INNERN (2018) navigates acoustically from Scuol village to Nairs or vice versa with an app and your own headphones. We follow the winding path along the river Inn through the enchanting and mystical landscape of the Lower Engadine, a remote area of the Swiss Alps. In this sensory experience fiction merges with our immediate environment. The fictive listening journey of Hojo and Kraft is based on talks with local inhabitants. Combined with site-specific performances, field recordings, text and composed sounds, this walking and listening experience allows one to immerse oneself in one’s own, deep perception.
The inner is influenced by the external environment, place, nature, culture, history and language. Conversely, the inner perception influences the awareness of the outer world. Everything is similar to the cycle of water. It evaporates from oceans, rivers and lakes and transforms into clouds, rain and snow, infiltrates and flows and comes back again and again. Hojo and Kraft invent stories and musical events that we discover along the way.
OPENING Audiowalk INNERN
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Afterwards aperitif and collective ‘Walking + Listening’ with transportation back to Nairs for car drivers
INNER PERFORMANCE # 1
A spatial performance between word, song and story
For the opening of the Audiowalk INNERN, the artists perform with two guests in the exhibition rooms of Nairs. The voice performance acts between word, song and narrative, with interviews of local inhabitants, poems and books as reference. The meaning will be detached from the word, changed into meaningless sounds, and transformed into different shapes.
Performers: Bettina Gugger, Claudia Greber Tomoko Hojo, Rahel Kraft
INNERN PERFORMANCE # 2
Sunday 1 April 2018
Listening and Performance Event
For the finissage of the opening weeks we invite the Lucerne based bassist Urban Lienert. Lienert has worked behind the scenes as a programmer and creates together with Hojo and Kraft an intimate sound event in response to the audio walk. The artists will also be showing field recordings and site-specific performances, which were created during the residence in Nairs August and September 2017.
Urban Lienert (bass and electronics), Tomoko Hojo (objects and clarinet), Rahel Kraft (voice and electronics)
WALKING + LISTENING
Saturdays 24 & 31 March
2 – 4pm, Meeting point 13:45 Touristinformation Scuol
Collective walking and listening from Scuol to Nairs with the two artists. Afterwards, we will enjoy traditional Japanese tea and homemade cake in Nairs and exchange thoughts, ideas and experiences related to sound and perception.
15 CHF incl. return transportation to Scuol.
Children up to 10 years free.
Space is limited – Please register at: +41 786621223 / firstname.lastname@example.org
The two sound artists Tomoko Hojo (London/Tokyo) and Rahel Kraft (Zürich) explore in their joint project Reborn Sounds intimate, hidden sounds in different regions. During their two months residency at Nairs in 2017, they investigated in the specific acoustics of the Lower Engadine in collaboration with the local community with special regard to the interaction of ‘inner sounds’ between people, language, space and nature. Their previous work Reborn Homes Through My Voice, seven site-specific sound works in a traditional Japanese house with performances and events, was exhibited at the Denchu Hiraksuhi House, Tokyo, 2017. Currently a German edition of this work is exhibited in the group show SPOT ON, Nairs.