Hearing each other – Pinnow and Fergitz
UM Festival 2023 · C O N N E C T
ZEITGENÖSSISCHE KUNST, MUSIK UND LITERATUR
Fergitz · Pinnow | Uckermark, Brandenburg, Germany
9. und 10. September 2023
“Hearing each other A⇄B⇄C” was inspired by the concept of Ece Pazarbaşı, the curator of the art/music section at UM Festival 2023 CONNECT, ‘quantum entanglement’—a spooky distance. Quantum entanglement is a phenomenon in which particles form strong bonds with each other. Once a quantum entanglement relationship is formed between two particles, no matter how far apart they are, they somehow become interconnected. When the state of one particle changes, the other particle changes instantly in response.
The venues were the two towns of Fergiz and Pinnow. Near Fergiz, there is a nature reserve called Wrietzensee. I decided to use the beautiful nature of Wrietzensee as a material to connect and correspond with each place.
The branches used in the sculpture in Pinnow and Fertgitz come from the Wrietzensee Biosphere A. Pinnow and Fertgitz are considered as Socialsphere B. The movement of branches from Bioregion A to Socialsphere B connects the forest to the city. Perhaps the branches miss the forest of Wrietzensee, and the forest misses the branches that have disappeared from it. Both Biosphere A and Socialsphere B are part of Biosphere C, which is the Earth.
The large sculpture in Pinnow is a combination of five different types of branches, with a total size of 6.4 meters. The tree, which is made of different species of trees, can be seen as a symbol of diversity, our symbiotic society and its entanglements. In Fergitz’s shed, a small sculpture combines three different types of trees with a moving image projected onto it. The projected moving image displays the process of bleaching an analogue photograph of a tree’s epidermis in water. Water, symbolizing the source of life, represents Biosphere C, which is Earth.
Material: wood, moving image (duration 00:08:04)