Echoraum, Vienna, 28-01-2022 (https://echoraum.at)
FLUCTUATIONS & JOSEF KA
JOSEF KA – performance
FRANCISZEK ARASZKIEWICZ – electromagnetic fields, brainwave scanner
MICHAEL FISCHER – feedback and tenor saxophone
WALTER ULREICH – photos
Josef KA on her work:
“I am equally passionate about performing on the streets of some unfamiliar city, in status-conscious contemporary art venues – or in the forest all alone. Each of my works starts from a largely intuitive, highly personal place within me, and is based on my real life and the questions I have.”
Josef Ka is a Russian performance artist whose work uniquely combines a range of potent influences, disciplines and sources. Both Butoh and Flamenco dancing are at times strongly in the foreground, but other expressive modes – from traditional Russian folk singing and contemporary experimental dance, to a smart palette of literary and cinematic cues – are clearly in the mix.
Fluctuations (music, compsition):
Music for tenor saxophone, feedback saxophone (Michael Fischer), electromagnetic fields and brainwave scanner (Franciszek Araszkiewicz). With Fischer’s use of extended techniques and various feedback systems, as well as Araszkiewiczs’ electronics controlled by real-time scanning of electromagnetic fields and brainwave activity, the performance demonstrates the sonic diversity of this unique instrumentation: from noise and drone structures to ambient sounds. ‚fluctuations’ was a guest at the Museumsquartier/Tonspur-live series Vienna, 2018 and esteemed closing of the AudioArtFestival in Krakow, 2017, among others.
In 2021 the three artists performed at ImproFest Währing, Vienna.