[rohrpost] radio TRANSEO I.-II. / composition for a checkpoint

wolfgang kemptner wolfgang.kemptner at googlemail.com
Son Mai 24 00:50:39 CEST 2009

Radio Art

Villő Turcsány (HU)
Borjana Ventzislavova (AT/BG)

produced by:
TILOS RADIO / budapest
ORANGE 94.0 / vienna

Sunday 24th of may                     (I) 16.30-17.00               (II)
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TRANSEO I.-II. / composition for a checkpoint

Live acts VIII + IX

 The project is developed not only on an auditive level but also on a
performative one.
(I.) Both artists - Borjana from Vienna and Villö from Budapest - are
simultaneously attending the border between Austria and Hungary.
They've never met before.
The two women are carrying a parcel each. The parcels contain certain
elements of life- 'sound-loads'.

[image: former-checkpoint-between-austria-and-hungary]<http://intimacy.o94.at/?attachment_id=993>

(II.) After meeting in between the borders - on a former checkpoint - they
continue their journey together until they and their parcels appear again in
the evening, on vivid places in the city of Vienna.
What is inside the parcels? No one knows what they really are carrying. Is
the inside hiding a baby coming to this world, or is there a woman giving
birth, or is there just a nameless body - alive or dead? Nobody can see but
some people can hear. How can these 'inside sounds' of the parcels be merged
into the outside world?
The subjects of border crossing, baby-mother connection, and the parcel as
material element which in certain cases could contain one's life, are
relevant for both artists' body of work: here they meet on a physical and on
a psychological level.

[image: transeo1-2-copy] <http://intimacy.o94.at/?attachment_id=1105>

20 years later.

It is the beginning of 1989. Villö and Borjana are coming from two different
countries in Europe. Have you heard about Hungary or maybe about Bulgaria?
Have you heard about the iron curtain?
Villö and Borjana are pen pals. In the 70s in the schools of Eastern Europe,
it was common to choose somebody from a list of names that contained people
from countries in the eastern bloc, and to correspond with girls and boys
within the brotherhood of socialist states. This is how Villö and Borjana
met. They wrote to each other for years and arranged everything by letters.
They never had the chance to meet each other. Now they have a common plan.
Borjana with her newborn idea, and Villö with her ongoing project. They both
want to realize their dreams together. Their escape plan is going to be
realized. Girls with two big parcels are on the road. But the parcels are
starting to have their own live presence, which not even the girls have
expected. Whether they're blessed or not with this additional presence -
they must carry on and complete the mission of transporting their ballasts

wolfgang kemptner

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