EŅĢELIS

BUILDING NOISE (2013)

Documentation of Mārtiņš Eņģelis' physical theatre and sound performance "BUILDING SOUND" created specially for the urban art festival "Linnafestival UIT" in Tartu, August 16, 2013.

“Building Noise” is a meditation on independence of a modern man.

This short sentence is perfectly telling the story of someone building his life, his industry and trying to be independent from everything, but, of course, there is no such thing as an absolute independence, absolute freedom unless we build also some basic, essential rules for ourselves and our life. “Building Noise” is a subject of proof that there is no absolute free will, this modern man is dependent from everything, he tries to avoid the ground, tries to keep calm and then keep himself busy, climbs the highest facing the fear, falls the lowest facing the pain. Even music is something he must rely on or ignore, to say nothing about the audience being in present, judging and eventually feeling the same. That's why the performance is based on building structures from boxes, wire wheels, chairs, parcels, music segments etc. Building them to support oneself, to hide, to get higher or fall from, to intensify the events and feelings or to reach some kind of conclusion. And, when the performance is finished with all the audience being placed among the build structure like actors or it's fragments, there is some kind of result – freedom of not being judged or observed when you are the one who observes. It's like making the relationship with the viewers even, although secretly sensing – freedom is not always fare and honest.