I cross myself with copper pipes

Copper pipes, sound piece/2019

I cross myself with copper pipes 

In a small village in Sicily, the mafia shuts off the water now and again as a show of power. No-one knows exactly what they want, only the mayor has contact with them. All that the people know is that it usually only lasts for one day. As a symbol of human power exerted over natural elements, the installation shows the clash between the people’s frustration and the mafia’s almighty attitude.

One early morning, the water came back and made the copper pipes sing again.

Shown as part of vorspiel Transmediale 2020 at the As we entwine exhibition at Errant Sound, 19.01-02.02.2020.

Photos by Stefan Roigk.

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