Ayla Pierrot Arendt
OCTOPUSSY on TOUR 2017
In 2017 I traveled with my performance ego “Octopussy on Tour” to many different communities worldwide, collecting sounds, waste and experiences from each place to bring fragments of it to the next place. I created each time a new multimedia situation for locals to share an intimate moment, where I produced music, a selfmade cocktail and a beautiful mess with both familiar and foreign objects. I created little sets for the Octopussy „to get in touch and taste the co-habitants“.
Photos © Sylwester Gałuszka.
Images taken at Performance in Kolonia Artystow, Gdansk on July 21, 2017.
There was interaction with the audience – sharing a drink – and I created a special atmosphere with different materials that I gathered throughout the tour. It was a lot about touch and sound-making, trying to create a fluid, emotional space. I did not sing but tell little annecdotes and ideas that came to my mind spontaneously. It did not illustrate what I was doing; instead, my voice and the words were part of my performance mode – almost transcripting the local mood.
Travel Route 2017
Montreal 12.-22.5 // La Plante, No Exist No Fest
Paris 23.-26.5 // Sick Times Bar Night
Sofia 26.6.-5.7. // Aether Gallery
Wroclaw 18-20.7 // Uff Music Club
Gdansk 20.-23.7. // Kolonia Artystów Gallery
Strasbourg 13-15.9. // Diamond D´Or
Rom 26.10-1.11. // Fanfulla 5 Concert Venue
Berlin 2.11.-17.11. // 3 a.m. Performance Festival
Zürich 19. - 25.12 // Atelier Marmorgasse