Deuce: tennis_court_experiment

Con­ny Kraus (AUT) /// 
Bert­hold Zet­tel­mei­er (AUT) /// 
Judith Unter­per­tin­ger (AUT) /// 
Mar­tha Breit (AUT) /// 
ddkern (AUT) /// 
SiRe­née (AUT) /// 
Gerd Traut­ner & Tim Boy­kett (AUT) ///

Fri, May 23 2003, 20:00 /// 
LIVA ten­nis cent­re Frosch­berg, Linz ///

Deuce. Tie. On May 23 2003, four ten­nis play­ers, six musi­ci­ans, an instal­la­ti­on and the audi­to­ri­um are mee­ting at the LIVA ten­nis cent­re on Froschberg/Linz. Goal: a joint expe­ri­ment to link bet­ween sport, art and tech­no­lo­gy.

Three fields at the ten­nis cent­re are used. On the out­si­de courts are play­ing pro­fes­sio­nal play­ers, the court in the midd­le is divi­ded: on one hand are musi­ci­ans expe­ri­men­ting with impro­vi­sa­ti­ons. On the oppo­si­te is the court of the audi­to­ri­um which again is divi­ded into 10 fields, each of this field is asso­cia­ted with an occa­si­on. Field 1: gro­aning of the ten­nis play­er num­ber 1, field 2: Cel­lo bru­tal by Judith Unter­pre­tin­ger (arto­nal records), field 3: drums by ddkern (Fuck­head, Bul­bul, Wipe­out, …), …, field 9: con­cer­ti­na-squee­zing by Bert­hold Zet­tel­mei­er (Die Pest, Rex Roy­al & sei­ne Rota­to­ren, …), field 10: gro­aning of the ten­nis play­er num­ber 4.

The audi­to­ri­um is beco­m­ing an active per­ci­pi­ent during the ten­nis play. By move­ments it affec­ts the cor­re­spon­ding occa­si­on: the more inten­si­ve one moves, the stron­ger is the influ­ence. If the audi­to­ri­um e.g. pre­fers to jump on the vio­lin play­ing by Mar­tha Breit or to tramp­le on the vocal per­for­mance by SiRe­née, the sound of the vio­lin or the voice is get­ting lou­der or more dis­tor­ted. Inten­si­ve exer­ci­ses on field 1 are streng­t­he­ning and dis­tor­ting the gro­aning of ten­nis play­er num­ber 1.

Result: an equal con­cert situa­ti­on bet­ween ten­nis play­ers, musi­ci­ans and the audi­to­ri­um. Or a huge caco­pho­ny.

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