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  [CLEANING SQUAD. IFTAF, Sergej Mohntau]

Verein Medienturm
Großmarktstraße 8b, A-8020 Graz

IFTAF („Institut für transakustische Forschung”, “institute for transacoustic research“) was founded to define and explore transacoustics. Transacoustic research is concerned with the peripheral effects and tangential areas of acoustics, with their borders to other areas of research. These contours and definitional borders are necessarily blurred and vague.

The literature and music performance duo Sergej Mohntau link, in alternate projects and performances music, sound and language art with pictorial and theatrical elements and arrive at an independent form of literary-musical actionism. At Kunstverein Medienturm, the performative concert program PUTZKOLONNE (“Cleaning Squad”) is presented, ordinary cleaning equipment serving foremost as instruments. Connected with self-made laptops and imported material, compositions are realized by means of calculated and improvised sound production. Objects, machines and body parts are filmed during the performance and projected onto a screen.

IFTAF, Sergej Mohntau

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Sergej Mohntau, PUTZKOLONNE, 2000. Live-Act.