Worry Crosses The River - Danica Bićanić & Bernhard Hansbauer @ IMAF
Togheter with my dear friend Bernhard Hansbauer I was participating in this years 20th International multimedia Art Festival - IMAF. We were performing 20 min long experiment that is called Worry Crosses The River.
The performance Worry Crosses The River is an audiovisual experiment with a focus on reflection and echo motifs. The name points to Higinus (Gaius Julius Hyginus) fable, in which Worry, as an allegory figure, decides to create a being out of soft clay by her own reflection that she has seen while crossing the river. She made the creature with the help of Jupiter and Telus - Earth. A creature - human – remains in the possession of Worry until its death. The aforementioned fable is the central motif of the Hans Blumenberg's book with the same title, which, among other things, raises questions concerning the care of man's existence. Performance Worry Crosses The River draws attention to the Worry's narcissistic impulse and to the human's position within her possession.
Bernhard Hansbauer, born 1972 and living in Vienna/Austria, has been involved with experimental music since the late 1980's, in various projects and activities. Starting out as DJ and event organizer in the field of experimental and post-industrial music, he went on with his own project, Red Chamber, where he released two albums on the Austrian/German netlabel Laridae and was featured on a couple of compilations. In 2007, he started his own music label, Bleak, and hat more than 60 releases in various formats (including vinyl and tapes), including rare live recordings, exclusive material from many renowned post-industrial artists. As artist and DJ, he has been invited to many events and festival, such as the Wroclaw Industrial Festival or Exit Festival. His own music ranges from minimal electronica to dark, rhythmic soundscapes.