Membranes

text based performance & installation, 2017
collaboration with Nicola L. Hein

Exploring the boundaries where music and language overlap, Nicola L. Hein and Lukas Truniger use hybrid instruments – constructed from drum-skins and electronic components – as devices to turn written texts into pulses of light and percussive sound. As each machine translation emerges, the network of instruments starts to share the texts, transforming written material into aesthetic, visual and sonic patterns, for the performers and spectators to further interact with. Extrapolating from the example of the African talking drum, Membranes builds up an altogether new kind of tone language, constantly shifting and adapting itself before the viewer and performers alike.

_Performances & Exhibitions
04.2019   Mirage Festival – Lyon (F)
09.2018   Retune Festival – Berlin (D)
11.2017   Dark Circuits Festival – New York (US)
11.2017   Die Digitale – Düsseldorf (D)
11.2017   mex festival – Dortmund (D)
11.2017   Sonica – Glasgow (GB)
10.2017   Walcheturm – Zürich (CH)
09.2017   Schillerpalais – Berlin (D)

_Press
* HalfLife – Machines and Organisms – Artistic Positions in Times of Climate Change and Extinction

_Support
+ Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council
+ DICRéAM – Centre National du Cinéma (CNC)
+ Sibylle Kalkhof-Rose Foundation
+ Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains

_Project credit
<> Concept, realization & performance:
Nicola L. Hein & Lukas Truniger
<> Scenographic advisor: Marie Lelouche

In the studio – Berlin – © Lukas Truniger
Dark Circuits Festival – Knockdown Center – New York (US) – © Raphael Staehelin
mex festival – Künstlerhaus – Dortmund (D) – © Lukas Truniger
Sonica Festival – Tramway – Glasgow (UK) – © Louise Mather