SPUREN, the German term for “traces”, sets the rough and untamed groove of archaic alpine rituals in contrast to the totally ordered picture of Switzerland. Following the tracks towards our roots, we (re)discover Swiss traditions in an attempt to trigger the wild side of us.
A research about Swiss customs turned into a discovery of archaic traditions that are still alive despite today's modernization. While mobility shortens distances, the distance from our local traditions increases. Though, alpine rituals make adrenaline flow, the vibration of the sounds evokes an odd sensation of longing. Is it ancestral memory or cultural imprint? The creation reflects the impressions experienced during field trips across Switzerland over two years. Interpersonal dynamics and cultural heritage are explored through the languages of movement, voice and sound.
Première September 2016
Kulturmarkt Zürich / CH
Elena Morena Weber, Mirjam Sutter
sound, cello, voice and vocal coach
Jonas Furrer, Johanna Schaub, Mirjam Sutter, Sarah Waelchli, Elena Morena Weber, Jack Widdowson/Christian Ogou/Philipp Egli
residency: Tanzhaus Zürich
Stadt Zürich Kultur, Pro Helvetia, Alfred und Ilse Stammer-Mayer Stiftung, Avina Stiftung, Dr. Adolph Streuli Stiftung, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Migros Genossenschaft Zürich
© 2016 Mirjam Sutter & Elena Morena Weber