Mimesis: Nothing is alien between us…
A Radio Play by the Trickster Orchestra (2021)
“‘I am a being of liquefaction,’ said the water tiger.”
Mimesis is imitation, representation, or re-enactment. An ancient Greek concept that has been incorporated into the European and Asian arts of music, painting, and literature in manifold ways. Since the origins of these concepts, artistic imitation not only represented, but also created new realities. Nature knows mimicry, as well – it condenses entire ecosystems. It’s a space of approximation and trickery. This radio play presents new mythological tricksters from the pen of author Monika Rinck. It explores mimesis and its potential for imagining future worlds. For this, musicians immerse themselves in sonic improvisations that engage with activist and literary thoughts by Max Czollek, Kübra Gümüşay, Fiston Mwanza Mujila, and Emilia Roig.
To get a look behind the scenes, check out this making of MIMESIS created by Florian Schmuck:
This radio play was broadcast first on November 30, 2021 in SWR2 Radio.
Monika Rinck’s text is titled: Buoyancy: DRIFTING TRICKSTER
Illustration: Steffen Bergemann