exhibition, series

Peas, Cues and Sequences

May 2018  

Image Credits: Steffi Weismann 

Within the performance, the 1930s filmic documentation of  the life cycle of a pea plant stays unchanged in its visual black-and-white narrative. Rather it is synchronized with a sonic interpretation of the DNA-Sequence of Hemoglobin, that is known as the color defining ingredient within red blood cells. The sequence of base pairs (CTGA) is assigned to four corresponding tones that are played back by a virtual B3-Organ. During the performance the parameters of the artificial organ are used to execute vigorous modifications on the sound. The continuously ongoing sound-sequence is interfered by the playing of small handheld instruments that touch on aspects of communication.