Inauguration Kunst am Bau | Maria Leo Primary School | Conrade Blenkle Str. 20 | 10407 Berlin
Artists: Ulrike Seyboth & Ingo Fröhlich
28.9.2023, 3.30 + 4.30 pm
Music performance: Robyn Schulkowsky & Joey Baron (percussions)
Introduction: Frizzi Krella (art historian)
In 2022, our design for the sound sculpture was recommended for realisation by the Senate Department for Urban Development, Building and Housing, the organisers of the Kunst am Bau competition, as part of the Berlin School Construction Offensive.
The interesting and unusual aspect of this sound sculpture is the interaction of visual and musical arts. As a Berlin artist couple, it was a special challenge and pleasure for us to realise our artistic design in collaboration with the US percussionists Robyn Schulkowsky and Joey Baron. For it is seeing and hearing together that sharpens the senses for togetherness!
The Kunst am Bau work comprises five sound sculptures installed in the entrance hall of the school building and across floors up to the third floor. Each level of the building is given its own tonality. In poetic interplay, they form the „sound“ of the school. Starting from dark, deep-sounding sound tubes in the foyer (earth), further sound tubes are installed from the first to the third upper floor (plants, animals, sky) and form the sonorous whole in the common togetherness of the school.