Kita, 2007

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Concept and sound: Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri

Kita performed by Luisa Greenfield and composer Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri is the result of one night spent making an improvised piece of music using the material elements of the violin, isolated and separated from their original function: wound up bow hair, clusters of tuning pegs, mutes in plastic bags. Edited sound and video documentation of the improvisation created the video component, which is the centerpiece of larger installation involving audience members who are prompted to get up and leave the concert hall when or if the object placed on their seat appears in the video on screen. By subverting traditional concert hall protocol, audience members experience anticipation and curiosity about the experience they are missing in the other room and vice versa.

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