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Peter Ablinger:
Weiss/Weisslich 19

Hand hinters Ohr halten/wegnehmen,
"für Sven Åke Johansson" (1995)




move hands behind ears/remove


Hand hinters Ohr halten/wegnehmen (drawing: Peter Ablinger)


To move hands behind our ears changes our acoustic orientation. The small difference between hands behind our ears and hands removed equals a change of presence, a tiny difference in our way of being here. This difference is related to a change from one room to another (Weiss / Weisslich 15), a change of acoustic ambience (Weiss / Weisslich 16), or to listening to the same actual reality with or without headphone in Weiss / Weisslich 36. Weiss/Weisslich 19 is another example of a disappearing though determinant difference: the difference of being here and being aware of being here. (English note edited by Andrew Smith)

> slide show: pictures of Sven Åke Johansson performing Weiss / Weisslich 19



see also:

> Hinweistücke / reference pieces, pieces which exist only in their title; one can execute or visit, do or think them

> Weiss / Weisslich 15, 5 rooms, loudspeakers, coloured silence on the colours a,o,u,e,i

> Listening piece in 2 parts, the transition between two rooms

> Other Transition Pieces




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