Blitzkonzert

since

Blitzkonzert I/ Lightning Concert I, 2008
Concert by Ensemble Mosaik, Kesselhaus der Kulturbrauerei, Berlin, 2008
Music performance with cameras, musicians, cameras with flashlights
videostill © Mathias Tünnerhoff

Blitzkonzert / Blitz Concert I, 2008/2017
Cappadox Festival , Cappadoccia, Turkey, 2017
Music performance with cameras, musicians, cameras with flashlights
photo © Katharina Wendler, 2018

Total darkness on stage and in the audience. The musicians quietly take position on stage, each holding a camera with a flashlight. The audience sits quietly, awaiting the performance. Now the musicians start to photograph in the direction of the viewers, each following the rhythm of a children’s song that they remember. Countless flashes are sent into the dark, as seen in a thunderstorm or on the red carpet around pop stars. No sound is audible except the rustling of the camera shutters. Sharp flashes hit the eyes of the audience, while the players are simultaneously documenting it on their cameras.

Text: Karin Sander