cinema romantics

photo: Cécile Dupaquier

Concert and reading
90 min

Zero Solaris: vocals & keys
Graf Tati: vocals & guitar
Miss Django
: reading
Anakin Sender: drums

Marlene Dietrich in Marokko – secretly watched on my parents’ small black and white television when I was a little kid, through a crack in the door.Ingrid in Casablanca came later, then Grace Kelly in the Hitchcock movies of the 1950s. And then Romy Schneider in the French thrillers of the 1970s – complex, attractive and mysterious. David Lynch finally brought Nouvelle Vague to America and Isabella Rossellini sang Blue Velvet.Interesting, beautiful women were and are still mirror images of the emotional conflicts that are negotiated in the movies.
cinema romantics is an evening with pop-songs about both iconic movie actresses and their roles. The songs are played live in front of the movie screen, complemented by readings in which some of these divas themselves get a word. Sitting in the cinema chair, we hear songs and project our own film memories onto the screen. The cinema becomes a stage set for the cinema.

An evening with songs and texts about
Romy Schneider, Grace Kelly, Maggie Cheung, Isabella Rossellini, Pam Grier, Marilyn Monroe and other icons of cinema

The premiere of cinema romantics on 18.10.2019 at Filmclub 813 in Cologne was funded by Kulturamt der Stadt Köln and by Bezirksvertretung Köln Innenstadt.

 

waschen schneiden hören – or – Cuts from the inside

waschen schneiden hören – or – “Cuts from The inside“
music and performance: Oliver Bedorf
performance and dance: Philine Herrlein
circa 50 minutes
on 06.10.2019, 3 pm and 6 pm, punctual
hairdressing salon „Pernille“, Reisstrasse 5 in Cologne
admission 5,- €

In 2018 Oliver Bedorf and Philine Herrlein created this site specific sound – and theatre – piece. Everyday noises recorded in a hairdesser salon over a couple of weeks form the basis for a music-composition. The music is played via several ghettoblasters that are carried around in the salon, producing a choreography of sound, text-fragments and different resonances depending on their location in the space. The performance will be shown again in the hairdresser – salon Pernille in Köln – Ehrenfeld. 

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Photo: Rosanna D´Ortona

waschen schneiden hören – or – “Cuts from The inside“
music and performance: Oliver Bedorf
performance: Philine Herrlein
photography & public relations: Rosanna D´Ortona
circa 50 minutes
on 24.11.2018 and on 25.121.2018,
8 pm punctual
hairdressing salon „Jag´s Hair“, Brabanter Straße 33-35
free admission
audience limited – please pre-register
anmeldung@oliverbedorf.de

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Collaboration as a musician and as a performer on the theatre-piece
I Am Your Private Dancer
by Philine Velhagen.

Theatre-dates:
28. & 29. Juni 2018, 8 pm, Theater HochX, Entenbachstraße 37, München
Tickets

Eiki-Variations

Setup for the sound-performance Eiki-Variations byTobias Schmücking und Oliver Bedorf. Shown within the frame of the festival-programme of Containerklang 8 / Film on 10.12.2017 at Artheater Cologne.

Klangturm/ Sonic tower

Photo: O.Bedorf

Klangturm
sound-Installation for ghetto blasters and audio-cassettes

Perceiving is a way of acting.
Perception is not something, that happens to us, it is something we do
(Alva Noë: Action in Perception)

This installation is about exploring the aesthetics of room resonance while moving. I recorded various sounds when I first inspected the Lutherturm in Cologne, sounds of my movements inside of the rooms, sounds of my walking up and down the stairs, sounds of the popping noises of light switches when turned on or off. You can listen to these sounds on four ghettoblasters, that are stacked. During its monthlong display the installation will change its place repeatedly and the sounds are being played in the same rooms, in which they were recorded before.

06.10.2017 – 04.11.2017 Mi-Sa 16.00-20.00
04.11.2017 19.00-2.00 Museumsnacht Köln
Internationale Klangbasierte Künste
Lutherkirche, Südstadt, Köln

Publicly sponsored by Kulturamt der Stadt Köln.
In cooperation with Transfer International (NRW-Kultursekretariat), AIC ON (Art Initiatives Cologne) and Museumsnacht Köln.

http://www.ltk4.de/

Resonanz Im Fotoraum

Photo by Julia Horn

Performance by Oliver Bedorf
On 19 of Oct. 2016 at Fotoraum-Köln in the frame of AIC ON-weekend 21-23 October 2016
Dramaturgic advice: Philine Herrlein
Circa 20 minutes

For this performance at Fotoraum, I used both the interiour and the exteriour of the architecture as a resonance-chamber. Four Ghettoblasters that played different soundtracks were carried around one after another following a set choreography. By altering the ghettoblasters’ positions the sound impressions were also changing – for the audience as well as for the performer. At the same time the balance between these four soundtracks varied and the resonances changed. The soundtracks consisted of both site-specific recordings from the location itself and analogue electronic soundscapes. I sampled some camera-sounds from the Fotoraum-photographers and I created a percussion-soundscape out of it. This became one of the tracks. Another soundtrack consisted of an athmo, recorded during an exhibition-opening at Fotoraum. The devices were illuminated by mini-spotlights: traces of sound and traces of light. Audio-cassettes were used as sound-medium.

Thanks to Julia, Rosanna, Sibylle, Francesca, Bernadette, Thomas and to Franzi
Video: Tobias Schmücking
The AIC-ON-weekend was sponsored by Stadt Köln and by Stadtsparkasse Köln

RESONANZ IM FOTORAUM from Zero Solaris on Vimeo.