In PENDULUM the transdisciplinary collective Mycelium explores the contradictory nature of the perception of time, the ephemerality of music and the measurement of time, sound and particles in space.
Unexpected connections arise when a physicist, an engineer and musicians meet to share their vision and perspective on the phenomenon of time. Out of the collective working process, Mycelium is developing a hybrid format of an installation and a multimedia live performance which invites the audience to discover the stupefying and intangible quality of time.
07. September 2018
20. September 2018
02. November 2018
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
13. Januar 2019
Society has always been concerned with the temporality of life and time as a scarce resource. We often wish time to be absolute: regular, predictable, and pliable.
Chronometry, with its various timekeeping devices, has become increasingly accurate throughout history from sundial to water clock, hour glass, mechanical clocks, pendulum, quartz watch and atomic clocks. Albert Einstein proved, with his theory of relativity, that there is no static coordinate system. Every observer lives in his proper time. Sense of time is an individual construct of the emotional evaluation of the present, independent of the (technical) time of day, which may fly faster or slower. Equally uncontrollable and subjective is the perception of time in music depending on room, time of day, sound, and condition of the observer.
The experience of the intangible, and the nescience of the matter is what connects us over the disciplines. In PENDULUM we invite the audience to a kaleidoscopic space of a curious condition of the betwixt and between.
HannaH Walter: Violine
Benoit Morel: Viola
Mariella Bachmann: Klarinette
Stefanie Mirwald: Akkordeon
Robert Torche: Elektronik
Benjamin Voumard: Engineer, specialized in the art of watch making