Lauschen is a performance work by Iris Garrelfs for improvised voice, environment and listening cones. It was originally devised in 2016 specifically for Lausch II at Lewisham Art House, London, UK as a series curated by Rahel Kraft, but has since been performed elsewhere.
Lauschen is a German term, meaning “close listening” or “eavesdropping”. The performance uses listening cones as a device to re-orient an audience’s listening experience and open new aural perspectives. The audience/performer divide is also blurred as the performer uses no stage but moves freely amongst the auditorium.
2. Performance at Walcot Chapel during Bath Fringe Festival in June 2018. The event was curated by Lee Riley.
(images by Lee Riley)
1. Performance at Lausch II at Lewisham Art House, London, UK, a series curated by Rahel Kraft. 2016.
Find a video documenting the performance here: https://www.facebook.com/irisgarrelfs/videos/10154847211688065/?l=2749803556575861616