From here to there
Is there any difference?
All the same and nothing either
A door to expanded space
Looking for light in the dark
Exploring places contracted to a point
Listening to silent sounds
Chanting songs of no sounds
Moving while being still
Being without existing
Is like dreaming
while being awake
The Sun rising
The Moon sinking
Light in the Dark
One by One
Songs of Rites
Sun swiming in-between
Chanting a poem of no sound
Contemplating Nature of the Self
Points of fire
Lines of water
Planes of earth
Circles of wind,
looking for the whole in parts
A falling drop of light in the dark
splitted space-time into a pallette of colors
used to paint our reflections
An echo of light
printed on sounds
buzzing in minds
Soundboat is an installation which is made of various metal elements and singing bowls. The whole structure of this set-up was inspired by a number of experiments conducted during a residence in De Oude Beurs.
Soundboat is a vehicle which moves through the ocean of sound and light. It's a tool for space journeys which inspire the crew of the boat to create further and explore other possibilities of immersing in subtle frequencies of space.
Soundboat has come into existence thanks to a mutual inspiration in creative processes between Robert Soroko, Klara Dolhain and Sonic Photon. The artistic approach towards creation and an acoustic resonance of works of Robert Soroko was a main inspiration in building and tuning up the entire installation.
This mutual and collective exchange of energies and ideas was explored later on in a performance of Robert Soroko called 'Moving Lines'
The Soundboat is stirred by Klara Dolhain, John Rausenberger and Sonic Photon.
Reading from the Black Book
It's a setting where words undergo a transformation caused by sounds. This interaction explores sonic qualities of words and their universal features of expressing poetics of space.
The performance begins with a reading of few texts from the Black Book by Sonic Photon. They explore various aspects of space-time and its influence on perception of objects and entities expressing themselves within a place and stretching over time. These texts metamorphose from specific qualities of language towards more universal features of words expressed by their sonic character.
It's a journey through different landscape poems until horizons of sound poetry.
During and between texts a couple of sounds resonates throughout the space:
kaval, ney, shakuhachi, hurdy gurdy
4Fold was founded by Sonic Photon and was active between 2015 and 2019, however, it is a universal idea of organic international art collective which connects people from various disciplines in order to activate a space it occupies. It is a performing company and a platform for other artists and enthusiasts to explore themselves and their craft in this setting.
4Fold has always existed as the platform for all creative creatures who are willing to intertwine and share various experiences of life and an approach to an interpretation of nature.
This is shortly encapsulated in our vision:
Movements concentrate space and time, alter and accentuate the heard and seen
Sounds build up / accentuate / shape tension, plasticity, feeling, release
Visuals form intensity, contrast and compose plasticity
Words depict this what is between imaginative and seen
All these four elements alter and augment the space-time together with its whole content (objects and living entities)
4Fold is a setting where movements, sounds, visuals and words are intertwined
It aims at establishing a fluid connection between these four basic elements of aesthetic activities of human beings
It is a synthesis or some sort of connection between those four elements, narrative and objects
It takes culture as a verb rather than as a noun
4Fold is about a group of people who are passionate about their craft and things they do
4Fold wants to show that it can activate the space it occupies
4Fold situations usually take place in bare, unfurnished venues which are designed by the members of the group creating a collage of media
4Fold is also a performance which takes place just once and keeps going on in hearts and minds of spectators and performers
It creates a wormhole which can link two separate places in spacetime, between the one and the second performance
The human’s presence alters the space-time, which is why 4fold sessions are held for many hours to see an influence of spacetime on participants, and vice versa
The audience-performers and spacetime-occupant relationship is an important factor of the whole situation
4Fold wants to present, to show a process and a finished product
Thanks to that, a spectator can feel the creative energy emanating during the whole process and not to only perceive the final product
4Fold has its own features because it’s not fully the theater, nor the dance piece in sense of stage
dynamics, but contains their all basic characteristics
It lies somewhere in-between
It’s performative because it’s focused on this what and when people do or make something during a creative process
4Fold provides a setting where all works come to one place in order to create a gallery of ‘sensorialscape'
It’s free and improvisational in its core which wants willfully to commit itself in a self-discovery and wants to fuse all possibilities present within a group that can overcome boundaries of our defaults, personal flavors and modes of expressions