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BETWEEN THE EARS

13/05/31/19:15 Christof Migone: Hit Parade

Friday, May 25, 7:15 - 8:00 PM

Kitchener City Hall

Admission: Free

Participants lie face down on the ground where they proceed to pound the pavement with a microphone 1000 times. Each performer has their own amplifier placed as far away as possible from them choosing their own rhythm and intensity.

From Arika.org.uk:

Sound as it is endured by space and the body: 15 participants lie face down and pound the floor with a microphone one thousand times, each person choosing their own rhythm and intensity.

Christof is a Canadian thinker, artist, musician and writer. He’s interested in simple, open-ended concepts that we can test out together and that expand on ideas of: language, voice, bodies, performance, space, intimacy, complicity and endurance.

Can we use sound, repetition and difference to personally and collectively engage with space, time and labour? Hit Parade proposes that we can, through a simple activity for people to perform together: 15 people lie face down and proceed to pound the floor with the microphone one thousand times. The sound of each person’s actions is amplified. Each person can choose their own rhythm and intensity

Christof proposes central questions of how we inhabit public or private spaces, how sound or our bodies (and their repetitive actions, over time) can articulate spaces, about individuals and community, about repetitive labour. He does it in simple, clear ways and he’s interested to see what your answers are. So are we.

Produced in Kitchener by CAFKA.