By Kollektiv Synchron
“In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it.”
― Ernst Fischer
Throughout human history, rituals have defined cultures, connected communities, marked important events in our lives – given our life meaning. As digital communication increasingly overwhelms us, we see real human connection fading away. If access to this digital world becomes our modern day ritual, where does that leave us and our sense of community? In private echo chambers listening to the resonance of our own voice?
In ‘my own echo chamber’, Peter Hinz, Georgia Begbie, Giovanni Cristino and Antonio Pipolo collaborate as makers and performers in search of ways to express this gradual disintegration of ritual and community in the digital age.
The concept for this piece was developed during an artistic residency at Con.divisione Residenza in Mola di Bari in August 2019, where the focus lay on the exchange of knowledge between participants. Peter and Georgia had the opportunity to collaborate with Italian musician and conductor Giovanni Cristino and visual designer Antonio Pipolo.
Premiere and performances in EinTanzHaus Mannheim, February 2020
Performance: Georgia Begbie, Peter Hinz / Visual Design: Antonio Pipolo / Composition: Giovanni Cristino / Light: Stefan Giesshaber / Outside Eye and video: Fabio Caccuri
Funded by Kulturamt der Stadt Mannheim and Karin & Carl-Heinrich Esser Stiftung
A short version of the piece exists: Two performers and one set.
my own echo chamber short version in Berlin, 2019