baghdassarians / baltschun
speakers: marcus gammel (center), serge baghdassarians (left), boris baltschun (right)
commissioned by deutschlandradio kultur
Kollwitzstrasse 97, 10435 Berlin
– performance version for 2 performers, 3 loudspeakers and portable radio –
bodybuilding is based on a trip to rio de janeiro in december 2010.
the three-sided largo do guimaraes on the hills of santa teresa became the point of reference.
its name, urban situation and sonic appearance get acoustically triangulated.
in a studio setting this field trip into an urban environment becomes a sonic body building.
at the end stands a place in ideal shape – an artificial body.
serge baghdassarians (*1972) & boris baltschun (1974), musicians and artists, live and work in berlin. collaboration since 1999.
they have realised installations, sculpture, performances, video, composed for radio and performed live-electronic music.
numerous collaborations with other musicians and artists.
exhibitions and performances at places such as diapason gallery (new york), singuhr hoergalerie (berlin), bridge (osaka),
moderna museet (stockholm), musée d´art moderne et contemporain (strasbourg), beyond baroque (los angeles),
tina b. (prague), sonic acts (amsterdam) and ibrasotope (sao paulo).