Music project, sound installation


Sound installation
Pink parrot cage, black sheep fur, acrylic paint, spray paint, wallpapered prints, CD player, headphones
350 cm x 300 cm x 50 cm
Audio player MD
FISHNESS (2:48 min)
Text donation: Gabriel Wicke

The experimental pop music project “PROSASPENDE” (“Prose Donation”) was developed in collaboration with several friends, whom I had asked to contribute a text of their choice. Over the course of the following months, the donated material, ranging from random scribbles to works in their own right, was transformed into song lyrics — and finally short audio compositions. The finished songs were later exhibited inside the installation “PLODIERGARTEN” (“Ploding Garden”), which consisted of a pink parrot cage, clad with black sheep fur, set in front of a mural painting. According to a German proverb, a parrot will mechanically repeat anything, even though it doesn't understand the meaning of the words. In order to hear the bird sing, visitors had to reach out into the cage through the open door and push the play button.

With texts by Sarah Abelmann, Anna-Sophie Lewerenz, Gabriel Wicke, Markus Zimmermann and others.