light and audio installation
3 channel light organ, light bulbs, megaphone loudspeaker, steal
song selection through the senior residents of Sozialbetriebe
text editing and sound mix: Beate Engl, Tim Wolff
duration: 16 min 22 s
in the framework of the exhibition „Wunschkonzert im Klubkiosk“
together with Brigitte Dunkel
by Gustav Klucis‘ sketches for radio orators from
the 1920s the „Potpourri“-sculpture is placed
on the roof of a small kiosk building, a former weighing
machine building. The sculpture consists out of two big
megaphone speakers and a blinking light circle. During the
opening times a „Potpourri“ of the favourite
songs of the residents of SBK (a social institution for
senior citizens), which were collected beforehand, can be
heard loudly out of the speakers. The songs were mixed and
edited flollowing text content and melody and form a storyline
including daily life, memory, death, illness and longing.
The sound invites the residents to listen or dance. At night
the sound is silent and only the lights of the light organ
continue blinking ceaselessly in the rhythm of the music
- a blinking light circle in the darkness.
of the song text from the mix "Riehler Lieblingslieder"