Extracts of the 40min live-performacne at the AUN GALLERY in Tehran.
Kurt HÖBRST (visuals, live performance) and Hannes RAFFASEDER (composition, sounddesign, liveperformance) have been to Tehran from 4 to 13 June in order to develop and then perform the Tehran leg of their project 'staTdT_kunst', which in German has two different linguistic and content meanings: 'statt Kunst' (instead of art) deals with the role and significance of (contemporary) art in our society, while 'stadt kunst' (city art) uses field recordings of specific sounds and voices, photos and videos sourced in the city or documentary-style interviews with people passing by as basic material for an audiovisual live-performance.
The project 'staTdT_kunst' began with a performance in in Linz (Austr9a in March 2002 and has grown to include new cities and new results (such as Belfast, Braunschweig, Vienna, Edinburgh, Zurich, Amsterdam, Athens or Copenhagen) Raffaseder and Hörbst collect their material (ambience sounds of the city, voices of people passing by, soundmarks, site specific noise, fotos, video,…) during the course of a few days. The footage recorded during that days, will then be transformed and remixed in realtime during the evening performance. Using state-oftheart techniques like live-coding, real-time editing, analyse-resynthesis, granular-synthesis, multichannel sound-projection and VJing Raffaseder and Hörbst create a site- and time-specific audio-visualperformance.
staTdT_kunst has been presented within several international media-art festivals such as:
Dialogues Edinburgh, Sonorities Belfast, Digital Art Week Zurich or Gaudeamus Amsterdam. staTdT_kunst was selected for the final of the European Live Electronic Competition of the ISCM in 2007 (for details and CVs ref. enclosure as well as at stadtkunst.com).