The Kishle (in Turkish kışla - barracks), currently a museum space, is situated on the same plot where once a 2000 year-old palace, an Ottoman prison, military barracks, and a police station once stood. Within this space, constantly changed by rulers and governments throughout history (almost as often as we change socks), Wackelkontakt examines the realm of human consciousness through the senses. The audiovisual experience springs from the viewers themselves as it combines with their physical stress and their current state of consciousness.
SEEGWIN SAYA is a sound and light production and also a composition bound by time, continuing Wackelkontakt’s research about the power of the relationship between the artist, the audience, and the space, as well as within each viewer’s inner world. The work continues the experimental tradition of Ganzfeld (from the German, “entire field”). It interprets through excess, seeking to bring sensory knowledge to the extreme and at the same time avoiding it. This state of consciousness allows extra-sensory information to gain strength and rule, becoming a collective art experience in a defined, enclosed space, centering on the regulation of consciousness.
Note: The experience may cause states of heightened consciousness, not recommended for those with eye-photo sensitivities.
WACKELKONTAKT is an audiovisual trio composed of Marco Milevski (percussion and electronics), Eyal Bitton Lally (video and electronics) and Tomer Damsky (vocals and electronics), whose music is infused with different genres including industrial, club, hip-hop, noise, pop, metal and elevator music. The trio creates space-dependent events, sound installations and stage events as sound designers for dance and theater, and uses a concentration of senses, social dissonance, and an obsessive variety of technical means in order to connect to the world. WK has performed and been presented at festivals, clubs, stages and galleries across the Western world.