Excerpt from Paraelektronoia by Felix Kubin.
The new and extended version of the radio play ‘Paralektronoia’, that Kubin made in 2004, is something between a lecture performance and a live radio piece on the topic of electricity, ghosts and paranoia. With the original radio play as a base, he now created, especially for Borealis, a lecture performance and then developed it to include live music in order to give it more compositional character. The outcome is a fusion of a radio play, a lecture, the lecture becoming poetry and poetry being part of a composition. Kubin is shifting between these different disciplines with ease in this performance.
‘Paralektronoia’ is based on interviews with different people: scientists; one guy who had a psychosis; the Swedish artist Carl Michael Von Hausswolff, who was exhibiting the dead voices archive of Friedrich Jürgenson.
Kubin is interested in magic in a media-critical and media-archaeological way. Only few people realise that many of the technological media we are using come from an occult background or occult studies. Many of the terms that we use, like telephone or television, are originally terms that come from occult practices.
Borealis Contemporary Music Festival 2014
Shot by Karoline Finnema and Christopher Salte
Sound by Jonas Skarmark
Edited by Karoline Finnema