SIGNS OF INVASION

BY BILLY BULTHEEL

26th & 27th SEPTEMBER 18:30

KU'DAMM KARREE
KURFÜRSTENDAMM 206, 10719 BERLIN

PERCUSSION ALEX IEZZI
TUBA JANNI STRUZYK
TRUMPET LOUIS LAURAIN

Room E-10 27 is pleased to present Signs of Invasion, a site-specific composition by Billy Bultheel for tuba, trumpet, drums, and electronics. The performance will take place in a former office space set within the Ku’damm Karree complex during Berlin Art Week.

Time may be a tale told by an idiot signifying nothing in particular. It is out of joint like the flimsy joints in the fabric of our contemporary ruins. Traces of its debris are conspicuously present in the dilapidated blinds, the postmodern lighting and party paraphernalia of Ku’damm — a low-grade purgatory for high-grade consumers. Sprawling junkspace ad nauseam.

Sonar mapping is nothing new — nor will it help orientate the subject as they move through these unmappable recesses. Are you seeing things or hearing things? The former suggests madness, the latter vigilance.

Billy Bultheel (born 1987 in Brussels, Belgium), lives and works between Brussels and Berlin. He is a composer and performance artist. He graduated from the Institute of Sonology at the Royal Conservatory of The Netherlands and has an MA in Choreography and Performance from the Justus-Liebig Universität, Germany. Most recently he composed the music for and performed in Faust by Anne Imhof, which received the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale, 2017. He has also worked with Ari Benjamin Meyers, New Forms of Life, The Forsythe Company and other collaborative and exhibition projects. His work has been shown internationally at the Witte de With, Rotterdam; the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; the Kunsthalle Basel; BRUT, Vienna; PS1, New York; Kunstenfestival, Brussels, and the Athens Biennial.

Image: Spyros Rennt