Bardo / བར་དོ་
Crematory Südstern, Berlin 2016
3 channels: transducer, copper tubes, light source, gold foil. Transforming loop.
Bardo (from the Tibetan བར་དོ་ – intermediate state, in-between state, transitional state) relates to the constant evolving moment in between past and future: the Now. It is the change from one state into another, the lasting moment, the flowing Now. It is not a static present, but a flowing transformation of states. This installation was located in the passageway of the underground area of a former crematory. Copper tubes where integrated in the space and played by transducers. Sinus like sounds travelled from the resonating copper tubes through the room, difficult to locate. Here the sound travels in all directions, while the movement of the human body is limited. The passageway points towards a golden shining door, rustling softly in occasional breezes. A sense of strangeness shapes the atmosphere.
–> listen to an excerpt of a recording at the installation: