other eye

for two performers, amplification, liveprojection, and light (2018)

other hand

performer, sound design, amplification, objects and video (2020)

Friday 8 July, 2022
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The work »other eye« situates the convergence of and difference between two bodies at the center of its dramaturgy. The two figures are both alike and unlike; and the degree to which they are able to engage with one another forms the core of the piece’s dramatic tension. The piece invites the audience to view the two figures as simultaneously alike and unlike, exposing the dissonance in our conception of self and other.
At the same time, the piece invites a certain intimacy in our consideration of performing bodies, magnifying the performers’ physical bodies to the scale of sound and video installation, bringing their inner corporeality to the stage. We are no longer at a safe, objective distance from the performers on stage, but experience their inner physicality directly through contact microphones and magnified video.
The piece thus operates on several levels in its consideration of the human connection with and through living bodies, and provides the audience with a disconcerting, sometimes dispassionate, but also sometimes quite humorous or simply human, encounter with human physicality.
— N. Andrew Walsh

»other hand« is a part of the work series »other other«. In »other hand« Lindemann and Zhao work with the hand, the human hand and a wooden hand, as a conceptual, visual and sonic frame.

The composer-performer duo OTHER EYE (Yiran Zhao and Kirstine Lindemann) breaks with the traditional postulate that music is primarily sound. In their musical performances, they usually work without conventional instruments, but instead with the finest physical impulses, which are scrutinized through the media. The collective kicked off their collaboration as participants in the final concert of the workshop with Jennifer Walshe and David Helbich at the 2018 International Summer Courses Darmstadt. This program, too, offers a highly differentiated, nuanced catalog of movements and gestures that coagulate in multiple combinations into ever new sound narratives.

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