Duprass, Group Exhibtion @ Galerie Pro Arte

Inga Liksaite & Caudia Rohrmoser, Shirin Winiger & Michael Hackl, Rainer Kohlberger & Herr Schobel, Leonhard Lass & Gregor Ladenhauf (Depart) curated by Herr Schobel Opening: 16.09.2010, 19.30h, Kunstraum pro arte Schöndorferplatz 5, A-5400 Hallein “A karas is a group of people you are linked to by fate throughout your life. This doesn’t include fake karases like Bayern Munich fans or Facebook friends, but people who repeatedly show up in your life for no apparent reason. A Dupras is the smallest form of a karas consisting of only two people” (nach Kurt Vonnegut / Cat´s cradle) kunstraum pro arte
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Doldrums @ Schmiede, 20.9.2010

Depart & Schmiede present Reverb.On IV DOLDRUMS 20.9.2010, Alte Saline, Hallein in the doldrums where there is no direction but no guidance where there is nowhere to go but no standstill where there is no time but not a single moment where there is nothing but no focus on any sense where there is noone but nobody, you and the others where there is no reason but no nonsense at all O snail Climb Mount Fuji, But slowly, slowly! Schmiede
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Chukwa’s Approach

Reverb.On 3: Chukwa’s Approach Thursday. 24.09.09, 17.00h / 17.30h / 18.00h, Salzwelten Salzburg/Hallein Depart and Stefan Fraunberger present a new Performance in the series REVERB.ON in cooperation with Schmiede and Salzwelten Salzburg: Chukwa’s Approach. Inspired by concepts of Minimal Music and especially by the work of La Monte Young (“The Tortoise, His Dreams And Journeys”) an orchestra of 53 people is going to play a single chord throughout the whole performance. Situated about 100 meters below ground on a lake within a salt-mine the musicians and the audience are invited to experience the vibrancy of a mountain. Due to limited space we ask you to register in advance (Gabriele Krisch, 0699 10716582, More Information: | This Performance is supported by Land Salzburg / Podium09. German: Das Künstlerduo Depart (Leonhard Lass, Gregor Ladenhauf) hat 2007 im Rahmen der Schmiede die Reihe Reverb.On ins Leben gerufen. Mit dieser Performance-/Konzertreihe widmet sich Depart zeitgenössischen und ungewöhnlichen Konzepten und Kompositionen. Diese werden in ihrer musikalischen Form nahe am Original präsentiert, aber um aktuelle visuelle und performative Aspekte ergänzt. Ganz bewusst liegt hier der Fokus auf Kompositionen die bereits den Charakter von „performed installations“ in sich tragen. 
2009 haben sich Depart von […]
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I am sitting in a Room

Depart & Richard Eigner perform Alvin Lucier’s I am sitting in a room. Mo 22.09.2008, 21h @ Schmiede Hallein (Alte Saline, Pernerinsel Hallein) „I am sitting in a room different from the one you are in now. I am recording the sound of my speaking voice and I am going to play it back into the room again and again until the resonant frequencies of the room reinforce themselves so that any semblance of my speech, with perhaps the exception of rhythm, is destroyed. What you will hear, then, are the natural resonant frequencies of the room articulated by speech. I regard this activity not so much as a demonstration of a physical fact, but more as a way to smooth out any irregularities my speech might have. ” (Lucier 1970) Using the ideas of Alvin Lucier’s piece “I am sitting in a room”, Richard Eigner & depart will unlock the secret sounds of Schmiede Hallein’s fabulous spaces. ,,Every room has its own melody, hiding there until it is made audible.” Schmiede 2008 Richard Eigner
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