Von: Ephraim Wegner
Datum: Thu, 14 Nov 2019
Betreff: JETZT – Daniel Bisig, Ephraim Wegner
JETZT – DANIEL BISIG, EPHRAIM WEGNER
Audiovisual live performance & artist talk @ Symposium „Digital Perspectives“ on 16.11.2019 at the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart
Jetzt is a chronological deconstruction of Max Bense’s poem with the same title. Meaning “in the now”, it may also be translated as “so far”, “up to now”, “but now”, “hence” and so on. Bense refers to the fact that the spoken word JETZT never reaches the point of what is denominated with “in the now” – the moment you say it out loud, it is already gone. The poem is a play on words as well as an acute insight on the structure of German language. The work uses Markov chains to generate text strings that are smashed into sound particles. They are stretched and shrunk on a time axis and enter into a relationship with each other – “in the now” – performed by a synthetic artificial female voice.