artist: schurer > steinbrüchel
title: <falte>
cat#: nvo_o10
format: cd
release date: october 07

1. <falte> | 57:24 mp3 excerpt

limited edition: 300

<falte> is methodically based upon a technique invented by the surrealists entitled «exquisite corpse». A method by which a collection of words, images or sounds are assembled collectively in sequence, either by following a rule or by delivering and making visible the «ending» of what has been created previously. This procedure has a resemblance to an old parlor game entitled «consequences», in which the players write alternately on a sheet of paper, fold it to conceal part of what they wrote and pass it on for further contribution.

Based on this process a series of compositions by schurer > steinbrüchel was presented in september 2006 as an eight channel surround soundinstallation at the Kunsthaus Zurich, accompanied by a four channel visual contribution by Yves Netzhammer. The version on this CD documents a condensed, slightly more composed and therefore differentiated form of folding.

«Man kann (...) die Teilung des Kontinuums nicht mit der des Sandes in Körner vergleichen, sondern mit in Falten gelegtem Papier oder Stoff, so daß es unendlich viele Falten geben könnte, die einen kleiner als die anderen, ohne daß sich der Körper jemals in Punkte oder Minima auflöste.»
(Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, 1646–1716)