Adrian Williams. The Curve
21 & 22 June 2019
Admission: 9 pm, Performance: 9.53 pm
Location: Preußenstadion, Hammer Straße 302, 48153 Münster
The curve is a perspective of the horizon, the end of sight. What we can’t see beyond becomes a line: an acoustic movement swells as we traverse the line, turning into darkness reliably, but nevertheless spectacularly.
Adrian Williams, born 1979 in Portland, Oregon; lives and works in Frankfurt am Main.
The Preußenstadion, home ground of the third-league football team SC Preußen Münster, was erected by its members in 1926 and long considered as one of Germany’s state-of-the-art football stadiums. During the theatre festival FLURSTÜCKE 2019, it will be the playing field of Adrian Wil-liams’ performance The Curve (2019): the American artist is presenting a performance that departs from and interconnects with the conditions of the stadium in a unique way. For the moment of sun-set, the stadium will serve as the setting for an acoustic intervention that William performs together with six musicians, where light and sound merge with the surroundings to create a fascinating in-terplay – until that astounding moment when the sun disappears on the horizon, slowly drawing all light with it. Williams’ performance alters the framework through which we perceive our environ-ment; leaving out the intense visual stimuli and roaring background noises typical for the stadium provides a space for seeing the supposedly well-familiar grounds from a different perspective.
The performance is supported by:
The programme of the Kunsthalle Münster is supported by the Friends of the Kunsthalle Münster.
An event in the context of the International Festival for Dance, Theatre, Performance and Film FLURSTÜCKE 2019 – www.flurstuecke.com/019