Our intervention took place at the St. Egidien Church. Built 900 years ago, it is considered a significant contribution to the Baroque church architecture of Middle Franconia. Moreover, it has a traditional history of fine music with instruments such as organs, pianos positioned at different chapels.
Our project called IN RESIDENCE is convened by New York based composer, multi-instrumentalist and curator Lester St. Louis.
From July 7 - 10, the St. Egidien Church was transformed into a creative working environment. It became a kind of fluid space that was kept in motion by Lester St. Louis and five international artists over many hours, and whose perception is constantly changing as a result: from participatory, to immersive, from meditative, to discursive… with music, sound, texts, videos, dance, movement, lectures, conversations, comfort, discomfort, food, drink, light, space. “We work to hold and make space with each other” was the premise of the proposal.
Suffice it to say; it feels good to be a part of a project where Process is given priority over foreseeable/measurable outcomes.
Participating artists of IN RESIDENCE : Lester St. Louis and guests: Nikima Jagudajev, Emeka Okereke, Vanessa Sindihebura, Louise Trueheart, Chris Williams.