MEMORIAL OF REBELLION
audio-visual installation for 5 performers, video and electronics
The audio-visual installation Memorial of Rebellion combines music, projections and light in an immersive space in which escapism and agitation, art and politics, contemporary music and pop, contemplation and action become fanfare and lullaby for the rebellion.
Based on their previous music theatre Songs of Rebellion , Brigitta Muntendorf and Michael Höppner created Memorial of Rebellion as an independent work, after the planed performances were cancelled. Influenced by the 2020 pandemic, the installation creates an intimate situation, in which two visitors at a time take a socially-distanced journey down their personal memory-trail via two separated audio and video projections.
Wearing headphones, the visitors listen to this ceremony experience in their own silent space; a space in which an individual commemoration of their own neglected or failed rebellions may take place. The pandemic is not a state of emergency; it is the radicalization of the status quo.