The CAT Open events held on MAK NITEs are continued with Elisabeth Penkers sound installation Rhythm / Language
Transformations. Elisabeth Penker studied sculpture at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts and later worked for sound studios
in Chicago and in movie post-production in London. Today, the artists lives in Vienna and engages both sculpture and music
in her work. In her sound installation Rhythm/Language Transformations, she investigates overlaps of language
and music and of image and spatial structures. On this evening, an acoustic examination is conducted inside the flak tower
in its hermetic isolation and visitors are lead through space along strands of inter¬woven of sounds and noises. The composition
of Rhythm/Language Transformations is structurally based upon the grammatical categorization of language which
is deconstructed into minimal units and played over a non-linear five-channel matrix. Penker expands the sound installation
with a performance in which she plays an instrument called sonic structure. The sound installation is supported
by the electronic punk band Illegal Emotions (Ilegalne emocije), founded 2004 and for the first time in Vienna, whose music
directly integrates elements of electronic, pop and punk culture.
MAK TowerGefechtsturm Arenbergpark / Dannebergplatz 6 / Barmherzigengasse
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