The daily series of reports on climate change seems to revive the debate about our supposedly won battle with nature. Research is being carried out into how and when the impact of the unfathomable force and unpredictability of the natural elements will affect our lives. In addition, there is a growing focus on how we, as humans, react to the threat itself that hangs over us as an incomprehensible abstraction.
A pianist plays his composition while a sculpture made of felt descends from above over the scene. The shape of the pianist and the contours of his piano partly determine the look and shape of the felt fabric. The impact can also work in reverse: the object in the shape of a miniature mountain landscape dampens the music and increasingly restricts the pianist’s freedom of movement.
Premiere: 18 October 2019 at Transit Festival in STUK, Leuven.