Music for Deaf people
Music for Deaf people, curated by Frédéric Acquaviva and Loré Lixenberg, is an exhibition of scores and artworks that visually conceptualise sound and seek to encourage and activate the sonic world already present in the viewers head. It seeks to represent and communicate sound not with the use of sound waves but with ‘thoughtwaves’. The silent recital (performed by Loré Lixenberg) works with silence and gesture and also absence of silence, including pieces by John Cage, Isou, Terry Riley, Valie Export…
The entire evening is conducted with the dogma that all viewers and participants must be totally silent for the duration. If you want to speak, you must go outside.
Festival insight by Andre Wunstorf