what are they doing? (with Gerard Lebik) 2018 –
What are they doing is a project of Gerard Lebik and Ryoko Akama in which even they don’t pre-determine / know what they are doing in each performance.
Whilst Akama deals with magnets, fans, bowls or other found materials, Lebik participates in with rotating air cans.
2017 8th Aug. Sokolowsko Festival, Poland
2018 7th Sept. Standard, Milano
8th Sept. HumuS, Lausanne
9th Sept. Cave12, Geneva
2019 16th Oct.TPAM Festival, Yokohama
Layers of subtle sounds intertwine each other to create acoustic vibrations and air fluctuations, changing space into an instrument, changing the conventional properties of listeners’ perceptions. We are “messing about” with audiences around us wondering – what are they doing? – whilst objects spinning and running away. We are not sure what we are doing either.