Bnaya Halperin-Kaddari
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Top-Game

2019 ensemble Gamified ritual for amplified Tops, players, inductors and live-video

An ensemble plays seriously, playfully serious, together with spin-tops. In this collective practice, we tune-in by carefully listening to the sound inductors pick- up from the spinning-tops. Listening-sensing the forces of gravity, invisible yet all binding, connecting the human with planetary and subatomic states and scales.

How might we sense these subtle energies that influence our bodies and our instrumental extensions? What could a spinning object, tuned to gravity, tell us about time and our own embodiment? Against linear time, we move circularly, practicing this gamified ritual as a way of plugging out of our everyday motor of modernity, a new spin on our playing together.

The spin-tops have been developed in collaboration with Kerstin Ergenzinger and the Sono-Choreographic Collective