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08.08.2021 APARTMENT HOUSE
Ensemble Apartment House London presents Julius Aglinskas, Ryoko Akama, Erika Bell, Louise Bourgeois, Jurga Šarapova (WP) and Darya Zvezdina (WP)

LOUISE BOURGEOIS: INSOMNIA DRAWING

ERIKA BELL: SAINT-GIRONS

The field recording in this piece is of a short walk through Saint-Girons, France. I took it during a workshop with Christina Kubisch, where I used her headphones and my own recorder to pick up both the electromagnetic and acoustic sounds of the village, in real-time. The work gives performers guidelines on how to approach listening to and relating to the field recording – first on a personal level, then on a group (ensemble) level. From there, an open yet structured score emerges, created by both me and each individual involved in the performance you are hearing.

Erika Bell

SONGS OF MEAT: TEXT

Something—-this or that—–your neck gets hunched—–good thing there is summer, if there was no summer it would be impossible here, impo-o-o-o-o-sible——so think now, you look now, this dark green with a shimmer——you understand—–a well-adjusted person is walking by-y-y-y-y-y——is walking and walking——with a different face—–and sometimes it looks dark and crooked——and suddenly he lifts his head u-u-u-p——and starts talking to me about mushro-o-o-o-o-o-oms——-I think what is it but what is it what is it——I don’t want this something I don’t want don’t want there is plenty of this not-wanting days are full and they somehow go and go and go you know the day it just goes you know—–it goes it goes—-and after that there is this not-wanting, this not-wanting, when there is not then it is full of this not-wanting nothing and it’s so sickly and so disgusting and who is knotting me like that——–arghhhhh——summer!——summer!——summer!——and they all will stay in my eyes——-those mornings and evenings——and all those long days each one of them—-on every each of them I stood under the sky outsi-i-i-i-ide———seeing it all and hearing it all——counting them all——all those dogs and cats——-answering all these many questions, you know, these questions——-questions, you know—–questions——-you understand?—-and I always answer answer answer answer—–someone calls and says GOOD day and I say GOOD day—–it’s because you’re standing on the road so you should not be standing on the road—-you need to find a corner—–a co-o-o-o-orner—–and it becomes a phenomenon you know—–it is possibly a mista-a-a-a-ake————————————————————————————————-Hatred. Hatre-e-ed. Hatre-e-e-ed – pretty and thin!——Hatre-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-ed. Hatre-e-e-ed!——–How how how how she squeeeks! This hatred!——-That is how she is, that is how she is, what can you do with her?——-zero! zero-zero-zero!——-nullification! A very serious book—very-very, very-very, very-very!——r-a-a-a-a-a-a-h——–to work out to work out to work out a path——to walk on the path. To walk on the path often. To walk on the path often—-to were you walk up close. Close. Close. Close.You walk up close. To a place where you fall apart—–and there is no need to for the silly talk about the unconscious—-no need for that—-somebody gave a nickname to something—unconscioius!——no need for the cult of a word—-self-expression is for those who don’t draw but work—they don’t work with themselves—-those who think they are better than
others end up in a graveya-a-a-a-a-ard—-where they find out that life is just dust—-that is a Flamenco-o-o-o-o-o-o song! Flamenco-o-o-o-o-o-o-o!——the silly thing is this is a problem—I can talk about it—no I don’t want to talk about it—-it’s a secret———————————————————-

Jurga Šarapova (Translation: Anton Lukoszevieze)

JURGA ŠARAPOVA: SONGS OF MEAT

Sometimes it seems to me that I am a weird creature made of meat – ‘contemporary meat’ – that is alive and then becomes food. The ability of that contemporary meat to move, sing, speak and think always looks so incredibly fantastic to me. Anton Lukoszevieze said it’s music.

Jurga Šarapova

 

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