Sensing sound was my main focus experiencing performance called Resistance of Material. Use of different kind of material by tree strong male figures was a central action in performance. Of course, variety of methods how to crash, damage, destroy materiality around us was quiet stressing, exciting and surprising to watch, but I was wondering, can we guess what kind of materials or object were used in performance without a sense of seeing?
Would the performance lose its narrative, if the audience would just listen? Sounds made by human and objects interaction were descriptive enough to sense what’s happening on stage. Metal swings touching the wooden ground, liquid pouring on men’s body, speaker slowly crashing and loosing its voice, not to forget a sound of smashing glass and braking dishes. I am not arguing that closing our eyes wouldn’t take away an opportunity to identifying a lot of story building details, but if it is possible to sense the resistance of material just through sound, then what more is there to recognize?
If I would make an experiment by closing my eyes during the performance, than only disturbing and fooling moment would be the background sound witch was turn on manually in computer. It was tricky even with my eyes opened, because all the sounds made by present action on stage were much more powerful. It seemed to me as a fear of silence.