May 6, 2011 - May 7, 2011 18:00
Room with no echo takes the experience of an anechoic chamber (a no echo-room) as a starting point of its exploration and development.
Anechoic chamber is a content-removing structure. Allegedly humans can’t bear to stay in it for longer periods of time. Symptoms are irrational fear, anxiety and severe insecurity.
Anechoic chamber is the melting pot of embodiment, a space where no Other exists: it results in excommunicated, asocial and naked body. It is a room without echo, a space of communication absence, in which the subject (person) becomes completely objectified – it meets its own matter and her functions. Subject re-turns to its organic being without the possibility of re-connecting with the environment. His being has been abstracted from the process of communication: anechoic chamber represents a capsule of total isolation, a symbolic space of existence without information.
Performance builds on this conflict on the level of the body experience representation – body sounds, digestion, body-liquids flow, decay, movement, touch. It reveals self-touching layers, discovers the body’s geography.
Miha Erman refuses to represent such kind of experiences, rather they are being taken as departure points of the process: it is the plot of the situation that enables the research of embodiment. Firstly with sound – sound emotions, situations and realities; and secondly through relations of sound with space, environments or body-geographies and the body history (video).
Science and technology are therefore fundamental patterns of the performance overwhelming it with its concept and structure. Room with no echo is an experimental project assembling and re-destructing contemporary human body: physical and social.