this is a 12 minute documentation of a 12 hour live performance Moving Forest, held at Transmediale08 Berlin.
Moving Forest presented by AKA THE CASTLE
Moving Forest is a 12 hour 5 act sonic performance which maps an imaginary Castle Central and camouflage forest revolt (transmitter network) onto HKW and the surrounding Tiergarten thickets and monuments. This conceptual transformation heralds further everyday magic, with the final 12 minutes of Kurosawa's film version of Macbeth, Spider Web Castle, rendered into 12 hours of sonic, coded
action. Inside the castle, a classic tale of remorse, betrayal and overthrow is rehearsed, transformed by sound artists, silk threaders and time slicers into operatic manoeuvre and escalatory conspiracy scheme; A networked play with both temporal and conceptual bandwidth. Outside the castle, a mobile forest assembles for insurgency measures armed with signals and slogans. Mobilized urbanites divine underground network emissions, stalking camouflage tree antenna, spidering towards the power Central. Free network and micro radio groups force signal entries into
the Castle, a final merging of forest and castle. A last modulation, pink light.