siXren (verbum medicinae), 40’
Venue: MOMus-Experimental Center for the Arts
SiXren (verbum medicinae) performance is a sonic experience inspired by models of ancient healing rhetorics. Verbal charms establish a new relationship with (inner) nature in the coming era of posthumanity, and inform the current sonic imaginary in our techno-environment with poetic and healing sensibility.
Ancient linguistic / sound patterns were considered as healing transformative and medicinal agents, and as the missing link between man and nature. Practices such as ancient Greek rhetorics, word magic, ritual poetry, as well as contemporary cognitive science and wellbeing methods, utilise the primordial power of utterance, rhythm, and sound to affect our animal senses, and consequently our body biology, brain chemistry, sensory and cognitive clarity.
The work explores the psychoacoustic effects of ancient verbal and sound formulas used in healing ceremonies, and abstracts and reapplies them into the matrix of contemporary sounds. Sonically and visually, we enter the liminal space between Earths rhythm and noise music, between digital and animate, pre-modern and hyper-modern.
Visual and costume design: Brina Vidic
Video DOP: Rajko Bizjak