“TALK.TALK” is a collaboration between Romuald Krężel and Emmilou Rößling that has emerged out of a research on sound, voice and the impact of repetition within the frame of Heiner Goebbels’ scenic project “on sound.” The performance is using the mechanism of the Human Microphone as it was used by many different groups of people in manifestations and demonstrations before. Everything that is being said is collectively repeated. Even if some are far away the words will eventually travel to them through the mouths of everyone else. “TALK.TALK” uses this mechanism, testing out the impact of collective repetition on a group. The two performers are hosting the evening and lead the audience through a parcours of words and sounds making up promises, everyday dialogue, speech acts, onomatopoetic words and games of whisper, seeking to build a community with and by voices. Audience members are able to hijack the performance, expressing their thoughts on the piece or experiencing the mechanism of the human mic with their own voice. TALK.TALK is testing out the borders of participation within a performative context and aims to rethink the position of the spectators in participatory theatre.
February 2015, ATW Gießen
CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY and PERFORMANCE: Romuald Krężel and Emmilou Rößling
- Festival Theatermaschine 2015 in Gießen;
- Künstlerhaus Mousonturm in Frankfurt am Main;
- Théâtre de la Cité Internationale in Paris, Frankreich;
- Zeitraumexit in Mannheim
- Kunstverein in Frankfurt am Main
- Studio Naxos in Frankfurt am Main
- Palais de la Porte Dorée in Paris, Frankreich.
April 17, 2023