Excerpts from Accompanied Walk, as presented at Montag Modus, Collegium Hungaricum Berlin, 4. May 2015
Accompanied Walk is a performative installation of two walkers and two drummers. In the piece, two walkers move towards and past each other, as slowly as possible. This action is accompanied by a continual snare roll, shared between two drummers, juxtaposing meticulously slow action with tense and concentrated sound.
This piece — in a similar way to related works such as Minute/Year and Increments — emphasises the differences that can occur when actions are repeated in architecturally-varied environments. The work has been presented in numerous locations (see photographs below) and with numerous performers.
Walkers and drummers, 2012–present: Kata Kovács, Laura Hicks, Agnė Auželytė, Robin Thomson, Jérémie Mortier, Rogier Smal, Felipe Salazar, Stephen Doyle, Brendan Dougherty, Tomasz Arnold, Warren Enstrom, Trevor Saint, Olga Nosova, Paula Montecinos.
Entire audio of Accompanied Walk, as presented at ESDIP Berlin, Berlin, 24. November 2012