Here interdisciplinary art means the connexion of music and sounddesign with film, literature, theatre and performance. Most of the work is connected to MZUZ, a music creation institution which Philipp Roidinger and I founded in 2006:
Collaboration with: Nomadic New York Festival Berlin, Interfilm Festival Berlin, Fullframe Festival Vienna, Stefan Zweig Centre Salzburg, Gmundner Festwochen, Jazzfestival Vienna …
“IN THE CABIN!”
PERFORMANCE at the HOUSE OF WORLDCULTURES, BERLIN
(Nomadic New York-Festival 24.08.2007 – 04.11.2007; exhibition, film, programme, music, conferences, readings, performances)
Project description: music composition, sounddesign, lead rehearsals, live performance and acting.
WILLIAM POPE.L: idea, concept, direction, performance, composition, vocals
CHARLOTTE BRATHWAITE: performance, vocals
DEBORAH KLEIN: performance, vocals
MANUEL ZACEK: sounddesign, composition, electric bass, performance
PHILIPP ROIDINGER: sounddesign, composition, keyboards, performance
“In The Cabin!” is a “highly theatrical moment in the life of a prestigious unemployed politician who has withdrawn from the public eye. the cabin is his new castle. a typical evening there includes a lot of chocolate, artificial snow, extremely curvaceous women and, of course, songs about melancholy and stupidity.”
f.l.t.r.: Manuel Zacek, Philipp Roidinger, Charlotte Brathwaite, Pope L., Deborah Klein
NOMADIC NEW YORK (CONCEPTUAL FRAME)
“Nomadic New York counters manhattan’s restless flow of money with “decelerated” in-between spaces. their performance art refuses spectacle. It takes on a political dimension through the formation of temporary collectives which occupy spaces in new ways. the artists open up new york and new york through their nomadic coming and going, their avoidance of fixed structures. In Berlin they will tell us a story of life in the global metropolis, a story that we all have in common…”
(curated by andré lepecki, new york university)
William Pope L. (In the Cabin, House of World Cultures)
William pope.L (born 1955) defines himself as the “friendliest black artist in america.“ his works investigate the social structures of the united states. as chief executive officer of the “black factory” he operates a collaborative project that brings “blackness into the jungle, where there is a lack of it, in the american hinterland.” In his performance “the great white way” william pope.L crawled across manhattan dressed as superman.
He was featured alongside other performing artists: with Sean Penn, Willem Dafoe, Brad Pitt, Steve Buscemi and Juliette Binoche in Robert Wilson’s LAB HD portraits.
Pope.L currently works as a lecturer of theater and rhetoric at bates college in lewiston, maine.
William Pope.L: The Friendliest Black Artist in America, Mark H. C. Bessire, The MIT Press: Cambridge, MA, 2002.
The Whole Entire World: Interview with William Pope.L by Amy Horschak in Dak’Art 2006, La Biennale de Dakar: Dakar, 2006, p. 382-383.
COMPOSITION, LIVE PERFORMANCE
Project description: Composition and performance: Festivalmusic. ‘Jingles’ for all awarded categories. Live performance at the award presentation ceremony.
PHILIPP ROIDINGER: composition, keys
MANUEL ZACEK: composition, bass
HANNES DULLINGER: drums
In 2007 the international short film festival ‘Interfilm’ took place for the 23rd time, a veritable meeting place for the international short film and video scenes. More than 400 short films and videos have been shown during the six days of the festival and an estimated 100 films were nominated to compete in the international competition. An international jury awarded ‘Interfilm Short Awards’ worth € 40.000.