πTon

Cod.Act

Switzerland
Sound installation, 25 min, nonverbal

Like a gigantic snake without a head or tail, made up of air chambers and activated by internal engines, a long, elastic tube creeps along in undulating movements. Manipulated by four guard-like figures wearing mysterious masks, it writhes around while producing sounds and noises. Again and again, the creature seems to want to free itself from this disturbing state of being. πTon is an interactive installation, a kind of serpent ritual of the high-tech era, in which kinetic movement and polyphonic expression are merged into an accoustic and visual sculpture.


Since 1999, the brothers André and Michel Décosterd – a.k.a. Cod.Act – have been producing complex and functional devices that translate physical movement into sound phenomena. As musicians, composers and sound sculptors, architects, sculptors and machine inventors, they jointly develop performances and interactive installations for public spaces that reflect on sound and movement and the possible ways in which they can interact.

Composition, Construction, Cast: André Décosterd, Michel Décosterd · Photo: Xavier Voirol

Kindly supported by Waschhaus Potsdam
Supported by Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council

2018


7 Sachen SPECIAL EDITION
UNIDRAM – Potsdam
DEEP
Daan Mathot – Netherlands
Democracy
AKHE – Russia
Dictatorship
AKHE – Russia
Exhibition 25 years of Unidram
T-Werk – Potsdam
FRAME
Teatro Koreja – Italy
Game changer
AURA Dance Theatre – Lithuania
GUIDE
Věra Ondrašíková & collective – Czech Republic
Joy
Joshua Monten – Switzerland
LE PETIT CIRQUE
Laurent Bigot – France
Mr. Carmen
AKHE – Russia
Of the Things of Nature
Dorothee Metz – Germany
Oh Magic
Simon Mayer – Austria/Belgium
Rusty Nails & Other Heroes
TAMTAM objektentheater – Netherlands
The Need to move forward
Antoine Birot – France
Tria Fata
La Pendue – France
Visiting time over
theater junge generation/Ariel Doron – Germany/Israel
πTon
Cod.Act – Switzerland
Concert
Aerodice – Germany
Concert
Pulsar Trio – Germany
Concert
Masaa – Germany
Concert
Cosmo Klein TRIO – Germany
Concert
Iva Nova – Russia
JazzLab SPECIAL EDITION
Nikotrio – Germany

Contact

Address

T-Werk, Internationales Theater- und Theaterpädagogikzentrum
Schiffbauergasse 4E, 14467 Potsdam, Germany

Telefon

Phone: +49 331 71 91 39
Fax: +49 331 71 07 92