Schweig und Sprechen
February 27, 2019
”Schweig und Sprechen”, meaning silence and speech, presents the silent and echoed physical traces of family heritage.
The installation is made out of hundreds of drinking glasses from Noa's great-great-grandfather's Joseph Schweig former factory in Weisswasser, East Germany.
It emphasizes different layers of reality and time via reflections, projections, and sound. The glasses serve as the generator of music and also as a filter for the sound and movement the performers produce. It shows and examines the relations between silence and speech, history and future, memory and heritage, and in that manner tell, in the most impersonal way, a personal story.
The project is my final MFA thesis in spatial performance and design at the Architectural Association School of Architecture. Exhibited and performed at Camden Market on the 27th and 28th of February 2019.
Creator: Noa Segev
Thesis supervisors: Theo Lorenz Tanja Siems
Architectural Association Interprofessional Studio
Sound, programming, and performance: Yoshiki Ichihara
Choreography and performance: Nina Traub
Costume: Raluca Grada
Engineering consultant: Henry Unterreiner
Graphic design: Gymnasium Design Office
Photographers: Tal Kronkop Avi Siman-Tov
In-kind support of:
German Embassy London The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany Department of Culture and Education