Brigitta Muntendorf & Michael Höppner: Memorial of Rebellion
17/9, 12 – 20
18/9, 12 – 20
Duration: 19 minutes, 28 viewings per day
Brigitta Muntendorf & Michael Höppner: Memorial of Rebellion (2020, WP)
The audio-visual installation Memorial of Rebellion, by interdisciplinary duo Brigitta Muntendorf and Michael Höppner, combines music and theatre in an immersive space in which escapism and agitation, art and politics, contemporary music and pop, contemplation and action become fanfare and lullaby for the rebellion.
Developed out of their previous Songs of Rebellion, and influenced by the 2020 pandemic, the installation creates an intimate situation in the Marmorsalen, in which visitors (two at a time) take a socially-distanced journey down their personal memory-trail via two separated audio and video projections.
Wearing headphones, the visitors to this ceremony experience inaudible songs in a large, silent space; a space in which an individual commemoration of their own neglected or failed rebellions may take place. The pandemic is not a state of emergency; it is the radicalization of the status quo.
Brigitta Muntendorf – concept, composer, video
Michael Höppner – concept, direction
Jule Saworski – costume design and make-up
Warped Type, Andreas Huck and Roland Nebe – video/mapping
Maximilian Estudias – audiomix, programming
Martin Siemann – light concept
Nicolas Berge – assistance
Louis Bona, Evdoxia Filippou, Till Künkler, Carola Schaal, Malgorzata Walentynowicz – performance
Commissioned by Ultima, November Music and Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.
Memorial of Rebellion is part of the Sounds Now project.
Co-funded by The Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
(Photo: Manfred Daams)