Europe, Where Have You Misplaced Love? Katarina Zdjelar

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Video installation, single-channel 29:26 min. and crayon writings

Katarina Zdjelar often employs the rehearsal as a working method to explore the voice as a subject and substance. For this film she brought together four musicians for an improvisational interpretation of a text written by poet Athena Farrokhzad titled Europe, Where Have You Misplaced Love?. The aim of the improvisation is not so much to arrive at a final performance, but rather to keep the range of possibilities open. One by one the musicians take control and then let it go again just before arriving at a common melody, at which point doubts or another voice steer the process in a different direction. It becomes a continuous search in which a multiplicity of interrelating voices coexists.
You can read the poem from Athena Farrokhzad via this link:

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