Dancer/ Choreographer Jean Marc Lebon from London is performing at BAU KUNST ERFINDEN

The dancer and chore­o­g­ra­pher Jean Marc Le­bon im­pro­vised a dance with soun­dac­tive tex­tile ob­jects made out of wil­low. The ob­jects where de­vel­oped and built by stu­dents within their semester­pro­ject "TETHOK - Tex­tile Tek­tonik für den Holzbau". Stu­dents of the In­sti­tut of Mu­sic com­posed sounds, which play when the body ap­proach­es spe­cif­ic touch sen­si­tive parts of the struc­ture. The stu­dents of ar­chi­tec­ture de­vel­oped shapes "big­ger than them­selves". The struc­tures are made out of wil­low strips thin and flex­i­ble like stiff yarn and fol­low tex­tile con­struc­tions like braid­ing or weav­ing. With­out ad­di­tio­n­al ma­te­rial the struc­tures had to be­come self-sup­port­ing. By us­ing con­duc­tive yarn and paint sev­er­al parts func­tion as ac­tive fields which are con­nect­ed with a cir­cuit board based on ar­dui­no tech­nol­o­gy.

The pro­ject was ini­ti­at­ed by St­ef­fi Sil­ber­mann and men­tored to­gether with Prof. Heike Kluss­mann and Anne Krönk­er. Un­der the di­rec­tion of Ro­man Beil­harz the stu­dents An­ni­ka, Con­ny and Jo­nas de­vel­oped sounds in co­op­er­a­tion with the stu­dents of ar­chi­tec­ture. To cre­ate the sounds, they use wil­low with­es, wil­low strips, in­stru­ments, voice and com­put­er.

This semester­pro­ject took place within the frame­work of the re­search pro­ject "TETHOK - Tex­tile Tek­tonik für den Holzbau", which is fund­ed by the Uni­ver­si­ty of Kas­sel in the pro­gram line "Zukunft" since 1st June 2018.