A Piece for the Library
September 2013 – May 2014 / KV Wiesbaden / Series of rehearsals, workshops, score writing and exhibition / In collaboration with Wiesbaden Boys Choir and the music class of the Oranienschool Wiesbaden (both with the guidance of Roman Twardy), as well as in collaboration with University- and State Library Rhein- Main Wiesbaden.
Read-in and its collaborators developed a score and choreography that consists of a scripted series of sounds and silences made in a public library while studying and reading. The pieces investigate how silence is constituted through the physicality of reading, library etiquette, the books being read, architecture, as well as the different categorisations within the library. The score and choreography are developed with the participants during public library hours. The ‘Library Piece’ is interwoven with the everyday of the library and its working atmosphere while at the same time aiming to transgress its existent categories by means of performance.
This research was develop as a part of Annette Krauss’ Follow Fluxus prize at Kunstverein Wiesbaden
‘Ein Stück für die Bibliothek’ is activated by the registers of silence in the library and engages the potential of silent reading as a collective moment. It investigates how this silence is constituted thought the physicality of reading, library etiquette, the books being read, architecture, as well as the different categorizations within the library. The rehearsals as well as performance of the piece will happen during public library hours.
September 20th, 2013: Lecture-performance
October 29th, 2013: Public rehearsal. University-State Library RheinMain (Rheinstraße 55, Wiesbaden).
January 18th, 2014: Public rehearsal. University-State Library RheinMain (Rheinstraße 55, Wiesbaden).
May 23rd, 2014: Finissage with the Wiesbaden Boys Choir at the Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden.
For more information please take a look at the poster here.