Schiffer Klavier

Hamburg, 2007

Harbour Opera, synchronised audiovisual collage, Multi-Monitor-Installation, 9 screens, 9 modified (synchronised) DVD-players, curtains, stage construction, light installation

The work is based on the song “Seeräuberjenny” by Bertold Brecht (Three penny opera). The original piece was fragmented and rearranged in a rhythmical way to be reinvented with harbour sounds. These sounds where filmed and recorded throughout several weeks in the harbour of Hamburg: ship-horns, water hitting a pontoon, the loud noises of containers piled up and so on. Combined with the associated images, I created a audio-visual installation. Furthermore, I build a stage for the visitors to sit on and put up a six and a half meter high curtain to create the image of an orchestra pit.

Installation views

Film stills from the single screens (split-screen version)