Composition for Mouths (Songs My Mother Taught Me) Live performance composed by Oliver Beer
Every Saturday 2pm througout the exhibition period
Thaddaeus Ropac Seoul
122-1, Dokseodang-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Join us at Thaddaeus Ropac Seoul for the live performance Composition for Mouths (Songs My Mother Taught Me) by Oliver Beer, which presents the union of two human bodies fused into a single vocal instrument.
At a time when the meeting of bodies – culturally, socially and musically – has been circumscribed and transformed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the performance Composition for Mouths takes on new significance. First staged at the Sydney Opera House for the 21st Biennale of Sydney in 2018, the piece transforms the performers’ bodies into acoustic spaces as they become a vessel of resonance.
Joining their lips in a tight seal to create a single mouth cavity, the singers explore the resonant frequencies of each other’s faces as well as the architecture. At the meeting point of the two voices, a third voice appears.
— Oliver Beer