Composition For Four Stairwells and One Person
By Olaf Gever, Digital Video, 3 min. and 20 seconds
The stairwell is probably one of the most frequently played rhythm instruments. Most of the people are able to master at least the slow and barely virtuoso basic rhythms of this soundbody. Thus anybody can play the instrument for this composition, but it would be hard to be performed live. A video allows the simultaniety of the four staircases and the experience of a parallel picture and sound composition. The charm of this Is based on the usualness of its sources for rhythm and sound. The video follows the differnt characteristics of the stairwell as an instrument and the rhythm of walking. Hence it creates an audiovisual choreographie which ruined my favorite shoes.