Dancer/ Choreographer Jean Marc Lebon from London is performing at BAU KUNST ERFINDEN
The dancer and choreographer Jean Marc Lebon improvised a dance with soundactive textile objects made out of willow. The objects where developed and built by students within their semesterproject "TETHOK - Textile Tektonik für den Holzbau". Students of the Institut of Music composed sounds, which play when the body approaches specific touch sensitive parts of the structure. The students of architecture developed shapes "bigger than themselves". The structures are made out of willow strips thin and flexible like stiff yarn and follow textile constructions like braiding or weaving. Without additional material the structures had to become self-supporting. By using conductive yarn and paint several parts function as active fields which are connected with a circuit board based on arduino technology.
The project was initiated by Steffi Silbermann and mentored together with Prof. Heike Klussmann and Anne Krönker. Under the direction of Roman Beilharz the students Annika, Conny and Jonas developed sounds in cooperation with the students of architecture. To create the sounds, they use willow withes, willow strips, instruments, voice and computer.
This semesterproject took place within the framework of the research project "TETHOK - Textile Tektonik für den Holzbau", which is funded by the University of Kassel in the program line "Zukunft" since 1st June 2018.