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We Can Be Heroes
An Opera in 8 Rooms
What if an opera did not take place separately on a stage, but could instead be accessed physically as an audience member? What if opera were not defined by its apparatus? What if the audience members themselves became the heroes of such an opera?
We can be Heroes is a group exhibition with eight internationally renowned composers and sound artists curated by Hannes Seidl. The exhibition spaces of basis e.V. will be transformed into accessible scenes in an operatic landscape, devised as a sound art exhibition through which the public can move as heroes.
Each artist creates their own scene. Through intermezzi, retracing, and acoustic memory, these scenes are interconnected as well as temporally and dynamically coordinated with each other, so that a heterophonic and complex work emerges through which the visitor must move as though in a video game. Those experiencing the show are however not alone, since performers bring the spaces to life too. They act as counterparts to the heroes, as initiators of particular events, as side-kicks, bouncers, instrumentalists, or as silent observers, who sometimes either face the visitors or are self-absorbed in making music.
The additional programme at Eschborn K, in the form of concerts, a workshop and film screenings, provide the public with further opportunities for an exchange to occur with the artists, musicians and speakers on their activities.
We Can Be Heroes is a coproduction of the Briefkastenfirma GbR, basis e.V. and Eschborn K, supported by Kulturfonds Rhein Main, Musikfonds and the Kulturamt Frankfurt am Main. Direction: ehrliche arbeit - freies Kulturbüro