CGB + WM
4 bodies with text on their backs
Sound-sculpture “Fever” (WM, 1998)
Text on bodies:
– El tren Blindado (song from the Spanish civil war in spanish and german)
– Eigentlich, eigentlich, eigentlich (poem by WM in german)
– Amsterdam (song by Jacques Brel in german, translation sung originally by Gisela May, distributed on 2 bodies)
Audience enters while “Fever” is already beating with 120 bpm. CGB dances slowly and sings acapella and unplugged “Lagrimas de Oro”
Before and after each song/poem one or more of the bodies will be moved and placed (silently) in a different position/relation to the audience so that WM can read the texts during reading/singing them.
Welcoming by CGB plus fooling on Casio and talking about monstrosity. Free assoziating on Lorca, Spanish civil war and El Tren Blindado.
First piece, a song. Originally a poem by Lorca. Fight song from the Spanish civil war. El Tren Blindado
Second piece. A poem written to or on or about Ayn Rand (05-82) or Alissa Rosenberg read and commented by WM. Postergirl of American Capitalism. Based on a survey of the library of congress from 1991 she wrote the second most influential book after the bible. Atlas Shrugged 1957. Geld ist der Wertmassstab aller friedfertigen Menschen. Money is the measure of value of all peaceful people, right? Selfishness and egoism are good, they rule.
“I swear – by my life and my love of it – that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.”
Disrupted by melody sung by CGB.
Third piece, again a song. Written originally by Jacques Brel and recorded in 1964, this is a german translation by famous actress and Brecht-singer Gisela May.