full stop slightly high (2020)
This video is a documentation presentation of Nicole Bachmann’s performance and sound installation ‘full stop slightly high’. It combines the full audio track (duration 13mins 48secs), which was presented in the gallery space, together with a filmed extract from a rehearsal of the performance. This is an extract. The full performance duration is 60 minutes and involves live vocals via radio mic.
At VITRINE, London, the vocal element could be heard as intended through contact-speakers attached to the glass window panes, alongside the markings and props from the performances, using voice and sound to extend the performance’s corporeality.
Bachmann explored VITRINE’s unique space and its confined form which limits the movement of bodies, as a metaphor for the social constraints we may experience in our lives. These constraints manifest themselves socially, physically and economically in our bodies and our minds, creating multifaceted limitations on our lives. Bachmann is interested in how these constraints become rules and normalities, entering our lives and becoming negative parameters through which we exist.
Arrangement/composition: Nicole Bachmann
Performers: Aurore Vigneron and Noa Genazzano
Voices: Legion Seven, Aurore Vigneron, Noa Genazzano
Recording and Mastering: Samuel Rodgers