Moiré is in the context of abstract painting, experimental, new music and improvisation.
Moiré is a combination of two worlds, two cultures, two women, two instruments, two media.
At the crossroads is the dialogue between sound and visual. A dialogue in between, in which fragments, the invisible, the unspoken and the unsound take center stage.In the performance moiré, music, cello playing with bows and brushes create a picture on the cello body. Sound and visual are thus connected in a new way. The focus of the performance is the happening, the simultaneous of the arts that influence each other.
The sounds reflect the everyday life of the artists. A provocation? Improvised music – radical, dynamic, complex – is based on increased listening and interaction, on the edge of what is acceptable. Historically connoted, classical instruments that relate to the human body are painted and removed from the expected handling.
The ambivalence between visibility and disappearance becomes relevant. The sounds produced by the two cellos in interaction are visualized by the bow strokes and brush strokes on the instrument. Nevertheless, every sound and noise disappears and ends due to its time limit. Likewise, the colors disappear on the body, dry up or are repainted with new strokes. Layers of disappearing and connecting grow. The result lies in the process-like emergence and different considerations for everyone.
The two young artists from the field of fine arts and music, Ahoo Maher and Christina Ruf, have been working in the field of performative art and free improvisation since 2015. Joint concerts etc. at Porgy & Bess Vienna, Austrian Cultural Forum Bratislava, Neue Musikvermittlung Wien, DorfTv Linz
Katja Lux has table discussions with the artists: Elisa Andessner, Christina Ruf, Ahoo Maher