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Oh, I see
21.June 2021 | 20:00
The Freiburg composer Carola Bauckholt has a pair of eyes projected onto two balloons. Through these external movements we can draw conclusions about internal processes. The sounds of the clarinet, cello and piano complement the eyes so that we can perceive a kind of composite artificial face in this construct of images and sounds. Thus, this is centrally about perception and cognitive processes. The composer writes: “I am again and again fascinated by our brain, especially by the logic of our dreams. I have the impression that art, especially music, comes closest to the processes that take place in our brain.”
Mirela Ivičević also deals with inner life and depicts a transformation in miniature form as a “baby”. Her work “Baby Magnify/Lilith’s New Toy” traces the alchemical transformation called “Opus magnum”, in which the philosopher’s stone is created from a starting material. According to Carl Jung, this corresponds to the process of transformation of the psyche: a phase of chaos followed by the burning away of impurity, enlightenment and finally the unification of the finite with the infinite. And one cannot expect much more from a piece of seven minutes duration…