electronic composition of the paper folding. This spatial composition mirrors the visceral nature of the practice and enriches the sonic space with respect to the fragility of the acoustic sonic elements. It evolves slowly, almost static, swelling and contracting, slowing down and speeding up, almost silent and penetrating. Something, everything or nothing can happen.

The installation features a four-channel composition of paper folding and the thousand origami paper cranes arranged within the gallery space. The installation features comfortable seating and invites visitors to inhabit, listen and contemplate, and to learn and practice the art of the origami crane folding."



Photos from the weekend (by Lucie Stepankova & Iveta Sedlakova):


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